Mecum Auctions returned to Harrisburg's PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in July for its summer tradition of hammering the world's best collections of collector cars, trucks, motorcycles, and road art. The auction event doubles as a massive car show, with car enthusiasts packing the venue to see vehicles parked in every hall of the complex's 1-million-square-feet footprint. With attendees from across the country, the event brings approximately $10 million in economic impact for the region. The event returns to Harrisburg in 2024.
- Total Sales: $34.2 million
- Sell-through rate: 73% (of more than 1,200 vehicles on the auction block)
- Top Seller: The 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Custom | $261,250.00
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Mecum Harrisburg Auction Reaches $34.2 Million in Sales
Massive and Enthusiastic Crowds Led to 73% Sell-Through Rate, Strong Individual Sales
Walworth, Wis. – August 8, 2023 – The 2023 Mecum Harrisburg auction, held this past weekend at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, saw an exceptional turnout of enthusiastic car connoisseurs looking to soak in all that Mecum’s exclusive East Coast-region auction had to offer, and based on the outstanding results, the crowds certainly received their reward. Overall sales at the auction reached $34.2 million as 73% of all offerings hammered sold, making this year Mecum’s second most successful Harrisburg auction on record.
Capacity-sized crowds each day of the four-day event helped drive healthy hammer prices across the board, and the top 10 highest-dollar sales at the event demonstrated the strength of the American-built collector-car market with a slew of vehicles from Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet and Shelby claiming their place on the list. The No. 1 top sale in Harrisburg was a 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Custom (Lot S186.1) dressed in an Exoskeleton Exposed Carbon Fiber Charger Body that sold for $261,250.
Another Dodge Custom also grabbed the second seat in top sales, this one a vintage model 1968 Charger (Lot S155.1) that sold for $220,000. Other top sellers included a trio of Corvettes ranging from a 1957 convertible (Lot S109) to a 1963 split-window coupe (Lot S130) and a 2019 ZR1 coupe (Lot S145.1), which demanded prices ranging from $176,000 to $214,500. Camaros (Lots S108 and S158.1), a Mustang Boss 429 (Lot F105) and a 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback (Lot S81) also nabbed spots among the exclusively six-figure top-10 sellers list.
Among private collections, a full dozen of the top-shelf offerings from The American Muscle Car Collection hammered sold in Harrisburg for an aggregate $1.113 million, while the vehicles From the Imperial Boathouse Collection and the Klairmont Kollection of Chicago both achieved 100% sell-through and respective overall totals of $407,000 and $313,500.
The top collector car sales at the 2023 Kissimmee Summer Special auction include:
- 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Custom (Lot S186.1) at $261,250
- 1968 Dodge Charger Custom (Lot S155.1) at $220,000
- 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot F105) at $220,000
- 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe (Lot S145.1) at $214,500
- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS (Lot S108) at $195,250
- 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S109) at $187,000
- 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback (Lot S81) at $176,000
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot S130) at $176,000
- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS (Lot S158.1) at $167,750
- 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback (Lot S168) at $165,000
For access to complete auction results, sign up for a free MyMecum account at Mecum.com. Next up for Mecum is the company’s Monterey Car Week Daytime Auction to be held Aug. 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course featuring 600 classics, supercars, European sports cars and more. For more details on upcoming auctions, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit Mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
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