Mecum to offer 1,000 cars for first auction in Las Vegas

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 (4:30 p.m.)

A company that has staged several successful motorcycle auctions in Las Vegas will be back next month with its first sale for car collectors in the valley.

Mecum Auctions announced that its event, scheduled for Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, would feature an estimated 1,000 cars from some 20 surrounding states and Canada.

Among the cars most likely to draw high bids are a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra roadster, a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster and a two-owner 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, a factory-modified, NASCAR-inspired muscle car.

Collector Les Quam will offer 11 vehicles, including five Dodge Vipers and a rare 1968 Camaro.

“The quality of cars that our consignment team has assembled for our first collector-car event in Las Vegas is extremely impressive, and I highly encourage everyone to go to to preview the incredible lineup for themselves,” said Sam Murtaugh, Mecum’s vice president of marketing and presentation, in a news release. “While we are certainly no strangers to the city of Las Vegas, we are thrilled to be bringing a regularly scheduled Mecum collector-car experience to town this November.”

The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. General admission tickets are available online in advance for $20, and for $30 at the door and online after the start of the sale. Bidder registration is $100 online in advance and $200 after the auction gets underway.

Doors will open daily at 8 a.m., with auctioning starting at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 and 10 a.m. the following days. Anyone interested in consigning a vehicle for the auction should visit the company’s website or call 262-275-5050.

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