With top sales that swing from modern exotics to pre-war classics to muscle cars and street rods, Mecum Auctions scored more than $22.2 million during four days of bidding last weekend in Dallas.
Of the 865 collector vehicles presented at the annual auction, 610 sold for a 70 percent sell-through rate at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. The auction included 10 significant private collections, several offered at no reserve.
“The main-attraction Bruce Church and Kingston collections certainly lived up to their statuses with impressive sales across the board,” Mecum said in a news release. “Four of the Church cars landed among the top 10 sales, and in all, the collection brought more than $2.4 million in hammer sales, with 97 percent of the vehicles in the 33-car collection finding new owners.”
The Dallas auction’s top seller is a perennial favorite, a 2006 Ford GT coupe with 5.4-liter aluminum V8 boosted to 550 horsepower via an Eaton supercharger, which sold for $270,000 (Mecum results do not include auction fees).
Next up went back 72 years, an elegant 1934 Packard 1101 coupe roadster with rumble seat that hammered at $260,000. Third highest sale returned to the modern exotics, a 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren at $245,000.
The auction’s top-selling muscle car came next, a 1970 Plymouth Superbird for $215,000, followed by a 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, which sold for $175,000.
The top 10 sales for the Mecum Dallas auction were:
1. 2006 Ford GT at $270,000
2. 1934 Packard Eight 1101 coupe roadster at $260,000
3. 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren at $245,000
4. 1970 Plymouth Superbird at $215,000
5. 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano at $175,000
6. 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro at $175,000
7. 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe street rod at $160,000
8. 1958 Chevrolet Corvette resto mod at $160,000
9. 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe street rod at $150,000
10. 1932 Packard Eight 902 coupe at $150,000
(Mecum results do not include buyer’s premium)
Mecum Aucti0ns’ next collector car sale takes place September 21-23 in Louisville, Kentucky, with 700 vehicles expected. For information, visit the Mecum website.