Sales Totals Reach more than $20 million with nearly 2,000 Items Offered
WALWORTH, Wis. – Aug. 5, 2015 – Mecum Auctions’ second-annual auction in Harrisburg, Penn., held July 30-Aug. 2 saw an unprecedented amount of collector cars, motorcycles, tractors and more cross the auction block with total sales reaching $20,566,598 and an overall sell-through rate of 67 percent. In just four days, a total of 1,016 vehicles, 135 motorcycles, 107 tractors and 405 Road Art items were offered for sale to a sea of ardent bidders as 20 hours of auction coverage were broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
“The excitement over collector cars and the Mecum auction action in the Northeast is readily apparent,” comments Mecum Auctions’ Founder and President Dana Mecum. “It was great to see that the crowds and bidder enthusiasm at this year’s Harrisburg auction easily rivaled that of our inaugural event in 2014.”
Top sales included a 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible (Lot S25) that gaveled for $190,000. As one of only 518 produced and featuring the powerful R-Code Ram Air 428/335hp Cobra Jet V8, it is one of the most sought-after Shelby Mustangs in existence. Hammering at $147,500 was a stunning reproduction of a 1931 Bugatti Royale (Lot F212) with carbon-fiber body and fenders and a German canvas top. Two Corvettes followed with a ’67 coupe (Lot S138.1) demanding a high bid of $138,000 and a ’57 convertible (Lot S186) bringing $132,000.
The complete top 10 sales at the Mecum Harrisburg auction include (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):
- 1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible (Lot S25) at $190,000
- 1931 Bugatti Royale Replica (Lot F212) at $147,500
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot S138.1) at $138,000
- 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S186) at $132,000
- 1957 Ford Thunderbird (Lot S174) at $127,500
- 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback (Lot S26) at $120,000
- 1941 Packard 110 Station Wagon (Lot S173) at $120,000
- 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S250) at $115,000
- 2015 Ford Mustang Stage 2 (Lot F172) at $102,500
- 1970 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S121) at $94,000
For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum.com. Additional auction coverage from Mecum’s Harrisburg auction will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network this Thursday, Aug. 6 from 8 to 10 p.m. (ET) immediately preceding the premiere of “Mecum Dealmakers: Houston.”
Mecum’s next classic and collector car auction will be the annual Daytime Auction in Monterey, Calif., Aug. 13-15 with 600 vehicles. This year’s auction will showcase one of the best all-around dockets in Mecum Monterey history. For more details on an upcoming auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visitwww.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, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 28 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 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.