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Muscle Cars from 30 Years Ago Offered for First Time in Public

Cars that haven’t been available for Sale to the Public in 30 Years  Will be Available at Mecum Auction 2015 – Kissimmee

As a collection that has indisputably achieved world-class status among the expansive community of muscle car enthusiasts from around the globe, The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum Collection will now be offered for sale at Mecum Auctions’ 2015 Kissimmee auction.

Nearly half of this unparalleled collection will cross the block as the headliner of approximately 3,000 classic and collector cars at the world’s largest collector car auction this January 16-25 in Kissimmee, Fla.


JAN 16-25

10 Days of Auction Action and 3,000 Vehicles
1875 Silver Spur Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744
OPEN TO: All Collector Cars Welcome

Mecum Kansas City Auction – Live Now

KANSAS CITY 2014 // DEC 4 -6
Kansas City Convention Center // 301 West 13th Street // Kansas City, MO 64105


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Shelby Fastback

Engine Stats

428/355 HP Trans
4-Speed Color
Red Interior



– Shelby No. 2720
– Professionally restored by Ray Shimak
– AACA Junior and Senior award winner
– Rebuilt 428/355 HP Police Interceptor V-8
– Factory 4-speed car
– Original BJ and BK series carburetors
– Power steering and brakes
– Original order sheet
– Deluxe Marti Report
– Listed in the Shelby Registry
– Owner’s manual and reproduction window sticker
– Autographed by Carroll Shelby
– Owned by one family from 1970-2005
– Kelsey Hayes 10 spoke Shelby wheels
– Goodyear Polyglas tires
– Dealer installed Koni shocks
– Factory markings on the undercarriage
– Candy Apple Red with White stripes
– Mostly original Black interior except new carpet and seat upholstery




Engine Stats

426 CI Trans
4-Speed Color
Purple Interior



– Left the factory with a 383 CI engine
– Original owner ordered a 426 CI Hemi through Claude R Short Dodge in Santa Monica, California
– The dealer installed the Hemi engine with headers, R/T exhaust tips and valence, Shaker hood with pins, pedal dress up and chrome mirrors before the original owner took delivery of the vehicle
– Window sticker with dealer addendum
– 4-speed transmission
– Rallye wheels and White letter tires
– Flip-top lock gas cap
– Power brakes and convertible top
– Rallye instrument cluster and console
– High Impact Plum Crazy paint
– Original jack and collapsible spare
– Rotisserie restoration in 2003
– Stored in climate controlled facility
– 1971 dealership advertisements
– Operator’s manual
– 1971 Scat Pack brochure
– Chrysler Registry documentation


Cars for Sale at Kansas City Mecum Auction 2014


Lot Type Year Make Model
F4 Feature 1971 Chevrolet Pickup
F5 Feature 1968 Ford LTD
F6 Feature 2006 Pontiac GTO
F7 Feature 1988 Land Rover Defender Country Edition
F8 Feature 1984 Ford Mustang Cobra Predator
F10 Feature 1987 Buick Grand National
F11 Feature 2001 Pontiac Trans Am
F12 Feature 1986 GMC Sierra Classic Pickup
F15 Feature 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
F17 Feature 1972 Chevrolet Camaro
F18 Feature 1963 Ford Galaxie Fastback
F19 Feature 2011 Cadillac CTS Premium
F20 Feature 2008 BMW 328i Convertible
F21 Feature 1946 Mercury Coupe
F22 Feature 1952 Ford F100 Pickup
F23 Feature 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
F24 Feature 1975 Chevrolet Nova
F25 Feature 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible
F27 Feature 2002 Porsche Boxster S Convertible
F28 Feature 1977 Dodge Warlock Pickup
F29 Feature NR 1999 BMW Z3 M Roadster
F30 Feature NR 1991 Chevrolet Pickup
F31 Feature 2004 BMW 330cic Convertible
F32 Feature 1991 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible
F33 General 1969 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
F34 Feature 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
F35 Feature 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe
F36 Feature 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
F37 Feature 1971 Pontiac GTO
F38 Feature 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
F39 Feature 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible
F40 Feature 1986 Buick Grand National
F41 Feature 1991 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F42 Feature 1985 Maserati Bi-Turbo Coupe
F42.1 General 1995 Chevrolet Impala SS
F43 Feature 1993 Chevrolet Corvette
F44 Feature 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Coupe
F45 Feature 1999 Mauck MSV 1120S Luxury Coach
F45.1 Feature 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible
F46 Feature 1986 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
F47 Feature 2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
F48 Feature 1969 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
F49 Feature 2001 Bentley Arnage
F50 Feature 1970 GMC Fire Truck
F51 Feature 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500R Convertible
F52 Feature 1951 Hudson Street Rod
F53 Feature NR 1963 Buick Wildcat Convertible
F54 Feature 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible
F55 Feature 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Super Pickup
F57 Feature 1980 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F58 Feature 2002 Lexus SC430 Convertible
F59 Feature 1979 Pontiac Trans Am
F60.1 General 1996 GMC Yukon
F61 Star 2002 BMW 325i
F62 Star 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F63 Star 1994 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F64 Star 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
F65 Star 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Brougham
F66 Star 1953 Chevrolet 3600 Pickup
F67 Star 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado
F68 Star 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
F69 Star 1990 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup
F70 Star 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F71 Star 2004 Pontiac GTO
F72 Star 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
F73 Star NR 1981 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F74 Star 2007 Cadillac SRX
F75 Star 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
F75.1 Star 1974 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds Pace Car Edition
F76 Star 1968 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
F77 Star 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible
F78 Star 1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
F79 Star 1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
F80 Star 1961 Chevrolet Impala Bubble Top
F81 Star 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
F82 Star 1981 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F86 Star 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
F87 Star NR 1922 Ford Model T Roadster
F87.1 Star 1907 International Auto Wagon
F88.1 Star 2002 Lexus SC430 Convertible
F89 Star 1953 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon
F90 Star 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback
F90.1 Star 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Street Rod
F91.1 General 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited S
F92 Star 1927 Chevrolet Landau
F93 Star 1970 GMC Grande Custom Pickup
F94 Star 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F95 Star 1965 Chevrolet Malibu Convertible
F95.1 Star 1994 Ford Ranger
F96 Star 1989 Chevrolet Pickup
F97 Star 1996 Chevrolet Corvette
F97.1 Star 1989 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
F98 Star 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible
F98.1 General NR 2005 Cadillac Escalade
F99 Star 1929 Hudson Super Six Coupe
F99.1 General 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F100.1 General 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
F101 Star 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
F102 Star 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
F102.1 Star 1969 Chevrolet Short Bed Pickup
F103 Star NR 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
F104 Star 1978 Porsche 911 SC Targa Coupe
F105 Star 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition
F105.1 Star 1970 Plymouth Hemi GTX
F106 Star 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Pickup
F107 Star 1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
F108 Star 1998 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
F109 Star 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
F109.1 General 2006 Dodge Charger R/T
F110 Star 1952 Chevrolet 5 Window Pickup
F111 Star NR 1989 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
F112 Star 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Hardtop
F112.1 Star 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
F113 Star 2004 Cadillac XLR
F114.1 General 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
F115 Star 1954 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
F116 Star NR 1948 Packard Victoria Convertible
F117 Star 1972 Chevrolet Nova Sport
F118 Star 1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix
F119 Star 1938 Plymouth P6 Street Rod
F119.1 Star 1941 GMC Pickup
F120 Star 1951 Chevrolet 3600 Pickup
F120.1 Star 1971 Ford Torino
F121 Star 1969 GMC Sierra Grande Pickup
F121.1 Star NR 1970 Chevrolet Camaro
F122 Star 1982 Chevrolet Pickup
F123 Star 1971 Chevrolet Camaro RS
F124 Star 1965 Oldsmobile 442
F125 Star 1950 Chevrolet Sedan Street Rod
F125.1 General 1975 Pontiac Firebird
F127 Star 2006 BMW 750li
F127.1 Star 1972 Oldsmobile Toronado
F128 Star 1977 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F129 Star 1958 BMW Isetta 300
F130 Star 1994 Pontiac Firehawk
F130.1 Star 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
F131 Star 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL
F132 Star 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
F133 Star 1989 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
F134 Star 1957 Chevrolet Pickup
F135 Star 1979 Pontiac Trans Am
F135.1 Star 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop
F136 Star 1939 Plymouth Coupe
F136.1 Star 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
F137 Star 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible
F138 Star 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
F138.1 Star 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline Street Rod
F139 Star 1928 Chevrolet Roadster
F140 Star 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
F141 Star 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Gasser
F141.1 General 1970 Chevrolet Nova
F142 Star 2002 Ford Excursion Limousine
F143 General 1976 Pontiac Trans Am
F143 Star 1976 Pontiac Trans Am
F144 Star 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
F145 Star 2002 Mazda Miata Convertible
F146 Star 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
F147 Star 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Hardtop
F148 Star 1968 Plymouth GTX
F149 Star 1988 Chevrolet K5 Blazer
F150 Star 1972 DeTomaso Pantera
F150.1 General 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
F151 Star 1950 Mercury Lead Sled
F152 Star 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
F152.1 Star 1957 Buick Special Convertible
F153 Star 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Convertible
F154 Star NR 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle
F155 Star 1970 Buick Gran Sport
F156 Star 1967 Chevrolet El Camino
F156.1 Star 2005 Big Dog Mastiff
F157 Star 1966 Ford Mustang
F158 Star 1954 Ford Skyliner
F159 Star 1968 Pontiac Beaumont SD
F160 Star 1974 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
F161 Star 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Resto Mod
F162 Star 1968 Chevrolet Pickup
F163 Star 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
F164 Star 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Super Pickup
F165 Star 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
F166 Star 1966 Ford Mustang
F166.1 General 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza
F167.1 General 1976 Pontiac Trans Am
F169 Star 1979 Pontiac Trans Am
F169.1 General 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
F170 Star 1971 Pontiac Formula 400
F170.1 Star 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
F171 Star 1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
F172 General 1970 Chevrolet Corvette
F174 Star 2007 Porsche 911 S4
F175 Star 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
F176 Star 2004 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
F177 Star 1956 MG A Roadster
F178 Star 1974 Ford F250 Pickup
F179 Star 1973 Chevrolet Camaro
F180 Star 1968 Buick Electra Convertible
F181 Star 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F182 Star 1968 Chevrolet Pickup
F183 Star 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS
F184 Star 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1
F185 Star 1980 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F186 Star 1948 Ford Super Deluxe Street Rod
F187 Star 1957 Chevrolet 210
F187.1 Star 1965 Plymouth Fury Convertible
F188 Star 2000 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F189 Star 1954 Packard Convertible
F191 Star 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible
F192 Star 1940 Chrysler Windsor Convertible
F193 Star 1957 Chevrolet 150 Hot Rod
F194 Star 1947 Packard Clipper Limousine
F195 Star 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger
F197 Star 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
F198 Star 1967 Buick Special
F199.1 General 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
F200 Star NR 1968 Chevrolet Suburban
F201.1 General 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible
F202 Star 1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
F203 Star 1967 Pontiac Firebird
F204 Star 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
F205 Star 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
F206 Star 1979 GMC Jimmy
F207 Star 1954 Chevrolet Pickup
F209 Star 1907 Black Motor Surrey Model 2
F210 Star 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
F211 Star 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
F212 Star 1989 Jaguar XJ6
F214 Star 1967 Pontiac Lemans
F215 Star 2005 Chrysler 300
F216 Star 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
F217 Star 1935 Chevrolet Standard
F218 Star 1953 Ford F250 Pickup
F219 Star NR 1947 Studebaker Champion
F220 Star 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan
F221 Star 1953 Bentley R Type
F222 Star 1965 Chevrolet Malibu Convertible
F223 Star 2007 Ford Shelby GT500
F224 Star 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
F226 Star 1969 Chevrolet Malibu
F271 Feature 1968 Chevrolet Impala
F272 Feature 1968 Plymouth Barracuda
J9 NR Aerosmith Autographed Guitar
J10 NR ACDC Autographed Guitar
J11 NR Paul McCartney Autographed Guitar
J12 NR Fleetwood Mac Autographed Guitar
K9 NR Van Halen Autographed Guitar
K10 NR Boston Autographed Guitar
K11 NR Rolling Stones Autographed Guitar
K12 NR Paul Mccartney Autographed Guitar
H9 NR Red Hot Chili Peppers Autographed Guitar
H10 NR Crosby Stills And Nash Autographed Guitar
H11 NR Led Zeppelin Autographed Guitar
H12 NR E Street Band Autographed Guitar
S12 Feature 1957 Ford Thunderbird
S13 Feature 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup
S15 Feature 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Convertible
S16 Feature 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne
S17 Feature 1968 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
S18 Feature 1964 Chrysler 300K Hardtop
S19 Feature 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
S20 Feature 1968 Pontiac Tempest Convertible
S21 Feature 1971 Buick Riviera
S22 Feature 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible
S23 Feature 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible
S24 Feature 1970 Chevrolet C10 Custom Pickup
S25 Feature 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
S26 Feature 1959 Morris Minor Roadster
S27 Feature 1957 Ford Thunderbird
S28 Feature 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL500
S29 Feature 1969 MG B Convertible
S30 Feature 1960 BMW Isetta 600
S30.1 Feature 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible
S31 Feature 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
S32 Feature 1987 Buick Grand National
S33 Feature 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
S34 Feature 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500
S35 Feature 1974 BMW 3.0 CS
S35.1 General 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Convertible
S36 Feature 1953 Willys Custom
S36.1 Feature 1995 Ford Mustang GT
S37 Feature 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible
S38 Star NR 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S38.1 Feature NR 2001 Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas
S39 Feature 1968 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
S40 Feature 1973 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
S41 Feature 1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
S42 Feature NR 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe
S42.1 Feature 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
S43 Feature 2013 Ford Mustang Roush Stage 3
S44 Feature 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
S45 Feature 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo
S46 Feature 1970 Ford Mustang Convertible
S46 Feature 1970 Ford Mustang Convertible
S47 Feature 1967 Ford Mustang
S47.1 Feature 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible
S48 Feature 1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SE
S49 Feature 1940 Ford Coupe
S49.1 Feature 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S50 Feature 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
S50.1 Star 1974 Dodge Dart Sport
S51 Feature 1932 Ford Coupe Street Rod
S53 Feature 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S53.1 Feature 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS
S54 Feature 1970 Dodge Charger
S55 Feature 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
S56 Feature 2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6
S57 Feature 2010 Chevrolet Camaro ZL575
S58 Feature 1946 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup
S59 Feature 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
S60 Feature 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
S60.1 Feature 1987 Buick Grand National
S61 Star 1977 Ford F100 Pickup
S61.1 Star 1972 Chevrolet Nova Coupe
S62 Star 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Pace Car Edition
S63 Star 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
S63.1 Star 1960 International Travelall
S64.1 Star 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
S65 Star 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
S66 Star 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible
S66.1 Star 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback
S67 Star 1969 AMC AMX
S67.1 General 2000 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
S68 Star 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
S68.1 Star 1961 Buick Lesabre Convertible
S69 General 2004 Cadillac XLR
S70 Star 1966 Chevrolet Nova
S70.1 Star 1972 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Hardtop
S71 Star 1971 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28
S72 Star 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
S72.1 Star 1970 Plymouth Cuda
S74 Star 1955 Chevrolet Pickup
S74.1 Star 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe
S75 Star 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Pace Car Edition
S75.1 General 1994 BMW 840ci
S76 Star NR 1936 Ford Dump Truck
S76.1 Star 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S77 Star 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
S78 Star 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
S78.1 Star NR 1982 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
S79 Star 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
S80 Star 1974 Oldsmobile Hurst Olds W-30
S80.1 Star 1937 Ford Cabriolet Street Rod
S81 Star 1955 Chevrolet Pickup
S81.1 Star 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S82 Star 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
S83 Star 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
S83.1 Star 1941 Ford Custom Pickup
S84 Star 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
S85 Star 1935 International Harvester C35
S85.1 Star 1938 Mercury Convertible
S86 Star 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S87 Star 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
S87.1 Star 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S88 Star 2014 Ford Mustang Hertz Penske GT
S88.1 Star 1922 Ford Model T Roadster Pickup
S89 Star 1966 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
S90 Star 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
S90.1 General 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S91 Star 1957 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup
S91.1 General 1970 Ford Mustang
S92 Star 1951 Ford Custom
S92.1 Star 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
S93 Star 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28
S93.1 General 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible
S94 Star 1959 Chevrolet El Camino
S95 Star 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Pace Car Edition
S96 Star 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Resto Mod
S96.1 Star 1971 Pontiac Firebird Coupe
S97 Star 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Resto Mod
S98 Star 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
S98.1 General 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
S99 Star 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
S100 Star 1970 Mercury Cougar Boss 302 Eliminator
S100.1 Star 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria
S101 Star 1998 Chevrolet Corvette
S101.1 Star 2005 Ford GT
S102 Star 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
S103 Star 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S103.1 Star 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Convertible
S104 Star 1951 Chevrolet Suburban
S105 Star 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
S105.1 Star 1936 Ford 3 Window Coupe Street Rod
S106 Star 1948 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible
S106.1 General 1974 Volkswagen Thing Acapulco
S107 Star 1950 Chevrolet Suburban
S107.1 Star 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special
S108.1 Star 1957 DeSoto Fireflite
S109 Star 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup
S109.1 General 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S110 Star 1970 Buick GSX Replica
S110.1 General 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S111 Star 1960 Chevrolet El Camino
S112 Star 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop
S112.1 Star 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7
S113 Star 1941 Chrysler Windsor Convertible
S113.1 Star 1969 Ford Mustang
S114 Star 2006 Assembled Chevrolet Pickup
S114.1 Star 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Convertible
S116 Star 1981 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
S116.1 Star 1950 Plymouth Deluxe
S117 Star 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
S118 Star 1957 Dodge W100 Power Wagon
S119 Star 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster
S119.1 Star 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S120 Star 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback
S120.1 Star 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS
S121 Star 1940 Ford Standard Coupe
S121.1 General 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S122 Star 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Resto Mod
S123 Star NR 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Hardtop
S124 Star 1972 Chevrolet Rally Nova
S125 Star 1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible
S125.1 Star 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Pickup
S126 Star 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible
S127 Star 1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary
S127.1 Star 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback
S128 Star 1973 Ford Bronco
S129 Star 1953 Ford Customline Club Coupe
S130 Star 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible
S130.1 Star 1972 Ford F100 Ranger Pickup
S131 Star 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
S132 Star 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible
S133 Star 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
S133.1 Star 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle
S134 Star 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible
S135 Star 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Resto Mod
S135.1 Star NR 1956 Chevrolet 210
S136 Star 2007 BMW M6 Convertible
S137 Star 1957 Ford Thunderbird
S138 Star 1942 Chrysler Windsor Club Coupe
S139 Star 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Convertible
S140 Star 1938 Ford Coupe Street Rod
S141 Star 1965 Chevrolet Nova
S142 Star 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
S144 Star 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
S145 Star 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
S146 Star NR 1969 Ford Bronco Custom
S147 Star 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible
S149 Star 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Touring
S150 Star NR 2012 Ford F150 SVT Raptor Pickup
S151 Star 1968 Pontiac GTO
S152 Star 2007 Bentley Continental GT
S153 Star 1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible
S154 Star 1953 Ford F100 Pickup
S155 Star 1923 Ford T-Bucket
S169 Star 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
T8 Feature 1956 Chevrolet 210
T9 Feature 1983 Lincoln Mark VI
T10 Feature 2006 Ford Mustang
T11 Feature 1982 Cmc Gazelle
T12 Feature 2000 Ford E450 Limousine Bus
T13 Feature 1959 Studebaker Lark
T14 Feature 1954 Chevrolet 150
T15 Feature 1991 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
T16 Feature 1947 Chrysler Windsor
T17 Feature 1955 Ford Custom Coupe
T18 Feature 1973 Jeep CJ-5
T19 Feature 1979 MG B Convertible
T20.1 General NR 1952 Chevrolet Styleline
T21 Feature 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible
T22 Feature 2005 Saab 9-3 Arc Convertible
T23 Feature 2014 Reconstructed Jeep CJ-5
T24 Feature NR 1950 Packard
T25 Feature 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
T25.1 Feature NR 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II
T26 Feature 2003 BMW 330cic Convertible
T27 Feature 1977 Harley-Davidson Super Glide
T30 Feature 2002 Mercedes-Benz S500
T31 Feature NR 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL
T32 Feature 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
T33 Feature 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
T35 Feature 1999 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
T35.1 General 1966 Ford Mustang
T36 Feature 1984 Chevrolet Silverado C20 Pickup
T37 Feature 2003 Ford Thunderbird
T38 Feature 1996 Mercury Cougar XR7
T40 Feature 2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
T41 Feature NR 1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
T42 Feature NR 1968 Ford Mustang
T43 Feature 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
T44 Feature 1967 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide
T45 Feature 1969 GMC Pickup
T45.1 Feature 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Drag Car
T46 Feature 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible
T47 Feature 2001 Ford Excursion
T48 Feature 2002 Nissan Xterra
T49 Feature 2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
T50 Feature 1964 Ford Galaxie 500
T51 Feature NR 2003 Land Rover Discovery Series II
T52 Feature 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible
T53 Feature 1971 Cadillac
T55 Feature NR 1927 Ford Model T
T56 Feature 1986 Porsche 911
T57 Feature 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
T58 Feature 2004 Mercury Mountaineer
T59 Feature 1986 Chevrolet 1 Ton Dually Pickup
T60 Feature 1936 Ford Pickup
T60.1 Feature 1984 Dodge Ramcharger
T61 Star 1979 Chevrolet K5 Blazer
T62 Star 2004 Pontiac GTO
T63 Star 1966 Chevrolet Nova
T64 Star 1960 Cadillac Sedan Deville
T65 Star 1972 Ford Ranchero GT
T66 Star 1990 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
T67 Star 2005 Infiniti Q45
T68 Star 1995 Ford F150 XLT Pickup
T69 Star NR 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
T70 Star 1990 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
T71 Star 1984 Pontiac Trans Am
T72 Star 1995 Ford Bronco
T73 Star 1973 Chevrolet Cheyenne Super Pickup
T74 Star 1956 Ford Club Sedan
T75 Star 1998 Jaguar XJ8
T75.1 Feature 1998 Cadillac Eldorado ETC
T76 Star 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
T77 Star 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS
T78 Star 1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
T79 Star 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport
T79.1 General 1984 Chevrolet Corvette
T80 Star 1987 Buick Grand National
T80.1 General 1949 Ford Custom
T81 Star 1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible
T82 Star 1999 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
T83 Star 1992 Pontiac Firebird Convertible
T84 Star 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition
T85 Star 1986 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup
T86 Star 1974 Triumph TR6 Convertible
T87 Star 1996 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
T88 Star 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
T89 Star NR 1980 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
T90 Star 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
T90.1 Star 2001 BMW 325i Convertible
T91 General 2006 Audi A8
T91.1 General 1994 Chevrolet Caprice
T92 Star 1987 Chevrolet K10 Pickup
T92.1 Star 1991 Chevrolet C1500 Short Bed Pickup
T93 Star 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition
T94 Star 1984 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
T95 Star 1953 Dodge M37
T96 Star 2005 Jaguar S-Type R
T97 Star NR 1975 Oldsmobile Toronado
T98 Star 1955 Buick Super Hardtop
T99 Star 1969 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
T100 Star 1975 Dodge Dart
T101 Star 1974 Chevrolet Camaro
T102 Star NR 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe
T103 Star 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
T104 Star 1978 Chevrolet Camaro
T105 Star 2005 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
T106 Star 1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
T107 Star 1972 Chevrolet El Camino
T108 Star 1979 Chevrolet Corvette
T109 Star 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Convertible
T110 Star 1964 Chevrolet Impala
T111 Star 1937 Chevrolet Pickup
T112 Star 1994 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
T113 Star 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible
T114 Star 1996 Pontiac Firebird
T115 Star 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
T116 Star 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
T117 Star 1991 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
T118 Star 1975 Pontiac Firebird
T119 Star 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback
T120 Star 1977 Chevrolet K20 Pickup
T121 Star 1971 MG B Convertible
T122 Star 1971 Lincoln Mark III
T123 Star 1978 Lincoln Town Car
T124 Star 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback
T125 Star 1950 Chevrolet 3600 Pickup
T126 Star 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra
T127 Star 1923 Ford Coupe
T128 Star 1981 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
T129 Star 1974 Chevrolet Corvette
T130 Star 1972 Chevrolet Nova
T131 Star 1979 International Scout II
T132 Star NR 1948 Chrysler Windsor
T133 Star 1972 Chevrolet Pickup
T134 Star 2004 Ford Thunderbird
T135 Star 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
T136 Star 1962 Chrysler Imperial Custom
T136.1 General 1966 Cadillac Deville
T137 Star 1963 Chevrolet Impala
T139 Star 1971 Chevrolet K5 Blazer
T140 Star 1971 Chevrolet Pickup
T141 Star 1973 Dodge Charger
T142 Star 1995 Chevrolet Impala SS
T143 Star 1931 Ford Model A Pickup
T144 Star 2005 Mini Cooper
T146 Star 1950 Ford Custom
T147 Star 1975 Lincoln Continental
T148 Star 1994 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
T149 Star 1987 Buick Grand National
T150 Star 1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
T151 Star 1991 Chevrolet K1500 Pickup
T152 Star 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
T153 Star 2007 Hummer H2
T154 Star 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500
T155 Star 1966 Ford Thunderbird
T156 Star 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
T157 Star 1969 Chevrolet Impala Custom
T158 Star 2005 Cadillac CTS-V
T159 Star 1969 Chevrolet Corvette

Mecum sold $3.5 million – 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible

heming cudaWatch the excitement as the ultimate rare Plymouth Cuda sells for an astounding $3.5 million dollars at Mecum Auction in Seattle in 2014.

This 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda 4 speed Convertible crossed the #Mecum Auction block at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, WA in front of a packed house.  It is only 1 of 11 built, and only 2 were ever sold in the U.S.A.  This is the only known to exist with documented numbers matching 4 speed, 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda’s

After 8 minutes of dramatic bidding, this outstanding numbers matching 4-speed example achieved an astounding $3,500,000 selling price, solidifying itself as the world’s most expensive #Mopar and the highest price ever paid for a ’71 #Hemi #Cuda Convertible at public auction.



  • Engine
    426/425 HP
  • Trans
  • Color
  • Interior



The story of the Cuda

In 2002 a 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible generated national headlines when it became the first muscle car to sell for over one million dollars. Yet even before reaching that historical milestone Plymouth’s Hemi-powered Cuda was long considered by enthusiasts and authorities alike to be the ultimate creation of the muscle car era. A well-documented and fully restored example of this most coveted of factory muscle cars, this 1971 Hemi Cuda convertible, one of just two 4-speed versions delivered in the U.S., has been hailed by enthusiasts, collectors, journalists, researchers and appraisers as the Holy Grail of muscle cars.

The Cuda’s rise to legendary status began in 1968 when Chrysler turned out big block versions in limited numbers but without such amenities as power steering and air conditioning. Chrysler then took the next logical step in producing low-volume mutant pony cars, contracting George Hurst’s Hurst Industries to build special Hemi-powered Darts and Barracudas for NHRA Super Stock racing.

Chrysler finally brought both the design and manufacture of its big-engine pony cars in-house for the 1970 production year, with clean-sheet designs based on a scaled-down adaptation of the larger B-body and designed from the outset to accommodate the Hemi’s generous proportions. Trimming the overall length and following the established long hood-short deck design theme resulted in an all-new Barracuda and its Dodge Challenger counterpart, both available direct from the factory with the 426/425 HP Hemi, arguably the most sophisticated and potent powerplant ever offered in a production car.

The all-new Cuda was the work of 27-year old designer John Herlitz. The design was initially panned by Chrysler design chief Elwood Engel, who expressed his displeasure during a weekend visit to the studio by leaving a hatchet embedded in the clay model’s side that Herlitz discovered the following Monday morning. Undaunted, Herlitz carried on and eventually watched an exuberant Engel drive an early prototype Hemi Cuda off the third floor elevator in Building 128, roll out into the hallway and lay down two perfect Black stripes on his way to the design auditorium.

The new-generation Barracuda and its high performance Cuda variant scored a hit with buyers. Sales all but doubled from 1969’s total of 27,392 vehicles to 50,617, including 652 Hemi Cuda coupes and 14 Hemi convertibles. But with increasing government regulations and ballooning insurance rates, buyers shied away in 1971. Total sales tanked to just 16,159 units, with Hemi production falling to 108 coupes and 11 convertibles.

Documented as the only matching numbers 4-speed convertible in existence, its factory broadcast sheet confirms that it was equipped at the Hamtramck, Michigan assembly plant with the New Process 4-speed, Dana 60 rear end with 4.10 Super Track Pak, 26-inch radiator and power brakes. Previously owned by Russ Meyer, a famous cartoonist from the Southwest, who later sold it to a buyer in Oregon for $250,000, it was eventually seized by authorities there in a drug investigation and sold at auction for $405,000, both prices were unprecedented at the time.

The buyer subsequently commissioned a restoration by highly regarded Mopar restorer Julius Steuer of Los Angeles, California, who completed the work in approximately 2000. A few years later it was then traded for a number of vintage Corvettes from the current owner’s prestigious collection.

For any diehard Mopar enthusiast, the process of decoding the Cuda’s fender tag can best be compared to sitting at a slot machine as it spins out a jackpot; everything is there to add up to the grand prize of Hemi Cuda convertibles. In addition to being exceptionally rare, the car is a visual feast, its code B5 Bright Blue combining with a Black power top and matching Blue high-back bucket seat interior.

Nominally adorned with rear deck lid bright trim and wide sill strips, the car’s exterior decor is kept to a minimum, its painted steel wheels, dog dish hub caps and White-letter tires establishing the look of a serious road-burner further bolstered by the rare Shaker hood, hold-down pins and chromed dual exhaust tips. Driver appointments in the bright Blue interior include the Rallye Instrument Cluster with 8,000 RPM tachometer, 150 MPH speedometer, oil, temperature and alternator gauges and clock, 3-speed wiper switch and Hurst Pistol Grip shifter. Perhaps most importantly, in addition to retaining most of its original sheet metal, it is the only remaining example with its original factory-installed drivetrain.

Of all the wild machines created by Chrysler in the golden age of Detroit muscle, the 1971 Hemi Cuda 4-speed convertible is surely the most fabled. As one of only two 4-speed examples and the only one still powered by its factory-original engine and drivetrain, this 1971 Hemi Cuda convertible could be considered by any measure as the crown jewel of muscle cars.


– Fully restored example of what is arguably the most sought after factory muscle car in the world
– 1 of 2 four-speed examples delivered in the US
– Retains mostly all of its original sheet metal
– Retains its original drivetrain
– Documented with the broadcast sheet
– Original Hemi 426/425 HP V-8
– Original 4-speed transmission
– Two 4-barrel carburetors
– Hurst Pistol Grip shifter
– Power brakes
– Blue with Blue interior and Black top
– Bucket seats
– Goodyear polyglas tires
– 1 of 11 Hemi Cuda Convertibles produced in 1971


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