Mecum Auctions opened its very busy month of October, posting more than $22 million in sales and an 86 percent sell-through rate at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where 508 of the 590 vehicles on the docket were hammered sold.
From Las Vegas, the Mecum crew heads to Chattanooga, Tennessee, for an auction October 15-16 in conjunction with the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, and from there it heads to Chicago for a sale October 21-23.
The top sale in Las Vegas was a 2006 Ford GT that sold for $374,000 (price includes buyer’s fee).
A pair of licensed Eleanor Tribute Edition Ford Mustangs took second and third places in the auction’s top-10 results, with a 1968 model going for $374,000 and a 1967 edition for $275,000.
American cars dominated the top-10, with the only import making that list being a 2000 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible that brought $151,250.
Top-10 sales, Mecum at Las Vegas 2021
- 2006 Ford GT, $374,000
- 1968 Ford Mustang Eleanor tribute, $346,500
- 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor tribute, $275,000
- 1959 Chevrolet Apache custom pickup, $198,000
- 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible, $184,250
- 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Batmobile replica, $176,000
- 1967 Ford Mustang fastback, $159,500
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $154,000
- 2000 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible, $151,250
- 2005 Dodge Viper VOI9, $148,500.
The Mecum docket for Chattanooga includes a 1965 Lola T70 Mk I Spyder previously owned by both Carroll Shelby and Dan Gurney; a Plum Crazy 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T; and a pair of 1968 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertibles.
The Chicago auction docket features a two-time GTOAA Concours award-winning 1965 Pontiac GTO, an unrestored Saturn Yellow 1970 Buick GSX, and a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L89 convertible.