8 Cars to Watch at Mecum Harrisburg


 

 

July, 2016 -- It's a wrap! After three days of high octane bidding, Mecum closed the books on another successful auction. This, their third annual show at the Harrisburg, PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, brought large crowds each day to watch as almost 1000 vehicles and 300 pieces of road art crossd the auction block. Here are 8 cars we watched cross the auction stage that received some of the top bids during the auction.

 

 

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible -- Sold $105,000

 

 

This is a matching-numbers Chevelle SS 396 big-block convertible with factory air conditioning and a 4-speed. What make this Chevelle unusual is its factory installed 396 engine which was only used in early year production run cars. Most 1970 big block Chevelles came with the 454 engine. Other features:

 

  • Build sheet, sales invoice, copy of original title and NCRS shipping data report
  • Rotisserie restoration
  • Fathom Blue with White stripes and soft top with Ivory interior
  • Power steering
  • Power front disc brakes
  • Power convertible top

 

 

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 -- Sold $94,000

 

 

This 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 was special ordered by the original owner, who drove the car until 1980 and then placed his prized W-Machine in storage for the next 27 years. In 2007, it was discovered unrestored and unmodified in a barn. After its authenticity was established, it received a frame-off nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. This genuine W-30 coupe comes with the original bill of sale, extensive restoration records and other documentation. Other features:

 

  • Matching numbers 455 CI engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Ram Air system
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes
  • Dual exhaust
  • Original Wheels

 

 

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback -- Sold $220,000

 

 

No major classic car auction would be complete without one of the legendary Boss 429s. This is one of only 500 total produced in the model year. The Grabber Blue over white interior color combination is one of the most desired for these top dog Mustangs. Other features:

 

  • KK No. 429 2161 in Boss Registry
  • 429/375 HP 820-T V-8 engine
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Power brakes
  • AM radio
  • Magnum 500 wheels
  • Same owner last 15 years

 

 

2005 Ford GT -- Still for Sale, High Bid $260,000

 

 

One of the most universally admired classic cars it the second generation Ford GT. With the silhouette of Ford's Le Mans winning GT 40 of the '60s, this car looks straight off the race track - a center piece of any blue oval collection. Other features:

 

  • 1,259 actual miles
  • Supercharged 5.4/550 HP V-8
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • White with Blue stripes
  • BBS cast aluminum

 

 

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe -- Still for Sale, High Bid $110,000

 

 

While the famed mid-year Corvette was produced from 1963 to 1967, the Bill Mitchell-favored Split Window coupe model was only produced for one year. This particular model is also one of only 2,610 1963 Corvettes to be fitted with the fuel-injected L84-code 327/360 HP engine, the most powerful engine offered that year. The matching-numbers "Fuelie" coupe received a frame-off restoration to correct specifications and has been refinished in factory correct Riverside Red and fitted with reproduction knock-off wheels. Other features:

 

  • 4-speed transmission
  • Power brakes
  • NCRS shipping data report
  • Restoration photos

 

 

1970 Mercury Cougar Boss 302 Eliminator -- Still for Sale, High Bid $74,000

 

 

When is a Boss 302 not a Mustang? When it's a Cougar Eliminator. The Trans Am inspired Boss 302 engine was also available in Mercury''s pony car, the Cougar. In 1970 there were 323 of these extra special Eliminators built with this motor. Other features:

 

  • Documented with window sticker, dealer invoice and two build sheets
  • Displayed at the Concours d?Elegance of America at St. Johns
  • Documented ownership history
  • Approximately 100 miles on comprehensive restoration
  • 302/290 HP V-8 engine
  • 4-barrel carburetor
  • Dual exhaust
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Power brakes with front discs
  • Grabber Blue with Black interior

 

 

1968 Shelby GT 500 Fastback -- Sold $85,000

 

 

Finished in warm Gold Metallic paint with White sill stripes, the car features that year;'s new Cobra badges on both the front fenders and inside the Deluxe Mustang interior, which also offers Deluxe Comfortweave bucket seats and console with Stewart Warner instruments, a padded dash, full gauges with 8,000 RPM tachometer and a roll bar with inertia-reel harnesses. The odometer shows 75,000 miles. Other features:

 

  • Shelby No. 1354
  • 428/360 HP Police Interceptor V-8
  • Power Steering
  • Power Brakes
  • Roll bar with inertia-reel seatbelts

 

 

1970 Shelby GT 500 Fastback -- Still for Sale, High Bid $85,000

 

 

A real deal Shelby big block Mustang in Candy Apple red paint with gold striping. This is one eye-catching Mustang that is home in any muscle car crowd. Other features of this car:

 

  • Original 428 CI Super Cobra Jet engine
  • One of only 104 Shelby GT500s equipped from the factory with Drag Pack option
  • Autographed by Carroll Shelby
  • Listed in Shelby Registry
  • Factory center console gauges

 

 

More Cars at the Show

 

1934 Ford 3 Window Custom Coupe 1934 Ford 3 Window Custom Coupe 1934 Ford 3 Window Custom Coupe 1934 Ford 3 Window Custom Coupe 1934 Ford 3 Window Custom Coupe 1947 Dodge Power Wagon 1956 T-Bird 1957 Oldsmobil Super 88 Convertible 1957 Custom Continental Mark II 1941 Willys Street Rod 1954 Corvette 1964 GTO Convertible 1970 AMC AMX 1962 Corvete />
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