Inaugural Mecum auction at Pomona scores $9.3 million

A 2006 Ford GT was the high seller, hammered at $305,000 | Mecum Auctions
A 2006 Ford GT was the high seller, hammered at $305,000 | Mecum Auctions

A trio of modern classics from the U.S. and Italy led the bidding at Mecum Auctions’ inaugural Los Angeles collector car sale, where 283 vehicles sold for more than $9.3 million, a strong result for a first-time event and despite the rainy weather.

The two-day auction held at the Fairplex in Pomona, an iconic location for Southern California hot rodders and customizers, also included the sale of 116 pieces of Road Art automobilia.

A 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia was another top seller in Pomona
A 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia was another top seller in Pomona

The top-selling vehicle was a 2006 Ford GT, a perennial favorite at Mecum auctions, that was hammered at $305,000 (Mecum results do not include auction fees), followed by an exotic 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia that reached $230,000 on the block and a 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider sold for $215,000.

Three British luxury cars from the 21st Century also made it into the top 10 sales leaders: a 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom drophead coupe (convertible) for $150,000, a 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost for $102,500 and a 2011 Bentley Mulsanne sedan for $97,500.

The top 10 selling vehicles at the Mecum Los Angeles auction were:

1. 2006 Ford GT at $305,000
2. 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia at $230,000
3. 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider at $215,000
4. 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible at $200,000
5. 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom drophead coupe at $150,000
6. 1960 Porsche 356B T5 roadster at $125,000
7. 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback at $110,000
8. 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost at $102,500
9. 1934 Willys 5-window coupe street rod at $100,000
10. 2011 Bentley Mulsanne sedan at $97,500

(Results do not include buyers’ premiums)

Mecum’s next auction takes place March 24-25 in Kansas City, Missouri, with an expected 700 collector vehicles crossing the block. For information, visit the auction website.

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