After fourteen years in Punta Gorda, Muscle Car City owner Rick Treworgy has decided to close the doors of his museum.
There are 48 Corvettes and Corvette memorabilia going to be auctioned at no reserve! In addition to the Corvettes to add to your collection, there will be a Corvette Mini Car, Corvette Bennett Gas Pump, 1953 Corvette Pedal Car, and two Corvette Gibson Electric Guitars. The list of Corvettes is at the end of the article.
Rick Treworgy announced his closing on the Muscle Car City’s Facebook page.
Muscle Car City closing, Word is spreading like wildfire and I want to explain what’s happening, I with a heavy heart have decided it’s time to retire and Muscle Car City this year is going backward because of COVID and lack of international tourists. It’s been a great 14 years for The business I’ve loved every minute of it, but I am 72 and beginning to feel like it. I will close on January 17th. And Mecum auctions will be selling about 3/4 of my collection and the rest I will take home and it will become my private toy box again. The auction will take place on January 22 and 23 I will be selling about 200 very fine cars, if there is anything in the collection you really like, now is the time entire collection in the museum will be sold no reserve as well as all memorabilia. Thank everyone for all the support over the years. I will leave Sting Rays Bar and Grill open and after it all settles will possibly do shows and Swap meets through that business, but for right now will be concentrating on getting the Museum closed and the space it’s taking up leased. When we decide how to proceed it will be on our site and Sting Rays and my personal Facebook and social media. The swap meet for December will be on as usual and the January car show will also happen, after that the cars will be sold. Thanks all for the great run. Rick
Here is the Mecum Auction Press Release dated Dec. 30, 2020
Mecum Auctions recently announced a full-scale extension to the January auction action in Florida with an additional offering of 200 cars plus an extensive selection of Road Art and memorabilia from Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City. The assemblage will be offered all at no reserve this Jan. 22-23 at an on-site auction at Muscle Car City, which is located in Punta Gorda, Florida, just 2.5 hours southwest of Kissimmee, Florida, where Mecum will hold the world’s largest collector car auction the week prior, Jan. 7-16.
Rick Treworgy’s outstanding Muscle Car City exhibit of 200 cars stands as one of the largest GM muscle car and Corvette collections in the country and represents more than 80 years of American automotive history. Mr. Treworgy spent decades personally collecting and curating the cars and Road Art within, and after14 years of sharing his collection with the public in Punta Gorda, he’s decided to retire and is ready now to share the vast majority of his treasure with fellow collectors.
The auction of Muscle Car City on Jan. 22 and 23 will be open to registered bidders only, a group that will automatically include all bidders registered for Kissimmee 2021. For those not already registered for Kissimmee 2021, bidder registration is available online for $200, which includes admission for one bidder and one guest. The public is welcome to visit Muscle Car City during its regular hours of operation, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Jan. 17. Admission is $12.50 plus tax per adult. The facility will re-open on Jan. 21 for an auction preview prior to the auction starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22.
For more information on the auctioning of Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City or Mecum Kissimmee 2021, visit Mecum.com. Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments and includes detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles to be offered. To view the most up to date listings or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit Mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
Mecum and Kissimmee 2021 Present Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City Collection Auction
10175 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Jan. 22-23, 2021
Admission: Open to registered bidders only, including all bidders registered for Kissimmee 2021
Preview: Thursday, Jan. 21 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Auction: Doors open at 8 a.m.
Vehicles will begin on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23 at 1 p.m.
Road Art will begin on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23 at 9 a.m.
(All Times EST)
Here is the list of Corvettes that will be offered January 22-23, 2021 at the Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda Florida by Mecum Auction:
|P154||Chevrolet Corvette||Motor Powered Mini Car|
|B7||1996||Chevrolet||Corvette Grand Sport Convertible|
|B16||1972||Chevrolet||Corvette LT1 Coupe|
|B17||1971||Chevrolet||Corvette LS6 Convertible|
|B19||1970||Chevrolet||Corvette LT1 Convertible|
|B26||1967||Chevrolet||Corvette Convertible Resto Mod|
|B35||1965||Chevrolet||Corvette Fuelie Convertible|
|B38||1963||Chevrolet||Corvette Split Window Coupe|
|B40||1963||Chevrolet||Corvette Resto Mod|
|B44||1959||Chevrolet||Corvette Resto Mod Convertible|
|H10||Corvette||Bennett Gas Pump|
|H154||Chevrolet||1953 Corvette Pedal Car|
|H170||Corvette||Gibson Electric Guitar|
|H175||Gibson Corvette||Electric Guitar|
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