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Mustang Boss 429, custom Corvette tie to lead Mecum Orlando auction

The Summer Special sale reaches $35 million total with an 80 percent sell-through rate


Two favorite American classics, one from Ford and one from Chevy, tied to lead the Mecum auction in Orlando, Florida, this past weekend, which scored an 80 percent sales rate and $35 million in total results.

The auction-topping 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 and custom 1961 Chevrolet Corvette each sold at Mecum for $352,000 (all results include auction fees). 

The 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 in Grabber Blue

The July 28-31 auction was originally planned as a three-day sale but Mecum added another day to accommodate the more than 1,000 collector car, truck and motorcycle  consignments, of which 850 sold.

Corvettes comprised half of Mecum’s top-10 sales results, with a 1963 split-window coupe selling for $324,500 and a 1966 coupe going for $297,000.  The next highest seller was a custom, one-of-a-kind a 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo “Slantnose” that sold for $286,000.

The Porsche 930 Turbo ‘Stantnose’ is described as one-of-a-kind

Other Corvettes that cracked the top 10 were a 1967 L89 convertible that went for $264,000 and a 1962 convertible that sold for $203,500.

The top-10 highest-selling cars for Mecum’s Summer Special auction were:

1. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback at $352,000

2. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $352,000

3. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split-window coupe at $324,500

4. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette coupe at $297,000

5. 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose at $286,000

6. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L89 convertible at $264,000

7. 2017 Dodge Viper SRT GTC coupe at $247,500

8. 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback at $231,000

9. 2021 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak at $209,000

10. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $203,500

(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

Mecum returns for Monterey Car Week in California with its Daytime Auction to be held August 12-14, featuring about 600 vehicles that include an award-winning 1936 Delahaye Type 135 Competition Court Teardrop Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi, and “the last Cobra,” the 2004 Shelby Cobra V10 prototype.  For more information, visit the Mecum website.

Bob Golfen
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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