Leake Auction Company Heats Up the Heartland

The car collector market is heating up in the heartland.

Leake Auction Company racked up $5.6 million in sales — with a sell-through rate of 75 percent — at their Oklahoma City Auction on February 22-23.

A standing-room-only crowd at the Cox Pavilion on the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds saw a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro hit top-sale honors with a $190,000 hammer price. A 1936 Lincoln Model K Brunn sold for $130,000 and a 1957 Chevrolet Nomad brought $85,000.

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Legendary Shelby GT500 Super Snake at Mecum Indy

Mecum Auctions announced today a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the offering of the legendary 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake – the only one of its kind ever built – at Dana Mecum’s 26th Original Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis, May 14-19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This history-making, Shelby American-built mechanical marvel will cross the block for the first time ever at live public auction on Friday, May 17 as the headliner Read More

Cobra vs. Ferrari at the Simeone Museum

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Simeone Automotive Museum, located in Philadelphia, will have a very special indoor Demo Day in February, beginning promptly at Noon on the 23rd. Dr. Simeone will discuss the evolution of two of the most iconic of all racing GT sports cars: the Ferrari GTO and the Daytona Cobra Coupe. The presentation will feature an example of each car in the main area of the museum and, using accompanying Read More

SEMA Trendsetter Raises $280,000 for Charity

Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

Some lucky gearhead now has a very, very fast 1964 Plymouth Belvedere — and a new community center for autistic people is on the fast track to success.

Ray Evernham and Evernham Family Racing for a Reason auctioned off the 1964 Plymouth Belvedere ForPly custom at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction, and they’re donating the proceeds — $280,000 — to the Autism Society of North Carolina.

The money will benefit IGNITE, a new community service center in Davidson, N.C. The center helps Read More

Mecum to Auction Verde Classics Museum Cars

Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Fran and Ron Green, prominent Boynton Beach, FL car collectors, will sell 80 cars from their Verde Classics Museum Collection on February 22-23.

The Greens have offered free admission to their Verde Classics Museum, but they ask for donations to Homes for Our Troops and the Wounded Warrior Charities Military Recovery fund. The museum is located at 121 Commerce Drive, Boynton Beach, FL.

Mecum Auctions is handling the sale, which includes a Read More

Mecum’s Whopping 10-Day Auction in Kissimmee, FL, Sold 1,806 Cars for $70.7 Million

Mecum’s whopping 10-day auction in Kissimmee, FL, sold 1,806 cars for $70.7 million.

The auction, which ran from January 18 through 27, put 2,423 cars across the block. The sell-through rate was 74.5%.

“Plenty of auction companies in the past have laid claim to putting on the Super Bowl of auctions,” Mecum President Dana Mecum said. “Mecum has gone where no auction company has ever gone before by hosting the first true collector car marathon, and we did it successfully.

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