Muscle cars are a breed all their own. Started by Oldsmobile in 1949 with the Oldsmobile Rocket 88 which featured America's first high compression overhead valve V8 in the smaller and lighter Oldsmobile 76 body (originally designed for a six-cylinder motor). Born in a time when gas was cheap, cars were more popular than ever, and the "need for speed" was moving faster than "John Force in the quarter mile", the muscle car began it's evolution.
For the true "muscle car aficionado", auctions are indeed the sales venue of choice. I introduced you to Iron Planet Motors as a starting block for auctions because they cater to those new to the auction and are a great place to "get your feet wet" and learn the auction process. Although they are easy to work with for the beginner, Iron Planet Motors is one of the largest auction houses in the world and features excellent, well run, auctions of every kind, including "online auctions" regularly. And, they too feature "muscle cars" in their events.
Mecum Auctions is yet another extremely large auction house which is very simple and easy to work with. Mecum offers two ways to bid at their auctions. Either on-site at the auction or by telephone. Mecum's auctions are exciting, and for those that can't make it to the auction site, they offer "live simulcasts" and "telephone bidding", the next best thing to being there! Although they offer auction events of every kind, Mecum Auctions does a large amount of "muscle car auctions" that will have our muscle car enthusiasts jumping for joy! Mecum often offers "whole private collections" at auction. Find out more about Mecum Auctions and sign up for Mecum InfoNet, a free service that will help you manage their events and help you keep track of what you're watching at Mecum.
Here is a little beauty that Mecum sent me to take a look at. Lot 350 at Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Auction, scheduled for May 15-20, is 1970 Chevrolet Yenko Deuce
Till next time, Happy Motoring!
Larry and Dee Blackman