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Mecum ‘ups the ante’ in the car auction world with a whopping $217 million in sales at their Kissimmee sale

$217 million at Kissimmee 2022 bests known existing Collector Car auction record of $176 million.

Walworth, Wis. – Mecum Auctions kicked off the year in Kissimmee, Florida, with an astounding $217 million in sales, courtesy of an impressive 90% sell-through rate.

Leading all sales for the event was the 1965 Shelby GT350R Prototype —recognized as the most historically significant Shelby Mustang in the world and driven by Ken Miles to claim its “Flying Mustang” moniker. Selling for $3.75 million, the car proved to hold its value with its triumphant return to public market, and it successfully retained its crown as the most valuable mustang in the world. Just shy of landing that top seat among high sellers at $3.3 million was a 194-mile 2020 McLaren Speedtail from The Michael Fux Collection that is one of just 106 built.

Main attractions took center stage and exceeded expectations, highlighted, perhaps most notably, by the 1951 Hirohata Mercury Custom — the iconic custom built by Sam and George Barris and arguably the most famous custom car of the classic era—which sold for $2.15 million. The 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo that was featured in the film "Bad Boys” and is one of fewer than 350 produced for the U.S. market in 1994 became another leader among top sales at $1.43 million.

The Jerry Brewis Estate Collection of 45 modern supercars amassed more than $12 million in total sales. Among the leading sellers was a trio of Ford GTs: a 2018 Heritage Edition showing just 7 miles that sold for $1.32 million, a 2006 black-on-black model  that sold for $550,000, and a 2005 with just 255 miles that sold for $495,000. Other top sales from the Brewis collection included a 2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster with just 161 miles that brought $737,000, and three cars that sold for $440,000 each: a 2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster, a 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster and a 2017 McLaren 570S.

The Jackie and Gary Runyon Collection of 31 vehicles totaled more than $10.7 million in sales with a 2016 Pagani Huayra topping the list. One of just 100 produced and showing just 725 miles, the car sold for $2.12 million. The Runyon’s 1936 White Model 706 Glacier National Park Tour Bus, famous for driving tourists up Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, sold for $1.43 million. Also included in the collection was the 1964 Dragula Munsters Coffin Dragster built by George Barris, which sold for $473,000, and the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe known as the “Vault Find” Corvette, which brought $418,000.

The Gary Thomas Collection of 32 cars, nearly all of which were red iterations of the Ford Mustang, resulted in $5.76 million in sales, with a special-order Race Red 2019 Ford GT showing just 12 miles on the odometer selling for $1.02 million, and a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot F183) that wears KK No. 1893 selling for $407,000.

The complete top 10 collector car sales at Mecum Kissimmee 2022 include:

  1. 1965 Shelby GT350R Prototype at $3,750,000
  2. 2020 McLaren Speedtail $3,300,000
  3. 1992 Ferrari F40 (Lot S150) at $2,750,000
  4. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing at $2,640,000
  5. 1951 Hirohata Mercury Custom at $2,145,000
  6. 2016 Pagani Huayra at $2,117,500
  7. 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster at $1,430,000
  8. 1936 White Model 706 Glacier National Park Tour Bus at $1,430,000
  9. 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo at $1,430,000
  10. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at $1,375,000
Mecum Auctions

For access to complete auction results, sign up for a free MyMecum account at Mecum.com. The world’s largest vintage and antique motorcycle auction is next up on Mecum’s 2022 auction calendar, slated for this Jan. 25-29 at South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Set to feature approximately 1,750 motorcycles on offer, the five-day auction will include offerings from around the globe, highlighted by the Harley-Davidson Heritage Collection of 95 highly collectible vintage models from the celebrated American motorcycle company, all of which will be offered without reserve. To consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all future Mecum auction events, visit Mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.

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