Mecum Closes Out 2013 With Grand Finale In Kansas City
795 Cars Crossed Mecum’s Auction Block Dec. 5-7 for $11.5 Million in Sales
Walworth, Wis. – Mecum Auctions’ 2013 grand finale event at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo., was the cherry on top of yet another amazing year of success for the world’s largest collector car auction company. Of the 795 cars that went under the hammer in Kansas City last weekend, 490 sold for a 62 percent sell-through rate bringing auction sales totals to $11.5 million.
The cold outside didn’t stop the crowds of car enthusiasts from coming out to enjoy the all-indoor auction in Bartle Hall. Variety with an overtone of classic muscle was the theme of the three-day event and the top 10 sales tells the story.
A beautiful Fleetwood-bodied 1931 Cadillac V-12 Convertible Coupe (Lot S165.1) took the spot as the high seller of the weekend hammering at $175,000. The top-performing muscle car came in the form of an Alpine White Plymouth Hemi Cuda (Lot S137). The 1970 numbers-matching car gaveled at a strong $160,000. Two Twister Special Mustangs (Lots S133.1 and S102) found themselves in the top 10 sales for the second year in a row in Kansas City. When first produced, the Twister Specials were only offered in the Kansas City area and these local favorites continue to draw a big crowd and big sales.
The complete top 10 sales list from the Kansas City auction includes (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):
1931 Cadillac V-12 Convertible Coupe (Lot S165.1) at $175,000
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda (Lot S137) at $160,000
2000 Prevost Country Coach Motorhome (Lot F111.1) at $155,000
1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special (Lot S133.1) at $107,500
1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot S109.1) at $105,000
1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special (Lot S102) at $82,000
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot F253) at $76,000
1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda (Lot S156) at $72,500
1967 Chevrolet Chevy II (Lot S130) at $71,000
1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible (Lot F217) at $69,000
For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, signup for the free InfoNet service offered at www.mecum.com. Mecum’s next classic and collector car auction will be in Kissimmee, Fla., Jan. 17-26, 2014, featuring 3,000 vehicles and 3,000 items of Road Art, some of which will be offered on Mecum’s exciting new online-exclusive platform “On The Clock.” For more information or to consign a car for an upcoming Mecum auction, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.
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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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