Mecum moves nearly 300 cars to new owners in Portland

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Vintage Land Rover Defender sells for six figures | Mecum Auctions photos

Mecum Auctions’ third-annual collector car sale in Portland, Oregon, concluded this past weekend with 296 vehicles going to new owners for a collective $8.6 million, the auction house announced.

The most money paid for any of those nearly 300 vehicles was $214,500 for a Mark IV Red 2005 Ford GT that had been driven only 2,741 miles.

Ford GT tops all sales figures in Portland

A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS that had undergone Pro Touring modifications brought $176,000 and a 2013 Bentley Continental GTC sold for $159,500.

A diesel-powered 1984 Land Rover Defender 110 sold for $121,000 and a 1950 Chevrolet cab-over flatbed truck also cracked the six-digit plateau.

Top 10 sales Mecum Portland 2018

  1. 2005 Ford GT, $214,500
  2. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Pro Touring, $176,000
  3. 2013 Bentley Continental GTC, $159,500
  4. 1984 Land Rover Defender 110, $121,000
  5. 1950 Chevrolet cab-over flatbed, $104,500
  6. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $93,500
  7. 1972 DeTomaso Pantera, $88,000
  8. 1965 Shelby Cobra replica, $83,600
  9. 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda, $82,500
  10. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air resto-mod, $82,500

(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

Mecum’s next auction is a real estate sale July 19 in Fallbrook, California, to be followed by collector car auctions August 2-4 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and August 23-25 in Monterey, California.

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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 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  1. You show a Pontiac Grand Ville 4 Door Hard Top. The Model year is 1971 not 1970 . 1971 was the First year for the Pontiac Grand Ville

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