SCHAUMBURG, IL. (October 12, 2021) — Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, will hold Mecum Chicago 2021 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. An estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, hot rods, customs will cross the auction block, October 21-23, 2021.
“We are very excited to welcome Mecum Chicago 2021 back to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel,” said Heather Larson, President of Meet Chicago Northwest. “This event is the largest annual collector car auction in the Midwest and it is broadcast on NBC Sports bringing national exposure to Chicago Northwest.”
Among the featured lots consigned for Mecum Chicago 2021 are a handful of Corvette convertibles including a highly acclaimed 1968 model (Lot S94) that was Bloomington Gold, Survivor and Benchmark certified in 2017, part of a 2018 Bloomington Gold special collection and also a three-time NCRS Top Flight award winner; a Nassau Blue 1966 model (Lot F79) that is powered by a 400 CI small-block V-8 engine and features an automatic transmission; and a 1968 L89 model (Lot S147) built on Oct. 18, 1967, and boasting Bloomington Gold certification achieved in 1993.
Another offering slated to rock the Chicagoland block is an unrestored 1970 Buick GSX (Lot S128) that’s one of 678 produced and one of 491 in Saturn Yellow; the car is powered by a 455 CI V-8 engine and is equipped with an automatic transmission. For those seeking more traditional American classics, there will be a 1956 Buick Century Convertible (Lot F95) wearing two-tone Tahitian Coral and white paint powered by a 322 CI V-8 engine and Dynaflow automatic transmission, and a 1936 Ford Deluxe Phaeton (S76) that is finished in a Washington Blue exterior with tan leather upholstery, and features a 221 CI flathead V-8 engine and a 3- speed transmission.
The Patrick M. Hurst Collection of fifty vehicles includes 42 offered at no reserve. Among the selection is a 1955 Chevrolet 3800 Pickup (Lot S41) that was recently restored and features a 350 CI V-8 small-block engine and Tremec TKO 500 5-speed manual transmission, a well as a 1938 Packard Super 8 Convertible Coupe (Lot S55) with a 356 CI inline 8-cylinder engine and 3-speed manual transmission.
For those unable to attend in person, enhanced remote bidding options are also available, including both online and telephone bidding. For more information on Mecum Chicago 2021 and all other scheduled 2021 auctions, visit Mecum.com. Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments and includes detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles to be offered. For schedule information, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum events, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
Mecum Chicago 2021
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Oct. 21-23, 2021
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after Oct. 20—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles start at 1 p.m. on Thursday and at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday
About Meet Chicago Northwest
Meet Chicago Northwest is the official destination marketing organization for eight vibrant and sophisticated communities. Conveniently located on the northwest edge of Chicago and offering destination amenities including 63 hotels with 10,000 guest rooms, dozens of major attractions and hundreds of restaurants. The organization’s mission is to make a positive economic impact by marketing and selling the region to groups and individual travelers. Information about Meet Chicago Northwest is available at ChicagoNorthwest.com.
Meet Chicago Northwest Media Contact
Heather Larson, President
Mecum Auctions PR Department
Phone: (262) 275-5050