Warning! Don’t try to suck the folks at Mecum Auctions into the woe-is-us, the-sky-is-falling-on-the-collector-car-hobby talk that’s fomenting within the industry these days.
Sure, Mecum president Dave Magers will agree that at the top end of the market, that portion that floats above the million-dollar sea level and thus is most visible to observers, things appear flat if not in a degree of decline. But, adds Frank Mecum, son of auction house founder Dana Mecum, “our niche is a little different.”
Mecum’s niche focuses on cars from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, on muscle cars, on Corvettes, Camaros and Mustangs and the like, Frank added during an early morning chat at the company’s Kissimmee, Florida, auction.