Mecum Auctions expects 500 collector cars for bidding at its fourth annual Portland, Oregon, sale scheduled for June 21-22 at the Portland Expo Center.
A year ago, the Portland auction sold nearly 300 vehicles to new owners for a total of $8.6 million. The highest price paid was $214,500 for a 2005 Ford GT driven less than 3,000 miles since new.
Leading the Portland auction docket this year are a pair of 1969 ford Mustangs and a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible.
One of the ’69 Mustangs is a Boss 429 fastback, one of 857 Boss 429s produced that year, and this one, with a 4-speed manual transmission, has just completed a 2-year restoration refinished in its original factory color.
The other ’69 Mustang is a Mach I fastback with a 390cid big-block V8 with 4-barrel carburetor and 4-speed gearbox. This Mustang also has undergone a recent restoration returning it to factory spec, including its Winter Blue metallic paint.
The ’57 Eldorado Biarritz,formerly owned by customizer John D’Agostino, has a 365cid V8 engine and House of Kolor Pearl paint applied by Art Hims.
Other featured cars on the docket include a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28, a 1971 Buick GSX original among the 337 exported to Canada, and a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger.