Modern muscle tops Mecum’s Louisville auction

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1969 Plymouth Hemi GTX sells for $100,100 in Louisville | Mecum Auctions photos

With a trio of Mopar muscle cars atop the sales list, Mecum Auctions’ annual Louisville sale posted a 74 percent sell-through rate and more than $8.4 million in total sales this past weekend. 

Of 562 vehicles crossing the block, 417 went home to new owners, Mecum reported.

Modern muscle in demand: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in black sells for $123,750

The top two sales were 2018 Dodge challenger SRT Demon modern muscle cars, each driven less than 100 miles. A red-on-black model sold for $132,000 while a black-on-red version brought $123,750. Prices include buyer’s fee.

Third on the top-sales list was a vintage 1969 Plymouth Hemi GTX which sold for $100,100.

Top-10 sales, Mecum Louisville 2018

  1. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, $132,000
  2. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, $123,750
  3. 1969 Plymouth Hemi GTX, $100,100
  4. 1941 Chevrolet cab-over truck, $99,000
  5. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS, $99,000
  6. 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible, $82,500
  7. 1962 Chevrolet Nova resto-mod, $77,000
  8. 1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport, $71,500
  9. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $71,500
  10. 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, $70,400

(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

Mecum’s next auction is scheduled for October 3-6 in Dallas.

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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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