The Largest Mecum Glendale Auction Ever is March 16–19

A 2006 Ford GT once owned by NFL Hall of Famer John Elway from the Mile High Collection, an AACA National First Prize-winning 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe J-142/2165 and other great cars are among the approximately 1,500 vehicles and 200 road art items that will be offered at Mecum Glendale March 16–19 in State Farm Stadium.

The auction company’s Glendale event –– the largest to date –– features a docket of high-profile cars from the Mile High, Marty Nelson, Jim Osterman, Triple B and Michael Brown collections as well as individual headliners.

Nelson, Osterman, Michael Brown, Triple B & the Mile High Classics


The 20-vehicle Marty Nelson Collection features Americana, including ’50s classics such as a 1956 Ford F100 Pickup (Lot S131.1); a 1958 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe Deville (Lot S127); and a 1957 Buick Special Convertible (Lot S128).

Nelson’s cars also include a trio of Chevrolet Corvettes: a 1963 Split Window coupe (Lot S132) with a 327/340-horse V-8 and 4-speed manual transmission; a 1982 coupe (Lot S133) with just 35,000 miles; and a 1996 Collector Edition convertible (Lot S137) finished in Sebring Silver on a red leather interior and a black convertible top.

Focused solely on America’s sports car, Michael Brown’s Hooked on Vettes Collection comprises 13 Chevrolet Corvettes and 200-plus neon signs.


Five of the ten American classics from Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac and Chrysler in the Jim Osterman Collection will be offered at no reserve, including two Chevrolet Bel Air Convertibles: a 1955 model with Gypsy Red/India Ivory exterior and a Red/Ivory interior (Lot S165) and a 1957 Tropical Turquoise version (Lot S167.1) that has received a rotisserie restoration.

Also American based, the Triple B Collection includes Chevrolets such as a 1970 Impala Kingswood Wagon (Lot T146) with a fuel-injected 502-ci V-8 and a 1988 K5 Blazer (Lot T135) powered by a fuel-injected 5.7-liter V-8. Three Ford Mustangs are a 16,800-mile 2008 Bullitt (Lot T136), one of 5,772 produced in 2008 and one of only 1,426 in black; a 2007 Saleen Parnelli Jones (Lot T139), number 469 of 500 manufactured, showing only 300 miles; and a 2006 Roush Stage 2 Convertible (Lot T148) with just 9,125 miles on its supercharged 4.6-liter SOHC V-8.

With just 232 miles on the odometer, the 2006 Ford GT (Lot F180), previously owned by Denver Broncos legend, John Elway, is offered at no reserve from the Mile High Collection. It features a 5.4-liter/550-horse aluminum V-8, with forged crankshaft, H-beam rods and aluminum pistons, assisted by an Eaton screw-type supercharger.


Two 1969 Mach 1 fastbacks will also be sold from the collection. One, Lot F180, metallic blue paint with black and gold Mach 1 striping and a contrasting black Deluxe Décor interior, is powered by the 428-ci V-8 Super Cobra Jet V-8 and has a 4-speed manual and power front disc brakes. Also included are front and rear spoilers, Sport Slat rear window louvers, hood pins, quad exhaust tips, BF Goodrich Radial T/A white-letter tires on chromed Magnum 500 wheels and an AM/FM radio.

The second (Lot F183) is the one-off “Sin City Shaker,” so named because of the 427-ci SOHC “Cammer” V-8, which will shake any city. Called the “90-Day Wonder” by the development team at Ford’s “X-Garage” skunkworks, the Cammer was introduced in 1964 as a high-revving racing powerplant to challenge the now legendary Chrysler 426 Hemi “Elephant” V-8 which was then dominating NASCAR and top-level fuel drag racing. NASCAR banned the Cammer before it competed in a single race, but it became a popular weapon with drag racers willing to modify it for top fuel and funny car competition.

Individual Collectibles


An individual consignment, the magnificent 1929 Duesenberg Model J (S 149) has the 420-ci/265-horse Lycoming inline 8-cylinder engine and a 3-speed manual transmission. Bodied by Walter M. Murphy Coachbuilders, this car is 116 of the 487 Model J’s built with Murphy bodies; only 60 were convertible coupes like this one.

A custom 1950 Jaguar Custom (Lot S201) features two-tone Metallic Gray over Bright Metallic Silver; this Mark V has both stock and custom-polished stainless-steel trim. Some of the many outstanding visual elements include custom twin side-view mirrors, revised grille and gently restyled front and rear fenders and one-off 19-inch polished aluminum wheels.

Powered by a balanced and blueprinted 350-ci Chevrolet V-8 and 700R automatic transmission, this very special Jag has a Ford 9-inch rear end incorporating 3.71 gears, allowing for tremendously confident launches coupled with the flexibility to run at highway speeds.


The pontoon headlights are factory Mark V but look custom, the original suicide doors remain, and the roofline and bustle back rear end further maintain the Jaguar Mark V profile. And the undercarriage is very well detailed, with polished, chromed and painted surfaces.

The V-8 is built with 8-stack electronic side-draft fuel injection, which includes a handheld tuning device. The entire scene under the hood is spectacular, and the undercarriage of painted, polished and chromed surfaces creates an astonishing visual.

Other European sports cars are a 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta (Lot S174), one of just 499 produced, with only 98 miles; a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot S145), number 940 of 1,270, 182 miles; and a pair of Lamborghinis, a Murciélago Roadster (Lot S194), one of 49 and one of just two in Grigio Avlon; and a 1996 Diablo VT Roadster, one of 12 for the U.S. market that year, with 8,594 miles.


American cars include a one-owner 1979 Pontiac Trans Am SE (Lot S188.1). One of a total production of just 1,107, the muscular pony car features the great 400-ci V-8 and a floor-shifted, close-ratio 4-speed. This exquisite car must rank as one of the lowest-mileage and most original of the breed, with just 110 miles from new, a scant 2.55 miles per year.

It’s finished in factory-applied Starlight Black with a Camel Tan Custom interior and includes power 4-wheel disc brakes, a tilt steering column, AM/FM stereo with dual rear speakers, power windows and door locks, Special Performance Package and a limited-slip differential.

A contemporary supercar, a 2020 Ford GT (Lot S160), features Triple Yellow Tri Coat exterior finish with Shadow Black overtop stripes complemented by gloss exposed carbon fiber 20-inch wheels. The 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 outputs 647 horsepower through a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic.


Options for this car totaled almost $70,000, making this one of most technologically advanced, stunningly capable and beautiful automobiles ever to wear the Blue Oval.

Spectator tickets to Mecum Glendale 2022 are $20 in advance online and $30 at the door and online after March 15, per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. For those unable to attend, enhanced remote bidding options are also available, with options for both online and telephone bidding. Gates open daily at 8 a.m. and the vehicle auction begins daily at 10 a.m.

For more information on the Mecum Glendale 2022 docket, to purchase tickets, consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum events, visit or call 262.275.5050 for more information.