Mecum Kansas City 2014
|Total sales||$8.7 million|
|High sale||$260,000 for a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 427|
|Next 9 price range||$59,000 to $107,000|
|Next auction||Indianapolis, May 13-18|
Mecum’s annual Kansas City spring auction of classic cars posted a sell-through rate of 65 percent and total sales of nearly $8.7 million with 370 cars going to new owners.
The sale followed closely on the heels of Mecum’s $34.9-million sale in Houston and will be followed in just a couple of weeks by Dana Mecum’s big 27th Original Spring auction at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
The auction at Indianapolis features some 2,000 vehicles spread around in several huge and historic exhibitions. That’s quite a contrast to Kansas City, where Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center provides one huge indoor area the equivalent in width and length of eight football fields.
The high-dollar sale of the KC auction was a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback that not only was documented as one of the first 50 hand-built prototype vehicles but the first one to wear Candyapple Red paint. KK #1238 sold for $260,000 (prices are hammer prices and do not include any buyer premium fees).
Second-highest sale was a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “split window” coupe that hammered at $107,000.
While three of the four high-dollar sales involved Mustangs, Chevrolet Corvettes and Camaros accounted for six of the top-10 transactions.
Here’s the complete top-10 list for the auction:
- 1. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot S95) at $260,000
- 2. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot F198) at $107,000
- 3. 1967 Ford Mustang Resto Mod (Lot S67) at $96,000
- 4. 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback (Lot S89) at $90,000
- 5. 2013 Ford Shelby Raptor Pickup (Lot S113) at $76,000
- 6. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S114.1) at $74,000
- 7. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS (Lot S86) at $61,000
- 8. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 (Lot S105) at $61,000
- 9. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S68) at $60,000
- 10. 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot F186) at $59,000
(Prices are hammer prices and do not include buyer premiums.)