1,000 Vehicles on Offer at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
Walworth, Wis. – Oct. 17, 2019 – Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, returns to its founding market with the Mecum Chicago 2019 auction to be held this Oct. 24-26 at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, featuring an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the block.
Main attraction offerings include the first-of-its-kind 1957 Chevrolet Corvette SRIII (Lot S108.1) presented by SRIII Motorsports and inspired by Sebring, Le Mans and SR2 race cars of the period. The meticulous eight-year build features an aluminum DOHC LT5 V-8 engine sourced from a 1991 Corvette ZR1 and a ZF 6-speed transmission, and it has been the recipient of multiple awards including Chip’s Choice at the invitation-only Corvettes at Carlisle. Other auction highlights include a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda (Lot S109) and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot S180), as well as unique “dealer specials,” like an unrestored 1967 Ford Mustang She Country Special (Lot S107) and a one-owner 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Black Panther edition (Lot S128).
Among at least 10 private collections to be offered—encompassing nearly 250 vehicles and including more than 150 to be offered at no reserve—are highlights such as the one-of-seven 1947 Delahaye 135 MS Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet from The Petrozzini Estate Collection curated by the late Chicago-area real estate developer James Petrozzini. The car is being offered through the Mecum Gallery Exposition sale, meaning it’s available for purchase immediately, while the other 90 or so vehicles from the collection are slated to cross the auction block at no reserve on Thursday, Oct. 24.
The headlining BRP Collection exudes beauty, rarity and power with offerings like a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 (Lot S80) with its original single-year and matching-numbers LS6 454/450 HP engine and original matching-numbers M22 4-speed transmission. From Bel Airs, Impalas and Corvettes to GTOs, a Ventura, a Thunderbird and even a Hemi Coronet 500, the collection also features a 1966 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible (Lot S83) with a L69 Tri-Power 400 CI V-8 engine and 4-speed transmission.
Mecum Chicago 2019 is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after Oct. 23, and includes admission for two to the three auction days. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Oct. 23; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. On Saturday, Oct. 26, attendees wearing Illinois State University or Chicago Blackhawks apparel will be eligible for $10 admission or $100 on-site bidder registration. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 and at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26. Mecum Chicago 2019 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network a total of 14.5 hours, including 5.5 hours of live coverage.
Persons interested in consigning a vehicle to be auctioned at Mecum Chicago 2019 should visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for complete details about the consignment process and pricing. Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
Mecum Chicago 2019
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Oct. 24-26, 2019
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after Oct. 23—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. On Friday, Oct. 25, attendees wearing Illinois State University or Chicago Blackhawks apparel will be eligible for $10 admission or $100 on-site bidder registration.
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles start at 1 p.m. on Thursday and at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday
TV Schedule on NBC Sports Network: 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 (live); 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (live), 4:30-6 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.-midnight on Friday, Oct. 25; 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26; and 8-10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27
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