More than 1,000 Collector Cars at Auction Draw Big Attention in The Big D
WALWORTH, WI – November 9, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mecum Auctions cruised back into Dallas this past weekend where a total of 756 cars went home with determined bidders over the span of just four days. Total sales for the high-energy event reached $24.6 million, with Mecum Auctions selling 73 percent of the auction’s 1,041 consigned vehicles.
The Dallas auction kicked off Wednesday with a large group of vehicles from the collection of Ron MacWhorter, which achieved a near-100-percent sell-through rate. The offering created an audible buzz of excitement among the crowd of bidders and spectators, and more than $2.4 million worth of collector cars changed hands in a matter of hours. Jim Fasnacht’s collection of ultra-rare and desirable American muscle cars crossed the auction block Friday, with several landing among the auction’s top sellers including his 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda at $260,000 and his 440/375hp V8-equipped 1969 Dodge Daytona bringing a solid $242,500.
A vast variety of collector vehicles and rarities were offered throughout the four-day auction, but it was classic American muscle that dominated the auction’s top 10 sellers list with a 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback hammering for $410,000 followed closely by a rarely seen 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS at $335,000.
The complete top 10 sales at the Mecum Dallas 2016 auction include (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):
- 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot S120) at $410,000
- 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS (Lot S107) at $335,000
- 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda (Lot S93) at $260,000
- 1969 Dodge Daytona (Lot S91) at $242,500
- 1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000S (Lot F183) at $210,000
- 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster (Lot S198) at $180,000
- 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S89.1) at $180,000
- 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda (Lot S131) at $112,500
- 1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot F100) at $107,000
- 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet (Lot S133.1) at $102,500
For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum.com. Mecum’s next classic and collector car auction will be a 750-car offering in Anaheim, California, Nov. 17-19, featuring everything from a 1968 Pontiac Firebird Ram Air I and Ram Air II to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird E-Code and a 2006 Ford GT. The auction house will close out 2016 with an auction in Kansas City, Missouri, Dec. 1-3, and then kick off the New Year with the world’s largest classic and collector car auction in Kissimmee, Florida, Jan. 6-15, featuring 3,000 vehicles headlined by some of the most significant and memorable drag cars ever to rip down the quarter-mile. For more details on an upcoming auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, 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.
Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.