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I, at least, wasn’t born in time to find myself enraptured by the treasures of the original General Motors Motorama as it appeared in 1953. This may be the next best scenario any of us is likely to experience. Mecum’s annual Spring Classic Auction in Indianapolis will have a Motorama-themed sale involving four spectacular GM creations from 1953, being put up for bid individually.
Here’s the lineup: Corvette number 274, built by hand at a temporary plant in Flint, Michigan, and restored by Brett Henderson of Blue Flame Restorations in Pendleton, Indiana, with original and NOS parts only. Next, a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible with full optioning, including the signal-seeking radio, one of 532 produced. The 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta is even more scarce, total build 458, with an estimated 10 percent survival rate, this one having a 2,500-hour restoration completed in 2009. Buick produced 1,690 Skylark convertibles in 1953, including this one, restored and finished in Patriot Blue. The auction, now in its 24th year, runs May 17-22 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Call 815-568-8888 or visit www.mecum.com.