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Louisville Mecca's First Auction Records Over US$13 Million

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Mecum Auctions held its first auction in Louisville, Kentucky, September 8-10. The event was an overall success, with a total of 440 cars sold in three days, with total sales of $13.4 million.

“The top sellers at auction were a great reflection of what the Mecum brand is best known for, with the top 10 selling prices achieved almost exclusively by American Muscle and Corvettes,” Mecum Auctions said in a statement.

great sellers

Reflection & Pleasure

Events to come

Mecum Louisville Auction 2016: Top 10 Sales

Big sales

Top prints included a 1970 Chevelle LS6 convertible four-speed, which sold for $280,000. Ford muscle cars, both vintage and more contemporary, also attracted a lot of attention. A 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback sold for $255,000, while a 2005 Ford GT fetched $250,000. A 1962 Resto Mod Chevrolet Corvette also stole the show. The appeal of nostalgia combined with modern performance fetched $200,000 for the car.

A 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible four-speed sold at the last hammer blow for $132,500.

Reflection & Pleasure

Mecum's inaugural auction in Louisville was a celebration of remembrance, being so close to the anniversary of 9/11. Every morning, the official bugler of the Kentucky Derby, Steve Buttleman, played the national anthem. It was also a fun time because the Dodge Thrill Rides took place at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Official Kentucky Derby bugler Steve Buttleman played the national anthem. Photo: Maggie Pinke, courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Events to come

Mecum's next classic and collectible car auction will be a 1,000-car display at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, October 6-8, in Chicago, Illinois. Another auction of 1,000 cars will follow in Dallas, Texas from November 2-5. Those looking for details about upcoming auctions, wishing to consign a vehicle, or register as a bidder, should call 262-275-5050.

Carl Anthony is the editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan.

Mecum Louisville Auction 2016: Top 10 Sales

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible (Lot S115) at $280,0001970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S118) at $255,0002005 Ford GT (Lot S147) at $250,0001962 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod (Lot S125) at $200,0001989 Porsche 911 Speedster (Lot S121.1) at $145,0001968 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S96) at $135,0001970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible (Lot S98.1) at $132,5001967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S96.1) at $112,5001961 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Fuelie (Lot S97) at $90,000 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S159) at $90,000

*All individual sales reflect hammer prices.

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible (Lot S115). 454/450 HP, 4 speeds, well documented. Photo: Maggie Pinke, courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Source: Mecum Auctions

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