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Home The Market Mecum’s first auction in Tulsa gears up with 600 vehicles expected

Mecum’s first auction in Tulsa gears up with 600 vehicles expected

The two-day event will feature a number of special private collections

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Mecum Auctions makes its first trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 11-12 for an inaugural sale with about 600 collector cars, trucks and motorcycles expected to cross the block.

The auction, held at Tulsa’s River Spirit Expo, joins 11 other collector car auctions on Mecum’s 2021 calendar, as well as sales focused on vintage motorcycles, antique tractors and farming gear, and Road Art memorabilia.

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A rare 1971 Ford Bronco will be among the offerings

As with most Mecum auctions, there are a number of private collections represented in Tulsa, including the Elkin Brothers Collection, an eclectic group of 14 collector vehicles, among them a 2005 Ford GT with all four available options, two 1970 Chevrolet Chevelles – one of them a big-block convertible – and three classic Ford Broncos.

Most of the 24 vehicles from the Rick Holland Collection will be offered at no reserve, with the selections including a custom 1957 Chevrolet 210 hardtop in Dusk Pearl and Bel Air trim, a pink 1957 Ford Thunderbird, a 1973 Ford Bronco Sport and a 1959 Willys utility wagon.

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The 1957 Chevrolet 210 has had Bel Air trim added

The York collection at the Mecum sale includes 14 cars reportedly in exceptional condition, including a 1931 Austin American coupe and a 1955 Chevrolet custom pickup.

All but four of the 13 cars in the Dick Ray Estate Collection will be sold at no reserve.  This group spans the decades with such offerings as a 1921 Ford Model T pickup, a 1933 Chevrolet Master Sedan, a 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS and a 1996 Dodge Viper GTS coupe.

The 1970 Plymouth Cuda hardtop is a highly optioned example

Other notable Mecum consignments include a 1970 Plymouth Cuda hardtop with a V-Code 440 6-BBL engine and automatic transmission that is one of the mostly highly optioned V-Code 1970 Cudas anywhere, boasting 37 factory options.  Also crossing the block will be a 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code, one of 196 produced and said to be in sparkling condition after a four-year nut-and-bolt restoration using rebuilt original and NOS parts.

For more information about Mecum’s first Tulsa sale, visit the auction website.

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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