Published on January 18, 2016 by Lola Augustine Brown

Check Out Some Incredible Automobiles and More at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee

If you’re in the market for a beautiful vintage car with a seriously cool history, or some classic road art, then get yourself to Kissimmee this week to the Mecum Auction in Osceola Heritage Park.

There are more than 3000 cars up for auction, and 400 signs and other items, so whatever your taste, there’s bound to be something that catches your eye. You’ve got until the 24th to check out this fantastic auction that offers some unique pieces of American history to the winning bidders.

The cars that are up for sale and on display in Kissimmee this week are just incredible. There’s the 1989 Porsche 962 that Derek Bell won the 1989 Daytona 24 Hour Race in, which is a beautiful example of German engineering and is likely to set the winning bidder back between $2.5 and $3 million. The Porsche is still decked out in its full racing regalia, so certain to make a statement if it ever gets driven around whatever town it ends up in (should it ever get actually taken out of a nice secure garage).

You’ll find beautiful Ferrari’s that were also Daytona winners – there’s a yellow and blue pair of 1973 Ferrari 365s, with the blue likely to sell for between $650-700,000, and the yellow to go for a couple of hundred grand more. There are vintage Pontiacs and Chevys in cherry condition, as well as Mustangs and Dodges, and every other prestige vintage motor that you’ve ever dreamed of driving or owning.

More affordable is the road art, which features vintage neon and metal signage, advertising everything from Coca-Cola to motor oil to gas stations. There are also a few very special finds in the collections being auctioned, including a very sweet tin toy Texaco service station, and dozens of antique oil cans.

You don’t have to buy of course, and browsing these auction items is great fun. In Kissimmee there are lots of things to do, so building a quick vacation around this fabulous auction will be easy. You’re close to all of Orlando’s attractions, great shopping, restaurants, and so much more.

Scootaround is offering scooter and wheelchair rentals at the Kissimmee Mecum Auction, and you’ll find our booth in the blue and white tent right at the venue in front of the Exhibition Building between gate 2 and 3. Contact us for more information on securing a rental for this or any other event in the Kissimmee area.

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Article Feature Image, "Wellborn Musclecar Museum HDR" by George Thomas  CC BY-NC-ND 2.0