Kissimmee Auction Action: January 24, 2013

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!

Suspended above the crowds in Kissimmee, Auriol Servia’s Indy 500 race car is helping to announce Mecum’s sponsorship of this professional team.


Hard to believe that this the 7th day of the 10-day-long Mecum Kissimmee Auction here in Florida. The weather continues to be outstanding and really compliments the 2700+ cars here at the sale. For the next couple of days, the real stars of the sale are expected to cross the block. While there are some super examples of muscle, classic and just pure collectibles, we are amazed by some of the more unusual vehicles seen at this sale.

Among the top of our list, a 1966 Ford Mustang that was a knock-down export car assembled in Mexico featuring it very unique ID number, a 200 kilometer speedo and an “experimental” fold-back sunroof.

One of the most unusual Mustangs we have ever seen is this 1966 coupe, a knock-down export built in Mexico.

We also found a sharp 1974 Volkswagen Thing that we would really take back home, if we had any money left over from some of the best auction-food we have seen.

There is a lot of anticipation about this evening’s official announcement related to Mecum Auctions sponsorship of Indy driver Auriol Servia for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. His race car is on display, hoisted high in the air over where the cars coming in for auction drive.

Dana Mecum has had a lot of goals, and with Kissimmee 2013, he had reached at least two of those with the largest collector car auction ever staged, and sponsorship of a very promising Indianapolis entry.

Unusual rides abound in Kissimmee, like this really sharp 1974 Volkswagen Type 181 “Thing” finished in Avocado Green.


Find additional coverage of the Mecum Kissimmee sale here.




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