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Mecum Auctions rolls into Las Vegas for 1,000-car debut

A 1965 Shelby Cobra will be among the main attractions at the inaugural Mecum Auctions debut in Las Vegas.

Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, will produce its inaugural Las Vegas collector-car auction Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. An estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods and Resto Mods will be on the auction block.

Among the “Main Attractions” consigned to date for Mecum Las Vegas 2017 is a well-documented 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster (Lot S105.1). It retains its original aluminum body, red seat covers, 6-inch chrome wire wheels and remains one of the most original automatic-equipped Cobras in existence.

Listen to The Weekly Driver Podcast about the Mecum Auctions debut in Las Vegas below:

A 1965 Shelby Cobra will be among the main attractions at the inaugural Mecum Auctions debut in Las Vegas.
A 1965 Shelby Cobra will be among the main attractions at the Las Vegas Mecum Auctions debut.

Another headliner is a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (Lot S108). It’s documented with a copy of the original build sheet confirming its matching-numbers chassis, body, engine, four-speed transmission and differential.

Also included among the “Main Attractions” is a well-documented two-owner 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird (Lot S115) that stands as one of the most original and highly optioned Hemi Superbirds known to exist.

Several private collections will also be on the block in Las Vegas. collector Les Quam is bringing 11 vehicles, including a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot S75.1), five Vipers and a 1968 Yenko Camaro (Lot S73).

Barry Walston will also bring a selection of vehicles with six of his finest ‘30s Fords and more set to be offered at no reserve.

Mecum Las Vegas 2017 is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after auction start, and includes admission for two to the three auction days.

General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online once the auction begins; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.

Doors open daily at 8 a.m., with the vehicle auction beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 and at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18. Mecum Las Vegas 2017 will be broadcast on Facebook Live a total of 12 hours. A live stream of the entire auction will be presented at

Persons interested in consigning a vehicle to be auctioned at Mecum Las Vegas 2017 should visit or call (262) 275-5050 for complete details about the consignment process and pricing. Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit or call (262) 275-5050.

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14-15 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Gates open daily at 8 a.m.

Begin Thursday at 1 p.m.
Begin Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m.

Friday, November 17 from 2:30 p.m..-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18 from 2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
 Hosted by John Kraman, Scott Hoke and Katie Osborne

Advance Ticket: $20 per person, per day. (Advance Tickets sales offered until 11:59 p.m. November 15, 2017, CDT).

Auction: (First Day/Gates Open): $30 per person, per day at the gate and online.
Children 12 years and younger, free.
All Mecum admissions are sold on a nonrefundable basis.

Auction attendees can receive a 20 percent discount on multi-day passes.

$10 per day
South Hall/Silver Lots 1 and 2 on the west side of the convention center, enter from Paradise Road.










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