For the first time in the history of Mecums Auctions, the final consignment of the day posted the high sale of the day Tuesday when a 1995 Porsche 933 cabriolet sold for $81,000 at the Mecum sale in Kissimmee, Florida.
The sales total for the Porsche placed it among the top 10 at the Kissimmee auction that began January 15 and continues through Sunday. Other top sales Tuesday included a 1937 Ford roadster street rod and 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, each selling for $46,000 (Mecum announces hammer prices that do not include auction fees).
Relatively late-model collectibles drew the highest bids on the opening weekend of the auction, which featured Road Art (automobilia) sales Monday. The action and the prices are expected to escalate through the remainder of the sale as it builds toward its “Monumental Muscle” themed second weekend.
Featured consignments for Wednesday include a 1956 Ford F100 pickup, a 1954 Cadillac Eldorado, a 1966 Shelby GT350H Ford Mustang, a 1990 Ferrari Testarossa and a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Leading the pack so far have been a 2004 BMW i8 Hybrid that hammered sold for $125,000, a 2011 Audi R8 Spyder that went for $120,000 and a 2015 Shelby GT350 50th anniversary Ford Mustang that drew a high bid of $115,000.
With some 3,000 vehicles scheduled to cross the block, Mecum’s Kissimmee sale at Osceola Heritage Park is the largest volume classic and collector car auction in the world.
The auction is being televised by the NBC Sports Network.
Mecum Auctions, top 10 sales through Tuesday:
- 2014 BMW i8 Hybrid, $125,000
- 2011 Audi RS Spyder, $120,000
- 2015 Ford Shelby GT350 50th anniversary, $115,000
- 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL convertible, $100,000
- 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback, $100,000
- 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback, $90,000
- 1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, $85,000
- 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty, $82,500
- 1995 Porsche 993 cabriolet, $81,000
- 1962 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $80,000
1962 Chrysler 300H convertible, $80,000
(All prices are hammer prices.)