Mecum’s Collector-Car Auction in Portland Achieves $7.9 Million

Second-annual event topped by the sale of a 1968 Yenko Camaro

WALWORTH, WI – June 21, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mecum Auctions was in Portland this past weekend with an impressive lineup of 461 classic and collector cars. The two-day auction at the Portland Expo Center achieved $7.9 million in overall sales totals topped by a 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro (Lot S125) that brought $395,000.

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6

The well-documented, four-speed Yenko certainly stole the show in its intense blue-on-black color combination and award-winning condition, but a rare 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 (Lot S130) was another auction favorite and demanded a high bid of $125,000. Plymouths and Chevrolets dominated the top 10, but a beautiful Hemi-equipped Desoto Fireflite convertible (Lot S134) also made the list coming in at $68,000.

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

  1. 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro (Lot S125) at $395,000
  2. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 (Lot S130) at $125,000
  3. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S115) at $110,000
  4. 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback (Lot S101) at $90,000
  5. 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda (Lot S97) at $81,000
  6. 1970 Plymouth Cuda (Lot S150.1) at $78,000
  7. 1970 Plymouth Road Runner (Lot S119) at $72,500
  8. 2003 Chevrolet Corvette CRC Conversion (Lot S123) at $71,000
  9. 1966 Shelby Cobra Replica (Lot S151) at $70,000
  10. 1955 Desoto Fireflite Convertible (Lot S134) at $68,000

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Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.