Author Topic: General Information and Questions Thread for the John Atzbach Collection!!!!  (Read 950 times)

Vernon Estes

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Howdy folks!

As we move into the beginning of July, I have been receiving a great deal of questions regarding what cars and memorabilia are being offered out of the John Atzbach Collection. Hopefully this post gives a good idea of what is on offer and how to view the lots.

The comprehensive information page for the collection is at the following link: https://www.mecum.com/auctions/indianapolis-2020/collections/john-atzbach-collection/

THE CARS
There are 13 cars being sold in total and links to their listings are below. I think most would agree that every car in the collection stands tall on its own individual merits.

1965 Shelby GT350 “R” 5R002 (Lot Number F140)
“The Flying Mustang” and The Ken Miles R-Model
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414695/1965-shelby-gt350r-prototype/

1965 Shelby GT350 5S425 (Lot Number F141)
A prototype supercharged car, 1 of 2 produced and the only car delivered new to a customer with a blower in 1965
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414696/1965-shelby-gt350-paxton-prototype/

1964 Shelby Cobra CSX2487 (Lot Number F143)
A documented independent competition car sporting superb history and originality
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414704/1964-shelby-289-independent-competition-cobra/

1966 Shelby GT350 6S2265 (Lot Number F142)
One of eleven factory supercharged cars produced in 1966
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414699/1966-shelby-gt350-paxton-fastback/

1966 Shelby GT350 6S2375 (Lot Number F145)
One of 4 GT350 convertibles built for the year, the only one remaining with its original engine
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414698/1966-shelby-gt350-convertible/

1966 Shelby GT350 6S002 (Lot Number F146)
The first production GT350 for 1966
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414697/1966-shelby-gt350-fastback/

1967 Shelby GT350 #0002 (Lot Number F144)
A fantastic early “red light” GT350
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414700/1967-shelby-gt350-fastback/

1968 Shelby GT500KR #2263 (Lot Number F147)
The first KR shipped by the factory and also the first KR delivered to the public
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414701/1968-shelby-gt500kr-fastback/

1970 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot Number F148)
The very last GT350 produced by serial number from 1965-1970
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414702/1970-shelby-gt350-fastback/

2015 Shelby Mustang GT350R #37 (Lot Number F149)
The last of the 37 “R”s produced in 2015
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414703/2015-ford-shelby-gt350r/

1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 (Lot Number F150)
A stunning grand tourer in beautiful, original condition
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414705/1967-lamborghini-400-gt/

2014 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse (Lot Number F151)
A brute of a car and one of just 15 built for the US market
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414706/2014-lamborghini-gallardo-lp-570-4-squadra-corse/

Lamborghini Diablo VT Prototype Full-Size Display / Show Car  (Lot Number F152)
A one-off, full-size prototype show display car
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-434348/lamborghini-diablo-vt-factory-prototype-full-size-show-car/

THE MEMORABILIA

The Atzbach Collection features what is likely one of the most extensive collections of Shelby American, as well as Lamborghini, memorabilia in private hands anywhere in the world.

The collection will be sold at NO RESERVE in two different venues.  These venues include LIVE items as well as OnTime items.

LIVE Auctions
There will be, roughly, 1,200 lots sold over the course of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday live on the “Road Art” auction stage at Indianapolis. These items are, in general, the most important items of the sale. In addition to bidding in person, interested parties can also bid by phone or internet bid. Links to these auctions broken down by their run day are below:

Thursday: https://www.mecum.com/auctions/indy-roadart-2020/lots/roadart/07/16/
Friday: https://www.mecum.com/auctions/indy-roadart-2020/lots/roadart/07/17/feature/P/
Saturday: https://www.mecum.com/auctions/indy-roadart-2020/lots/roadart/07/18/

“On Time”  Auctions
The second way memorabilia lots will be sold is through Mecum’s online bidding platform. This platform is called “On Time”. There will be a total of nearly 2,800 lots sold using the “On Time” format and those items are divided into 22 different themed auctions.

A link to the themed “On Time” auctions can be found here: https://ontime.mecum.com/

Bidding is set to open on these items starting tomorrow, July 1 and these themed auctions end on various days of the live auction. A full schedule is visible at the link posted above.

TO REGISTER TO BID

Please note: If you are planning to register to bid on Live Memorabilia lots, a separate registration is necessary for OnTime bidding as well.

Links below!

Cars: https://www.mecum.com/collector-cars/register-to-bid/

Live Memorabilia: https://www.mecum.com/roadart/register-to-bid/

OnTime Memorabilia: https://ontime.mecum.com/register/


Thanks so much to all who have asked questions so far and I’m happy to personally answer any additional questions you might have about the sale. Preparing this collection to cross the block has been a monumental task and I think the Shelby hobby is in for quite a show when all these lots go “under the gavel” in Indy in just a few weeks time!


Kind regards,
Vern


« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 05:27:11 PM by Vernon Estes »
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6s2020

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WOW  :)

Just one thing ,the link for the Cobra and the 66 convertible goes to the 66 Shelby.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 05:15:43 PM by 6s2020 »

Vernon Estes

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WOW  :)

Just one thing ,the link for the Cobra and the 66 convertible goes to the 66 Shelby.

Whoops, thanks for pointing that out, fixed now!

Kind regards,
Vern
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Awesome!!  ;D
Thank you, Brian Littlefield

*FOR SALE* 1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4 speed fastback
....a few other Fords too.

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Can't wait!  It's going to be epic, and I'll be there!
Nothing beats a classic!

6s1640

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Hi Vern,

Thanks for sharing.

(1)  Will the "On Time" bidding be like a real auction, where you will need to watch you bid to the end, or more like eBay with the proxy bidding format?  Bid you max and then watch others bid you up, or you max bid will be the high bid?

(2) What will be the bid increments?  I will assume, the increments increase the larger the dollar amount.

Thanks

Cory

Vernon Estes

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Hi Vern,

Thanks for sharing.

(1)  Will the "On Time" bidding be like a real auction, where you will need to watch you bid to the end, or more like eBay with the proxy bidding format?  Bid you max and then watch others bid you up, or you max bid will be the high bid?

(2) What will be the bid increments?  I will assume, the increments increase the larger the dollar amount.

Thanks

Cory

Hey Cory!

In general, its kind of "both" in regards to the auction format. You will see noted on each auction what the bid increment is (seems to be mostly currently noted at $5 although I am not certain if that increases as the item price goes up) but the bidder has a choice of whether to bid one increment higher on an item or to simply enter in what their max bid is for Mecum's system to then do the heavy lifting for you. If you enter a "max bid", the price does not automatically become the high bid on the item, another under-bidder must get the auction to that point.

Kind regards,
Vern

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Already got the advance on my trusts, booking flight now!

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Yeah raising some cash, bidding has begun in   :)
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I notice it's being broadcast on NBCSN starting this weekend ,so i'm guessing all the good stuff is next weekend ,set mt dir already but do you guys think any of the memorabilia will be televised or just the cars ?
Current
1967 GT500 #1724
Nightmist Blue /Parchment
Porsche 911 Turbo 2007 Highly modified

Previously owned
1968 GT500KR #03528
1968 GT/CS