Mecum to offer 3,500 cars at Kissimmee auction

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2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta among the star cars at Kissimmee auction that begins this week | Mecum Auctions photos

With an anticipated 3,500 vehicles crossing the block, and with another 3,000 items of “Road Art” also up for bidding, Mecum Auction’s annual sale at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, is, quite clearly, the largest collector car auction in the world. 

And should you wander away from the auction block, there’s a Midway stage with live music and thrill rides in new Dodges to enjoy.

The auction begins Thursday, January 3, and runs through Sunday the 13th. The Road Art sales begin Monday the 7th, and vintage and collectible boats are on the docket for January 6 and 10.

Vehicles coming out of private collections are featured at the Kissimmee sale and this year there are 26 such groupings on offer, plus 8 such collections of Road Art.

The collections range from those offering fewer than 10 vehicles (though one of those includes half a dozen Yenko Chevrolets) to five that are sending more than 50 each to the sale. Richard Petty’s Garage is sending collections to both the car and automobilia auctions.

A pair of black 1969 L88 Chevrolet Corvettes

“Main Attraction” vehicles for the Kissimmee sale include:

A 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

A 1965 Ford GT40 competition prototype roadster

A pair of GM styling-department Corvettes

A 2,996-mile 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 coupe

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A pair of 1969 L88 Corvettes

The 1932 Ford McMullen roadster

A 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari and 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

A 1971 Corvette ZR2 convertible

A 1967 Corvette 427 convertible

A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 convertible

The 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle raced by NASCAR champion Benny Parsons

A 1963 Corvette Z06/N03

A 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra (CSX2588)

A 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra

A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

A 1957 “Big Brake” Corvette

A one-off 1955 Imperial convertible

A 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE

A 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

1973 NASCAR-winning Chevrolet Chevelle
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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  1. This is the first I heard about this auction….I thought it was in the Spring. I have 2 classic show cars, a 1958 Chevy Impala and a 1966 Impala that I would like to sell one or the other or both.. Is there any way I can get my cars into this auction? If not, could you tell me when the next auction is and instructions on how to sign up. Thank you, Maggie Taintor, The Villages, FL (352) 753-2428

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