Cars & Auto

Even Mecum’s Car Auction is Bigger in Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas! So the saying goes. Mecum’s high-end car auction March 31-April 2, 2022 in Houston Texas has its lineup of cars of all classifications ready to tempt car buyers, enthusiasts and investors of all sorts. Collectors Dashboard has written about the strong competition for collectors in 2022, and Mecum has some very rare and unique vehicles highlighted ahead of the auction block to profile.

Over 1,000 cars will be walked past eager collectors, if the collectible car market remains strong the majority will be sold in the lone star state. The cars profiled are without estimates but the descriptions capture interest for serious collectors.

The star of the auction and face of Houston potential is a 2020 Ford Carroll Shelby Signature Series. Listed as Lot F126 the car is 1 of 50 produced and features interior embroidery unique to the limited series. The star and face of the show is led by the Carroll Shelby name, other vehicles we profiled in this auction have more exotic sounding names…

2020 Ford Carroll Shelby

Image above courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Collectors Dashboard evaluates high-end collectibles as an alternative asset class. This means collectible cars are attracting the same capital that could have been invested into stocks or bonds. Many rare and high-end vehicles now cost hundreds of thousands of dollars (or much more). Collectors with a passion to own a million dollar car for years frequently have to compete directly against investors whose only desire is to make a profit in the future.

Among the 1,000 vehicles to be sold are these high-end highlights from the Dr. Sonny Rush Collection:

  • Lot F162. 1972 Jaguar E-Type Roadster interior black and British Racing Green exterior
  • Lot F162.1 Ferrari Testarossas with 3,480 original miles
  • Lot F163.1 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible interior red with Roman Red exterior

The Triple J Auto Ranch Collection has these high-end vehicles:

  • Lot F25.1 1967 Volkswagen Type II Bus ground up restoration in red/white with a beige interior
  • Lot F27.1 1966 Everett Morrison Shelby Cobra Replica with no reserve
  • Lot S29 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster with 18,975 original miles in Giallo Evros… which is Lamborghini for a very sharp yellow
  • Lot S30 2014 Aston Martin Vantage Convertible with 9,540 original miles and described as hand built in England

Also among the collection are several rare early type motorcycles:

  • Lot S24 1912 Flying Merkel listed as 1 of 2 in a complete state
  • Lot S25.1 1912 Indian with the color listed as patina