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‘Monumental Muscle’ is million-dollar muscle at Mecum


1970 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible sells for $2.675 million Friday at Kissimmee auction | Mecum Auction photos by Maggie Pinke

Dana Mecum had said that the parade of “Monumental Muscle” across the auction block Friday at Kissimmee, Florida, would be unprecedented. Turns out he was not incorrect as a standing-room-only gathering of bidders and viewers at Osceola Heritage Park saw three cars sell for $1 million or more, and the auction’s top 10 list blown to bits.

’70 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible brings hammer down at $2.3 million

The high-dollar sales of the day were a 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda convertible that sold for $2,675,000, a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda convertible that brought $2.3 million and a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T convertible that sold for $1.65 million.  The prices do not include auction fees.

Nearly 400 cars crossed the block on the eighth day of the sale that continues through Sunday.

Some 350 cars are on the docket for Saturday and they include a Porsche 962 that won the 24-hour race at Daytona in 1989. Also on the docket are several Ferraris, including a 1967 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta, a 1973 365 GTB/4 Daytona and a 1986 Testarossa Miami Vice “hero car,” as well as a 2005 Ford GT.

Mecum Auctions, top 10 sales of Friday and overall:

  1. 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda convertible, $2,675,000
  2. 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda convertible, $2,300,000
  3. 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T convertible, $1,650,000
  4. 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda, $950,000
  5. 1969 Dodge Hemi Coronet R/T convertible, $625,000
  6. 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra, $525,000
  7. 1970 Plymouth Cuda convertible,$475,000
  8. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T convertible, $450,000
  9. 1953 Chevrolet Corvette roadster, $350,000
  10. 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro, $330,000

    ’70 Dodge Hemi Challenger also tops $1 million


(Figures listed are hammer prices.)

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