Mecum Auto Auction brings car enthusiasts to Kissimmee


>>ACRES AND ACRES OF EXOT
CARS, MUSCLE CARS. LUXURY FROM DAYS GO BY. A FEW OF THE CARS HAVE HINTS OF
WHAT THEY COULD SELL FOR, LIKE
THIS SHELBY COBRA, AND YEP,
THAT’S A MILLION AND A HALF, OR
SO. BUT FEAR NOT —
>>IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT SIZE
YOUR POCKETBOOK IS, WE’LL SELL
CARS FROM $5,000 TO $5 MILLION.>>100,000 PEOPLE WILL VISIT THE
MECUM AUCTION OVER THE NEXT WEEK
AND A HALF. THE LOCAL IMPACT, $56 MILLION. SOME JUST COME TO NOSE AROUND.>>THEY’RE NICE TO LOOK AT. HAD SOME CLASSICS IN MY TIME
FROM A ’62 CORVETTE TO A ’67
MUSTANG CONVERTIBL
>>WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE STAR OF
THE SHOW IS THIS ’68 GREEN
MUSTANG GT, FROM THE MOVIE BULLITT.>>THIS WAS THE HERO CAR, WHAT
THEY CALL THE HERO CAR, WHICH
MEANS STEVE MCQUEEN ACTUALLY
DROVE THIS CAR IN THE MOVIE, AS
OPPOSED TO THE OTHER CAR.>>SOLD AND DRIVEN AFTER THE
MOVIE, THEN HIDDEN FOR YEARS
MORE, THIS CAR MAY BRING
MILLIONS ON THE BLOCK.>>THAT CAR IS ATTRACTIVE TO NOT
ONLY CAR PEOPLE, BUT TO MOVIE
PEOPLE, TO CELEBRITIES, TO
PEOPLE WHO LOVE AMERICANA.>>WHETHER IT’S ROAD ART, THE
CAR OF YOUR DREAMS, OR A CAR YOU
NEVER DREAMED OF, AT SOME TIME
DURING THIS EVENT, IT’S LIKELY
TO GO ACROSS THE AUCTION BLOCK.>>SOLD.>>IT’S LIKE A REAL LIVE HOT
WHEELS SET FROM WHEN YOU WERE A
KID.>>A CANADIAN VISITOR ISN’T IN
THE MARKET FOR BULLITT, BUT HE
MAY BID WHILE HE’S HERE.>>IF IT’S SOMETHING REASONABLE,
THAT CATCHES MY EYE, WE’LL SEE
HOW IT GOES AND TRY TO FIGURE
OUT HOW TO GET IT BACK HOME.>>DARE TO DREAM. IN KISSIMMEE, DAVE MCDAN

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