Branson tops $2.8 million at spring auction

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1953 Jaguar XK 120 is top seller in Missouri | Branson Auction photos

Branson Auctions’ annual spring sale posted $2,806,615 in transactions last week with 147 of 216 vehicles going to new owners, the auction house reported.

The high-dollar seller was a 1953 Jaguar XK120 that brought $93,500 (price includes buyer’s fee).

A 1937 Packard 115 sold for $82,500.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible is among Branson strong sellers

Other top sellers were a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air for $69,300, a 1986 Ferrari 328 GTs for $67,650, a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 for $66,000 and a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 for $63,800.

A 1936 Auburn 852 SC was bid to $160,000, highest of the auction, but that figure did not meet the consignor’s reserve price.

The annual Branson fall auction is scheduled for October 19-21.

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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