Mecum’s Portland auction recap

1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro L72 427/425 HP, 4-Speed

WALWORTH, Wis. – Mecum Auctions was in Portland June 16-17 with an impressive lineup of 461 classic and collector cars. The two-day auction at the Portland Expo Center achieved $7.9 million in overall sales totals topped by a 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro  that brought $395,000.

The well-documented, four-speed Yenko certainly stole the show in its intense blue-on-black color combination and award-winning condition, but a rare 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6  was another auction favorite and demanded a high bid of $125,000. Plymouths and Chevrolets dominated the top 10, but a beautiful Hemi-equipped Desoto Fireflite convertible  also made the list coming in at $68,000.

The complete top 10 sales at the Portland 2017 auction include (individual prices do not include buyer’s premiums):

  1. 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro at $395,000
  2. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 at $125,000
  3. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible at $110,000
  4. 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback at $90,000
  5. 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda at $81,000
  6. 1970 Plymouth Cuda at $78,000
  7. 1970 Plymouth Road Runner at $72,500
  8. 2003 Chevrolet Corvette CRC Conversion at $71,000
  9. 1966 Shelby Cobra Replica at $70,000
  10. 1955 Desoto Fireflite Convertible at $68,000

Mecum’s next collector-car auction is this July 20-22 in Denver with an anticipated 1,000-vehicle lineup, followed by another 1,000-car offering in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Aug. 3-5. For more details on upcoming auctions, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.

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