Kissimmee Auction Action: January 23, 2013 – Part 1

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Our auction reporter Phil Skinner is reporting live from Kissimmee, Florida… giving you all the auction action at Mecum’s huge sale. Check daily for updates!

First car we found today, it was like falling in love with this beautifully presented Kaiser sedan.

KISSIMMEE, Fla.: For us it is the first day of Mecum’s giant 2013 Kissimmee Auction, but the action actually started last Friday and will continue through to next Sunday the 27th!

Nearly 3,000 cars have been consigned making this the largest single collector-car auction event ever. Over 650,000 square feet of parking is covered by dozens of tents (that is nearly 15 acres). Huge amounts of audio (1600 watts), lights (over 800) and a huge staff are on hand. Starting today will be 32 hours of coverage airing from 1-9 PM (E.S.T.).

One of the stars of Kissimmee will be this legendary 1954 Corvette which was reportedly walled up and hidden away by its original owner.

The weather couldn’t be better, the cars prettier or the auction more pumped up. We have already found several cars that we would love to have follow us home starting with a 1948 Kaiser Custom Sedan.

In addition to the television coverage, Mecum is streaming the entire auction live on the Internet (www.mecum.com), which makes you 70% sell-through, over $15 million already recorded expected to hit $20 million by the end of the day.

Stay tuned for what is sure to be one wild ride.

At an auctio,n part of the fun is exploring new culinary delights, which plenty of people are doing at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale.

 

Find additional coverage of the Mecum Kissimmee sale here.

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