Mecum Chicago 2017 Collector-Car Auction Achieves $12.6 Million in Total Sales

Mecum Chicago - 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

72-percent of all Vehicles Sold at Three-day Event

WALWORTH, WI – October 10, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Mecum Chicago 2017 collector-car auction held this past weekend achieved $12.6 million in overall sales with 72-percent of the 795 vehicles offered hammering sold.

Mecum Chicago - 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe

Attendance was strong as enthusiasts flocked to the Schaumburg Convention Center to dive into a sea of beautiful cars and to watch the Chicago Blackhawks’ tenor soloist Jim Cornelison perform the “Star-Spangled Banner” to open the auction on Friday morning.

Top sales at the Chicago 2017 auction included several Corvettes from the Mercurio collection with the couple’s 1967 Corvette Convertible (Lot F149) and their 1963 Split-Window Coupe (Lot F148) grabbing the top slots at $115,000 and $110,000, respectively. A 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible (Lot S123) also brought $110,000, and a 2017 Ford F150 Shelby Super Snake Pickup (Lot S97) changed hands for $100,000.

Mecum Chicago - 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

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

  1. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot F149) at $115,000
  2. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot F148) at $110,000
  3. 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible (Lot S123) at $110,000
  4. 2017 Ford F150 Shelby Super Snake Pickup (Lot S97) at $100,000
  5. 2010 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible (Lot F178.1) at $96,000
  6. 2011 Audi R8 Spyder (Lot F92.1) at $95,000
  7. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S131) at $85,000
  8. 1967 Chevrolet Camaro (Lot S154) at $78,000
  9. 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo (Lot S117.1) at $78,000
  10. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot F147) at $77,500

For access to complete auction results, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum’s next collector-car auction is the company’s inaugural Las Vegas event this Nov. 16-18 with an anticipated 1,000-vehicle lineup featuring several private collections, including a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot S75.1) and other top-shelf vehicles from collector Les Quam. The auction will also feature a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster (Lot S105.1), a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (Lot S108) and a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird (Lot S115), to name a few. For more details on upcoming auctions, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit or call (262) 275-5050.

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Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.

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