Contemporary collectibles dominate Mecum’s Houston auction

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Low-mileage 2006 Ford GT tops Houston auction sales results Mecum Auctions photos

Mecum Auctions’ recent sale in Houston posted $21.4 million in sales, with a 70-percents sell-through as 621 vehicles went to new owners.

The sale was the third in a row for Mecum at Houston with sales of $20 million or more. 

1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T was top-seller among ‘vintage’ vehicles

Topping the recent auction was a 2006 Ford GT driven only 138 miles. The car sold for $368,500 (prices include buyer’s fees).

As has become the trend of collector car sales, the top three sales and seven of the top 10 were cars produced this century. They include a 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost ($198,000), 2001 BMW Z8 ($192,500), 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ($170,500), 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ($170,500), 2012 Bentley Mulsanne ($154,000), and another ’18 Demon ($143,000).

Detroit muscle cars — early ‘70s Dodge Hemi Challenger and Plymouth Superbird, and 1967 Shelby GT500 — rounded out the top 10 listings.

1970 Plymouth Superbird cracks top-5 results

Top 10 sales, Mecum Houston 2018

  1. 2006 Ford GT, $368,500
  2. 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost, $198,000
  3. 2001 BMW Z8 convertible, $192,500
  4. 1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T, $184,250
  5. 1970 Plymouth Superbird, $181,500
  6. 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, $170,500
  7. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, $170,500
  8. 2012 Bentley Mulsanne, $154,000
  9. 2018 Dodge challenger SRT Demon, $143,000
  10. 1967 Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang fastback, $133,100

(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

Mecum’s next auction will be the annual and Original Spring Classic, May 15-19 at Indianapolis.

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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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