Dana Mecum’s 28th annual Spring Classic auction, recognized as the original, largest and best muscle car auction in the world, will be headlined by coveted muscle cars, Corvettes and renowned individual multi-car collections amidst a showcase of an estimated 2,000 vehicles May 12-17 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
As the auction that serves as the very foundation Mecum was built on, this annual event has taken on a life of its own, now spanning six days and drawing tens of thousands of attendees. “The Spring Classic is one of the only true national auctions held in the United States,” comments President and Founder Dana Mecum. “As the flagship event of Mecum Auctions, Indy consistently draws buyers and sellers from across the country and around the world, which translates to national reach and relevance on a global scale.”
Mecum Auctions’ deep muscle car roots will be well represented this year by the consignment of some of the world’s most sought after muscle cars including the lowest-mileage 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda (Lot S111) known to exist.
With nearly 2,000 consignments, there are a host of other unparalleled greats set to cross the auction block as well, with many to be offered as part of Mecum Auctions’ select catalog segments. This year’s Spring Classic catalog collection showcase will take place during Thursday and Friday evening and throughout the afternoon on Saturday, May 15-17. The high-energy and high-dollar action will captivate the attention of collector-car enthusiasts as these collections, some of the world’s most valuable muscle cars and more, cross the auction block.
Bringing class and diversity into the auction lineup, a hand-picked selection from the Don Davis Collection is a unique assemblage of 18 stellar cars that reflect Mr. Davis’ 35 years of passionate dedication to acquiring low-production, historically meaningful cars. The collection, a majority of which has been treated to concours-quality restorations, is highlighted by his two Shelby Cobra Roadsters, a stunningly restored 1967 Shelby 427 CSX3356 (Lot F183) and a rare automatic-equipped 1965 Shelby 289 CSX2549 (Lot F186). Also to be offered from this select group is Davis’ 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta (Lot F188) that was factory built to U.S. specifications and is unrestored save for a single repaint.
Other featured collections include the 1958 Fuelie Collection (Lots S91-S98), a special selection of eight 1958 Fuelie Corvettes representing every color available that year from Larry Gerig’s Corvette Classic Museum in Fort Wayne, Ind.; the Danny Hill Collection (Lots S130-S149), a selection of 23 big-block full-size muscle cars from the Golden Era of Muscle; the Rick Baker Ford Collection (Lots F213-F241); the Mike Yager “My Garage” Collection (Lots T226-T236), a group of 11 Corvettes from the Effingham, Ill.,-based auto museum owned by Yager, CEO of MidAmerica Motorworks; and a quartet of specialty muscle cars from the Mike Guarise Collection (Lots S103-S106), to name just a few.