The Mecum Auctions that will be held in Portland, Oregon this coming June 17 and 18 will be the very first one and around 600 collectible cars will be up for sale. Although Portland is known to have a lot of classic Volvos and Subaru, the auction will be filled with a wide range of American Muscles, Hot Rods, and other American classics.
The highlight of the auction will be 3 iconic big block American muscles, each one represents the Big 3 Detroit automakers. All 3 muscles are classic powerhouse lightweight coupes.
1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda
The most awaited car is this 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda is believed to be an original restoration, with matching numbers to prove its authenticity. Having its original Ice Blue Metallic paintjob and the original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 with A727 Torqueflight automatic transmission. It has been driven less than 600 mi after it was restored. The 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda had a lot of available options, and this is one out of 368 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda with the 426 V8 and the A727 Torqueflight.
1969 Mustang Boss 429 Fastback
Representing Ford is this 1969 Mustang Boss 429 Fastback with the Wimbleton White paintjob. Only 859 Boss 429 were built to house the 429 cid V8 and compete in the NASCAR races. The Boss 429 was also designed for Bunkie Knudsen, president of Ford, as he wanted “a really hairy, crazy road machine”. Like all other Kar Kraft made Mustangs, this one was “rotisserie restored” in 2011 and a close-ratio 4-speed transmission with a 3.91 Traction Lok differential was installed.
1968 Chevrolet COPO Nova SS
And finally for General Motors is a rare 1968 Chevrolet COPO Nova SS with only 50 of them were factory built for Fred Gibbs Chevrolet. Super Chevy magazine made this Nova SS popular in one of their issues. It was modified with a high-performance period correct 427 cid V8 that replaced the original 396 which was a failure. The power of the V8 engine is directed through a stock Turbo 400 automatic and then to a 4.10 Positraction rear. The Tripoli Turquoise of the Nova SS has been repainted with full documentations, only 10 Nova SS originally had the Tripoli Turquoise.
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Z11 Bubble Top
Another main attraction is this 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Z11 Bubble Top with a rare 430 horsepower Z11 engine that was professionally built by the famous high performance engine maker, Lamar Walden.
The Portland Mecum Auctions debut will also feature other types of vehicles. The auction will be held at the Portland Expo Center that will feature cars from across the country as well as Canada.
Visit the Mecum Auctions site to see other cars that will be featured in the Portland auctions.
Reference & Photo Credits: