As the weather warms up across the country and around the world, roads are clearing of ice and engines are beginning to roar with regularity. As the luxury cars come out of hibernation, it also means that it’s time for collections to start growing, because spring auction season is in full swing.
April 9 to 11 saw one of the most events in Houston, where Mecum Auctions featured vehicles from the Charlie Thomas Collection, Tom Goodlett Estate Collection, Ed Pace Collection and more. From 1932 Duesenbergs to 2006 Ford GTs, a wide variety of collectible vehicles were available to the world for a short amount of time, and below are the 10 that swept everyone away and drew the highest bids.
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The Houston event saw an incredible amount of sales pass through, as an April 14 press release from the auction house described. With more than 70 percent of the 934 lots being sold, and total sales reaching a massive $25,285,163. The next auction from Mecum is set for April 23-25 in Kansas City, Missouri, and it will feature 700 cars.
Take a look at the top 10 sales from the Houston auction, and when you’ve finished perusing, find one of these classics for your own collection from our own exclusive listings at duPont REGISTRY.
10. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
Sold for $180,000
9. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback
Sold for $200,000
8. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Tanker
Sold for $220,000
Sold for $225,000
6. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback
Sold for $262,500
5. 1910 Peerless Model 27
Sold for $275,000
4. 1906 Packard S Touring
Sold for $300,000
Sold for $475,000
2. 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird
Sold for $480,000
1. 1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton
Sold for $500,000
(Source: Mecum Auctions)