If you like American classics, head down to Kissimmee in January, because Mecum's list of going under the hammer is like nothing we've ever seen before. And between all the Daytonas, Cobras and Corvettes are also some of the most significant early muscle cars and vintage dragsters from the collections of Don Fezell as well as Jackie and Gary Runyon.
Here are some of the highlights:
A trio of 1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Lightweights, of which only 51 were ever produced for drag racing:
Four Chevrolet Impala Z11 lightweight drag racers, including the Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins-prepared "Old Reliable IV:"
A 1965 Plymouth Belvedere A990 Lightweight - 1967's Super Stock World Champion, and a Plymouth Belvedere A/FX Haulin Hemi II, 1 of 6 acid-dipped, altered-wheelbase cars produced by Chrysler in 1965:
A Hemi-powered 1968 Plymouth Barracuda BO29 Super Stock:
The unrestored 1962 Pontiac Super Duty White Lightning:
The first Hemi sold and 1964's S/SA NHRA quarter mile recorder 1964 Dodge 330 Lightweight 'Hemi-Honker':
The 'Tonto' 1962 Pontiac Catalina Super Duty...
...and the 1963 Pontiac Catalina 'Swiss Cheese' with about 800 lbs. cut out by the factory:
As you would expect, Mecum will also offer all the period parts and memorabilia that buyers might be looking for. Bidder registration is $100 when completed online in advance, or $200 after the auction starts, and it includes admission for the bidder and a guest for all 10 auction days. If you just want to see these cars in Florida, Mecum will let you in for $20 a day. Good luck and happy burnouts to all!