More than 350 Cars, 120 pieces of Road Art sold in Missouri
WALWORTH, WI – December 6, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Winning bids totaled more than $8 million when Mecum Auctions returned to Kansas City last weekend for its biannual collector-car auction at the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri. Over the course of the three-day auction, bidders took home 357 vehicles and 124 pieces of Road Art®.
Proving that they are still “America’s Favorite Sports Cars,” Corvettes dominated the top-sellers list at the auction, with seven 1960s Corvettes landing among the top-10 sales, led by a 1967 Corvette coupe (Lot S142) that brought $130,000. Other top-sellers included a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback (Lot S150) with a 428 CI Super Cobra Jet engine and a 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo (Lot S96.1). As for Road Art, nearly 95 percent of pieces up for auction were sold over the weekend, netting more than $70,000.
The complete top 10 sales at the Mecum Kansas City 2016 auction include (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot S142) at $130,000
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S127.1) at $92,500
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot F133.1) at $85,000
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot S102) at $80,000
- 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo (Lot S96.1) at $78,000
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot F94.1) at $75,000
- 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S88.1) at $75,000
- 1976 Pontiac Trans Am SE (Lot S132.1) at $70,000
- 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback (Lot S150) at $67,000
- 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot F159) at $65,000
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The auction house will welcome 2017 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. Main attractions for the Kissimmee auction include a selection of vehicles from the Jackie and Gary Runyon collection and a selection of vintage racers from the Lifelong Collection of Don Fezell, both assemblages featuring history-making cars driven by names like Bill Jenkins, Dave Strickler, Butch Leal, Warren Barnett and others. The auction will also feature two cars from the collection of drag-racing legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits; the Lance Reventlow 1962 Shelby Cobra Roadster; and a multitude of other significant cars and collections. For more details on an upcoming auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit 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.