Mecum Auctions' Harrisburg sale brings over $20 million

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Low Rider

2015-08-19 16:02:36

Mecum Auctions' vast four-day Harrisburg sale saw more than 1,000 vehicles cross the block in Pennsylvania.

In total the sale offered 1,016 vehicles, 135 motorcycles and 107 tractors, along with more than 400 lots of vintage road art and automobilia, bringing a final figure of $20,566,598 and a sell-through rate of 67 percent.

“The excitement over collector cars and the Mecum auction action in the Northeast is readily apparent,” said Mecum Auctions’ Founder and President Dana Mecum. “It was great to see that the crowds and bidder enthusiasm at this year’s Harrisburg auction easily rivalled that of our inaugural event in 2014.”

The highest price of the sale was achieved by a 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible described as "one of the most sought-after Shelby Mustangs in existence". Packing a powerful R-Code Ram Air 428/335hp Cobra Jet V8 engine, the car brought an equally strong price of $190,000.

Shelby fans were clearly out in force, as a 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback and a 1970 Shelby GT500 Fastback were also amongst the biggest sellers with prices of $120,000 and $94,000 respectively.

American muscle was the name of the game in Harrisburg, with a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe selling for $138,000 and a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible not far behind at $132,000.

But there was also room for some classic European elegance, as a replica of a 1931 Bugatti Royale brought the second-highest price of the auction at $147,500.

Mecum's next major sale takes place in Dallas, with 1,000 more classic vehicles up for grabs at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center from September 16-19.

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