1960s Corvettes lead Mecum’s $8 million auction in Kansas City

An NCRS Top Flight 1967 Corvette 427 coupe led the bidding in Kansas City | Mecum Auctions photos
An NCRS Top Flight 1967 Corvette 427 coupe led the bidding in Kansas City | Mecum Auctions photos

Corvettes dominated the top sales at Mecum’s Kansas City Auction this past weekend with four 1960s models leading the list of highest selling cars and three others breaking into the top 10.

Mecum reported sales of more than $8 million for the auction at the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri, with 357 vehicles and 124 pieces of Road Art sold. The auction company reached $10 million during its earlier Kansas City sale in March this year.

A 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback cracked the top 10
A 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback cracked the top 10

The highest winning bid of the three-day sale went to a 1967 Corvette 427/400 hp coupe with NCRS Top Flight certification that hammered for $130,000 (Mecum results do not include buyer’s fees), followed by another 1967 Corvette, a 427/435 hp convertible, that sold for $92,500. Two 1963 split-window coupes placed third and fourth, at $85,000 and $80,000.

A 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo coupe broke into the Corvette parade to place fifth with a sale price of $78,000.

The Road Art sale of automotive memorabilia reached a 92 percent sell-through rate with total sales of $70,000.

The top 10 sales for Mecum’s Kansas City auction were:

1. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette coupe at $130,000
2. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $92,500
3. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split-window coupe at $85,000
4. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe at $80,000
5. 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo at $78,000
6. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $75,000
7. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $75,000
8. 1976 Pontiac Trans Am SE at $70,000
9. 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback at $67,000
10. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $65,000

(Auction results do not include buyer fees)

The Kansas City Auction ends Mecum’s 2016 schedule. Next up is the company’s flagship sale in Kissimmee, Florida, that Mecum calls the world’s largest collector car auction, with as many 3,000 vehicles offered over 10 days of bidding. The auction is headlined by collections of significant historic dragstrip racing stars.

For information about Mecum auctions and results, visit the company website.

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