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Worldwide does $6.52 million in inaugural Arlington auction


L-88 Corvette sells for $616,000 | Worldwide Auctions photos

Worldwide Auctioneers reports $6.52 million in sales and an 82 percent sell-through rate for its recent Texas Classic Auction, held for the first time in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The high-dollar sale of the auction was the $1.1 million paid for a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster (figure includes buyer’s fees). The 300 SL went to auction after being displayed on the fairways of the Amelia Island and Hilton Head concours.

“Thanks to all who joined us for a great inaugural weekend in our new Arlington venue and to the city of Arlington itself for its much-appreciated enthusiasm and support, ” Rod Egan, Worldwide co-owner and chief auctioneer, said in a news release.

Other top sales included a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L-88 roadster for $616,000 and a late-production 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster for $275,000.

300 SL tops Texas auction

The auction included cars from the Monical Collection, with a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette bringing $231,000.

“Along with our friends at the Concours d’Elegance of Texas, an event we are proud to have sponsored from the outset, we look forward to continuing to build one of the best weekend celebrations of classic and vintage cars on the calendar, Egan said.”

Top 10 sales, Worldwide Texas Classic Auction 2017

  1. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, $1,111,000

2. 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L-88 Roadster, $616,000

3. 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster, $275,000

4. 1993 Ferrari 512 BBi, $236,500

5. 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, $231,000

6. 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton, $176,000

7. 1967 Shelby GT500, $165,000

8. 1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible, $148,500

9. 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster, $148,500

10. 1937 Packard 1507 Coupe Resto Mod, $118,800

Based in Auburn, Indiana, Worldwide has done sales in conjunction with the Concours d’Elegance of Texas for six years, previously in the Houston area.

Larry Edsall
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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