Mecum Car Auctions — Part 4


WRAPPING THINGS UP AT THE FAIRGROUNDS AT MECUM AUCTIONS. AND WE SHOT THIS EARLY IN THE WEEK, JOHN KRAMAN, BUT I’M GOING TO TEASE PEOPLE FOR SOMETHING THEY CAN SEE NOW, BECAUSE TELL ME WHAT’S IN THAT TRUCK RIGHT THERE. JOHN: YOU KNOW, SHOW CARS IN THE 1950’S WERE HUGE. WOLFSIE: RIGHT. JOHN: AND THIS ONE CAR IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT COMING FROM THAT ERA, NOT SEEN IN OVER 50 YEARS. THIS IS COMING OUT OF THE JIM STREET ESTATE COLLECTION, AND THIS GOLDEN SAHARA TWO WAS A COMPLETELY AUTOMATED CAR. IT WAS SELF-DRIVING, THE DOORS OPEN AND CLOSE ALL BY REMOTE CONTROL. WOLFSIE: AND IT HASN’T BEEN SEEN? JOHN: IT HAS NOT SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY IN OVER 50 YEARS, AND IT’S GOING ON TO THE AUCTION BLOCK, SELLING AT NO RESERVE. ABSOLUTE SALE. WOLFSIE: WOW. OK, PREDICTION WHAT IT’LL SELL FOR? MAKE A WILD ONE. JOHN: AH, SIX FIGURES PLUS. WOLFSIE: SIX FIGURES. NOW LET’S DO THESE TWO, THREE CARS RELATIVELY QUICKLY. THIS IS A? JOHN: 427 CUBIC INCH 1967 CORVETTE, ONE OF THE MOST COLLECTABLE CORVETTES EVER. 1967, THE END OF THAT RUN FOR THE GENERATION 2 CORVETTE. WOLFSIE: AND THIS IS A? JOHN: HOW TO BEAT A BIG FIN CADILLAC, 1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ CONVERTIBLE, FULLY RESTORED, PART OF A COLLECTION CALLED BEST OF SHOW. WOLFSIE: OK, NOW THIS, WAIT A SECOND. THERE’S SOMEBODY IN THIS CAR. IS THAT LEGAL? JOHN: AH, ONLY IF HE’S A BIDDER. WOLFSIE: WAIT A SECOND. OH MY GOODNESS! (LAUGHS) GET OUT OF THIS CAR. YOU CAN’T AFFORD THIS! MAN: YOU’RE RIGHT. AND I CAN’T FIT IN IT. WOLFSIE: HEY EVERYBODY, IT’S MY OLD BUDDY SCOTT HOKE. LET ME HELP YOU OUT. SCOTT, FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW YOU, YOUR CONNECTION… SCOTT: GOOD TO SEE YOU. WOLFSIE: GOOD TO SEE YOU, MY FRIEND. YOUR CONNECTION, ALONG WITH JOHN, IS WHAT? SCOTT: I AM THE HOST OF THE MECUM COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS ON NBCSN, AND I’M FORTUNATE AND PRIVILEGED TO SPEND MANY HOURS EVERY DAY SITTING NEXT TO JOHN KRAMAN AS WE TALK ABOUT CARS, AND WE HAVE A BLAST DOING IT EVERY TIME. WOLFSIE: AND OF COURSE SCOTT WAS WITH THE PACERS FOR MANY YEARS. SCOTT: PACERS, AND ONE OF YOUR COMPETITORS, WRTV 6. WOLFSIE: YEAH. SCOTT: WFYI AS WELL, SO. THIS IS HOME FOR ME. WOLFSIE: AND THE BEST COLLEGE PROFESSOR YOU EVER HAD? SCOTT: DICK WOLFSIE AT BUTLER UNIVERSITY! WOLFSIE: (LAUGHS) I NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D SAY THAT! HEY, GOOD TO SEE YOU, MY FRIEND. SCOTT: YOU TOO. WOLFSIE: MECUM AUCTION, TODAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. JOHN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. JOHN: THANKS DICK. WOLFSIE: BACK TO THE STUDIO. (DREW)

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