With $300 million sold in the first three live auction events this year, Mecum is on a roll.
And the momentum of that record-setting total continued with Mecum’s Houston auction, which sold a record total of $34.5 million in 3 days, with 86% of the 1047 vehicles that crossed the block going home to new owners. With cars in the auction ranging from Hollywood replicas to pieces from incredible collections like the Triple J Ranch Auto Collection and Dr. Sonny Rush’s collection, the Mecum Houston auction was quite the show.
The top seller was an officially licensed Tribute Edition of the “Eleanor” Mustang that starred in “Gone In 60 Seconds,” which eventually sold for $253,000. Following that was a replica of the 1967 Pontiac Monkeemobile, which as the name suggests, was made famous by the Monkees. It sold for $242,000. Completing the top 3 with Hollywood-inspired cars was a 1959 Cadillac Ghostbusters Ecto 1 Replica, which sold for $220,000. The Monkeemobile, Ecto 1, and the 10th highest selling Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster all came from the Triple J Ranch Auto collection, which in total contributed nearly $7.4 million to the total sale amount.
The fourth highest seller was a 1966 Corvette Convertible, and it tied with a 1991 Ferrari Testarossa, which both sold for $203,500. Sixth place belonged to a 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo, which sold for $189,750, and the seventh and eighth spots belonged to more modern cars: a 2018 Dodge Demon and a heavily modified and lifted 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty, which both sold for $187,000. The ninth highest seller was an iconic 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, which sold for $178,750, and the tenth highest seller came from the Triple J Ranch Auto collection, a 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster that sold for $162,250. Mecum’s next auction will be Dana Mecum’s 35th original Spring Classic in Indianapolis, Mecum’s flagship event, which will be held May 13-21.
Source: Mecum Auctions