Wayne Schmeeckle Muscle Car Collection set for Mecum auction block
Vehicles from the renowned Wayne Schmeeckle Muscle Car Collection will be offered at Mecum Auctions in January.
The company's forthcoming sale in Kissimmee, Florida has added nearly two-dozen cars from Schmeeckle's collection to its already-bulging roster of around 3,000 vehicles and 1,000 items of automobilia.
Based in Fort Morgan, Colorado, Wayne and his brother Robin spent almost two decades assembling a collection of iconic American muscle cars made between 1967 and 1971. Through research and regular trades the pair acquired some of the best examples available to the hobby, backed up with provenance and original paperwork in each case.
“A lot of times we’ve upgraded cars two or three times to get to the level where we’re at, so we didn’t just go out and buy 50 cars,” says Schmeeckle. “We’ve probably went through 150 cars to get to where we are today.”
Amongst the leading highlights from the collection are two 'Winged Warriors' – a 1970 Plymouth Superbird estimated at $300,000-$450,000, and a 1969 Dodge Daytona valued at $250,000-$325,000.
There are also two Baldwin-Motion Phase III Camaros - a 1971 Camaro which is one of only three known examples,estimated at up to $250,000, and a remarkably original 1968 Camaro with just 4,085 miles on the clock, priced at up to $650,000.
Elsewhere there are three 1971 'Six Pack' cars (a 1971 Plymouth Cuda, a 1971 Dodge Demon GSS and a 1971 Plymouth Road Runner); a pair of original, unrestored Oldsmobile 442s; and several cars with links to Yenko Chevrolet including three four-speed 1969 Yenko Camaros, a 1969 Yenko Chevelle and a 1970 Yenko Deuce.
The cars on offer have been described by Schmeeckle as “some of the best of the best”, and look set to attract collectors of top quality vintage muscle from across the U.S and beyond.
The Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee sale takes place at Osceola Heritage Park on January 15-24, 2016.
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