Mecum Auctions further expands its reach this weekend with its inaugural Austin, Texas, sale, which will close out the year’s schedule of 21 auctions.
The Austin auction, to be held December 12-13 at the Austin Convention Center, features a selection of around 600 American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, resto mods and sports cars, including a 1967 Corvette 427 convertible once owned by Mercury-era astronaut Gus Grissom.
• A 1967 Ford Mustang that is one of three “Eleanor” customs used in the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds.
• A 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 coupe with just 2,000 miles on its odometer and Bloomington Gold Certified recognition.
• The Kisber Vintage Truck Collection of six nicely restored ’30s and ’40s pickups from Chevrolet, Hudson, Willys, Studebaker and Diamond T.
• The Butch Cooley Collection of Chevys, including Suburbans, pickups, convertibles and a ’55 Nomad, plus a ’59 Cadillac hardtop.
“We’re thrilled to have our first event in Austin serve as our grand finale for 2014,” said Dana Mecum, president and founder of Mecum Auctions.
Portions of the auction will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network with a live stream of the entire event presented at www.mecum.com.