Low-mileage muscle highlights Mecum’s Harrisburg auction

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.

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.

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

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