Collector car cornucopia coming to Chicagoland

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Mecum projects 1,000 cars crossing the block Oct. 25-27, 2012 at Pheasant Run Resort

1954 Corvette Drag Car, “The Pizza Man”, Lot S148

Autumn is in the air, and with it comes the promise of Mecum’s 2012 Fall Premier Auction, a cornucopia of collector muscle cars and Corvettes crossing the block Oct. 25-27 at the scenic Pheasant Run Resort in beautiful St. Charles, Ill. Chicagoland’s only collector car auction, the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction will present nearly 1,000 vehicles for sale over three big days and will be broadcast live Friday and Saturday on Discovery’s High Definition Velocity Network.

Headlining this year’s auction will be a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Drag Car (Lot S148) famously known as “The Pizza Man”, which tore up drag strips across the Midwest and at national events from 1962 to 1971 at the hands of owner/driver Earl Britt, proprietor of Earl’s Pizza Palace in Sioux Falls, S.D. Along the way it earned the title of “World’s Fastest Six Cylinder Corvette”, compiling an unparalleled career as a 9-time NHRA record holder and 3-time NHRA World Champion.

1970 Chevelle S454 LS6, Lot S151

Prominent Chicagoland collector Mike Guarise will also be on hand to offer a bevy of beauties Mecum calls the “Red Cover Girls.” All classic GM muscle cars finished in GM code 75 Red, all magazine cover features and each one a gorgeous example of its breed, the “Red Cover Girls” collection comprises three absolute treasures from the 1970 model year: Lot S151, a Cranberry Red Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 LS6; Lot S152, a Matador Red Oldsmobile 442 W-30 4-speed Sports Coupe, one of just 142 built, and Lot S153, a Cardinal Red Pontiac GTO packing a 455 CI V-8 4-speed drivetrain using SD internals.

An,d as one would expect from Mike Guarise, they are in beautiful as-original condition and equipped with “all the right options and none of the wrong ones.”

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30, Lot S152

To consign a vehicle or to become a registered bidder, go to www.mecum.com or call 262-275-5050.

About Mecum Auctions
The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year.  Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales.  Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com or call 262.275.5050. Like, comment or share with us on Facebook at facebook.com/mecumauction or join the conversation on Twitter @mecum.

1970 Pontiac GTO, Lot S153

Schedule:
Mecum St Charles, IL Auction
October 25-27, 2012
1,000 Vehicles, All Collector Cars Welcome
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street
St Charles, IL 60174

Preview: Gates open Daily at 8 a.m. Thursday thru Saturday
Vehicles: Thursday 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.
Live on Velocity: Friday 3-9 p.m. and Saturday 1-7 p.m.
All Times Central

 

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