Mecum revisits Kissimmee and posts $18.6 million in sales

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Driven less than 100 miles before crossing the auction block, this 2018 Ford GT was the top-seller at the recent Kissimmee Sumer Sale | Mecum Auctions photos

Mecum Auctions returned to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, for a special live summer auction this past week and reports moving more than 800 vehicles across the block in three days and $18.6 million in sales.

Mecum said it sold 518 of those cars for a 65 percent sell-through rate.

“Mecum continues to adapt successfully despite the logistical challenges of 2020,” the company said in its post-sale announcement. “Since June, Mecum has safely conducted four live auction events in Iowa, North Carolina, Indiana and now in Florida with the Summer Special. 

2006 Ford GT in Heritage Edition colors

“Osceola Heritage Park is a familiar venue for Mecum and its customers as it plays host to the world’s largest collector car auction in January each year.”

Mecum’s annual January sale in Florida is the largest such event in the world, lasting more than a week and this year sending 2,140 vehicles to new owners, including the famed Bullitt movie Mustang. The Kissimmee sale generated more than $107 million in sales in 2019 and more than $105 million this past January.

“Mecum ensured a safe and comfortable auction atmosphere in which to do business in the Sunshine State, resulting in overall sales numbers that exceeded pre-auction expectations,” the company said of its recent sale. “The weather was hot, and so were the hammer prices.”

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1969 Dodge Daytona

Topping the recent sale were two Ford GTs, with a 2018 model, driven only 97 miles before reaching the auction block, selling for $935,000 (including buyer’s fee) and a 3,000-mile 2006 Heritage Edition bringing $412,500.

Also among the top-5 sales were a 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, a 1969 Dodge Daytona, one of only 503 produced, and a 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang.

Top-10 sales, Mecum Kissimmee August 2020

  1. 2018 Ford GT, $935,000
  2. 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, $412,500
  3. 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, $203,500
  4. 1969 Dodge Daytona, $198,000
  5. 1967 Shelby GT500, $187,000
  6. 1934 Packard coupe roadster, $176,000
  7. 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, $176,000
  8. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette resto-mod convertible, $154,000
  9. 2017 Dodge Viper GT coupe, $148,500
  10. 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-$, $137,500

(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

Mecum’s next live auction is scheduled for October 15-17 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, where more than 1,000 vehicles are expected on the docket.

For more information, visit the Mecum Auctions website.

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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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