Record results as Mecum Indy sale totals $70.4 million

Record results as Mecum Indy sale totals $70.4 million

American muscle from Juliano collection boosts auction topped by a pair of 7-figure Shelby Cobras

A pair of multi-million-dollar Shelby Cobras topped Mecum Auction’s 32nd Original Spring Classic collector car sale, which set an all-time-high total of $70.4 million last week in Indianapolis.

The best-selling
roadsters, both from the acclaimed Steven Juliano estate collection, were a
1967 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra that sold for $2.86 million, followed by a 1966
Shelby 427 Cobra that hit $2.42 million (all results include auction fees).

Four other auction cars also soared into the seven figures among the 1,189 vehicles sold.  The third-highest seller was a modern exotic, a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach at $1.98 million, while a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible tied at $1.98 million.  Next came another Shelby Cobra, a 1964 289 roadster, for $1.76 million, and a 1971 Plymouth Cuda convertible at $1.55 million. 

Just one modern exotic hit the top-10 sales, a 2015 Porsche 918 Weissach

A pre-war motorcycle made a rare appearance among the top-10 collector vehicles, a 1940 Crocker “Big Tank” Big Twin, which sold for $550,000 to claim the No. 9 spot.

The auction’s top
sales were dominated by the Cobras and Mopar muscle cars from the Juliano
collection.  Display engines from the
collection also did well, including two Hemi V8s and a 440cid 6-barrel selling
between $159,300 and $218,500.

The Road Art
automobilia sales realized strong results overall, according to Mecum. 

Top 10 sales, Mecum
Indianapolis 2019

1. 1967 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra Roadster (Lot F128) at $2,860,000
2. 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster (Lot F136) at $2,420,000
3. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach (Lot S155) at $1,980,000
4. 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible (Lot F120) at $1,980,000
5. 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster (Lot F132) at $1,760,000
6. 1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible (Lot F142) at $1,155,000
7. 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Sunroof (Lot F143) at $660,000
8. 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona (Lot F177) at $577,500
9. 1940 Crocker ‘Big Tank’ Big Twin (Lot S124.1) at $550,000
10. 2016 Norwood 330 P4 Replica (Lot S252) at $467,500

(Result include auction fees)

Mecum’s next auction is scheduled for June 21-22 at Portland, Oregon, where 600 collector cars, trucks and motorcycles are expected. 

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  • Bob Davis
    May 26, 2019, 10:21 AM

    Here’s a perfect example, you can’t take it with you. We are all going to check out. That’s why I bought a replica Cobra, from this site no less,I’ve wanted one for over 30 years 😃

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