Each year, Mecum Auctions of Walworth, Wisconsin, holds auctions around the country. They are visitor friendly, and for a small entrance fee, you can wander around and inspect a huge collection of vehicles available for sale to the highest bidder. Mecum is famous for its slogan "The Bid Goes On" to indicate that if a vehicle did not meet its reserve, it is still for sale. Each auction features a large number of Pontiacs for sale. It is a perfect place to find a Pontiac of your dreams or gauge the current selling price of various models.

Mecum's first auction of the year is held at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, in late January. Over 3,000 vehicles rolled through the auction from January 17 to 26, 2014. Among this group of cars were 166 Pontiacs; 105 (63 percent) found buyers. In comparison, last year the Kissimmee show saw 156 Pontiacs offered for sale; 103 (66 percent) sold. Sales volume appears to be steady.

Here is a breakdown on how many Pontiacs per decade came across the Mecum block looking for new owners.

1950 to 1959 7 available 1 sold
1960 to 1969 64 available 40 sold
1970 to 1979 52 available 37 sold
1980 to 1989 16 available 9 sold
1990 to 1999 14 available 9 sold
2000 to 2008 13 available 9 sold

The '60-'69 decade sold the highest number of cars. Close behind was the '70-'79 decade, which captured the highest price of $147,500.

Now let's take a look at the high and low selling prices of each decade.

1950-1960—a '50 Chieftain Deluxe sold for $12,000.

1960-1969—The lowest price was $11,500 for a 90,000 mile '65 Catalina convertible. The highest sale of $125,000 (each) went to two '69 Trans Ams.

1970-1979—The lowest price of $6,600 was for a '79 T/A with 20,000 miles. The highest price of $147,500 went to a Lucerne Blue '70 T/A automatic. This was the top-selling-price Pontiac at the auction.

1980-1989—The lowest price was $3,000 (each) for two cars, a 52,000 mile '89 T/A and a '86 2+2 Aerocoupe. The highest price was $37,000 for a 250-mile '86 Aerocoupe. Amazing!

1990-1999—The lowest price went to a '91 T/A at $5,000 and the highest was $26,500 for a '99 30th Anniversary T/A.

2000-2009—The lowest price, $5,250, went to an '00 Sunfire convertible. The highest price was for a 1,300-original-mile '02 T/A automatic for $25,500.

The Mecum Auctions continue to be a perfect place to browse and get a price check on a Pontiac you are looking for. Better yet, register to bid so you can drive it home. Browse Mecum's excellent website (www.mecum.com) for its show schedule. While you are there, check out the Pontiacs that might be for sale near your home.

Mecum is among our favorite auctions to investigate, and its website will make any gearhead drool.

Better yet, register to bid so you can drive it home