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.
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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