86% of All Vehicles Hammered Sold at 10-year Anniversary Auction
WALWORTH, WI – April 14, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, saw overall sales totals at its Houston 2021 auction increase a full 43% over last year for an aggregate $21 million achieved over three days, April 8-10. Furthering the measurable increase over last year’s Houston event, the 2021 auction saw a strong 86% of all 726 offered vehicles hammer sold, equating to a 40% one-year increase in total vehicles sold in Houston.
Topping all sales at Houston 2021 was a 1968 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T (Lot S168) that sold for $231,000. One of just 264 Hemi Charger R/Ts produced in 1968 with an automatic transmission, the car exists as the only known automatic example produced in code-EE1 Dark Blue Metallic.
Following the Charger in top sales were two custom camper vans. With the rising interest in living in a more mobile and minimalistic fashion, a unique subculture has developed around the “van life,” and the two examples sold in Houston played perfectly into the lifestyle. Both vans bore the venerable Mercedes-Benz branding, with the first being a rugged 2016 Custom Camper Van (Lot S75.1) known as “Bruce Banner” that demanded a $181,500 hammer price, and the other standing as a more plush and seemingly luxurious unit: a 2019 Sprinter (Lot F124.1) with an onboard bathroom and foldout sleeping quarters, which achieved a $176,000 sale price.
Other top sales included two modern Corvettes, a 2019 ZR1 Convertible (Lot S170) and a 2021 Z51 Convertible (Lot S120.1) that sold for $165,000 and $140,250, respectively, as well as a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet (Lot S139) that sold for $148,500 and a rarely seen 1972 Intermeccanica Spyder (Lot S39) that brought $137,500.
The complete top 10 collector-car sales at the Houston 2021 auction include:
- 1968 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T (Lot S168) at $231,000
- 2016 Mercedes-Benz Custom Camper Van (Lot S75.1) at $181,500
- 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (Lot F124.1) at $176,000
- 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible (Lot S170) at $165,000
- 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet (Lot S139) at $148,500
- 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot S122) at $143,000
- 2015 Ferrari California T (Lot S131) at $143,000
- 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Convertible (Lot S120.1) at $140,250
- 1972 Intermeccanica Spyder (Lot S39) at $137,500
- 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Hardtop (Lot S90) at $132,000
For access to complete auction results, sign up for a free MyMecum account at Mecum.com. Mecum’s next live auction event will be the 30th annual Vintage & Antique Motorcycle auction in Las Vegas, which is slated for April 28-May 1 and is set to feature 1,750 motorcycles on offer. May 14-22 will see the return of Dana Mecum’s 34th Original Spring Classic in Indianapolis, which will present 2,500 vehicles for auction including The Personal Collection of Parnelli Jones and his famed, Baja 1000-winning 1969 Ford Bronco known as “Big Oly.” 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
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 more than 30 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. The company today has expanded its catalog of offerings to include a wide array of collectibles encompassing entry-level to investment-grade classic and collector cars, vintage and antique motorcycles, signs and memorabilia items like gas pumps, pedal cars and clocks, and even collector-grade tractors and farm relics. Mecum Auctions is headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin, and since 2011 has been ranked No. 1 in the world with number of collector cars offered at auction, No. 1 in the world with number of collector cars sold at auction, No. 1 in the U.S. with number of auction venues, No. 1 in the U.S. in total dollar volume of sales, and is host to the world’s largest collector car auction held annually in Kissimmee, Florida, as well as the world’s largest motorcycle auction held annually in Las Vegas.
Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.