Mecum Auctions returns to Houston at NRG Center this weekend
Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, is returning this weekend to Houston’s NRG Center for Mecum Houston 2019. They are auctioning off an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, exotics, trucks, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more, including more than 130 no-reserve motorcycles.
A featured main attraction consignment is a 1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot S120) that is the result of a concours nut-and-bolt restoration. Completed in 2017, the restoration was overseen by two SAAC judges and used mostly NOS and restored original parts. In Wimbledon White with blue rocker striping, CSM No. 0022 features a matching-numbers 289/306 HP V-8 engine, 4-speed transmission and rare 6-point roll bar. Notably, this consignment was owned by one family from 1973 to 2016.
Other featured vehicles include: 1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III Convertible (Lot F52), 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider (Lot S90), 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo s Edition 918 Spyder Coupe (Lot S201), 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge (Lot F187), 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T Convertible (Lot S133), 1968 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot S70), 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S (Lot S107), 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS (Lot F96), 1932 Lasalle 345B Town Coupe (Lot S81) and a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot F148).
Headlining the several collections consigned to Mecum Houston 2019, are nearly 50 lots from the collection of Guatemalan businessman Mario Sueiras set to be offered almost entirely at no reserve.
Sueiras spent the past 50 years finding, acquiring, restoring and savoring fine autos, and his selection headed to Houston features a wide swath of different collector cars, including 13 microcars.
Equally diverse are the 49 lots consigned from the Pappi’s Garage Collection, all offered at no reserve and ranging from American prewar and classic vehicles, to muscle cars, customs and pickup trucks.
For two-wheeled enthusiasts, there is the “Mur the Blur” Collection offering an opportunity to bid on 134 no-reserve motorcycles, highlighted by a stunning 1968 Triumph Bonneville (Lot T266) and a top-shelf 1944 Indian Chief (Lot T286).
The collection also features an array of Ducatis, including a 1981 900 SS Track Bike (Lot T319), a 1998 916 Senna (Lot T237) and five “Foggy” editions, named after Carl Fogarty, the most successful World Superbike racer of all time.
Preview the Vehicles
Mecum Auction’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list of consigned vehicles or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions visit https://www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
Mecum Houston 2019 is open to buyers, sellers and spectators.
- General Admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 online and at the gate after April 3; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
- Parking is available on-site for $12 per day.
- Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 10 a.m.
- Bidder registration is available in advance online for $100, $200 after April 3, and includes admission for two for all auction days.
- Interested in consigning a vehicle for auction? Visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for details on the consignment process and pricing.
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
Live auction: April 4-6, 2019
NBC Sports Network Schedule
Mecum Houston 2019 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network for a total of 19 hours including 12.5 hours of live coverage. Thursday, April 4 – From 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Live)
- Friday, April 5 – From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m (Live) and 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday April 6 – From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Live) and 11 p.m. to midnight
- Rebroadcasts: Sunday April 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday April 8, 10 p.m. to 11.pm
A livestream of the entire auction will also be presented at https://www.mecum.com/.
All Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions