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Mecum Auction Joins Chattanooga Motor Car Festival Lottery in October

For the second year in a row, Mecum Auctions will be a big part of the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival from October 14-16. Friday and Saturday auctions are held at the Chattanooga Convention Center. (Click here for details and schedule.)

“We are very proud to announce that Mecum Auctions is returning to Chattanooga for the second year in a row as part of the Motor Car Festival. We are proud to partner with Mecum as we celebrate our third annual festival in the heart of Chattanooga.”

With a sell-through of 84% of the approximately 550 vehicles entrusted, Mecum has an estimated 600 American muscle cars, classics, sports cars, trucks, exotics, hot rods and custom sets, following last year’s $18.7 million in sales. I will put it up for auction. block.

Photo: Patrick Tremblay/Chattanooga Motor Car Festival

The 2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival includes the Pace Grand Prix at Bend, Concours d’Elegance, Canossa Fall Rally, Coker Tire’s ‘V8’s in the Village’, Great Race Ride Along, Concours de Lemons and many other family-friendly events. increase. friendly event. (Click here for festival details.)

The auction will take place on the same weekend as the Mecum Chicago 2022 auction, marking the first time a single collector car auction company has held auctions in two different cities on the same day.

Featured vehicles currently on commission in Chattanooga include a collection of over 60 classic and collectible vehicles found in a historic Georgia-based fire station, all offered without reservation will be Called The Firehouse Find, the collection includes everything from his Ford Thunderbird F-Code in 1957 to a handful of Corvettes, including his 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with the 427 CI engine and his 4-speed transmission. , all included.

Also up for auction is a 1970 Plymouth GTX Convertible, one of only 362 GTX Convertibles produced in 1969. Powered by his 440 CI V-8 engine, the car sported Sunflower Yellow paint with a black top and interior and was featured in multiple magazines, earning him the title of winner of the AACA Grand National Senior in 1998. Did.

Another Mopar product, the 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda featured a 440 CI V-8 engine and four-speed transmission, power steering and power brakes, a red-on-black billboard stripe exterior, and black bucket seat interior and center console. is equipped with.

The vintage muscle car benefited from a 10-year restoration completed in 2001 and brought to Chattanooga in the form of a 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback with a K-Code HiPo 289/271 HP V-8 engine and a 4-speed manual transmission. join the lineup. Since then, the garage has been kept inside a plastic surround. The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Custom is another attractive option with a custom-built 5.7L LS1-based engine, a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission, a black-finished body, and a custom Red Leather updated interior featuring LED appointments. is.