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Mecum Kissimmee 2017 recap

KISSIMMEE, Fla. _ Mecum Kissimmee 2017, the world’s largest collector-car auction held Jan. 6-15, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, achieved more than $86 million in total sales. Of the nearly 2,700 vehicles to cross the auction block throughout the 10-day auction, a total of 1,981 vehicles were sold, accounting for a 75-percent sell-through rate. The Road Art side of Mecum Kissimmee 2017 saw a 93-percent sell-through rate, a 5-percent increase over last year’s Kissimmee auction. A total of 1,260 pieces of Road Art and rare parts were sold during the auction for a total of $2.5 million.

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Muscle cars and Corvettes from the 1960s and ‘70s dominated the Mecum roster with healthy hammer prices from start to finish, though virtually all categories of collector-car interest were represented among the huge array of offerings.

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

  1. 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 Spyder, $920,000
  2. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $775,000
  3. 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, $625,000
  4. 1963 Chevrolet Impala Z11 ‘Old Reliable IV’, $525,000
  5. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Airbox, $450,000
  6. 1963 Pontiac Catalina Swiss Cheese, $430,000
  7. 1980 BMW M1, $400,000
  8. 1963 Chevrolet Impala Z11, $340,000
  9. 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, $327,500
  10. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette "Split Window" coupe, $300,000
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1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 Spyder - 4.9/330 HP, 5-Speed - Mecum photo

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1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible - the only known Black/Blue 435-hp convertible - Mecum photo

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2005 Porsche Carrera GT - 5.7/605-hp, 6-speed, 2,720 miles - Mecum photo

Mecum’s next auction will be a 600-vehicle offering with the auction house’s first-ever Los Angeles collector-car auction, to be held Feb. 17-18, at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. Mecum will then return to Kansas City, March 24-25, with a 700-vehicle offering, and Dana Mecum’s 30th Original Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis will be held May 16-21, with 2,000 vehicles to cross the block.

For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.

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