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Mecum Kissimmee Kicks Off with 4,400 Consignments

If it seems like the January auctions keep getting bigger and bigger, well, they are.

Mecum just announced that its 25th annual January kickoff auction in Kissimmee, which runs through the 14th, has brought together 4,400 consignments at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL. 

There are 40 collections in this group, along with American muscle cars, 1950s classics, exotics, trucks, Corvettes, Hot Rods and more. 

Last year’s Kissimmee auction was big in its own right, and for the past two years, Kissimmee has brought in over $200m in sales — $234m in 2023 and $217m in 2022. That represents two records: First, the 2022 result was the first time a collector car auction breached the $200m mark, and second, the first time any auction company has done it two years in a row.

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe by Singer, lot S183

“Following last January’s world record performance in Kissimmee, Frank Mecum and our consignment team has yet again achieved remarkable results with a stellar selection of vehicles for auction at our 25th Mecum Kissimmee event,” Mecum Auctions CEO Dave Magers said. “This year’s world’s-largest collector car auction will further raise the standard with even more vehicles and an even more superior docket.” 

In terms of consignments, there are over 460 Corvettes on hand, 175 Mustangs, 170 Camaros, 115 Mercedes-Benzes, 80 Porsches and 40 Ferraris. And those numbers could still grow. All of them are being showcased throughout the Osceola Heritage Park’s 200 acres, under more than 800,000 square feet of auction tent space and a glass house that encloses the main attraction vehicles. There’s also a Ferrari-specific location known as “The Room,” which presents an estimated $150m of Ferraris inside.

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88, Lot S168

On top of that, there are 1,000 additional automobilia items offered as part of Mecum’s Road Art division. These auctions kick off the event each day, prior to the cars crossing the block. MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+ are back, too, broadcasting 36 hours of live coverage from the event. Bidders can do so on site or remotely, via phone or online bidding.

The auction runs through January 14 — and it seems like a given that it will set a new record when the final of the 4,400+ cars crosses the auction block.

Learn more here.

Images: Mecum

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