Photo Credit: Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority
Sales Leap 27 Percent from Last Year as 763 Collector Cars Change Hands
WALWORTH, Wis. – Aug. 8, 2018 – The theme for Mecum Auctions in 2018 has been growth in leaps and bounds, and, true to form, the auction house’s most recent event saw a more than 27-percent increase in overall sales in just the past year alone. In all, $24.1 million was achieved at the 2018 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, auction as 763 collector cars hammered sold in just three days for a strong sell-through rate of nearly 80 percent.
Large crowds continued to file into the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex throughout the auction’s duration, as both spectator ticket sales and bidder registration saw a marked increase over 2017. The strong attendance ensured that energy throughout the weekend was at a constant high, and the excitement of enthusiasts was palpable. In addition to strong overall sales, individual offerings also achieved desirable results with top sales honors going to a 2006 Ford GT (Lot S133)—one of just 75 wearing a bold coat of Speed Yellow—which sold for $302,500. Other top sales included a 4-speed 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S135) that brought $217,250, a 1978 Lincoln Batmobile Replica (Lot S173) autographed by Adam West that sold for $195,250 and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Touring (Lot S84) that brought $181,500.
The complete top 10 collector-car sales at the Mecum Harrisburg 2018 auction include:
1. 2006 Ford GT (Lot S133) at $302,500
2. 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S135) at $217,250
3. 1978 Lincoln Batmobile Replica (Lot S173) at $195,250
4. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Touring (Lot S84) at $181,500
5. 1972 Plymouth Cuda Resto Mod (Lot F188) at $165,000
6. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot F248) at $145,200
7. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot S96) at $143,000
8. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S114) at $143,000
9. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible (Lot S76) at $140,250
10. 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider (Lot S109) at $137,500
For access to complete auction results, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum.com. Mecum’s next auction will be The Daytime Auction this Aug. 23-25 in Monterey, California, featuring 600 collector cars ranging from exotic hypercars and high-end boutique builds to historically significant vintage race cars. Among highlights are a 2017 Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4, a 2014 Pagani Huayra, a 2015 McLaren P1, several Ferrari LaFerraris and a 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder, to name just a few. 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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