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Mecum returning to Indiana State Fairgrounds for Indy Fall Special 2023

Indianapolis holds importance for Mecum Auctions. It plays host to Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic each May and has for many years. Because of the success of Dana’s Spring Classic their customers and fans wanted another auction, and thus the Fall Special was born. This years edition will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, October 5th – 7th with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, exotics, trucks, Hot Rods, customs and more set to cross the block.

One of the most anticipated collections featured in the Indy Fall Special is the Burbach Collection. It features more than 70 Ford cars and trucks, many of which will be sold at no reserve and ranges from a 1929 Ford Model AA Stake Bed Pickup (Lot T153) to a 2016 Ford Mustang GT (Lot F23). In the vast collection there are four 1960s Broncos, approximately 30 pickup trucks that comprise of F100s from 1957 – 1970, F150s from 1988 – 2014, four F250s and three F350s, a gorgeous 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot F40) and two GT500s from 1969 (Lots F41 and F44). Through it all though, the most prolific model represented in the collection is the Mustang. There are approximately 30 variations ranging from 1966 to 2016 including a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback (Lot F43), a 2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt (Lot F29) and an array of GT models.

The Schneider’s Garage Collection is offering more than 30 vehicles of the two, three and four wheel variety along with an impressive array of Road Art. Among the featured vehicles is a 1942 Lincoln Continental Convertible (Lots S154), one of 136 produced for 1942, a 1963 Ford Thunderbird Custom (Lot S163) that was built by Rick Dore and not only boasts a 390 CI V8, but was featured in Custom Rodder Magazine, and a 2013 Bentley Continental GTC Le Mans Edition Convertible (Lot S148) that is one of 48. Much of the Road Art is offered at no reserve, and the featured lots include a Frigidaire Single Sided Porcelain Neon Sign (Lot Z355), that measures 24 by 156 inches, a restored Ice Cream Cart Tricycle (Lot Z356) and a King Amusement Boat Carnival Ride (Lot Z357), that was manufactured by King Amusement Co.

The Joel Hipp Collection plays host to 15 impressive no reserve vehicles. This includes a 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible (Lot S86), that is one of 249 and shows a mere 1,114 miles on the odometer, a 2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR (Lot S87) with 360 miles, a 2014 McLaren MP4-12C Spider (Lot S91) with 3,049 miles, a 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider (Lot S90) with 6,006 miles and an award winning 1937 Packard Super Eight Limousine (Lot S93) with AACA National First Prize and CCCA First Prize awards.

If you’re looking for classic, American muscle, The Spin Motorsports Collection is for you. There are nine no reserve offerings including a tandem of unique pairings of classic Mopars. A 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T (Lot S33) in red over black and a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Coupe (Lot S34) in orange over black as well as a 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda (Lot S37) with a Sassy Grass green exterior with a green interior and a 1974 Plymouth Duster (Lot S38) in green over black.

The Indy Fall Special 2023 will air on MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+ on Friday, October 6th from noon Eastern – 6 pm (Live) and on Saturday, October 7th from noon Eastern – 6 pm (Live).

If you’re interested in consigning a vehicle at the Indy Fall Special 2023, you can find all the details on and are encouraged to submit a Request for Position form now to take advantage of pre auction marketing opportunities.

In person, telephone and internet bidding start $100. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance online for $20 per person, per day and $30 at the door and online after October 4th. Children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.

For more information on the Indy Fall Special 2023 and all other auctions, visit or call (262) 275-5050.


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