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Just in from our friends at Buyavette.net,

Keith, our finance manager somehow smelled a problem financing a “customer”. The application was approved but still, Keith investigated by spending hours researching every possible way. Finally he learned thru DMV that the customer just registered a new Camaro bought / stole from Maxie Price. Keith called and spoke to the finance manager at Maxie and discussed this customer. Apparently 20 days ago, Maxie Price did in fact sell 

this same guy a Camaro.  Both realized that it was a con job. Keith contacts the Doraville Police and told them the story.  

The customer asked for us to deliver the car to a location about 5 miles from the dealership. Keith and David Ahn, salesman managed to get him to come to the dealership and sign for the car. Once it was confirmed, we locked the back gate protected by a high fence and barbed wire.  The thief was dropped off in our driveway and walked in very cautiously. Sure, most all was watching our video and assumed when they saw the car pull up, that he was here to pick up the $40k Cadillac CTS-V.  David greeted him and walked him to the back and opened up the car. After looking David told him he was going back inside and bring out the paperwork for him to sign.  David walked in the back door and locked the door leaving the customer locked up in back fenced area of the dealership. The police had already been called. As the police swarmed the dealership with at least 6 cruisers somehow, the bad guy got wind and bolted for the fence. Climbed over and bolted thru the Green Egg back lot and was attempting to climb over another fence. Cody Puckett ran to him and cold cocked him. Falling to the ground, Cody jumps on him with Kevin Kane coming up to help.  He was trying to get up and Kevin said; you have two choices. Lay still and the police will come and get you or both of us will kick the shit out of you. The guy went limp.

Moral of the story; Don’t try and steal a car from Buyavette. And, don’t steal from Maxie Price and other dealers we associate with and respect.

Thanks to;

All the fantastic Doraville Police and detectives who worked so well in pulling this off.

James Duran, General Sales Mgr. and John Hannah of Maxie Price for their cooperation

All the sales staff, Cody for cold cocking the bad guy, and especially to Keith Lothrop, for sniffing out the rat.

Virtually all live collector car auctions have been cancelled or postponed,

Just today I saw the following from Barrett Jackson, So far there are three Corvettes.

The schedule for future auctions will be determined ASAP and we will keep you posted.

1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM SPLIT-WINDOW COUPE - 241262

1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM SPLIT-WINDOW COUPE

Reserve Online May 2020

Stunning 1963 split-window Resto-Mod Corvette completed in February 2019. Art Morrison chassis, GM LS3 Hot Cam engine, 4L70E automatic transmission, custom Schott wheels, beautiful white exterior with a red leather interior.

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1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1 - 241967

1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1

No Reserve Online May 2020

One of 3,049 produced and just over 13,600 actual miles. Powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine backed by a 6-speed manual transmission. Options include two tops and air conditioning, as well as power seats, windows and door locks.

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2007 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 - 241921

2007 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06

Reserve Online May 2020

Less than 1,700 miles since new. Powered by a hand-built 7.0-liter, naturally aspirated LS7 that produces 505hp, with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Window Sticker, Build Sheet, owner’s manual and instructional DVDs from new are included.

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Barrett-Jackson to Premiere Online Only Auction Featuring Hand-Selected Vehicles, Automobilia Beginning on May 8, 2020

April 20, 2020

Posted by Barrett-Jackson

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – April 20, 2020 Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will bring the Barrett Jackson experience to enthusiasts worldwide with its premiere online only auction beginning on May 8, 2020. Featuring approximately 75 premium, hand-selected collector vehicles and more than 250 pieces of authentic automobilia, the Barrett-Jackson Online Only May 2020 Auction will be run on the industry’s most trusted online auction platform, Proxibid.

“Barrett-Jackson was the first collector car auction company to introduce live internet bidding to the industry in the early 1990s,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Today, that same innovative spirit has led to our new online auction platform that will deliver the same level of trust digitally as we do in person. All of our bidders will be carefully pre-screened and our vehicles reviewed with the same care as at our live events, making our online auctions the perfect extension of the Barrett-Jackson experience.”

The Online Only May 2020 Auction will be run on the leading online auction platform, Proxibid, giving bidders and sellers alike secure online transactions and an infrastructure that boasts 99 percent uptime. Barrett-Jackson’s relaunched online auction will connect sellers with pre-screened bidders who have been vetted using bank-level risk mitigation tools. Consignors will have the advantage of being associated with Barrett-Jackson’s international brand, the visibility offered on extensive marketing and advertising platforms, and exposure to the company’s extensive database of car collectors around the world.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe

This custom 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe built by Jeff Hayes Customs will be among the collector cars offered during the Barrett-Jackson Online Only May 2020 Auction.

Mirroring the selection and quality of Barrett-Jackson’s live auctions, the Online Only May 2020 docket will include collector vehicles and genuine automobilia pieces that appeal to collectors of all interests. Included in the collector car auction is an exceptional 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (preview) in Candy Apple Red that was one of the first 150 examples built, as well as a custom 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe (preview) built by Jeff Hayes Customs and powered by a GM LS3 540hp with a Hot Cam engine.

“No other company connects the collector car community like Barrett-Jackson,” said Jackson. “Over the last nearly 50 years, we’ve built a brand that’s come to represent more than just the auction of collector cars. Our relaunched online auction platform is the perfect extension of the Barrett-Jackson experience. It won’t just feature a diverse docket of coveted collector cars you expect from our auctions, it’ll fan the flame of passion we share as enthusiasts.”

Barrett-Jackson’s Online Only May 2020 Auction will also feature automobilia with an offering of more than 250 genuine, authentic automotive Americana pieces, the majority sold with No Reserve. Among the most anticipated pieces up for sale include are a number of carefully curated items from the Nicodemus Collection, highlighted by a 14-foot-long 1962 Road Runner Service Stations porcelain with neon service station marquee sign and an iconic 1950s Mobil Oil Pegasus porcelain sign with animated neon (preview).

Barrett-Jackson’s online auctions will be offered in addition to the company’s annual live auction events. Click the link to register as a bidder for the Online Only May 2020 Auction. Consignments for all online auctions will be selected by Barrett-Jackson’s team of collector car experts. Both Reserve and No Reserve options are being offered for the May 2020 online auction.

UPCOMING MECUM AUCTIONS

MAR 20 – APR 27

WEEKLY MECUM ONTIME, https://ontime.mecum.com/

The remaining schedule is TBD

JUNE 3-7

THE EDDIE VANNOY COLLECTION 2020

 JUNE 23-28

INDY 2020

2,000 VEHICLES

Mecum’s Second-Year Glendale Auction Approaches $30 Million in Overall Sales

787 Vehicles Hammer Sold at Four-Day Event

Above: 2017 Ford GT Competition Series (Lot S117) at $1,100,000 Below: 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (Lot S134) at $385,000

March 24, 2020

Walworth, Wis

Mecum’s second annual auction in Glendale, Arizona, at State Farm Stadium, held March 11-14, saw overall sales totals reach a strong $28.9 million as 65% of all 1,210 vehicles offered at the four-day event hammered sold.

Topping all sales was the 2017 Ford GT Competition Series (Lot S117), which brought in $1.1 million of its own. Serial No. 67 was previously owned by Le Mans GTE Class Winner Sebastien Bourdais, and sporting a mere 270 miles, the car solidified its inevitable title as a showstopper. Following in second was a 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (Lot S134) at $385,000, which was tailed by an unrestored 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible (Lot S115) that brought $330,000.

Other notable sales included a 4-Speed 1971 McLaren M8E/F Can-Am Racer (Lot S145.1), a one-of-seven existing 1933 Auburn 12-165 Convertible Sedan (Lot S79.1), a meticulously restored-to-812 specs 1936 Cord 810 Convertible Coupe (Lot S72) and a vivid pink 1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible (Lot S90.1), to name a few.

While individual sales were robust, private collection offerings made a ripple in the auction action as well. With a 100% sell-through rate, the Glen Richardson Collection accumulated $413,600 in sales. With a diverse assortment of vintage beauties, the collection’s success was spearheaded by the sale of a 1952 Hudson Hornet Sedan (Lot F120) at $47,300.

Alongside motor vehicles, Road Art brought in sales totals of $626,279 as 235 of the total 278 relics crossed the auction block and traded hands. Sitting in the top seat of the Road Art sales list is a 1950s Imperial Single-Sided Porcelain Neon (Lot Z529) with a sale of $25,960. Other top sellers included the 1950 Texaco Single-Sided Porcelain Neon (Lot Z516.1) and the Champion Horse Kiddie Ride (Lot Z528).

The complete top 10 collector-car sales at the Mecum Glendale 2020 auction include:

  1. 2017 Ford GT Competition Series (Lot S117) at $1,100,000
  2. 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (Lot S134) at $385,000
  3. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible (Lot S115) at $330,000
  4. 1933 Auburn 12-165 Convertible Sedan (Lot S79.1) at $275,000
  5. 1971 McLaren M8E/F Can-Am Racer (Lot S145.1) at $236,500
  6. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S99) at $220,000
  7. 1936 Cord 810 Convertible Coupe (Lot S72) at $209,000
  8. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S171.1) at $192,500
  9. 1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible (Lot S90.1) at $181,500
  10. 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro (Lot F175) at $173,250

For access to complete auction results, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum.com. For more details on upcoming auctions, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit Mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.

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