KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Mecum Kissimmee Auction, the world’s largest classic and collector car auction, held Jan. 15-24, combined with post-auction sales brought in $93 million, setting a new record total for the company.
The two full road art days brought outstanding sales in the memorabilia collecting realm with 1,300 items sold, including a rare porcelain sign and a vintage gas pump globe, each of which sold for $55,000.
“The jump in totals, the rise in individual vehicle values and the 78-percent sell-through rate we achieved are evidence of the extremely high quality of the vehicles and road art offered at the 2016 event as well as the strong demand. It’s a clear indication of the thriving state of both the collector-car and memorabilia markets,” noted Mecum Auctions’ President and Founder Dana Mecum.
Mopar muscle and Hemi power dominated the top 10 sellers list:
1970 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda convertible, $2,675,000
1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda convertible, $2,300,000
1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T convertible, $1,650,000
1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda, $950,000
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 “tanker,” $710,000
1969 Dodge Hemi Coronet R/T convertible, $625,000
1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona,$550,000
1970 Ford Torino King Cobra,$525,000
1970 Plymouth Cuda convertible, $475,000
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T convertible, $450,000
Mecum’s next auction will be a 700-vehicle offering in Kansas City, Mo., March 11-12 followed by a 1,000-vehicle offering in Houston, April 14-16. For information, visit www.mecum.com or call 262-275-5050.
About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 29 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.