One of the world's most extensive collections of muscle cars will be the star attraction at Mecum's Kissimmee, Florida sale from 16-25 January.
More than half of The Wellborn Musclecar Museum's exhibits have been entered into the auction, with Hemi-powered Mopars featuring prominently. The group is owned by Tim Wellborn, one of the top muscle car collectors in the world, and is being offered for sale due to exhibit rotation at the museum.
Among the gems on offer – which Wellborn refers to as 'unobtainium' – is a 1970 Boss 429 Mustang with just 4770 miles on the clock. The car is completely original and unrestored.
It will be joined by a Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 and a Buick GSX from the same year.
"We've undoubtedly had some amazing collections cross our block through the years, but this group probably tops them all," said Dana Mecum. "Tim Wellborn will offer 25 cars from his coveted collection at Kissimmee. We're honoured to have the opportunity to work with him and his stunning group of cars."
The Wellborn Musclecar Museum was opened by Tim Wellborn in January 2010, and contains the world's largest collection of Dodge Chargers – the 1971 models of which will be included in the sale.
"The cars that will be offered in Kissimmee really are the best of the collection," said Wellborn. "I've always considered myself just the caretaker of these cars, and now it's time to let someone else take on that role."
Speaking about his museum, Wellborn said: "The goal here is to make room to continue rotating the museum inventory. Space is limited, so we can't just keep adding to the current group of cars. This is actually the start of a new era for the Wellborn Musclecar Museum."