Large Crowds and Quality Consignments Contribute to Strong Three-Day Event
WALWORTH, WI – April 9, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mecum Auctions’ Houston 2019 collector-car auction reached $20 million in overall sales in just three days, April 4-6. With quality consignments in heavy supply and large crowds in attendance throughout, the successful auction resulted in a 75-percent sell-through rate as 767 vehicles changed hands.
The auction’s diverse lineup made for a varied list of top 10 sellers with both vintage and modern as well as both foreign and domestic vehicles making the cut. A 2014 Ferrari F12 (Lot S121.1) came in at No. 1 reaching $203,500, and a professionally built 1968 Ford Icon Bronco (Lot S125) followed with a $192,500 sale price. Other top sellers included two Corvettes—a 2019 model ZR1 (Lot S163) and a ’63 split-window (Lot F150.1)—a 1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot S120) and a 2019 Bentley Bentayga (Lot S172.1), all of which achieved healthy six-figure sales.
Headlining collections, including the 52-car offering from Mario Sueiras and the 49-car assemblage from Pappi’s Garage, were well received. In all, the Sueiras selection—which was imported from Guatemala to join the auction lineup—and the cars from Pappi’s Garage totaled out to more than $3.29 million in overall sales.
The complete top 10 collector-car sales at the Mecum Houston 2019 auction include:
- 2014 Ferrari F12 (Lot S121.1) at $203,500
- 1968 Ford Icon Bronco (Lot S125) at $192,500
- 1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot S120) at $187,000
- 2019 Bentley Bentayga (Lot S172.1) at $187,000
- 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (Lot S163) at $159,500
- 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 (Lot S113) at $148,500
- 1959 Chevrolet El Camino (Lot S21) at $143,000
- 1967 Pontiac Firebird Resto Mod (Lot S156) at $132,000
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot F150.1) at $121,000
- 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback (Lot F154) at $102,300
For access to complete auction results, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum.com. Mecum’s next auction will be Dana Mecum’s 32nd Original Spring Classic in Indianapolis this May 14-19 featuring more than 2,000 classic and collector cars on offer. Currently, the Indy lineup is highlighted by consignments of unparalleled quality, such as the Steven Juliano Estate Collection of four of the world’s finest Shelby Cobras, vehicles from Plymouth’s Rapid Transit System Caravan and myriad ultra-rare Road Art items, many of which will be offered via Mecum’s brand-new timed online auction platform, Mecum On Time. 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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Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.