Nov
05

2019 Mecum Chicago Auction GalleryLike it does every October, the Mecum Auctions road show rolled in to the Schaumberg Convention Center in Schaumberg, Illinois, late last month. As usual, the Mecum Chicago event boasted its share of big-ticket, six-figure classics—the top seller of this year’s show was a rare Calypso Coral 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (pictured below) that went for $275,000.

Widely celebrated “A-list” cars like that Boss 429 are always a treat to see, but in addition to the expected blue-chip classics, the typical Mecum auction also draws a broad array of off-the-beaten-path vintage vehicles that are just as interesting (if not more so) to our eyes. Pair that with the very wide range of eras on display—from the teens all the way up to the present day—and these auctions stack up to be one heck of a car show that offers something for most any auto enthusiast, even if you’re not in the market to buy. Have a look at a few of the vehicles that caught our eye at this year’s Mecum Chicago event below, and check out our gallery from last year’s show here.

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1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-45

1983 FJ-45

Collector-car auctions are an obvious place for spotting market trends; judging by the number of Toyota FJ Land Cruisers on offer at the Mecum Chicago event—this 1983 FJ-45 pickup being one example—they’re a hot category right now.

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1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

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1978 Citroen 2CV convertible

1978 Citroen 2CV convertible

1978 Citroen 2CV convertible

Paris Madness! 12 Classic French Car Ads

 

1963 Rambler Classic 550

1963 Rambler Classic 550

1963 Rambler Classic 550

Bring Back the Rambler!

 

1926 Atterbury 5-ton dually pickup

1926 Atterbury 5-ton dually pickup

1926 Atterbury 5-ton dually pickup

Photo Feature: 1929 Chevrolet LQ Dump Truck

 

1989 Maserati Biturbo Spyder

1989 Maserati Biturbo Spyder

1989 Maserati Biturbo Spyder

Review Flashback! 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati

 

1970 Buick Riviera GS

1970 Buick Riviera GS

1970 Buick Riviera GS

What If: A Gallery of Alternate-Universe 1963 Buick Riviera Designs

 

2007 Ford F-150 Saleen pickup

2007 Ford F-150 Saleen pickup

2007 Ford F-150 Saleen pickup

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1949 Cadillac Sedanette

1949 Cadillac Sedanette

1949 Cadillac Sedanette

Photo Feature: 1949 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Show Car

 

1962 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible

1962 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible

1962 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible

Rocket Madness! 10 Classic Oldsmobile Ads

 

1927 Pontiac Deluxe Landau sedan

1927 Pontiac Deluxe Landau sedan

1927 Pontiac Deluxe Landau sedan

Poncho Madness! 10 Classic Pontiac Ads

 

1973 Mercury Cougar convertible

1973 Mercury Cougar convertible

1973 Mercury Cougar convertible

Feline Madness! A Gallery of Mercury Cougar Ads

 

1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Review Flashback! 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

 

1939 Ford Standard Tudor sedan

1939 Ford Standard Tudor sedan

1939 Ford Standard Tudor sedan

Photo Feature: 1936 Ford DeLuxe Club Cabriolet

 

1965 Ford Econoline pickup

1965 Ford Econoline pickup

1965 Ford Econoline pickup

Cargo Clash! ’64 Dodge A100 vs. ’15 Ram ProMaster City

 

1931 LaSalle 345 Series coupe

1931 LaSalle 345 Series coupe

1931 LaSalle 345 Series coupe

Photo Feature: 1931 Cadillac 370A Coupe

 

1975 Chrysler New Yorker

1975 Chrysler New Yorker

1975 Chrysler New Yorker

Pentastar Madness! A Gallery of Classic Chrysler Ads

 

1959 BMW Isetta 600

1959 BMW Isetta 600, 2019 Mecum Chicago

1959 BMW Isetta 600

Photo Feature: 1967 BMW 2000C Hardtop Coupe

 

1983 Pontiac Trans Am Daytona 500 Pace Car

1965 Ford Econoline pickup

1983 Pontiac Trans Am Daytona 500 Pace Car

Pony-Car Madness! 10 Classic Firebird Ads

 

1963 Ford Country Sedan station wagon

1963 Ford Country Squire station wagon, 2019 Mecum Chicago

1963 Ford Country Sedan station wagon

Longroof Madness! 13 Classic Ads Featuring Station Wagons

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