Volume And Variety At Mecum’s Second Annual Anaheim Auction
More than 800 Classic and Collector Cars Crossed the Mecum Block Nov. 21-23
Walworth, Wis. – Mecum Auctions returned to Anaheim, Calif., for its second annual auction at the Anaheim Convention Center and with spectators and bidders pouring in, total sales reached nearly $14 million. With 812 vehicles crossing Mecum’s block Nov. 21-23, 412 hammered sold with deals continuing to be made in the Bid Goes On department.
Mecum had originally anticipated a 750-car lineup, but the consignments came in droves bringing the run total to its impressive final count of more than 800. Top sales for the event were strong and proved an accurate reflection of the variety the auction offered with everything from modern-day supercars and classic muscle, to ‘50s era cars and customs making the list.
Two Ford GTs (Lot S114.1 and S196.1) took the top honors with a 2006 and a 2005 both hammering at $210,000. A highly optioned and well-documented 1969 COPO Camaro (Lot S123) was next in line selling for a healthy $180,000. Steve McQueen’s Harley-Davidson (Lot S138.1) also made the top 10 list coming in at number nine with an astounding $125,000 gavel price. Significant sales continued beyond the top 10 with lots like S134, a 1931 Ford Model A custom pickup. Nicknamed “The Grasshopper,” the truck sold for $100,000, ringing true to SoCal’s reputation for a robust hotrod and custom car scene.
The complete top 10 sales list from the Anaheim auction includes (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):
1. 2006 Ford GT (Lot S114.1) at $210,000
2. 2005 Ford GT (Lot S196.1) at $210,000
3. 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro (Lot S123) at $180,000
4. 1953 Hudson Hornet Twin-H Convertible (Lot S96.1) at $150,000
5. 1955 Chevrolet 210 Resto Mod, 2005 Harley-Davidson Roadglide, 2006 Ness Lowliner Motorcycle and 2008 Adventure Motor Bike Trailer (Lots S182-S182.3 offered as one lot) at $132,500
6. 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible (Lot S129) at $130,000
7. 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible (Lot S115) at $130,000
8. 1956 Chevrolet Nomad Resto Mod (Lot S135) at $125,000
9. 1938 Harley-Davidson WLD Solo Sport, formerly owned by Steve McQueen (Lot S138.1) at $125,000
10. 1955 Chevrolet Nomad (Lot S116) at $120,000
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 serve as the grand finale of 2013 and will be held in Kansas City, Mo., this Dec. 5-7. Tune in to Velocity during the Saturday, Dec. 7 live broadcast to catch the big announcement of Mecum’s 2014 TV schedule. 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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