Mecum warms up for Monterey with $24.1 million Harrisburg auction

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1978 Lincoln-based Batmobile re-creation sold for $192,250 at the Harrisburg auction | Mecum Auctions photos

Mecum Auctions has announced results of its recent sale in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with a 27 percent increase in overall sales from the 2017 event as 763 cars were sold for $24.1 million.

The three-day sale at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex had a sell-through rate of nearly 80 percent, Mecum said.

2006 Ford GT was top seller at $302,500

Top 10 sales, Mecum Harrisburg 2018

  1. 2006 Ford GT, $302,500
  2. 1967 Shelby GT500, $217,250
  3. 1978 Lincoln Batmobile replica, $195,250
  4. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Touring, $181,500
  5. 1972 Plymouth ‘Cuda resto-mod, $165,000
  6. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, $145,200
  7. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, $143,000
  8. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $143,000
  9. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, $140,250
  10. 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider, $137,500

(Prices include buyer’s fee).

1967 Shelby GT 500 Mustang went to a new owner for $217,250

The auction also featured a stand-alone sale of Road Art, with 265 pieces sold for $488,000 and a 94 percent sell-through rate. Topping that sale was a 72-inch Signal gas brand display that brought $23,600. Two single-sided Gulf porcelain neons sold for $17,700 and $15,340 and a Thunderbird Jr. adult-sized pedal car went for $11,800.

Mecum Auctions next sale, “The Daytime Auction,” is scheduled for August 23-25 in Monterey, California, where Mecum will send 600 collector cars — vintage vehicles and contemporary exotics — across the block.

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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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