For its first collector car auction in Austin, Texas, Mecum Auctions announced a hugely impressive lineup of 600 cars, including American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more. A couple of old Corvettes and an Eleanor Mustang stand out as the main highlights.
Mecum Auctions lineup for the Texas sale include a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible that was originally owned by Mercury Astronaut Gus Grissom. The convertible Stingray is the most sough after body style among Corvette collectors. This one also has a fascinating background that will work in its favor.
The coolest car to cross the auction block in Austin, however, will be a 1967 Ford Mustang, one of three “Eleanor” versions used in the 2000 remake “Gone in 60 Seconds”. The movie background aside, the Eleanor is also one of the sexiest looking versions of the Mustang. We reckon this one will sell for a fair few bucks.
Other interesting cars on offer at Mecum Auctions southern event include a 2,000-mile Bloomington Gold Certified 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe and two outstanding private collections; Kisber Vintage Truck Collection and the Butch Cooley Collection of 25 classic Chevys.
“We’re thrilled to have our first event in Austin serve as our grand finale for 2014,” comments Dana Mecum, the president and founder of Mecum Auctions. “We anticipate a warm welcome from the fine enthusiasts of Austin, and if the topnotch list of consignments is any indication, this will undoubtedly be a great way to close out the year.”