3,600-mile Ford GT leads the way at Mecum’s Kansas City auction

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3,600-mile Ford GT leads the way at Mecum’s Kansas City auction
2005 Ford GT is on the block | Mecum Auctions photos

Mecum Auctions concluded its 2017 sales calendar this past weekend in Kansas City, Missouri, where it sold 391 collector vehicles for a total of $8.2 million, led by a 2005 Ford GT that hammered sold for $265,000.

The Ford supercar had been driven only 3,600 miles since new. (Prices reported by Mecum do not include buyer’s fees.)

3,600-mile Ford GT leads the way at Mecum’s Kansas City auction
Another Ford, this 1968 Mustang, drew second-highest price

Although five of the top-10 hammer prices went to Chevrolet vehicles — four of them 1960s Corvettes — that list was topped by Fords and a Ferrari. A resto-mod 1968 Ford Mustang sold for $95,000, a 1966 Ferrari Testarossa went for $87,500 and a 1971 Mustang Boss 351 brought $75,000.

Top-10 sales, Mecum Kansas City Fall 2017:

  1. 2005 Ford GT, $265,000
  2. 1968 Ford Mustang resto-mod, $95,000
  3. 1986 Ferrari Testarossa, $87,500
  4. 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351, $75,000
  5. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, $74,000
  6. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $69,500
  7. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, $68,000
  8. 2014 Dodge Viper SRT-10, $63,500
  9. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette, $60,000
  10. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette resto-mod, $60,000

(Prices reported do not include buyer’s fee.)

3,600-mile Ford GT leads the way at Mecum’s Kansas City auction
Ferrari Testarossa sells for $87,500

Mecum’s launches its 2018 auction calendar January 5-14 at Kissimmee, Florida, where it hopes to have as many as 3,000 vehicles cross the block.

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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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