Mecum hits $7.6 million at Louisville sale

Mecum hits $7.6 million at Louisville sale

With a 1968 Shelby GT500 leading the pack, Mecum Auctions reaches a total of $7.6 million (before fees) at its Louisville, Kentucky, sale

Iconic American classics of the 1950s and ’60s, plus a modern British exotic, led the bidding last weekend during Mecum’s collector car auction in Louisville, Kentucky. Overall sales came to $7.6 million with 310 vehicles going to new owners in the three-day event.

The results were led by a 1968 Shelby GT500 fastback that hammered at $90,500 (Mecum results do not include auction fees), followed by a 2007 Bentley Continental coupe at $80,000.

The 1964 Studebaker Avanti was converted to R3 specs

Chevrolets filled the next four top-seller slots, with a 1968 Camaro RS Z28 hitting $77,500, a 1963 Corvette split-window coupe for $75,000, a 1957 Bel Air convertible also at $75,000 and a 1969 Corvette 427 coupe at $74,000.

A 1964 Studebaker Avanti R2 landed among the top sellers, at $68,000, bolstering the rising values for this previously underappreciated classic.

The top-10 sellers for Mecum’s Louisville auction were:

1. 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback at $90,500
2. 2007 Bentley Continental at $80,000
3. 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 at $77,500
4. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe at $75,000
5. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible at $75,000
6. 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe at $74,000
7. 2016 Ram 2500 SLT Pickup at $71,000
8. 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air at $70,000
9. 1964 Studebaker Avanti R2 at $68,000
10. 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Lot at $68,000

(Mecum results do not include buyer fees)

Mecum Auctions travels next to Chicago on October 5-7 at the Schaumburg Convention Center with an anticipated 1,000 vehicles crossing the block. For information, visit the Mecum website.


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