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The largest collector car and Road Art auction in the world for many years running is back in Kissimmee starting today until 24th January.
Over 3,000 vehicles will hit the auction block as Mecum offers everything from entry-level collector vehicles to multi-million-dollar investment pieces. The size and variety of the event is unparalleled anywhere else in the United States.
The event is located at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee and opens from 8am until at least 6pm everyday and it’s a wonderful opportunity for car buffs to see cars from the ’50s and ’60s right up to modern day times. You can also see Hot Rods, classic cars, Corvettes, Ferraris and cars that boast histories on the track, like the 24 Hours of Daytona-winning Porsche 962 (Lot S98) that will be offered this year.
Also being auctioned this year is the extensive collection of Road Art as 400 items from the Kim and Mary Kokles collection will cross the block. The Petroliana collection took around 40 years to build and includes some stunningly rare signs, globes, cans and much more, from popular, well-known pieces to elements unseen by the majority of the people in the hobby, all in mint or near-mint condition. Fascinatingly inimitable, this is a once-in-a-lifetime collection with several pieces expected to sell for tens of thousands of dollars.
In all some 1500 pieces will be on offer on Monday 18th January and they prove to be one of the largest automobilia and petroliana sales of the year anywhere in the world. Major, well-known collectors will also be presenting their collections of signs, neons, pumps and oilers for sale, many for the first time in decades, most original and in near-mint to mint condition. You will also have the opportunity to see massive, original signs that once hung outside dealerships promoting in vivid neon various brands such as Packard, Lincoln, Ford, Chevrolet and Willys.
Last year the auctioned turned over $68,801,987 in total sales for the 10-day event. A total of 2,404 vehicles crossed the auction block at Mecum’s 2015 Kissimmee sale, with 1,772 hammering sold for a sell-through rate of 74 percent.
The Mecum Kissimmee collector-car and Road Art auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with general admission tickets available at the gate for $30 per day or $180 for all 10 days; children 12 and younger are admitted free of charge. Bidder registration includes admission for two and is $100 when completed in advance online, or $200 on-site at the auction. Portions of the auction will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network with a stream of the entire event presented on Mecum’s website. For more details on the auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com
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