First Mecum car auction in Las Vegas underway

The first Mecum collector-car auction is now underway in Las Vegas. 

It is happening at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, resto rods and more will cross the auction block.

Among the main attractions are a Among the “Main Attractions” consigned to date for Mecum Las Vegas 2017 is a well-documented 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster (Lot 105.1) that retains its original aluminum body, red seat covers, 6-inch chrome wire wheels and remains one of the most original automatic-equipped Cobras in existence. Another headliner is a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (Lot S108) that is documented with a copy of the original build sheet confirming its matching-numbers chassis, body, engine, four-speed transmission and differential. Also included among the “Main Attractions” is a well-documented two-owner 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird (lot S115) that stands as one of the most original and highly optioned Hemi Superbirds known to exist.

Several private collections will round out the quality consignments in Vegas with collector Les Quam bringing 11 highly desirable vehicles including a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot S75.1), five Vipers and a ’68 Yenko Camaro (Lot S73). Barry Walston will also bring a selection of vehicles with six of his finest ‘30s Fords and more set to be offered at no reserve.

Mecum Las Vegas 2017 is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. General admission for spectators is $30 at the door. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free.

Doors open daily at 8 a.m. and the auction begins at 10 a.m. Mecum Las Vegas 2017 will be broadcast on Facebook Live a total of 12 hours. A live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum.com.

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