Mecum Auction adds to the October Chattanooga Motorcar Festival draw

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Mecum Auction adds to the October Chattanooga Motorcar Festival draw


Mecum Auction adds to the October Chattanooga Motorcar Festival draw


For the second straight year, Mecum Auctions will have a major role in the October 14-16 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. The Friday and Saturday auction will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center. (For details and schedules, click HERE.)

“It’s a great honor to announce that Mecum Auctions is returning to Chattanooga for the second straight year as part of the Motorcar Festival,” said Festival founder Byron DeFoor. “Mecum Auctions brings a vibrant, dynamic atmosphere to the already festive weekend in the Scenic City. We are proud to have Mecum as our partners as we celebrate our third annual Festival in the heart of Chattanooga.”

Following last year’s sales of $18.7 million with an 84 percent sell-through of the nearly 550 vehicles consigned, Mecum will return with an estimated 600 American muscle cars, classics, sports cars, trucks, exotics, hot rods, customs set to cross the auction block.

Photo: Patrick Tremblay / Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

The 2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival also includes the Pace Grand Prix at the Bend, the Concours d’Elegance, Canossa Fall Rally, Coker Tire’s “V8’s in the Village,” the Great Race Ride Along, Concours d’Lemons, and many more family-friendly events. (For more information on the Festival, click HERE.)

The auction will take place on the same weekend as the Mecum Chicago 2022 auction, representing the first time a singular collector car auction company has staged auctions in two different cities on the same dates.

Among the featured vehicles currently consigned for Chattanooga is a collection of more than 60 classic and collector cars discovered tucked away in a historic Georgia-based firehouse, all of which will be offered at no reserve. Dubbed The Firehouse Find, the collection includes everything from a 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code to a handful of Corvettes, such as a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with a 427 CI engine and 4-speed transmission.

The auction will also feature a 1970 Plymouth GTX Convertible that is one of only 362 GTX convertibles produced in 1969 with an automatic transmission. The car boasts a 440 CI V-8 engine, wears Sunflower Yellow paint with a black top and interior, has been featured in multiple magazines and earned title as The AACA Grand National Senior winner in 1998.

Another Mopar product, a 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda, will be offered with its 440 CI V-8 engine and 4-speed transmission along with power steering and power brakes, red with black billboard striping exterior and black bucket seat interior with center console.

Vintage muscle cars will join the Chattanooga lineup in the form of a 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback with a K-Code HiPo 289/271 HP V-8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission that benefited from a 10-year restoration completed in 2001 and has been garage kept inside plastic surround ever since. A 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Custom is another enticing option with a 5.7L LS1-based custom-built engine, Tremec 5-speed manual transmission and body finished in black with a custom red leather updated interior featuring LED appointments.

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