Mecum Kicks Off Spring With $25 Million Auction In Houston
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

Mecum Kicks Off Spring With $25 Million Auction In Houston  More than 1,000 Cars Hit the Block during Second Annual Sale at the Reliant Center

It was not a quiet weekend for Houston's Reliant Center as Mecum Auctions brought the sounds of revving engines and falling hammers echoing through the venue packed with collector vehicles and car enthusiasts from across the nation. The three-day auction held April 4-6 saw 1,034 cars cross the block and nearly 200 pieces of Road Art and memorabilia. With a sell-through rate of 72 percent, auction sales reached a $25,062,931 total.

The cars were the stars filling the Reliant Center to capacity with an incredible 'something for everyone' mix of muscle cars, classics, hot rods and more. Discovery's Velocity Network broadcast the auction action live all three days as a total of 740 cars exchanged hands.

Hammering at $220,000 and garnering the top sale was a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S134) with its original drivetrain and interior. The local-to-Texas restoration is a low-mile and extensively documented example of its breed, one of only 499 built and a one-owner vehicle for the past 20 years – all coveted features that helped drive the desirability of this already revered muscle car. Bringing a $185,000 sale and grabbing the second seat on the top 10 sales list was an extremely rare-production Cadillac, a 1931 V-12 Roadster (Lot S159.1) complete with accessory trunk and rumble seat complementing its distinguished vintage flair.

Mecum Kicks Off Spring With $25 Million Auction In Houston  

The complete top 10 sales for Mecum's second annual Houston auction include (all sales reflect hammer prices):

1. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S134) at $220,000

2. 1931 Cadillac V-12 Roadster (Lot S159.1) at $185,000

3. 1954 Buick Skylark (Lot S130) at $140,000

4. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod (Lot S227) at $135,000

5. 2009 Dodge Challenger (Lot S258) at $130,000

6. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot F190) at $125,000


Trending News
  • Lifestyle Sponsors Announced For The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
  • All-New Ford Fiesta Is The Most Technologically Advanced Small Car On Sale In Europe
  • SCRAMP Ahead of Improvement Schedule; Tracking 16.5% Increase in Overall Season Ticket Sales
  • Honda Racing At Speed Highlights Honda, Acura Racing Success
  • World's Largest Collector-Car Auction Company Returns To Denver July 20-22

    7. 1972 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS (Lot S254) at $125,000

    8. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot F233) at $122,000

    9. 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot F203) at $107,500

    10. 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot S251) at $107,000

    For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at www.Mecum.com.

    Not only was Houston a marked success, but Mecum proved once again that two auctions in one weekend isn't too much for the world leader in collector car and Road Art sales. As more than 1,000 cars crossed the block in Houston, nearly 200 tractors simultaneously went under the hammer at the Spring Gone Farmin' Vintage Tractor Auction in Davenport, Iowa, April 5-6 achieving an astonishing 98 percent sell-through rate. Full results for the tractor auction are also available via the Mecum InfoNet.

    The gavel never rests for long in Mecum hands and in just weeks the next event will be held in Kansas City, Mo., April 25-27 followed by Dana Mecum's 26th Original Spring Classic this May 14-19 in Indianapolis. To consign a vehicle or to pre-register to bid at one of Mecum Auctions' upcoming events, visit www.Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.

    About Mecum Auctions

    Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum's social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

  • posted on conceptcarz.com

       Recent Articles
    World's Largest Collector-Car Auction Company Returns To Denver July 20-22

    – Mecum Auctions, the worlds largest collector-car auction company, will return to Denver July 20-22 at the Colorado Convention Center featuring an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes,......
    Mecum's Collector-Car Auction In Portland Achieves $7.9 Million

    – Mecum Auctions was in Portland this past weekend with an impressive lineup of 461 classic and collector cars. The two-day auction at the Portland Expo Center achieved 7.9 million in overall sales......
    Mecum Auctions Now Offers Enclosed Auto Transport Services

    – Mecum Auctions, the worlds largest collector-car auction company, is now offering enclosed auto transport services. The 30-year-old auction house has built its reputation and business by providing......
    Mecum Auctions Returns To Portland June 16-17 At Portland Expo Center

    – Mecum Auctions, the worlds largest collector-car auction company, will return to Oregon for Mecum Portland 2017 on June 16-17 at the Portland Expo Center with an estimated 600 American muscle cars,......
    $55.6 Million At Dana Mecum's 30th Original Spring Classic

    – Mecum Auctions made history May 16-20 as 1,665 classic and collector cars from 37 states crossed the auction block for the companys 30th anniversary auction. With 1,208 vehicles hammering sold for......
    Mecum Auctions To Sponsor No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet In 101St Indianapolis 500

    – Mecum Auctions today announced that it will be the primary sponsor for the No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet at the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 set for Sunday, May 28, with the young......
    More Than 275 No Reserve Vehicles Slated For Dana Mecum's 30Th Original Spring Classic

    – More than 275 offerings at no reserve both individually and from several collections headlining Dana Mecums 30th Original Spring Classic Auction will give enthusiasts a great opportunity to put themselves......
    Original And Unrestored 1967 Corvette's First Ever Public Appearance At Mecum Indianapolis Auction

    Out of the Vault: Original and Unrestored 1967 Corvettes First Ever Public Appearance to Take Place at Mecum Indianapolis Auction Vietnam Hero Keith Richard Litavskys Dream Car to Cross the Block on......