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McCormick auction reaches total of $7.41 million with 82 percent sold

The Palm Springs event had 365 cars, trucks and motorcycles cross the block

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The recent McCormick auction in Palm Springs, California, achieved a record 82 percent sales rate and a total result of more than $7.41 million.  

The overall total for 365 cars, trucks and motorcycles crossing the block eclipsed McCormick’s previous auction in February 2021 by more than $3 million.  The unpretentious event had just six vehicles reaching into the low six figures, with quite a few sales under $10,000.  

The top-selling collector car was a 1956 Jaguar XK140 MC roadster that went for $169,600.  That was followed by a perennial favorite, a 1966 Shelby GT350H fastback – originally part of the Hertz rental-car fleet – that sold for $138,860. 

Other six-figure sales were for a 2018 Dodge Demon, at $128,260; a 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider, for $125,610; a 1995 Land Rover Defender D90 diesel for $113,420; and a Chevrolet Corvette coupe for $104,940.

One of the stars of the auction, a 1965 Ford Mustang Eleanor, failed to sell with a bid of $195,000, which did not meet reserve.  Also not meeting reserve was a 1965 Porsche 356C cabriolet, which was bid to $190,000.

McCormick’s next auction at its Palm Spring’s home base is set for February 25-27, 2022. For information, visit the McCormick 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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