Mecum Denver sale offers five decades of American performance cars

Joes Garage

Joes Garage

2016-07-04 10:18:06

Mecum Auctions is gearing up for its second Denver sale later this week, led by American performance cars old and new spanning five decades.

The company's inaugural Denver sale in 2016 saw standing-room-only crowds, and achieved a result of more than $12 million.

This time around Mecum will offer an estimated 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and exotics, with consignments expected from 15 surrounding states.

One of the sale's headline vehicles is a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, one of only 343 examples built. The car is presented in the iconic light blue and orange livery of the Gulf team GT40, which famously achieved consecutive wins at the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1968 (driven by Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi) and 1969 (driven by Jackie Ickx and Jackie Oliver).

Powered by a supercharged 5.4/550 DOHC engine and 6-speed transmission, the highly collectible car comes complete with its McIntosh stereo, BBS Forged aluminum wheels and just 10,800 miles on the clock.

Another standout lot is a two-time GS Club of America Nationals-winning 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1. Featuring a matching-numbers 455/360-horsepower V8 engine, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes and a 4.78:1 differential, the car is finished in correct Saturn Yellow and comes with a documented ownership history.

For collectors who like the open air, there's a striking Sunfire Yellow 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. One of only 267 equipped with J56 power brakes, the car comes with a big-block 427/390-horsepower V8 engine and a host of options, including factory air conditioning, power steering, power windows and a factory shoulder harness.

Further notable entries up for grabs will include a 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds, a 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible, a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL and a 1967 Pontiac GTO.

Mecum Auctions' Denver sale takes place at the Colorado Convention Center on July 8-9.

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