Mecum Chicago 2019 Achieves $18.3 Million in Overall Sales

191101 Mecum Chicago - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S156) [678]

Action-packed Three-day Weekend in the Windy City

WALWORTH, WI – November 1, 2019 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Mecum Chicago 2019, hosted Oct. 24-26 at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, saw 730 vehicles change hands throughout the three auction days for a nearly 80% sell-through rate. As Chicagoland’s only annual classic and collector car auction, the widely popular event drew massive crowds and achieved overall sales totals of $18.3 million.

191101 Mecum Chicago - 1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot S185)
1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot S185)

Taking the No. 1 spot on the top-selling vehicle list was a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S156) that brought in a strong total of $275,000. Other notable individual sales included a multiple-award winning 1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot S185) with less than 50 miles post restoration, which sold for a total of $220,000, as well as the 1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible (Lot T39) that was sold new at Ernie Banks Ford in 1969, which sold for $209,000.

191101 Mecum Chicago - 1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible (Lot T39)
1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible (Lot T39)

Private collections were also a smash hit with the Chicago auctiongoers. The main attraction BRP Collection brought in a total of $1.5 million as 17 cars from the collection hammered sold. Among the assemblage was the group’s top-selling one-of-12 1966 Dodge Hemi Coronet 500 Convertible (Lot S102) that brought $107,250. The Chicago-local Petrozzini Estate Collection also caused a stir among bidders, and a top contender from the extensive lineup was a charming 1937 Western Clipper Motorhome (Lot T72) that sold for $60,500 to top off the collection’s 100% sell-through.

191101 Mecum Chicago - 1957 Chevrolet Corvette SRIII (Lot S108.1)
1957 Chevrolet Corvette SRIII (Lot S108.1)

The complete top 10 collector-car sales at the Mecum Chicago 2019 auction include:

  1. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S156) at $275,000
  2. 1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot S185) at $220,000
  3. 1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible (Lot T39) at $209,000
  4. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette SRIII (Lot S108.1) at $148,500
  5. 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback (Lot T42) at $137,500
  6. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S119) at $137,500
  7. 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible (Lot S117) at $121,000
  8. 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback (Lot S140) at $121,000
  9. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S221) at $121,000
  10. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S129) at $110,000
191101 Mecum Chicago - 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback (Lot T42)
1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback (Lot T42)

For access to complete auction results, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum.com. Mecum’s next automotive auction will be Kansas City 2019 this December 5-7 in Kansas City, Missouri, with an estimated 700 vehicles slated to cross the auction block, followed by the world’s largest collector car auction in Kissimmee, Florida, Jan. 2-12, 2020, featuring 3,500 vehicles. 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.

About Mecum Auctions

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. Mecum Chicago

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