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Mecum ends 2020 with Houston auction reaching $14.7 million result

Final sale of the year continued company’s pandemic-restricted live onsite events

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A custom 1941 F0rd pickup truck did the heavy hauling as top seller at Mecum’s Houston collector car auction, which ended the company’s 2020 calendar year with a $14.7 million total result and an 84 percent sell-through rate, with 442 vehicles going to new owners.

Mecum, which restarted its live onsite auctions with pandemic restrictions in July, finished the COVID season with Houston as its 6th large-scale, live auction held by the company during the past eight weeks.  Those auctions sold more than 2,700 vehicles at an 83 percent rate for a total of $75.5 million, according to a Mecum news release.

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The Land Rover 110 is a highly customized example

The top sellers in Houston were a diverse group of foreign and domestic, and vintage and modern vehicles. The leading ’41 Ford pickup, with an all-steel body and supercharged Ford Coyote V8 engine, sold for $206,250 (all reported results include auction fees). 

The truck was followed by a pair of interesting off-roaders, a customized 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 and a 2013 Ford E350 Sportsmobile 4X4 adventure van, each of which went for $176,000.

The 1934 Lincoln KA convertible is rarely seen as an updated custom car

After them came a 1934 Lincoln KA convertible at $137,500 and a 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo, sold for $132,000.  The newest vehicle sold during the Mecum auction was a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, with just 42 miles and a Z51 package that went for $115,500.

The top-10 seller at Mecum’s Houston auction were:

1. 1941 Ford custom pickup, at $206,250

2. 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 custom, at $176,000

3. 2013 Ford E350 Sportsmobile, at $176,000

4. 1934 Lincoln KA convertible, at $137,500

5. 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo, at $132,000

6. 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider, at $126,500

7. 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, at $121,000

8. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, at $115,500

9. 2010 Dodge Viper ACR Final Edition, at $110,000

10. 1963 Lincoln Continental convertible, at $106,700

(all results include auction fees)

Mecum starts 2021 with its monumental 10-day auction at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. The sale, which the company calls the largest collector car auction in the world, takes place January 7-16 with 3,500 vehicles expected to be auctioned, including those from a dozen major collections.

For more information, visit the Mecum website

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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