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Mecum scores $7.3 million in sales at Kansas City auction


A Ford Thunderbird crosses the block during the Kansas City sale | Mecum Auctions photos

Mecum Auctions hit $7.3 million during its two-day sale in Kansas City, Missouri, this past weekend, with 309 vehicles sold as were 74 pieces of road art. The auction offered a total of 491 vehicles with 63 percent of them sold.

The results for the recent sale were off compared with the Kansas City auction in March 2016, which hit eight figures for the first time at $10.2 million (Mecum auction results do not include buyer fees) with 409 vehicles sold and a 72 percent sell-through rate.

A 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda was hammered at $140,000

Mecum holds two annual auctions in KC, with the other sale taking place every December.

The top-selling car at last weekend’s auction was a low-mileage 2005 Ford GT – the “modern classic” that frequently leads Mecum sales – which hammered for $300,000. That was followed by a 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda hardtop that sold for $140,000. These two results were the only ones that hammered above six figures.

The top 10 highest sellers for the Mecum Kansas City auction were:

1. 2005 Ford GT at $300,000
2. 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda at $140,000
3. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $95,000
4. 1973 DeTomaso Pantera at $85,000
5. 1970 Shelby GT500 fastback at $84,000
6. 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 at $70,000
7. 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS at $67,000
8. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $65,000
9. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $59,000
10. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $58,500

(Results do not include buyer fees)

Mecum’s next auction takes place in Houston from April 6-8, with 1,000 vehicles expected. Following that is Dana Mecum’s 30th Anniversary Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis from May 16-21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Two-thousand vehicles are expected to cross the block.

For information about Mecum sales, visit the auction website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.
  1. 309 cars and only 7.3 Million doesn’t seem newsworthy…….. Taking the sale prices of the top 10 and looking at the remaining 299 cars that only $20,989 per car on average. Reminds me of the old Kruse Auction days

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