Branson Auction’s fall sale posts strong results

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1959 Chevrolet Impala convertible among special collection crossing the block | Branson Auctions photos

The Branson Auction annual fall sale posted more than $3.34 million in transactions with a 75 percent sell-through rate, the auction house reports.

The results were outstanding for the Missouri auction company, which typically averages in the $2.5 million to $2.8 million range for its semi-annual sales.

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1969 Plymouth GTX sells well

The 17-car Stroud Chevrolet Convertible collection accounted for nearly $478,000 in sales, topped by a 1959 Impala convertible that sold for $58,300 (figures include buyer’s fees).

Top 10 sales, Branson Auction fall 2017:

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Gallardo is top seller
  1. 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, $112,750
  2. 1969 Plymouth Hemi GTX, $82,500
  3. 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II, $74,250
  4. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, $62,700
  5. 1941 Cadillac Series 62, $60,000
  6. 1959 Chevrolet Impala convertible, $58,300
  7. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396, $57,200
  8. 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible, $48,400
  9. 1957 Ford Custom 300, $48,400
  10. 1937 Plymouth “slantback” sedan, $47,300

(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

At a special event on the eve of the auction, nearly $27,000 was raised in a special charity auction benefiting autism research.

Branson’s next sale is scheduled for April 20-21, 2018.

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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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