Dana Mecum’s 29th Original Spring Classic to Feature World-Class Muscle Cars, More
Walworth, Wis. – March 24, 2016 –The event that started it all—Dana Mecum’s annual Original Spring Classicauction—returns to Indianapolis again this year, May 17-21 for its 29th anniversary. The event will be headlined by coveted muscle cars, Corvettes and multi-car collections amidst an estimated 2,000 vehicles to be showcased at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Recognized as the original, largest and best muscle-car auction in the world, the Indianapolis event serves as the very foundation on which Mecum Auctions was established. The five-day auction attracts consignments from across the nation and tens of thousands of spectators annually.
The Spring Classic will include an estimated 2,000 consignments, highlighted by The Joe McMurrey Collection and other vehicles from Mecum Auctions’ select catalog segments. The catalog collection showcases will take place Thursday and Friday evening and throughout the afternoon on Saturday, May 19-21.
The Joe McMurrey Collection to be offered Friday includes 17 consignments with a stunning 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra roadster, a 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback and a 1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback marking themselves as the signature cars in the collection. The offering of these rare cars certainly makes for a can’t-miss event for Shelby aficionados.
Other featured Friday collections include the Mike Guarise Collection comprising two 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 four-speed convertibles of just 67 built, as well as a 1971 Stage 1 convertible that stands as one of only 11 known to exist; the Jeffrey Cohen Collection that is highlighted by a one-of-50 factory-built 1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Lightweight; and the Kirt Fryer 1971 Mustang Collection that comprises six 1971 performance Mustangs—two Boss 351s and four Cobra Jets, all offered with no reserves. Additional collections to be offered throughout the weekend include the Barry Alexander Collection—an assemblage of 50 cars with all but four offered without reserves; the Skillman Collection—a grouping of 30 cars from the Indianapolis-based car dealer Ray Skillman; and the Jim Ray Collection—an all no-reserve selection of 11 cars.
The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with general admission tickets available at the gate for $30 per person per day or $100 for a five-day pass; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Bidder registration is $100 in advance and $200 at the auction and includes admission for two for all five auction days. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning daily at 8:30 a.m. with Road Art and vehicles beginning at 10 a.m. NBC Sports Network will broadcast the auction with the TV schedule to be announced; a live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum.com.
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.
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
May 17-21, 2016
Admission: $30 per person, per day or $100 for a five-day pass; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles start daily at 10 a.m. with Road Art starting daily at 8:30 a.m.
TV Schedule (NBCSN): TBA
(All times Eastern)
About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 29 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.