Watch Mecum Auction Live From The Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis May 12-20, 2023 As They Hammer Out Over 3000 Motor City Muscle Cars
May 12 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm$35
Mecum will hold an “American Muscle Car” auction for eight days beginning May 12 and ending May 20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, hammering out over 3,000 highly collectible cars and road art from 16 separate car collectors.
Another rare muscle car classic up for auction is a multi-color 1970 Plymouth Cuda 440 Rapid with a powerful 440/385 HP V-8 and automatic transmission.
The car is one of the four original Plymouth Cuda cars that traveled on the Rapid Transit System Caravan roadshow back in the 1970s. With a black interior and only 967 original miles, Mecum estimates the car will sell for between $500,000 and $750,000.
Two more muscle cars that stand out are a 1970 Plymouth Superbird and a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88/ZL1 Greenwood Race Car. The first muscle car is a hyper-rare 1970 TorRed Superbird in original condition with only 22,035 miles. Under the hood is a 440/390 HP V-8 powerhouse engine with an automatic transmission (matching serial numbers). Mecum predicts that the Superbird may fetch up to $380,000 at auction.
The second car is a red, white, and blue 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88/ZL1, which broke numerous records in the 1970s. While being driven by Greenwood and Smothers, this all-American painted Corvette won the GT Class at the 1972 Watkins Glen Six Hour Race and set a new GT Speed Record at the Mulsanne Straight back in 1973. The 427/750 HP V-8 engine of the Corvette drives a 4-Speed Manual transmission.
Overall, a majority of the 3,000 classic cars to come under the hammer in the Mecum Indy Auction 2023 will be made up of Corvettes, Chevelle’s, Mustangs, Pontiac Trans Ams, GTOs, Chevrolet Camaros, Shelby Cobras, Plymouth Roadrunners, and Cudas. Other marques will include a good number of new and old Ferraris, Mercedes, and Cadillacs – just to name a few. (View All Cars)
Looking over all of the vehicles for sale on the Mecum website, it’s evident that this auction will be filled with millions of dollars worth of classic muscle cars from the 1960s and 1970s.
This year, Mecum will feature over 14 individual car collections for sale at the Indianapolis Auction.
The Indy Auction car collections include the following:
- The Clyde Horst Collection
- The Chris Bishop Collection
- Gary & Pam Beineke ’71 Wing Cars Collection
- The Serial #35 Corvette Collection
- From the Keith Busse Collection
- Ben and Karen’s Fabulous Fox Body Collection
- The Billy Schriock Collection
- The Shilling Collection
- The Dallas and Ammie Hawkins Collection at No Reserve
- The Danny Gattis Collection
- The Mark Galos Maine Collection
- The Meticulous Mustangs & More Collection
- (SEE ALL CAR COLLECTIONS HERE)
Mecum staff will be following all state and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19. Mecum is encouraging people to wear a mask.
ALSO SEE: ALL AUCTIONS THIS MONTH
Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center
1202 E 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205 (SEE MAP)
Monday, May 8 through Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Gates open daily at 8 AM May 12 – May 20, 2023.
Gates close May 20th just one hour after the last car is sold.
VEHICLE AUCTION SCHEDULE
• Gates open Friday, May 12th, through May 20th at 8:00 a.m.
• The car collector auction hours are every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• The road art auctions start every day from May 12 to May 20 at 9 a.m.
• The Dodge Thrill Rides Event takes place every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Dodge will have a power party Thursday, May 18, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• May 12 – May 20: Starts At 9 AM
Mecum Auctions employees will follow local, state, and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19, and we encourage clients to do the same for their own and others’ safety.
ADMISSION & PARKING
• GENERAL ADMISSION: Paid general parking is available on-site.
• Gold Bidders Parking is complimentary with credentials at Indy 2023 Gold Bidder.
• Indiana State Fairgrounds is ADA compliant parking is available.
DAILY TICKET PRICE
- Advance Ticket: $20 per person, per day. (Buy Tickets Here)
- (Advance ticket sales are offered until 11:59 PM, May 11, 2023, CDT)
- Tickets at the gate are $30 per person, per day. (At the gate and online)
- All Children 12 years and younger get in free.
- All Mecum admissions are sold on a non-refundable basis.
- Due to capacity limitations, general admission ticketed attendees may not have access to the auction arena.
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(UPDATED: April 24, 2023)
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- Click here for the Mecum website: https://www.mecum.com/
- Click on “START YOUR FREE TRIAL”
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STREAMING LIVE SCHEDULE
The following is the LIVE Broadcast Schedule for Mecum Auction Kissimmee, which will be streaming and broadcasting live over the Internet, cable, and television networks.
Q: What channel can you watch Mecum auction LIVE on Comcast, Cox, Directv, Dish, Charter, and Xfinity?
A: MotorTrend TV will be broadcasted on Channel 246 on DISH, Channel 281 on DirecTV, Channel 77 on Cox, Channel 412 on Xfinity, and Channel 1104 on AT&T U-Verse in most cities.
LIVEBROAST TIMES, CHANNELS & DATES ARE LISTED BELOW
- Wednesday, May 17, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM // LIVE Mecum on MotorTrend and MotorTrend+
- Wednesday, May 17, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM // RE-AIR Mecum on MotorTrend TV
- Thursday, May 18, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM // LIVE Mecum on MotorTrend and MotorTrend+
- Thursday, May 18, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM // RE-AIR Mecum on MotorTrend TV
- Friday, May 19, 12:00 AM – 6:00 AM // RE-AIR Mecum on MotorTrend TV
- Friday, May 19, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM // LIVE Mecum on MotorTrend and MotorTrend+
- Friday, May 19, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM // RE-AIR Mecum on MotorTrend TV
- Saturday, May 20, 12:00 AM – 6:00 AM // RE-AIR Mecum on MotorTrend TV
- Saturday, May 20, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM // LIVE Mecum on MotorTrend and MotorTrend+
- Saturday, May 20, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM // LIVE
- Saturday, May 20, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM // RE-AIR Mecum on MotorTrend TV
- Sunday, May 21, 12:00 AM – 6:00 AM // RE-AIR Mecum on MotorTrend TV
Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
Approximately 30 minutes from the venue.
Indianapolis Regional Airport (MQJ)
Less than 30 minutes from the venue
HOTEL INFORMATION PACKAGES
Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing
8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240
PHONE: (317) 846-2700
$145.00 per night plus 17% tax = $169.65 per night
- 6 Night Packages (Check In 5/15, Check Out 5/21) $1,017.90
- 5 Night Packages (Check In 5/16, Check Out 5/21) $848.25
- 4 Night Packages (Check In 5/17, Check Out 5/21) $678.60
- 3 Night Packages (Check In 5/18, Check Out 5/21) $508.95
Packages cannot be broken up and there will be no refund for early departures.
Connected to a shopping center in Indianapolis, this smoke-free suburban hotel features an indoor pool, a restaurant, and a fitness center. WiFi in public areas is free. Includes a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a 24-hour business center.
Additional Hotel Properties
Marriott Indianapolis North
PRICE: $259.00 per night plus tax and fees
Make their reservations by calling (317) 705-0000 and ask for the Mecum Auction rate.
TV BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Broadcast schedule to be announced
**You can view all the featured cars for sale on the Mecum Auction Website Here.
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