McCormick’s sale exceeds $6.12 million

McCormick’s sale exceeds $6.12 million

Auction 63 reaches a top result for the Palm Springs auctioneer

McCormick’s latest Palm Springs, California, collection car auction – Auction No. 63 in the company’s numerical naming sequence – reached more than $6.12 million for the recent three-day sale at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The results are “in the top 10 list for sales in the 31-year history, under sunny skies in Palm Springs,” the company proclaims on its web site. “Sales for (the) November 17-19 auction gained nearly $100,000 from the November auction a year ago and increased almost $500,000 from the auction in February 2017.”

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The 1936 limo is believed once owned by Charlie Chaplin

The auction achieved a 63.8 percent sell-through rate, with 322 vehicles sold out of 505 offered, according to company figures. Only one sale crossed into six figures in this laid-back event.

A pair of pre-war classic Packards led the results: a 1929 Phaeton convertible at $154,875 (all results include 5 percent buyer’s fees) followed by a 1936 LeBaron All Weather Cabriolet, reputedly owned originally by legendary silent-film star Charlie Chaplin, which went for $89,250.

Next were a pair of popular sports cars, a 1964 Porsche 356 SC coupe, at $87,150, and a 1956 Chevrolet Corvette, at $80,850.

The top 10 sales for McCormick’s Auction 63 were:

1. 1929 Packard Phaeton convertible, $154,875.
2. 1936 Packard LeBaron All Weather Cabriolet, $89,250.
3. 1964 Porsche 356 SC coupe, $87,150.
4. 1956 Chevrolet Corvette, $80,850.
5. 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible, $74,550.
6. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $67,725.
7. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, $65,625.
8. 1948 Oldsmobile 98 sedan, $65,100
9. 1956 Chrysler Windsor, $59,850.
10. 1954 Mercury Monterey Sun Valley, $59,850.

(All results including buyer’s fees)

McCormick’s next sale at the same Palm Springs location will be held February 23-25. For more information, visit the auction website.

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