There is no hiding our passion for classic american muscle cars here at MC&T. These machines are a foundational part of american automotive history, and quite simply some of the coolest cars ever built. Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City is a gearhead’s museum, as the collection contains more than 200 vehicles from the high-era of the muscle car. It helps to be a GM fan however, as the collection contains some of the rarest Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro models, among a sea other GM treasures. Times are strange however, and Treworgy has recently decided to close the museum for good on January 17. And while this is a tragedy in its own right, the folks at Mecum will be helping to auction off most of the collection, which totals 65,000 horsepower.
The Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City collection will be auctioned off at the 60,000-square-foot museum in Punta Gorda, Florida on January 22-23. While not every car is going to be available for purchase, all of the auctions will take place with no seller’s reserve in place. That is a rare occurrence when dealing with a high-caliber collection, especially one composed of some of GM’s most desirable vehicles.
Regardless of which General Motors muscle car is your favorite, Treworgy probably has one on offer. There are more than 80 Chevrolet Corvettes in the collection, which is more than the National Corvette Museum currently has on display. The collection ranges from a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette on up to a 2020 C8, and includes 20 examples of the desirable 1967 model. That said, we’re particularly fond of this 1969 Lemans Blue Chevrolet Corvette ZL1 convertible, complete with an M22 four-speed.
If the Chevrolet Camaro is more your speed, Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City has two 1969 COPO Camaros heading to the auction block. This Cortez Silver example carries only 43,000 original miles on the odometer, and was ordered new from the legendary Berger Chevrolet. Other buyers may be more interested in something like the 2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS ZL1 Super Car on offer, which is one of 69 built. The collection also contains badass examples of the Impala, Chevelle, El Camino and Nova from nearly model year they were sold.
There are also some older cars that predate the muscle car era, including a host of beautiful Cadillacs from the 1950s. There’s even a 1936 Chevrolet Phaeton coming up for sale, which is one of just seven ever built. Should you not be interested in the seven pages of cars listed for sale on Mecum, the museum also has 16 additional pages of signs, gas pumps, and other general Americarna heading to the auction. Let us know below which of these muscle cars you’d like to take home to your personal museum.