MCACN 2017 Sneak Peek*
1972 Pontiac GTO
Owner; Jody Traylor, Illinois
2017 Class of ‘72 Invitational Participant
We are truly honored to have Mecum Auctions as our Official Title Sponsor for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. This week we join Dana and his team to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Spring Classic Auction, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. With over 2,000 lots crossing the block, there is no doubt that this is yet another must do event for any Muscle Car and Corvette enthusiast!
There are plenty of great cars being offered, with quality consignments at all price points. What I want to do today is point out a few of the truly exceptional cars, which coincidentally, have all been shown at MCACN. When it comes to truly rare and sought after muscle, there are few that equal the LS6 Chevelle convertible. If you were at our most recent show, you hopefully witnessed the Premier Unveiling of the red on red LS6 convertible that joined us from Arizona. This particular car is one of the highest optioned examples and the documentation is absolutely bullet proof. Mix in a Gold level MCACN Concours award winning restoration and you have a recipe for what is truly one of the best of the best, and a rare opportunity.
Photo Credit: Tim Costello Images
Speaking of MCACN Official Unveiling cars that earned Gold Concours Day 2 certification, you will see another notable Chevrolet crossing the block that was unveiled with us. Last November, Jim Mattison pulled the cover off of a show stopping black ‘62 Z-11 Impala with notable drag race history. With just a tick over 300 miles on the odometer and a full freshening by Scott Tiemann and Dan Jensen, this is one of the finest examples of a real aluminum front end Z-11 in existence, and it will hit the block Saturday.
Photo Credit: Tim Costello Images
For the Buick fans, MCACN Member Mike Guarise is offering five prime examples from his personal collection. My favorite is his Gold Concours award winning red 1970 G.S. Stage 1, 4-speed convertible that he showed in our Class of ‘70 Invitational a few years ago. Once again, this 1 of just 67 built automobile is truly the best of the best, with full documentation including the original window sticker.
And the list of MCACN friends offerings continues with prime cars from Jim Lynch, including yet another red convertible. This time it is a ‘70 Oldsmobile 442 W-30, and that is one of nine vehicles from The Lynch Collection. And then we have offerings from Dennis Albaugh, which includes 60, 61, 63 and 66 Impala convertibles and a 64 Duntov award winning Corvette coupe. And here’s another tip for you; take a close look at The Virginia Collection. Again, you’ll see some familiar cars that you have seen at MCACN, and I can assure you, these cars are prime, offered from a very good friend of ours. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Whether you’re looking for a cool cruise night driver or something worthy of showing at MCACN, they have the bases covered. We’ll be onsite talking about what we have in store for MCACN IX in November and accepting applications, so look us up. And remember, if you aren’t able to make it to the auction in person, be sure to sign up for the Mecum Infonet, where you get real-time results and can watch the auction action live from beginning to end. And the best part is, it is totally free to sign up by clicking here;
The auctions run from Tuesday, May 16 to Saturday, May 20. To get the full schedule including the NBCSN television schedule, click here; https://www.mecum.com/auctions/indianapolis-2017/
Hope to see you there, and best of luck to all of the buyers and sellers, and a big congrats to the Mecum Family and their outstanding team on the big 30th Anniversary!
The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the world’s largest all indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the finest and rarest Corvettes. We will again fill nearly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space at the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. We have great deals at our Official Host Hotels, all offering special rates and extra perks for our participants and our spectators. For Hotel information and direct booking links, click here; We are now accepting applications for cars, muscle bicycles and automotive (only) related vendors.