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  • The Triple J Ranch Auto Collection Headlines Mecum Houston 2022

    The Triple J Ranch Auto Collection Headlines Mecum Houston 2022

    Mecum Auctions returns to Houston this week. Mecum Houston 2022 kicks off this Thursday at the NRG Center and runs through Saturday, April 2nd.  Mecum says an estimated 1,000 vehicles will cross the block, headlined by an eclectic selection of nearly 180 American classics, muscle cars, Corvettes, trucks, customs, motorcycles and replica movie cars from The Triple J Ranch Auto Collection at No Reserve.   The Texas Metal Collection was also recently aded to the lineup.

    The Triple J Ranch Auto Collection

    Headlining the auction are a pair of 1969 Pontiacs from The Triple J Ranch Auto Collection (pictured below.) The first is a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am with a 400 CI V-8 engine with Ram Air and automatic transmission, and the other is a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge with a matching 400 CI Ram Air V-8 engine and a 4-speed manual transmission. 


    Above: 1969 Pontiac Trans Am 400 CI, Automatic (Lot S48) Below: 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 400 CI, 4-Speed (Lot S56). Credit: Mecum Auctions.

    A trio of Ford Mustangs includes a meticulously restored 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback with a 427/780 HP crate engine and Tremec 5-speed manual transmission, a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback with a 302/290 HP V-8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission from the Triple J collection, and a 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback with a 351 CI engine and 4-speed manual transmission.

    Other collectors favorites from the Triple J Collection include a1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS with13,810 miles and a 5.0L V-8 engine, a 4-speed 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe with a 427/435 HP engine, a 2006 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Convertible (Lot S20) that is No. 6 of 155 produced, and a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (Lot S36) that is one of 214 in black and shows just 649 miles.

    Among the replica movie cars from the assemblage are a 2015 golf cart (Lot F3.1) built to replicate the Flintmobile from the television series “The Flintstones,” a 1967 Ford Econoline Mystery Machine Replica Van (Lot F5) finished in green and blue Mystery Machine livery and a 1959 Cadillac Ghostbusters ECTO 1 Replica (Lot F6.1) that comes complete with proton packs, traps and particle throwers in the convenient cargo compartment.

    Prewar classics from the Triple J Collection include a 1916 Buick D-55 Touring (Lot T9), a 1924 Ford Model T Coupe (Lot T4.1) and a 1928 Ford Model A Roadster (Lot T6), among others.

    Times and Ticket Info

    Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 10 a.m. You can buy a general admission tickets in available online for $20 per person, per day. It's $30 at the door and online after March 30. Children 12 and younger get in free. Mecum Auctions says presiding health and safety protocols will remain in place for everyone in attendance.

    • Mecum Houston 2022, NRG Center
    • March 31-April 2
    • Doors Open daily at 8am
    • Auction begins daily at 10 a.m.

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    • Friday, April 1 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Live on MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+) and 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. (MotorTrendTV); Saturday, April 2 from 11-5 p.m. (Live on MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+) and 5 p.m.-5 a.m. (MotorTrendTV)

    For more information visit Mecum's website.

    Photo Courtesy of  Mecum Auctions.