Mecum sells McDorman Collection for $7M


1963 Chevrolet Corvette

Bob Kroupa reporting

The Mecum sale of the Bob McDorman Collection in Canal Winchester, Ohio, held Nov. 6 was noteworthy in several ways, especially since everything was sold on a no-reserve basis. In addition, each production year Corvette was represented with the lone exception being the 1991 model.

There were many unusual aspects of this auction, especially for the collector. There were numerous vehicles still on MSO, never titled. In addition, many vehicles has been driven fewer than 100 miles, and there were many VIN number 1 vehicles, special editions and cars that had previous owners the likes of Zora Arkus-Duntov, Johnny Carson, Rosemary Clooney and Mario Andretti.

High-sale honors went to the one-off special edition Corvettes from 1963 and ’64, made for the General Motors’ “brass.” Included was the Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen ’63 convertilble sold for $400,000; wife Florence Knudsen’s pink ’64 coupe for $280,000; and, the ’64 Bill Mitchell Styling Coupe sold for $160,000.


1964 Chevrolet Corvette

In the non-Corvette department, Chevys started with a 1915 Royal Mail roadster, sold for $24,500, and concluded with the final production 2006 SSR roadster pickup that sold for $109,000.

According to Mecum Auctions, the auction’s total gross sales were $7 million (excluding buyer’s premium). It included approximately 150 collector vehicles, comprising the most complete collection of Corvettes ever offered.

“As a passionate car lover, there is no doubt Bob McDorman’s collection featured some of the rarest, most desired vehicles in the collector car community,” said Dana Mecum, president of the company. “We had more than 1,000 registered bidders for this one-day auction, which is an extraordinary turnout.”

McDorman, a Chevrolet dealer for 45 years, plans to use proceeds from the sale to focus on the daily operation of his dealership.  

McDorman stated, “It was a fantastic auction. At one point there were more than 1,100 people watching it online via Mecum’s live auction webcast. Mecum did a beautiful job setting everything up and handling the event — it all went smoothly. It was very professional and the cars and memorabilia brought more than I expected.”


1964 Chevrolet Corvette

MECUM McDORMAN COLLECTION
Canal Winchester, Ohio, 11-6-2010
Bob Kroupa reporting

Vehicles listed were declared sold.
Reportedly, 150 were offered.

Year/Make/Model                                Price/Condition
1915 Chevrolet Royal Mail 2d Rds, 4-cyl, 3-Spd    $24,500    1
1927 Chevrolet AA 1T Tow, 4-cyl, 3-Spd    $27,000    1
1927 Chevrolet AA Tanker, 4-cyl, 3-Spd, SOHIO graphics    $37,000    2
1929 Chevrolet 1T Fire, 6-cyl, 3-Spd    $34,000    1
1932 Chevrolet Confederate 2d Rds, 6-cyl, 3-Spd    $42,000    1
1934 Chevrolet Master 2d Rds, 6-cyl, 3-Spd    $34,000    2
1938 Chevrolet Master 2d Cabr, 6-cyl, 3-Spd    $42,500    2
1938 Chevrolet HC 2d 1/2T PU, 6-cyl, 3-Spd    $15,000    2
1939 Chevrolet Master DeL 4d Sta Wag, 6-cyl, 3-Spd, woodie    $47,000    2
1940 Chevrolet KC 2d 1/2T PU, 6-cyl, 3-Spd    $35,000    1
1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Ute 2d PU, 6-cyl, 3-Spd, RHD, Austrailian-built    $30,000    1
1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster 2d Conv, 6-cyl, 3-Spd, IPC    $37,000    1
1950 Chevrolet Styleline DeL Bel Air 2d HT, 6-cyl, 3-Spd    $14,500    2
1951 Chevrolet 3100 2d 1/2T PU, 6-cyl, 3-Spd    $30,000    1
1953 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 235-cid, 150-hp, Auto    $131,000    2
1954 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 235-cid, 150-hp, Auto    $50,000    2
1955 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 265-cid, 195-hp, Auto, VIN #2    $130,000    1
1955 Chevrolet Cameo 3124 2d 1/2T PU, 265-cid, 3-Spd    $24,500    1
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2d Conv, 265-cid, Auto, IPC    $45,000    1
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2d Conv, 265-cid, 3-Spd    $50,000    1
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2d Conv, 265-cid, Auto, w/cont kit    $42,000    2
1956 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 265-cid, 210-hp, Auto    $55,000    3
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad 2d HT Sta Wag, 265-cid, Auto    $33,000    2
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv Mod, 350-cid, 4-Spd    $83,000    3
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad 2d HT Sta Wag, 283-cid, Auto, A/C    $36,500    3
1958 Chevrolet Cameo 3124 2d 1/2T PU, 283-cid, 3-Spd    $16,000    3
1958 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 283-cid, 230-hp, 4-Spd    $53,000    2
1958 Chevrolet Impala 2d Conv, 348-cid, Auto, 3x2V, w/cont kit    $74,500    2
1959 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 283-cid, 245-hp, 4-Spd    $67,000    2
1959 Chevrolet El Camino 2d PU, 348-cid, Auto, 3x2V    $51,000    1
1959 Chevrolet Impala 2d Conv, 348-cid, Auto, A/C    $82,000    2
1960 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 283-cid, 230-hp, 4-Spd    $45,000    2
1960 Chevrolet Impala 2d HT, 348-cid, Auto, w/cont kit    $36,000    2
1960 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 2d Cpe, 102-hp, Auto    $13,000    1
1961 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 283-cid, 230-hp, 3-Spd    $42,000    3
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 327-cid, 300-hp, 4-Spd    $71,000    2
1963 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, 327-cid, 300-hp, 4-Spd, A/C    $63,000    1
1963 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 327-cid, 300-hp, 4-Spd, A/C    $81,000    1
1963 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, FI 327-cid, 360-hp, 4-Spd    $53,000    1
1963 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, Spl Ed, FI 327-cid, 360-hp, 4-Spd    $400,000    1
1963 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, FI 327-cid, 360-hp, 4-Spd    $65,000    1
1964 Chevrolet El Camino Cus SS 2d PU, 283-cid, Auto    $12,000    3
1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 2d Cpe, 102-hp, Auto, A/C    $7,000    2
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, Spl Ed, 396-cid, Auto, A/C    $280,000    2
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, Spl Ed, 327-cid, 365-hp, Auto, A/C    $160,000    1
1965 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, 327-cid, 365-hp, 4-Spd, VIN #1    $75,000    1
1966 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 327-cid, 300-hp, 4-Spd, VIN #6    $50,000    1
1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2d Conv, 396-cid, 375-hp, 4-Spd, IPC    $88,000    1
1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova 2d HT, 283-cid, 195-hp, Auto    $35,000    2
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, 427-cid, 400-hp, 4-Spd, A/C    $60,000    2
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 327-cid, 300-hp, 4-Spd    $59,000    3
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 327-cid, 300-hp, 4-Spd    $50,000    2
1968 Chevrolet Camaro 2d Conv, 327-cid, 210-hp, Auto    $39,000    1
1968 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top Cpe, 327-cid, 350-hp, Auto    $30,000    2
1969 Chevrolet Camaro 2d Conv, 396-cid, 325-hp, Auto, IPC    $52,000    1
1969 Chevrolet Camaro 2d Cpe, 396-cid, 350-hp, 4-Spd, IPC    $76,000    1
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 427-cid, 435-hp, 4-Spd    $67,000    2
1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 2d Conv, 110-hp, Auto    $21,500    1
1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 2d HT, 110-hp, 4-Spd    $12,500    2
1970 Chevrolet Camaro 2d Cpe, 350-cid, 250-hp, Auto, VIN #1    $41,000    1
1970 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LT1, 4-Spd    $39,000    2
1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 2d HT, 454-cid, 396-hp, Auto    $14,000    3
1971 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LT1, 4-Spd    $43,000    1
1972 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top Cpe, 454-cid, 270-hp, VIN #1    $46,000    1
1972 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LT1, 4-Spd, A/C    $50,000    1
1973 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top Cpe, L82, Auto, A/C    $27,000    1
1974 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top Cpe, L48, Auto, A/C    $19,000    1
1974 Chevrolet Impala 2d Conv, 350-cid, Auto, A/C    $16,000    1
1975 Chevrolet Caprice 2d Conv, 350-cid, Auto, 2 orig miles    $35,000    1
1975 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, L82, 4-Spd, 189 orig miles    $50,000    1
1976 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top Cpe, L82, 4-Spd, 78 orig miles    $29,000    1
1977 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top Cpe, L48, Auto, 2,400 orig miles    $28,500    1
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top Cpe, L82, Auto, 25th Anv Ed, 9 orig miles    $35,000    1
1979 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top Cpe, L82, 4-Spd, 10,000 orig miles    $35,000    2
1980 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top Cpe, L82, Auto, 11,500 orig miles    $23,000    2
1981 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top Cpe, L48, Auto, 147 orig miles    $28,000    1
1981 Chevrolet El Camino 2d PU, 305-cid, Auto    $8,500    3
1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2d T-top Cpe, 305-cid, Auto, IPC, 23 orig miles    $26,000    1
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, 350-cid, 200-hp, Auto, Coll Ed, 13 orig miles    $38,000    1
1983 Chevrolet El Camino 2d PU, 305-cid, Auto    $9,000    3
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, 350-cid, 205-hp, Auto    $25,000    2
1984 Chevrolet Blazer 1500 4d SUV, 350-cid, Auto    $11,000    3
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, 350-cid, 230-hp, 4-Spd, 559 orig miles    $39,000    1
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, 350-cid, 230-hp, Auto    $17,000    2
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 350-cid, 235-hp, Auto, IPC, VIN #1    $40,000    1
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, 350-cid, 230-hp, Auto    $19,000    1
1987 Chevrolet El Camino SS 2d PU, 305-cid, Auto, 457 orig miles    $24,000    1
1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aerocoupe 2d HT, 305-cid, Auto, 454 orig miles    $22,000    1
1987 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, 350-cid, 240-hp, Auto    $15,000    2
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, 350-cid, 245-hp, 4-Spd, 35th Anv Ed, 100 orig miles    $37,000    1
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 350-cid, 245-hp, Auto    $20,000    1
1990 Chevrolet Beretta 2d Cpe, V-6, Auto, IPC, 100 orig miles    $19,000    1
1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2d Cpe, LT5, 6-Spd, 80 orig miles    $46,000    1
1991 Chevrolet S10 2d PU, Auto    $8,750    2
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LT1, Auto    $22,000    2
1993 Chevrolet Camaro 2d Cpe, 350-cid, 275-hp, Auto, IPC, 8 orig miles    $25,000    1
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LT1, Auto    $16,500    3
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LT1, 6-Spd    $28,000    1
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LT1, Auto, 35 orig miles    $24,500    1
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LT1, Auto    $23,000    1
1994 Chevrolet S10 2d PU, Auto    $8,750    2
1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2d Cpe, LT5, 6-Spd, 25 orig miles    $61,000    1
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LT1, Auto, IPC, 5 orig miles    $34,000    1
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LT4, VIN #4    $22,000    1
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Spt 2d Conv, LT4, 6-Spd, 3,000 orig miles    $43,000    2
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Spt 2d Cpe, LT4, 6-Spd, 3 orig miles    $53,000    1
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LT4, 6-Spd, Coll Ed, 67 orig miles    $33,000    1
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LT1, Auto, Coll Ed, VIN #2    $24,000    1
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LT1, Auto, Coll Ed, 352 orig miles    $28,000    1
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS1, 6-Spd, 944 orig miles    $29,500    1
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LS1, Auto, Aztec Gold    $29,000    1
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LS1, 6-Spd, IPC, 9 orig miles    $42,000    1
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS1, Auto, VIN#2    $27,000    1
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS1, Auto, Aztec Gold    $26,000    1
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LS1, Auto, 323 orig miles    $29,000    1
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS1, Auto, 46 orig miles    $24,000    1
2000 Chevrolet Corvette Spl 2d Cpe, LS1, 6-Spd, 45 orig miles    $69,000    1
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS1, Auto, VIN#1    $24,000    1
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, Spl Ed, LS1, 6-Spd    $51,000    1
2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2d Cpe, LS1, 6-Spd    $49,000    1
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS1, Auto, VIN#1    $26,000    1
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS1, Auto, 11,000 orig miles    $22,000    2
2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2d Conv, LS1, 6-Spd, 35th Anv Ed, 6 orig miles    $33,500    1
2002 Chevrolet Camaro 2d Cpe, ZL1, 6-Spd    $97,500    1
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS1, 6-Spd, 50th Anv Ed, 781 orig miles    $36,500    1
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS1, Auto, 50th Anv Ed, 5 orig miles    $36,000    1
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LS1, Auto, 50th Anv Ed, last ’03 built    $41,000    1
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv Mod, LS1, Auto    $65,000    1
2003 Chevrolet SSR 2d Conv PU, Auto, VIN #3    $45,000    1
2003 Chevrolet SSR 2d Conv PU, Auto, IPC, VIN #4    $65,000    1
2003 Chevrolet SSR 2d Conv PU, Auto, VIN #5    $45,000    1
2004 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS1, Auto, 15 orig miles    $41,000    1
2004 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe Mod, LS1, Auto    $70,000    1
2004 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LS1, Auto, IPC, 485 orig miles    $112,000    1
2005 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS2, Auto, VIN #2    $33,500    1
2006 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS2, Auto, VIN #1    $40,000    1
2006 Chevrolet SSR 2d Conv PU, LS2, 6-Spd, last ‘06 built, 11 orig miles    $109,000    1
2007 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LS2, Auto, IPC, 7 orig miles    $53,000    1
2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2d Cpe, LS7, 6-Spd, VIN #1    $54,000    1
2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, LS3, Auto, IPC, 5 orig miles    $50,000    1
2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS3, Auto, IPC, VIN #1    $43,000    1
2009 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, LS3, 6-Spd, VIN #1    $48,000    1

Miscellaneous
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Go Cart    $2,000    2
1986 Chevrolet Corvette Go Cart    $1,750    2
1995 Chevrolet Corvette Go Cart    $2,500    2
1998 Chevrolet Corvette Go Cart    $1,700    2
1984 Excalibur 2d Rds, 305-cid, Auto    $50,000    1
19?? Whizzer Motor Bike    $2,000    2

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