HomeThe Market'69 Boss 429 Mustang tops Mecum's KC auction

’69 Boss 429 Mustang tops Mecum’s KC auction


Crowds and cars and lots of room for both at Mecum's Kansas City auction | David Newhardt photos
Crowds and cars and lots of room for both at Mecum’s Kansas City auction | David Newhardt photos

Mecum Kansas City 2014

Total sales$8.7 million
Catalog574 automobiles
Sell-through65 percent
High sale$260,000 for a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 427
Next 9 price range$59,000 to $107,000
Next auctionIndianapolis, May 13-18

Mecum’s annual Kansas City spring auction of classic cars posted a sell-through rate of 65 percent and total sales of nearly $8.7 million with 370 cars going to new owners.

The sale followed closely on the heels of Mecum’s $34.9-million sale in Houston and will be followed in just a couple of weeks by Dana Mecum’s big 27th Original Spring auction at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The auction at Indianapolis features some 2,000 vehicles spread around in several huge and historic exhibitions. That’s quite a contrast to Kansas City, where Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center provides one huge indoor area the equivalent in width and length of eight football fields.

Boss 429 Mustang was the top-dollar sale
Boss 429 Mustang was the top-dollar sale

The high-dollar sale of the KC auction was a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback that not only was documented as one of the first 50 hand-built prototype vehicles but the first one to wear Candyapple Red paint. KK #1238 sold for $260,000 (prices are hammer prices and do not include any buyer premium fees).

Second-highest sale was a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “split window” coupe that hammered at $107,000.

While three of the four high-dollar sales involved Mustangs, Chevrolet Corvettes and Camaros accounted for six of the top-10 transactions.

Here’s the complete top-10 list for the auction:

  1.  1. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot S95) at $260,000
  2. 2. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot F198) at $107,000
  3. 3. 1967 Ford Mustang Resto Mod (Lot S67) at $96,000
  4. 4. 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback (Lot S89) at $90,000
  5. 5. 2013 Ford Shelby Raptor Pickup (Lot S113) at $76,000
  6. 6. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S114.1) at $74,000
  7. 7. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS (Lot S86) at $61,000
  8. 8. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 (Lot S105) at $61,000
  9. 9. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S68) at $60,000
  10. 10. 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot F186) at $59,000

    Split-window Corvette tops $100K
    Split-window Corvette tops $100K

(Prices are hammer prices and do not include buyer premiums.)

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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