After 35 years in business, Mecum Auctions shattered records with explosive success in Indianapolis.
Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic auction at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis has become a staple event in the automotive auction world. This past one was held coinciding with Mecum’s 35th anniversary as an auction house, but that was far from the only celebration to be had. That’s because the auction was an incredible and record-setting success, selling a total of $126.5 million with over 90% of lots being sold. This represents an 18% increase over the last Indianapolis auction, and it’s thanks to having some incredible, rare, and unique cars available that are part of amazing stories and collections.
A total of 9 cars sold for over $1 million, including the most expensive Dodge Hemi Daytona ever sold at auction. The top seller was a 1965 Brawner Hawk Ford “Dean Van Lines Special” Indy Car, which brought in an incredible $2.2 million with no reserve. In second place was a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster which sold at $1.375 million, and tied with it was a 1965 Eagle Weslake Ford “Santa Ana” Indy Car, as well as a lot of 18 Corvettes from Dr. Richard Foster.
As the fifth highest seller, a 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona commanded a price of $1.32 million, followed by a 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series that sold for $1.21 million, a 2020 Ford GT MkII that sold for the same, and a 2020 Ford GT that also sold for the same. In ninth place was a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster which sold for $1.1 million, and rounding out the top ten was a 1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 Convertible which sold for $962,500. With this incredible success in the books for Mecum, Tulsa is the next destination on the auction calendar, with the sale taking place June 9-11.
Source: Mecum Auctions