Mecum’s Kansas City Spring Auction Reaches $9.6 Million in Sales

By Auto News Log • April 30th, 2013

April 25-27 Auction Draws Large Crowd and Diverse Selection to Downtown K.C.

Walworth, Wis. – Magnificent and serene Kansas City, Mo., turns into a car collector’s paradise twice a year when Mecum Auctions comes to town. Last weekend, April 25-27, the Kansas City Convention Center was transformed into that dream location with 735 cars spread across the gleaming floor of beautiful Bartle Hall. With 446 cars selling over the three-day period for a 61 percent sell-through rate, the enduring auction brought a strong $9.6 million total.

The top sale at the Kansas City auction was a Historic Mount Vernon, N.Y., Ahrens-Fox BT piston pumper fire truck (Lot S201), which hammered at $125,000. The fully restored truck may be the finest example remaining of the small group of only nine that were manufactured. The second top spot on the top ten list was nabbed by a bold, Tropical Turquoise 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible that was the subject of a frame-off restoration and features a continental kit with a 348 CI Turbo-Thrust V-8 power plant. The car, which crossed the block as Lot S116, sold for a healthy $112,500.

The complete top 10 sales for Mecum’s spring Kansas City auction include (all sales reflect hammer prices):

1. 1936 Ahrens-Fox BT Fire Truck (Lot S201) at $125,000
2. 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible (Lot S116) at $112,500
3. 1931 Cadillac Roadster (Lot S121.1) at $112,000
4. 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary (Lot S106) at $111,000
5. 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst 442 (Lot S131) at $100,000
6. 1959 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop (Lot S120.1) at $80,000
7. 1970 Ford Mustang Twister Special (Lot S88) at $78,000
8. 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S94) at $73,000
9. 1955 Chrysler 300 Hardtop (Lot S148) at $67,000
10. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S105) at $64,000

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Mecum’s next auction is just around the corner with the original, largest and best muscle car auction returning to Indianapolis this May 14-19 with Dana Mecum’s 26th Original Spring Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. To consign a vehicle or to pre-register to bid at one of Mecum Auctions’ upcoming events, visit www.Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.

About Mecum Auctions

Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles 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, Wis. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

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