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.
“Main Attraction” vehicles for the Kissimmee sale include:
A 2,996-mile 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 coupe
A pair of 1969 L88 Corvettes
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