Mecum hits $10.8 million at Austin auction

Heritage Edition Ford GT draws highest bids at Mecum's Austin auction | Mecum Auctions photos
Heritage Edition Ford GT draws highest bids at Mecum’s Austin auction | Mecum Auctions photos

Mecum Auctions wrapped up its 2015 sales calendar last weekend by posting a near-70 percent sell-through with total two-day sales of $10,876,142 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas.

The high-dollar sale of the auction was a 2006 Ford GT in heritage Gulf racing blue-and-orange colors that sold for $440,000 (hammer price). The car showed only 573 miles on its odometer.

The scene at the sale
The scene at the sale

Another modern collectible, a 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Silver Arrow, was next at $245,000.

Then came the more traditional classics — a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger for $142,500, a couple of Chevrolet Corvettes, and a 1950s’ Ford F100 pickup truck.

Top 10 sales, Mecum Austin 2015

1. 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, $440,000
2. 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Silver Arrow, $245,000
3. 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Roadster, $142,500
4. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette resto mod, $130,000
5. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split-window coupe, $130,000
6. 1954 Ford F100 pickup, $120,000
7. 1994 Porsche 911 RS coupe, $115,000
8. 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, $105,000
9. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $102,500
10. 1955 Chevrolet 210 resto-mod $100,000

2006 Mercedes SLR McLaren Silver Arrow brings $245,000
2006 Mercedes SLR McLaren Silver Arrow brings $245,000

Mecum opens its 2016 auction schedule January 7-9 with the 25th annual MidAmerica motorcycle auction in Las Vegas. Then, from January 15-24, it hopes to present 3,000 cars and 1,000 pieces of “road art” for bidding it its annual Kissimmee, Florida, classic car auction.

Other events on Mecum’s 2016 schedule are:

March 11-12, Kansas City
March 31-April 2, Davenport, Iowa (tractors)
April 14-16, Houston
May 17-22, Indianapolis
June 4, Lapeer, Michigan (tractors)
June 10-11, Chicago (motorcycles)
June 17-18, Portland, Oregon
July 8-9, Denver
July 21-23, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
August 5-6, Shorewood, Illinois (tractors)
August 18-20, Monterey, California
September 8-10, Louisville, Kentucky
October 6-8, Chicago (Schaumburg)
November 2-5, Dallas
November 11-12, Davenport, Iowa (tractors)
November 17-19, Anaheim, California
December 1-3, Kansas City, Missouri

Sunbeam Tiger sells for $142,500 to lead traditional classics
Sunbeam Tiger sells for $142,500 to lead traditional classics

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