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World’s largest collector car auction: to be held in Florida

13 January, 2014

The world’s largest collector car auction will see the hammer flying non-stop for ten days straight.

Mecum Collector Car Auction will be held at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, January 17-26, 2014.

With 3000 vehicles and 3000 items of road art and memorabilia, the auction will feature everything from high-performance muscle cars, 50s era car, vintage racers, European sports and exotics, and a vast offering of Corvettes.

There is sure to be something for everyone as there will be investment grade collector cars through to entry level vehicles, with prices looking to range from several thousands of dollars to several millions of dollars.

Just one of the 3000 vehicles up for auction is the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Dick Land Race Car. Piloted by driver Dick Lang, this Corvette has been restored by the Naber Brothers to its glory day configurations and has become a multiple-award winner securing even the National Corvette Restorers Society American Heritage Award “for the preservation of a historically significant piece of Corvette history”.


If a trip to Florida is not quite possible within the auction time frame, Octopus Motors could be your on-site alternative so you still stand a chance at bidding on the collector cars featured at the sale.

Octopus Motors will be representing interested buyers at the auction. The company prides itself on its ability to advise, communicate, and represent its clients’ best interests, at the sale location.

It has an international team of experts who will provide professional evaluations on the vehicles you are interested in. On top of this, if you desire customization, restoration, or refurbishment be carried out on your vehicle, Octopus Motors can do this prior to shipping. Worldwide shipping is available.

To find out which collector cars will be auctioned each day, and for more details on each lot, visit

Taipan – surpassing interest

“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.