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Douglas Pilarski

Mecum Auctions Offers 1,000 Vehicles at Las Vegas Convention Center


American Muscle Cars, Classics, Corvettes, Exotics, Trucks, Hot Rods, Customs, and More Cross The Auction Block
LOT S89.1 2006 Ford GT Heritage EditionPhotography by Douglas Pilarski

There is nothing quite like the excitement of watching an auction. Television gives you a front-row seat to all the action. Being there in person is an entirely different story. The colors, sounds, smells, and cars are everywhere. After attending the recent Mecum 2022 Las Vegas auction. What are you waiting for if you haven’t experienced an auction live and in person?

For someone with even a passing interest in cars, you will find something to stun you. Maybe it’s the daily driver once owned by Elvis Presley, a stunning Mercedes AMG GT in orange paint the likes of which you’ve never seen, or your first personal viewing of a 1933 Packard 12. Cars are transportation until they capture you. Aren’t you supposed to track down and drive a Corvette from your high school graduation year? Maybe you remember dad’s red 1962 Impala SS with a convertible top and red interior. Memories connect us with cars.

Cars get in your blood. There are many ways to connect yourself to the hobby. Restoration projects, photography, car shows, track events, and classic car auctions are ways we celebrate our past. There is nothing like pulling out of the driveway and going for a spin in a ’67 Pontiac GTO or a ’57 Chevy Nomad. Cruising is a national pass time. And a profoundly emotional one.

The event at Las Vegas, held from November 10-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, saw nearly 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, corvettes, exotics, trucks, hot rods, and customs cross the auction block.

Mecum Auction Company started its business in 1988. Since then, the company has become a world leader in collector cars and vintage and antique motorcycles. Mecum’s first auction was held at the Rockford airport in Illinois. Over more than 30 years, the company has auctioned more than 20,000 vehicles.

Mecum has expanded its catalog of offerings to include a wide array of collectibles encompassing entry-level to investment-grade classic and collector cars, vintage and antique motorcycles, signs and memorabilia items like gas pumps, pedal cars and clocks, and even collector-grade tractors and farm relics.

Here are some of the cars I found most interesting. Drop me a line and tell me about your favorite. Enjoy!
LOT S13 1935 Ford PhaetonPhoto by Douglas Pilarski
1935 Ford Phaeton
LOT F237 1955 Buick SpecialPhoto by Douglas Pilarski
1955 Buick Special
LOT S152 1965 Chevrolet Corvette CoupePhoto by Douglas Pilarski
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
LOT S138.1 1950 Oldsmobile 88 Club SedanPhoto by Douglas Pilarski
1950 Oldsmobile 88 Club Sedan
LOT S225 1964 Porsche 356C CoupePhoto by Douglas Pilarski
1964 Porsche 356C Coupe
LOT F287 1968 Pontiac Firebird ConvertiblePhoto by Douglas Pilarski
1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

About Mecum Auctions

Mecum Auctions is headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin, and since 2011 has been ranked No. 1 in the world with the number of collector cars offered at auction, No. 1 in the world with the number of collector cars sold at auction, No. 1 in the U.S. with many auction venues, No. 1 in the U.S. in total dollar volume of sales, and is host to the world’s largest collector car auction held annually in Kissimmee, Florida, as well as the world’s largest motorcycle auction held annually in Las Vegas.

Looking for more information? Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments. It includes detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles to be offered.

For schedule information, to consign a vehicle, or to register as a bidder for Mecum events, visit or call (262) 275-5050 for details.

Douglas Pilarski is an award-winning writer and journalist based on the west coast. He covers luxury goods, horology, exotic cars, CJ-CX, workplace issues, fine dining, lifestyle, and millionaire travel. He is a regular contributor to and Editor of Journal Blue on Contact him at

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