More Than 4,000 Lots Sold Throughout 10-day Auction
WALWORTH, WI – January 20, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – 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, an astonishing accomplishment for a reserve-based auction platform. The Road Art® side of Mecum Kissimmee 2017 saw similar success with 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.
Engagement and excitement throughout the 2017 auction was unprecedented. In addition to a hefty 20-percent increase in ticket sales over 2016, customers and fans at home were more actively engaged than ever—Mecum.com saw a record 15-million page views in the 10-day span with Saturday, Jan. 14, going on record as the busiest day in the history of Mecum.com.
The crowd’s enthusiasm translated to strong sales. 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 including European exotics, Resto Mods and supercars, all of which claimed their place among Mecum top sales.
The complete top 10 sales at the Mecum Kissimmee 2017 auction include (individual prices do not include buyer’s premiums):
- 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 Spyder (Lot S185) at $920,000
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S146.1) at $775,000
- 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot S157) at $625,000
- 1963 Chevrolet Impala Z11 ‘Old Reliable IV’ (Lot S103) at $525,000
- 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Airbox (Lot F101) at $450,000
- 1963 Pontiac Catalina Swiss Cheese (Lot F108) at $430,000
- 1980 BMW M1 (Lot S176) at $400,000
- 1963 Chevrolet Impala Z11 (Lot S104) at $340,000
- 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot F156) at $327,500
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot S145.1) at $300,000
For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum.com. 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, California. 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 more details on upcoming auctions, 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 30 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, Wisconsin. 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.