850 Classic and Collector Cars Sold in Four Days for an 80% Sell-Through Rate
WALWORTH, WI – August 4, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Classic and collector car auction company Mecum Auctions achieved unprecedented success in Orlando this past weekend with an auction event dubbed the Summer Special. Featuring 1,056 cars on offer throughout four days of heated auction action, the July 28-31 event saw overall sales reach $35 million as 850 vehicles hammered sold for a strong 80% sell-through rate.
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback KK No. 2401, 7,745 Miles (Lot F95) sold at $352,000
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 6.2L, Art Morrison Chassis (Lot S216) sold at $352,000
America’s Sports Car made a dominant showing in Orlando with half of the top 10-selling vehicles wearing the iconic crossed-flags Corvette branding. There was a tie for the highest sale of the auction, as both a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot F95) and a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S216) demanded final selling prices of $352,000. Two more Corvettes followed with a ’63 split window (Lot S145) selling for $324,500 and a 1966 coupe (Lot S100) bringing $297,000.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe LS3, 6-Speed (Lot S145) sold at $324,500
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe LT5/755 HP, 6-Speed (Lot S100) sold at $297,000
A custom-built, one-of-one 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose (Lot S93) with a rare factory power kit landed the fifth seat among top sales at $286,000, and a nearly new 2021 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak (Lot F139.1) that is one of just 50 produced achieved $209,000. Other top sellers included a 2017 Dodge Viper SRT GTC Coupe (Lot F135.1) that brought $247,500 and a 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S192) that sold for $231,000.
1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose Rare Factory Power Kit (Lot S93) sold at $286,000
The complete top 10 collector car sales at the 2021 Summer Special auction include:
- 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot F95) at $352,000
- 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S216) at $352,000
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot S145) at $324,500
- 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot S100) at $297,000
- 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose (Lot S93) at $286,000
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L89 Convertible (Lot S212) at $264,000
- 2017 Dodge Viper SRT GTC Coupe (Lot F135.1) at $247,500
- 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S192) at $231,000
- 2021 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak (Lot F139.1) at $209,000
- 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S109) at $203,500
For access to complete auction results, sign up for a free MyMecum account at Mecum.com. The next live event on the Mecum calendar is The Daytime Auction in Monterey, California, this Aug. 12-14. Featuring an anticipated 600 vehicles on offer, the auction will be highlighted by such offerings as an award-winning 1936 Delahaye Type 135 Competition Court Teardrop Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi, the Shelby Cobra Concept of 2004 and an extravagant assemblage of more than 80 collector cars dubbed “Big Al’s Collection,” which includes a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Long Nose, 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari, 2004 Porsche Carrera GT and a 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, to name just a few, along with a host of other collector-car greats. 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 more than 30 years, now offering more than 30,000 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.
Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.