30th Anniversary of Mecum Spring Classic Indy

 



 

May 22, 2017 -- This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Mecum Spring Classic in Indianapolis, and what a show it was. Over five days, Mecum ran more than 2000 muscle cars, hot rods, resto mods, sports cars and other 4-wheeled fun machines across its auction block, and as usual the offerings were impressive. We could tell right away that the Mecum team had cooked up something special, as we walked through a curtain of smoke at the entrance of the venue (as seen above) . Once inside, 12 lanes of staged vehicles were lined up, awaiting their appearance on the auction block. Of course, there were several other buildings on the fairgrounds filled with more classic vechicles. And, reving up the excitement, the sounds of the Dodge Boys, giving Thrill Rides on an outside drift course, could be heard throughout the complex.

 

 

 

Here are just some of the highlights from the auction floor.

 

 

High Sale of the Auction
1996 Porsche 911 GT2 EVO - Sold for $1,450,000

 

 

High Bid of the Auction
1933 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe – Bid to $3,000,000

 

 

Star of the Auction
1967 Corvette 427/435 – Sold for $675,000

 

 

Vault Find: 1967 Corvette

 

 

 

Most Historically Significant Car
1965 Mustang VIN 00002 – High Bid, $300,000

 

 

Other Fabulous Vehicles Seen Crossing the Auction Block
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 1950 Willys Jeepster 1970 Superbird 1970 Daytona 1941 Willys Street Rod 1996 Porsche 962 1966 Mecury Comet Cyclone GT Indy Pace Car 1951 Chevy Business Coupe 1956 Buick Riviera 1956 Continental Mark II 1928 Ford Model A Texaco 1967 Barracuda Pro Street 19568 Corvette L88 Coupe 1970 Buick GSX 1934 DeSoto Airflow 1968 Shelby GT500KR 2006 Ford GT 1970 AAR Cuda 1970 Corvette LT1 1977 Bronco

 

 

Overview of Mecum Spring Indy Auction