by Bill P.
Dana Mecums 28th annual Spring Classic auction is headlined by coveted muscle cars, Corvettes and souped-up multi-car collections. May 12-17 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, the original and largest muscle car auction in the world will have 2,000 old school whips on display.
The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 28 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month.
Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company in Walworth, Wisconsin.
Mecum’s deep muscle car roots will be well represented this year by the consignment of some of the worlds most sought after muscle cars including the lowest-mileage 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda (Lot S111) known to exist.
With nearly 2,000 consignments, there are a host of other unparalleled greats set to cross the auction block as well, with many to be offered as part of Mecum Auctions select catalog segments.
This years Spring Classic catalog collection showcase will take place during Thursday and Friday evening and throughout the afternoon on Saturday, May 15-17. The high-energy and high-dollar action will captivate the attention of collector-car enthusiasts as these collections, some of the world’s most valuable muscle cars and more.
Bringing class and diversity into the auction lineup, a hand-picked selection from the Don Davis Collection is a unique assemblage of 18 stellar cars that reflect Mr. Davis 35 years of passionate dedication to acquiring low-production, historically meaningful cars. The collection, a majority of which has been treated to concours-quality restorations, is highlighted by his two Shelby Cobra Roadsters, a stunningly restored 1967 Shelby 427 CSX3356 (Lot F183) and a rare automatic equipped 1965 Shelby 289 CSX2549 (Lot F186).
Also to be offered from this select group is Davis 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta (Lot F188) that was factory built to U.S. specifications and is unrestored save for a single repaint.
Other featured collections include the 1958 Fuelie Collection (Lots S91-S98), a special selection of eight 1958 Fuelie Corvettes representing every color available that year from Larry Gerigs Corvette Classic Museum in Fort Wayne, Ind.; the Danny Hill Collection (Lots S130-S149), a selection of 23 big-block full-size muscle cars from the Golden Era of Muscle; the Rick Baker Ford Collection (Lots F213-F241); the Mike Yager My Garage Collection (Lots T226-T236), a group of 11 Corvettes from the Effingham, Ill.,-based auto museum owned by Yager, CEO of MidAmerica Motorworks; and a quartet of specialty muscle cars from the Mike Guarise Collection (Lots S103- S106).
New this year, in addition to the exceptional collector-car lineup, is Mecums Indy Motorcycle Auction Segment to be held May 14 featuring 100 select vintage and collectible motorcycles headlined by the Shreffler’s Land of Lincoln Harley-Davidson Collection.