McCormick tops $5 million in sales at Palm Springs auction

McCormick tops $5 million in sales at Palm Springs auction

Auction shows 64 percent sell-through rate

McCormick sold more than $5.6 million in collector cars at its 65th Palm Springs Auction earlier this month, the company said in a release.

The actual sales number was $5,602,968. The auction reported a 64 percent sell-through rate.

A numbers-matching 1964 Porsche 356 SC with just 77,000 miles on the odometer and complete with its factory sunroof and six-volt electrical system led the sale. The car fetched $97,125 (prices reported include buyer’s fee).

This classic Porsche was the top selling car at McCormick's Palm Spring Auction. | McCormick photo

This classic Porsche was the top selling car at the Palm Spring Auction. | McCormick photo

That was followed by a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette roadster that had undergone a show-quality restoration and came with hard and soft tops. The car –- equipped with a 283cid engine rated at 245 horsepower and a 4-speed manual transmission –- sold for $70,875.

An American classic fetched the second-highest price at the 65th McCormick Auction in Palm Springs. | McCormick photo

An American classic fetched the second-highest price at the Palm Springs sale. | McCormick photo

A 1953 Buick Roadmaster convertible was the third-high sale, fetching $65,100. The car has only been driven 6,000 miles since a body-off restoration was completed in 2001.

This Buick sold at the McCormick auction looked to be in great shape. | McCormick photo

This Buick sold at the auction looked to be in great shape. | McCormick photo

Top 10 sales, McCormick fall 2018:

  1. 1964 Porsche 356 SC — $97,125
  2. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette roadster — $70,875
  3. 1953 Buick Roadmaster convertible — $65,100
  4. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette convertible — $64,050
  5. 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Targa — $61,425
  6. 1970 Mercedes 270SL — $56,700
  7. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible — $56,700
  8. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette — $52,500
  9. 1967 Chevrolet Bel Air — $50,400
  10. 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Volante convertible — $49,350
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(Prices reported include buyer’s fee.)

McCormick’s next sale is scheduled for February 22-24 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

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