Worldwide does 93 percent sell-through in Texas

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1959 Porsche 356A on the block | Worldwide Auctioneers photos

Worldwide Auctioneers 17th annual Texas Classic Auction posted a 93 percent sell-through rate and $4.3 million in sales recently at the Arlington Convention Center.

Topping the results was a 1965 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang, one of 562 produced, that hammered sold for $363,000. A 1959 Porsche 356A/1600 S convertible D sold for $209,000.

Awaiting their turn across the block

The auction featured the 78-vehicle collection of Pamela & Eugene Knies. Among the cars from that large group, a 2002 BMW Z8 driven only 4,232 miles sold for $200,000 and a low-mileage 2010 Rolls-Royce Drophead Phantom Coupe brought $225,000. A 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha, one of 729 produced, and this one driven only 3,825 miles, sold for $184,800.

Also from the same collection, a 1980 AMC Pacer DL sold for an impressive $28,600.

“We were honored to have been entrusted with the sale of The Collection of Pamela & Eugene Knies as part of The Texas Classic Auction this year and we’re delighted to have out-performed both market and seller’s expectations and set a few more world auction records along the way,” John Kruse, Worldwide managing partner, said in a news release.

1965 Shelby GT350 is top seller

Top 10 sales, Worldwide Auctioneers Texas Classic 2018

  1. 1965 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang, $363,000
  2. 2010 Rolls-Royce Drophead Phantom coupe, $225,000
  3. 1959 Porsche 356A/1600 S convertible D, $209,000
  4. 2002 BMW Z8, $200,750
  5. 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha, $184,800
  6. 2015 Bentley Continental GT-C Speed, $149,600
  7. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71 roadster, $137,500
  8. 1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Phaeton, $126,500
  9. 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, $122,100
  10. 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham hardtop sedan, $121,000
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(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

Worldwide’s next sale is scheduled for August 4 in Shipshewana, Indiana, where it will handle the distribution of the acclaimed Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum Collection of Hudson, Essex, Terraplane, Railton and Dover cars and trucks.

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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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