June 17, 2021

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Geared for the Automotive Life

Mecum to Auction 200 Cars from Muscle Car City

Image: Mecum

Thought Mecum’s 3,500-car Kissimmee auction in January was big before? Well, depending on how you look at it, it just got bigger.

The midwest auction powerhouse just today announced an auction of 200 cars from Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City. These cars will be auctioned on-site at Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, FL, along with road art and memorabilia.

Mecum is calling this a full-scale extension of the January 7-16 Kissimmee event, but it is being held about 2.5 hours south of the big show, and on January 22 and 23 — several days after Kissimmee proper. Either way, you can expect to see some great examples of American muscle here for sale, and all of it will be going across the block at no reserve. 

Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City is one of the largest GM and Corvette collections in the country, representing over 80 years of auto history. Treworgy hunted these cars for decades, and they’ve been on display at Muscle Car City for the past 14 years.

’69 COPO Camaro. Image: Mecum

Featured lots include a 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro with the L72 427 and an M22 Rock Crusher. The car was ordered new by Berger Chevrolet and is well documented from new. It shows 43,000 miles on the clock, which is believed to be correct. It’s offered as lot A12.

Original ’67 Z28. Image: Mecum

If you’d rather have a first-year Z28 Camaro, lot A24 is an unrestored example. This car has a matching-numbers 302 and a rare cowl plenum air intake. It’s said to have just 44,000 original miles. It’s one of 602.

’65 Chevelle Z16. Image: Mecum

Alongside that is a 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Z16, #36 listed in the Z16 Chevelle Registry. These cars feature a number of unique touches — convertible frames, B-body brakes, etc, all to hold up to the power of a 396 in a small package. Just 201 were built. This one is listed as lot A39.

’69 Judge. Image: Mecum

There’s also a well-done 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge in correct Carousel Red, completely restored and featuring a date-coded M20 Muncie and an L74 400-ci Ram Air III engine. It comes with its original build sheet.

In addition to those four, there’s a bunch of first- and second-gen Camaros in SS, RS/SS, and Z/28 trim, 427 Impalas, 409 Bubble Tops, 427 and Fuelie Corvettes, W-30 Oldsmobiles, trucks, hot rods and more. Check out the entire collection here.

This auction is open to registered bidders only, but if you’re registered for Kissimmee, you’ll automatically be registered here, too. The cars start crossing the block at 1 pm on Friday and Saturday, with road art starting at 9 am both days. Bidding will be available in person, on the phone or online at www.mecum.com.