Mecum Denver 2018 Auction Brings $10 Million in Overall Sales

Mecum Auctions - Denver - 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible 528-650 HP Automatic (Lot S112)

75 Percent of All Vehicles Hammered Sold at Two-Day Auction

WALWORTH, WI – June 13, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mecum Auctions held another successful collector-car auction in Denver this past weekend with $10 million in overall sales achieved as a strong 75 percent of all vehicles hammered sold.

Mecum Auctions - Denver - 1968 Ford Mustang 427-650 HP 5-Speed (Lot S138)
1968 Ford Mustang 427-650 HP, 5-Speed (Lot S138)

Topping all sales at the auction was a Plum Crazy Pearl 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible (Lot S112) boasting a 528/650 HP aluminum Gen 2 Indy Hemi engine and race-prepped 727 automatic transmission with Pistol Grip shifter. The hopped-up classic muscle car garnered a lot of attention from bidders and, after heated bidding, sold for $181,500. Resto-Modded muscle proved popular overall in Denver, with another top-shelf example claiming the second seat among top sales. The 1968 Ford Mustang (Lot S138) that sold for $143,000 presented in absolutely stunning condition after undergoing a nut-and-bolt restoration employing an upgraded 427/650 HP Dart engine and 5-speed Tremec manual transmission. Other top sellers included a 1966 Volkswagen 21-Window Samba Bus (Lot S51) that brought $118,250, a 1969 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot S102) that sold for $107,250, and a 1955 Bel Air Resto Mod (Lot S68) that brought $106,700, to name a few.

Mecum Auctions - Denver - 1966 Volkswagen 21-Window Samba Bus 1776cc 4-Speed Professional Restoration (Lot S51)
1966 Volkswagen 21-Window Samba Bus 1776cc, 4-Speed, Professional Restoration (Lot S51)

The complete top 10 collector-car sales at the Mecum Denver 2018 auction include:

  1. 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible (Lot S112) at $181,500
  2. 1968 Ford Mustang (Lot S138) at $143,000
  3. 1966 Volkswagen 21-Window Samba Bus (Lot S51) at $118,250
  4. 1957 Ford Ranchero E-Code (Lot S70) at $110,000
  5. 1969 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot S102) at $107,250
  6. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Resto Mod (Lot S68) at $106,700
  7. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S155) at $99,000
  8. 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner (Lot S80.1) at $95,700
  9. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (Lot S79) at $90,200
  10. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 (Lot S100) at $86,900

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