70 Percent of all Vehicles Hammered Sold at Three-Day Collector-Car Auction
WALWORTH, WI – April 11, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mecum’s collector-car auction held April 5-7 in Houston, Texas, achieved $21.4 million in overall sales totals as 621 vehicles changed hands throughout the three-day event for a strong 70-percent sell-through rate.
The modern American supercar that stole the hearts of car enthusiasts across the nation came in as the auction’s top seller. The 2006 Ford GT (Lot F225.1) boasted just 138 miles and sold for $368,500. Modern muscle and luxury proved popular overall in Houston, as other top 10 sales included two 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons, one with just 8 miles on its odometer (Lot S154) that brought $170,500 and the other selling for $143,000 (Lot S190.1), while a 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost (Lot S156.1) brought $198,000. Additional top sellers of the new millennium included a 2012 Bentley Mulsanne (Lot S80.1), a 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (Lot S74) and a low-mile 2001 BMW Z8 Convertible (Lot F203), all of which demanded healthy, six-figure sales.
Vintage and classic muscle cars staked their claim among the top sales as well with a 1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T (Lot S181) selling for $184,250, a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot S112) bringing $181,500 and a 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S108) demanding a $133,100 sale.
The complete top 10 sales at the Mecum Houston 2018 auction include:
- 2006 Ford GT (Lot F225.1) at $368,500
- 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost (Lot S156.1) at $198,000
- 2001 BMW Z8 Convertible (Lot F203) at $192,500
- 1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T (Lot S181) at $184,250
- 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot S112) at $181,500
- 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (Lot S74) at $170,500
- 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot S154) at $170,500
- 2012 Bentley Mulsanne (Lot S80.1) at $154,000
- 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot S190.1) at $143,000
- 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S108) at $133,100
For access to complete auction results, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum.com. Mecum’s next auction will be this May 15-19 in Indianapolis featuring 2,000 classic and collector cars. The current lineup includes a plethora of Corvettes, among which are a 1967 L88, a complete set of N03-optioned “Big Tank” examples from every year of production and a complete set of Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car editions; offerings from the Jim Street Estate Collection, including The Golden Sahara and Kookie’s Kar; as well as more than two dozen other private collections from well-known collectors and sports icons such as Reggie Jackson and Adam Vinatieri. For more details on upcoming auctions, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit Mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
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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.