Mecum To Hold The World’s Largest Collector Car Auction


January 9, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 4, 2015

1971 Dodge Hemi Charger RT

Mecum Auctions will hold the world’s largest collector car auction this Jan. 16-25 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., with an anticipated 3,000 American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Corvettes and more to cross the auction block. Among the impressively vast and diverse lineup is Jerry Lee Lewis’ 1959 Harley as well as a museum collection many would qualify as one of the most desirable single muscle car collections in existence.

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 10 auction days. Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19 will be a Road Art-exclusive auction and will begin at 11 a.m. A full 24 hours of the Mecum Kissimmee 2015 auction will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network with a live stream of the entire auction presented at Mecum.com.

Among the main attraction consignments is rock ‘n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis’ 1959 Harley-Davidson FLH Duo-Glide (Lot S157) offered by “The Killer” himself after 55 years of ownership, most recently on proud display in the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s own living room. In addition, 24 cars from the prestigious Wellborn Musclecar Museum Collection, of Alexander City, Ala., will also cross the block as auction headliners. Among this outstanding assemblage is the most highly optioned 1971 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T (Lot F187) known to exist. The car is one of only 63 built in the model’s final year of production with the 426/425hp Hemi engine and also one of very few equipped with the rare code-M51 power sunroof option. Another stellar consignment from the Wellborn Musclecar Museum Collection is a 1969 Dodge Hemi four-speed Daytona (Lot F180). The car has been driven just 6,435 miles, making it the lowest-mileage example known to exist with its original Hemi engine still intact.

Other main attractions include a 1,871-mile 1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T (Lot S136) that is original and unrestored with just one owner since new. For vintage race car enthusiasts, a 1972 Lola T310 Can Am (Lot S143) driven by David Hobbs will also be offered for sale as well as the Truppi Kling-Ray Allen 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible Super Stock Championship Drag Car (Lot S139).