Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Mecum Auctions Seattle

In a cloudy and rainy Friday afternoon in Seattle, I went to the CenturyLink Field Event Center to attend the first ever Mecum Car Auctions event held in Seattle. This is the first time they've ever had such a wondrous car auction event held here and I can't wait what the fuzz is all about...

Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

A selection of the finest classic, vintage, custom and performance vehicles have been gathered for one of America's finest car auctions and this is the first time Mecum Auctions held at Seattle from Friday the 13th of June up to Saturday the 14th of June, 2014.

Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

That event was televised via NBC Sports so those car enthusiast who never made it at the venue can still enjoy the car auction action at the comfort of their home.

  Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

I'm quite surprised that the legendary Bugatti Veyron supercar was in that venue.

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The Calypso Coral Boss Quartet; four special Mustang Boss machines painted in Calypso Coral exterior color and way beyond compare than any other Mustang Boss machines.
 
Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

This is one of the prime examples of a "resto-mod", a classic car that is restored and modified with some nice touches. Pretty cool, isn't it?

Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

"The Michael Jordan Car" - an Aston Martin DB7 belong to one of the NBA legends and one of my childhood heroes.

Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

An ULTRA RARE Plymouth Arrow Sport pickup truck!

  Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

A Ferrari Testarossa, one of the dream cars of the 80's.

  Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

A DeTomaso Pantera, one of the all-time greats and one of the cars I truly love about because of its illustrious beauty lurking from its exterior design.

Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

Fancy a limousine, sir?

Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

Quite a bizarre encounter over this one! That's some kind of an Eastern Germany car called the Goggomobil and it's one of 10 units arrived on US soil.

Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

That is a Lincoln Blackwood, a luxury pickup truck based on the Ford F150 and probably one of the rarest you can find because of its short-lived production. It's powered by a 5.4L V8 engine developing 300HP of power and 355ft-lb of torque.

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It's that Thing...VW Thing...

Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

The American Bantam...

Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

This Zimmer Golden Spirit will make you feel like a bad guy from a secret agent flick. Ha ha ha...

Mecum Auctions Seattle - CenturyLink Field

This is really one of the rarest machines on American soil - the AMC Marlin,

There are plenty of those I took from that venue. For more:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/leopauldelr/sets/72157645166353874/


And now, a short video tour I just shot at the venue:



Anyway, I really had fun at the Mecum Auctions in Seattle's CenturyLink Field Event Center. To me, this event served me one of the best pre-summer moments any car enthusiasts would love to spend. I don't know what that is but all those classic metal and the remains of the automotive industry's past displayed for auctions, this car auction is definitely one of the most successful, I can tell. Now, the only thing that's left is...how can I get that "auction guy" dialog out of my head...

As I finished this, the Mecum Auctions committee recorded their best car auctions in Seattle and the car that scored the biggest price tag is the 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible, sold at 3.5 million US Dollars.

If you've been there, I hope you had as much fun as I do.
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