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Almost 200 vehicles are already consigned for the sale but more are expected, based on last year's final total.

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE - Almost 400 vehicle were up for sale last year when Mecum held their first auction in Portland.Mecum Auctions will hold its second annual classic and collector car auction at the Portland Expo Center on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17. Almost 200 cars are already consigned for sale, and tickets are available now.

Last year, about 400 classic and collector cars crossed the auction block, and about 300 of those were sold, generating over $10 million in transactions.

The most expensive sale was a rare 1965 Ford Mustang GT350 that had previously won its class at the Portland Roadster show. The car drew a winning bid of $305,000. Other top sales included a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda that sold for $190,000, and a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible that sold for $160,000.

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE - Many rare collector cars will be up for sale when Mecum  Auctions returns to Portland on June 16-17.In addition to the auction, many automobile-related vendors will have booths at the event. Vendor products include car care supplies, specialized insurance, secure auto transport, art, memorabilia, and restoration parts.

The advance ticket price is $20 per person. Ticket prices rise to $30 on the first day of the auction. If you want to buy cars, a fee of $100 is required up to two weeks before the auction begins, or $200 at the auction.

For $500 you can become a Mecum Gold bidder and receive special benefits such as preferred seating and free snacks. Bidder's memberships include general admission to the event.

General admission tickets, bidder memberships, and consignment information is available at www.mecum.com.

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