Three Featured Collections Including 45 Cars from Houston’s Charlie Thomas
Following the historic sale of the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype for $7 million in 2014, Mecum Auctions returns to Houston’s NRG Park April 9-11 with 1,000 American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more set to cross the auction block.
The auction will feature three private collections including 45 cars offered by Houston’s Charlie Thomas, the long-time owner of a Texas automotive dealership group and also the former owner of the Houston Rockets.
Among the auctions’ main attractions are a 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona (Lot S100) and a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird (Lot S105), both featuring the 426-horsepower Hemi V8 engine and four-speed transmission. The 1969 Dodge is one of only 20 built combining the dual four-barrel Hemi engine with the Hurst Pistol Grip-shifted heavy-duty four-speed manual transmission, and the 1970 Plymouth is one of only 58 Hemi four-speed versions produced.
Other featured consignments include a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton (Lot S92.1) from the Tom Goodlett Estate Collection, a rare factory supercharged F-Code 1957 Ford Thunderbird (Lot S173) from the Charlie Thomas Collection and a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition with only 13 miles on the odometer (Lot S115.1).
“With the record-setting sale of the Ford GT40, we had a memorable Houston auction last year, and we can’t wait to return to a city filled with such great energy and excitement again this year,” says Dana Mecum, the founder and president of Mecum Auctions. He added, “Houston and the state of Texas have enormous passion for quality collector cars, and that’s precisely what we’ll have crossing the auction block throughout the three-day event.”
The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with general admission tickets available at the gate for $20 per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Bidder registration is $100 and includes admission for two for all three auction days. Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning at 10 a.m.
Portions of the auction will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network with a live stream of the entire auction presented at Mecum.com. Live coverage on NBC Sports Network will take place on Thursday, April 9 from 3:30-6 p.m., on Friday, April 10 from noon-4:30 p.m., and on Saturday, April 11 from 1-4 p.m. (all times CST).
Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.