Mecum Indy 2023 First Weekend

Mecum is kicking off their Indy 2023 auction on May 12 and it runs through May 20, 2023. It’s estmated that more than 3,000 cars will cross the auction block and the early days are sometimes an opportunity to get your pick of the lesser-known, but still collectible cars. Some highlights are below:

The Shelby Series 1 Roadster is a high-performance sports car designed by Carroll Shelby and produced by Shelby American. It was the first car to bear the Shelby name since the 1960s. The Series 1 Roadster features a lightweight carbon-fiber body, a mid-mounted 4.0-liter V8 engine, and a six-speed manual transmission. The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 170 mph. Only 249 units were built between 1998 and 2005, making it a rare and collectible vehicle.

The 1986 Buick Regal T-Type was a rare and powerful variant of the Regal coupe. It featured a 3.8-liter turbocharged V6 engine that produced 235 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. The T-Type was a sophisticated and sporty alternative to the more aggressive Grand National.

The 1987 Porsche 924 S is a stunning sports car that combines style and performance. It has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 160 horsepower and a top speed of 140 mph. The 924 S also features a sleek design, a spacious interior, and a removable roof panel for open-air driving. If you are looking for a classic Porsche that is fun to drive and easy to maintain, the 1987 Porsche 924 S is the perfect choice!

The 1982 Toyota Supra was the first generation of the Supra sports car series. It was based on the Celica hatchback, but had a longer wheelbase and a more powerful engine. The Supra had a 2.8-liter inline-six engine that produced 145 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque. It also had a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. The Supra was praised for its performance, handling, and styling.

The 1967 Dodge Hemi Coronet R/T was a high-performance muscle car that featured a 426-cubic-inch Hemi V8 engine with 425 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. It had a four-speed manual transmission, dual exhausts, heavy-duty suspension, and a distinctive R/T badge on the grille and rear panel. The car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 150 mph. Only 121 Hemi Coronet R/Ts were produced in 1967, making it a rare and valuable classic car.

The Buick GNX was an important car because it represented the peak of American muscle car performance in the 1980s. The GNX was a limited edition of the Buick Grand National that featured a turbocharged V6 engine that produced 276 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque. The GNX could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and had a top speed of 160 mph. The GNX was also distinguished by its black paint, fender flares, rear spoiler, and special badges. The GNX was a rare and powerful car that challenged the dominance of European and Japanese sports cars at the time.

The Ford Mustang Boss 429 is one of the rarest and most powerful muscle cars ever produced. It was built in 1969 and 1970 to meet NASCAR’s homologation requirements for the Ford 429 engine. The Boss 429 engine was a modified version of the Ford 385 engine, with a hemispherical combustion chamber, aluminum cylinder heads, and a four-barrel carburetor. The engine produced 375 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, and was paired with a four-speed manual transmission. The Boss 429 also featured a unique front suspension, a larger hood scoop, and a trunk-mounted battery. Only 1,358 units were made, adding to its desirability amongst enthusiasts.

MG built the Midget from 1961 through 1979. The MG Midget was based on the Austin-Healey Sprite and shared many components with it. The MG Midget was popular among enthusiasts for its low cost, agile handling and classic British style. This particular MG Midget is an exceptionally low mileage example, showing less than 7,000 miles since new. It was kept by its first owner for 42 years before the current owner purchased it.

The 1969 Dodge Super Bee A12 was a special edition muscle car that featured a 440-cubic inch engine with three two-barrel carburetors, also known as the “Six Pack”. The A12 package also included a fiberglass lift-off hood, heavy-duty suspension and brakes, and a Dana 60 rear axle with 4.10 gears. The A12 Super Bee was available in several high-impact colors with black steel wheels and hood decals. Only 1,487 units were produced as a mid-year model, making it a rare and extremely desirable example of Mopar power.

The Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo is a sports car that was produced by Dodge from 1991 to 1996. It was based on the Mitsubishi 3000GT and featured a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that delivered 300 horsepower and 307 lb-ft of torque. The Stealth featured a four-wheel drive system, four-wheel steering, active aerodynamics, and a six-speed manual transmission. While it was praised for its performance, handling, and technology, it was also criticized for its weight, reliability, and styling.