Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, is set to return to the Fairplex in Pomona, California, Feb. 16-17 for its Los Angeles 2018 auction, which will feature an estimated 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, exotics, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more.
Mecum invites Motor Press Guild members to register for credentials at https://www.mecum.com/media/request/
Headlining Mecum Los Angeles 2018 are a pair of investment-grade, ultra-high-performance sports cars bearing names straight out of motorsports history. The 2018 Bugatti Chiron (Lot S98), named after racing great Louis Chiron, is one of just 70 produced for 2018, and one of only 500 to be produced in total during the model’s planned seven-year run that began in 2016. A 2015 McLaren 650S Spider (Lot S115.1)—an Elite Pearl White car accentuated by a slew of performance and cosmetic upgrades—will join the Bugatti as a main-attraction offering.
Also in the lineup for Mecum Los Angeles 2018, the Donald O. Preston Collection of 10 vehicles will be offered entirely at no reserve. Within the collection are three versions of Chevrolet’s ‘50s classic, the Bel Air, in convertible, hardtop and Beauvillle Wagon form, as well as a 1970 Pontiac Trans Am (Lot S151) and a 1956 Oldsmobile 88 (Lot S156). Other auction consignments include a 4-speed 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot F114) and a Roman Red-on-red 1962 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport Hardtop (Lot F103) restored first in 1991 and again in 2001. Never shown, the rare Super Sport features its original dual-quad 409/409 HP engine with an Isky camshaft, backed by its original T-10 aluminum 4-speed transmission and a Positraction rear end with 3.36:1 gears.
The selection of consignments for Mecum Los Angeles 2018 will showcase the variety of offerings Mecum prides itself on bringing to each event. As an “every-man’s auction company,” Mecum will offer a broad selection of vehicles from entry-level to museum-grade.
Mecum Los Angeles 2018 is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after Feb. 15, and includes admission for two to both auction days. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Feb. 15; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m., with the vehicle auction beginning at 11 a.m. Mecum Los Angeles 2018 will be broadcast on Facebook Live from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17, featuring hosts John Kraman, Scott Hoke and Katie Osbourne. A live auctioneer stream of the entire auction will also be presented at Mecum.com.
Persons interested in consigning a vehicle to be auctioned at Mecum Los Angeles 2018 should visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for complete details about the consignment process and pricing. Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
Location: The Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after Feb. 15—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Mecum invites Motor Press Guild members to register for credentials at https://www.mecum.com/media/request/
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicle auction begins at 11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17
TV Schedule on Facebook Live: From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17
Contact: Mecum Auctions, Presentation Department: (262) 275-5050