Only 3,000 of the 808-horsepower cars were produced
While cars from the 1950s and ‘60s dominated the top sales list, topping that list at Mecum Auctions’ recent Kansas City collector car sale was a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The car sold for $130,900 (including buyer’s fees) and was one of only two vehicles to be hammered sold for six figures at the sale.
Only 3,000 of the Demons were produced, each with a supercharged and intercooled 6.2-liter Hemi V8 pumping out 808 horsepower. The MSRP on those cars was around $85,000.
The top-seller at the Mecum auction wore “menacing black paint, the auction house noted.
Overall, the two-day auction found new owners for 329 vehicles and generated $6.8 million in sales.
Second-highest on the sales list was a highly original 1968 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang convertible, verified as one of only two built with the same options. The car originally was a company-owned vehicle for A.O. Smith, an automotive supplier based in Milwaukee.
Also among the top-5 was what Mecum called a “unique” 1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans coupe. Of 506 Nash Healeys produced from 1951-54, only 50 were 1953 coupes. This one showed only 33,866 miles on its odometer.
Top 10 sales, Mecum Kansas City 2018
- 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, $130,900
- 1968 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang convertible, $102,300
- 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $84,700
- 1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans coupe, $74,250
- 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, $71,500
- 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, $66,000
- 1955 Packard Caribbean convertible, $66,000
- 1970 Ford Mustang Mach I, $63,250
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $61,050
- 1968 Ford Mustang convertible, $60,500
(Prices include buyer’s fee.)
Mecum’s next auction is scheduled for April 5-7 in Houston. It’s Gone Farmin’ division will be in Davenport, Iowa, those same dates for its 2018 Spring Classic sale.