Collector car craze visits central Florida

Kissimmee, FL (January 2005) –

Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers once again brought the excitement of the collector car Auction craze directly to central Florida with their Winter Classic auction, Friday and Saturday, January 21-22 at Old Town in Kissimmee. The 2-day auction took place in conjunction with the 27th Annual National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) Winter Meet, and offered approximately 300 collector cars for sale via the auction process. While the main focus was the ever-popular American Corvette and Muscle Car, the Winter Classic offered a wide variety of collector automobiles.
“The collector car industry and hobby is so hot right now,” stated Dana Mecum, CEO of Mecum Auction, “the action at our auctions increases with each event and excites even the most veteran auction-goer. This collector car frenzy is happening all over the country, and we’re very happy to be the one auction company bringing this experience to central Florida.”
Mecum knows Muscle Cars and Corvettes. This Winter Classic produced the following notable sales (prices include buyer’s premium): a red 1963 Corvette Split Window Z-06 sold for $231,000, a silver 1967 Corvette Convertible sold for $170,000, and a green 1967 Corvette Convertible sold for $140,438.
The event’s location, Old Town, is a car-oriented facility with several activities for the family. Any family member who wasn’t a collector car enthusiast (if such a person exists!) could shop, dine, or enjoy some rides while the auction took place. The NCRS Winter Meet also provided activities such as a swap meet, vendors, and car show, drawing cars from throughout the U.S.
Mecum’s Winter Classic was open to everyone. You did not have to buy or sell to attend. As always, it was a great family opportunity to experience a collector car auction. Besides an auction, it was one of the finest car displays of which any central Florida car lover could dream.
About Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers is the leading seller of Muscle Cars and Corvettes. For more information on Mecum’s Winter Classic auction in Kissimmee, Florida, (including car photos and descriptions and auction results) visit or call 815-568-8888.