A trio of modern classics from the U.S. and Italy led the bidding at Mecum Auctions’ inaugural Los Angeles collector car sale, where 283 vehicles sold for more than $9.3 million, a strong result for a first-time event and despite the rainy weather.
The two-day auction held at the Fairplex in Pomona, an iconic location for Southern California hot rodders and customizers, also included the sale of 116 pieces of Road Art automobilia.
The top-selling vehicle was a 2006 Ford GT, a perennial favorite at Mecum auctions, that was hammered at $305,000 (Mecum results do not include auction fees), followed by an exotic 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia that reached $230,000 on the block and a 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider sold for $215,000.
Three British luxury cars from the 21st Century also made it into the top 10 sales leaders: a 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom drophead coupe (convertible) for $150,000, a 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost for $102,500 and a 2011 Bentley Mulsanne sedan for $97,500.
The top 10 selling vehicles at the Mecum Los Angeles auction were:
1. 2006 Ford GT at $305,000
2. 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia at $230,000
3. 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider at $215,000
4. 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible at $200,000
5. 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom drophead coupe at $150,000
6. 1960 Porsche 356B T5 roadster at $125,000
7. 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback at $110,000
8. 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost at $102,500
9. 1934 Willys 5-window coupe street rod at $100,000
10. 2011 Bentley Mulsanne sedan at $97,500
(Results do not include buyers’ premiums)
Mecum’s next auction takes place March 24-25 in Kansas City, Missouri, with an expected 700 collector vehicles crossing the block. For information, visit the auction website.