Mecum Auctions
Type Private
Industry Auction house
Founded 1988
Founder(s) Dana Mecum
Headquarters 445 South Main Street, Walworth,
WI 53184 US
Key people Dana Mecum
Product(s) Collector Cars, Motorcycles, Tractors, Road Art
Revenue Unknown
Employees Unknown
Divisions N/A
Email moc.mucem|ofni#moc.mucem|ofni
Phone 262-275-5050

Mecum Auctions is an auctioneers specialising in muscle cars and collectible vehicles, as well as motorcycles, road art, tractors and boats. It is a family run business and one of the most successful and highly regarded car auctioneers in the world.

Foundation and Ownership

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Mecum Auctions was established in 1988 by Dana Mecum. His father Edward Mecum was the largest wholesale fleet salesperson in the world, so Dana was naturally a keen collector of cars himself. In the 1980s, after trading some trucks acquired by his father from a bankrupt truck company for a large number of classic cars, Dana owned around 65 cars. This put him in a good position to start an auction company.

Today the company is fronted by both Dana and his son Frank Mecum, along with several other family members. It has grown from its beginnings auctioning muscle cars, and now encompasses a wide range of collectible vehicles. Mecum was also the first ever auction to broadcast on television in high definition, and now holds all its auctions live on HD Discovery television.

Expertise and Services

Mecum Auctions is one of the forefront authorities on buying and selling muscle cars, collectible cards, and classic cars, and one of the most well-known. Having specialised in these areas for over twenty five years (as of April 2012), they are world leaders in car collectibles.

They auction more than 10,000 vehicles per year. They also deal in classic motorcycles, tractors, vintage wooden boats and road art. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Discovery’s Velocity Network.

Notable Sales

  • August 2009: 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX2601, sold for $7.25million, setting the record for highest price paid for an American car at a public auction.
  • August 2010: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible, sold for $1,250,000
  • August 2011: 1931 Miller Bowes Seal Fast Special Indy 500 Winner, sold for $2,000,000

Forthcoming sales & events

  • January 18-27, 2013 - Mecum Auction: Muscle Cars and More - Kissimmee, FL
  • February 22-23, 2013 - Fran and Ron Green's Verde Classics Museum Collection - Boynton Beach, FL
  • April 4-6, 2013 - Mecum Auction: Muscle Cars and More - Houston, TX
  • April 6, 2013 - Gone Farmin' Iowa - Davenport, IA
  • April 25-27, 2013 - Mecum Auction: Muscle Cars and More - Kansas City, MO
  • May 14-19, 2013 - Mecum Auction: Muscle Cars and More - Dana Mecum's 26th Original Spring Classic Auction - Indianapolis, IN

See also

Main article: Classic Cars
Main article: Motorcycles

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