Bob McDorman, a longtime Chevrolet dealer and passionate collector, will sell his personal collection of 150 superior car at no reserve in early November. Mecum Auctions announced Wednesday that it would add a special one-time event to its 2010 auction lineup to offer the collection. The auction will be held Nov. 5-6, in Canal Winchester, Ohio.
Included in the McDorman offering is the most complete assemblage of Corvettes in the world, featuring one Corvette from every model year 1953 to present and 12 serial #1 Corvettes.
"I've known Bob on both a personal and a professional level for more than 30 years, having consigned his items at our auctions, found unique vehicles for him to purchase and even bought my own family's new cars from his dealership," said President Dana Mecum. "He is one of the finest Corvette collectors in our industry with a fantastic influence over the hobby, and this auction is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for enthusiasts to acquire these high-quality vehicles."
Among the Corvettes crossing the block are Bunkie Knudsen's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray and the Pink Pearl - a specially built 1964 Corvette Sting Ray ordered by Knudsen for his wife, Florence. Mecum will also auction a 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet designed by General Motors of France during an overseas styling exercise. Of the two prototype Chevrolet vehicles designed, this car - featuring unique European influences - is the only survivor, making it a truly unique piece.
In addition to the cars, which range from a 1915 Chevrolet to the last SSR produced, there will be hundreds of collectibles, neon signs and automotive parts crossing the auction block. The complete lineup will be available soon at www.Mecum.com. For more information about Bob McDorman, visit www.bobmcdormanchevrolet.com. For consignment, bidder and event information visit the Mecum website or call 815.568.8888.
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