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McCormick auction passes $6.6 million, led by 1967 Ghia 450SS

The 72nd staging of the Palm Springs collector car event sold 267 vehicles

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McCormick’s bidder-friendly collector car auction, held for the 72nd time in Palm Springs, California, reached $6,655,369 in sales, with 267 of 394 vehicles hammered sold.

The highest seller was an Italian/American collaboration, a 1967 Ghia 450SS coupe that sold for $180,200 (including auction fee).   The attractive coachbuilt 450SS coupes and convertibles were penned by famed Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, who based them on the Plymouth Barracuda. 

An estimated 52 of these hand-built cars were produced by Ghia, and were sold exclusively through a Beverly Hills, California, importer.

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This Impala 409 hardtop was another leading seller

Other top sellers were a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL roadster at $133,560 and a 1961 Chevrolet Impala 409 2-door hardtop that sold for $121,900.

McCormick’s next auction is scheduled for November 18-20 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. For more information, visit the auction 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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