Resto-mods popular with bidders at Mecum’s Denver auction

Resto-mods popular with bidders at Mecum’s Denver auction

Souped-up muscle cars dominate top 10 sales list

Mecum Auctions posted $10 million in sales with a 75 percent sell-through rate at its recent collector car sale in Denver, where the top-seller was a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda convertible that brought $181,500.

Prices reported include buyer’s fee.

The ’70 ‘Cuda wore Plum Crazy Pearl paint and was powered by a 528cid, 650-horsepower aluminum Gen 2 Indy Hemi V8 linked to a race-prepped 727 automatic transmission. 

’68 Ford Mustang packs a 650-horsepower punch

Resto-mod muscle proved popular with bidders as a 1968 Ford Mustang brought $143,000 thanks in part to a restoration that included the insertion of a 427cid, 650-horsepower Dart V8 and 5-speed Tremec manual shifter.

Muscle did well at the sale, but the No. 3 seller was a 1966 Volkswagen 21-window Samba bus that sold for $118,250.

Top 10 sales, Mecum Denver 2018

21-window VW sells well

  1. 1970 Plymouth Barracuda convertible, $181,500
  2. 1968 Ford Mustang, $143,000
  3. 1966 Volkswagen 21-Window Samba bus, $118,250
  4. 1957 Ford Ranchero E-Code, $110,000
  5. 1969 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang, $107,250
  6. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air resto-mod, $106,700
  7. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $99,000
  8. 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner, $95,700
  9. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, $90,200
  10. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28, $86,900

(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

Mecum’s next auction is scheduled for June 22-23 in Portland, Oregon.

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