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Low-mileage muscle highlights Mecum’s Harrisburg auction


A time-warp1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 convertible has been driven just 3,518 miles | Mecum Auctions photos
A time-warp1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 convertible has been driven just 3,518 miles | Mecum Auctions photos

Highlighted by “an unprecedented selection” of American muscle cars, the fourth annual Mecum auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will offer an anticipated 1,000 collector vehicles in a three-day sale August 3-5 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

One of the most intriguing cars crossing the block, according to Mecum, is a 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 convertible in special-ordered Tahoe Turquoise with just 3,518 original miles. In original pristine condition, the 390cid V8-powered pony car shows the result of careful climate-controlled storage since new.

A 17,000-mile 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird with a 4-speed anual transmission
A 17,000-mile 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird with 4-speed manual transmission

Another low-mileage survivor is a 1969 Dodge Daytona painted in a similar Bright Turquoise Metallic with a towering white wing spoiler and showing what’s believed to be its original 33,000 miles. The Daytona, powered by a 440cid V8 with 727 Torque Flite transmission, was sold new in nearby Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

Following the Daytona on the auction docket is another winged NASCAR homologation special from Mopar, a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, one of just 58 ‘Birds fitted with the 426 Hemi V8 and four-speed manual transmission. This one also boasts a low-mileage existence, showing a documented 17,000 miles driven.

Featured at Mecum’s Harrisburg sale are nine desirable Ford Mustangs from the Waterford Collection, including a 1970 Mach 1 fastback that has been nut-and-bolt restored to factory original, according to the Mecum catalog. Another featured collection is that of Michael Picone, with various Ford favorites all offered at no reserve.

For information and updates for the Harrisburg sale, visit the Mecum website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


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