Resto-mod ’57 Thunderbird tops Mecum’s Denver results

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1957 Ford Thunderbird updated with Coyote V8 engine tops the sales chart at Denver auction | Mecum Auctions photos

In the category of better late than never, we’ve just received the results from Mecum Auctions’ collector car sale that took place in late July in Denver, where the company posted $10.2 million in sales with 358 vehicles going to new owners over the course of two days.

The high-dollar sale was a 1957 Ford Thunderbird resto-mod with a new Ford 5.0-liter, 412 horsepower Coyote V8 that brought $181,500. 

A 1970 Plymouth Superbird sold for $165,000 and a 2016 Jaguar F-type Project 7 went for $143,000.

1970 Plymouth Superbird is second on Denver sales chart

Top 10 sales, Mecum at Denver 2019

  1. 1957 Ford Thunderbird, $181,500
  2. 1970 Plymouth Superbird, $165,000
  3. 2016 Jaguar F Type Project 7,t $143,000
  4. 1956 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $143,000
  5. 1970 Plymouth Superbird, $129,800
  6. 1956 Chevrolet Nomad, $110,000
  7. 1964 Plymouth Hemi Savoy Lightweight, $110,000
  8. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, $107,250
  9. 1986 Ferrari Testarossa, $106,700
  10. 10.1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1, $94,600

Mecum’s next auction is scheduled for Dallas from September 4-7, where it plans to send 1,000 vehicles 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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