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Officially, Mecum Auctions‘ annual Kissimmee, Florida, sale is a wrap and the final numbers are interesting. During the five-day sale, a total of 1,500 automotive/truck/motorcycle/boat lots crossed the block, of which 73 percent sold for a total of $39.9 million; a week ago, it was estimated that the total sales figure could top $40 million thanks to Mecum’s “The Sale Goes On.”
We already mentioned the former Bruce Larson Dragonsnake Cobra drag car that sold for $875,000; at the end of the event, it was still atop the ground transportation list. But some of you may recall other lots we placed the spotlight on, such as the Sox & Martin 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda (pictured above). It brought in a high bid of $450,000, but did not sell.
Bob Glidden’s 1972 Ford Pinto was also a no-sale after bidding halted at $210,000.
One notable race car that did sell was this 1964 Mercury AF/X Comet; it brought $175,000.
As for some of the imports, the 1958 Messerschmitt above mustered a $47,000 bid, but it failed to hit reserve. Conversely, the 1971 Saab Sonett III (below), transferred hands for $11,000.
And depending upon your position, perhaps one of the import deals of the weekend was the $5,250 hammer price for the AACA car show eligible (25 years or older) 1985 Maserati Biturbo above.
The top ten, from Mecum:
1. 1996 Riva Aquarama Special Hull #774 (Lot S182) $975,000
2. 1963 Shelby Cobra DragonSnake (Lot S121.1) $875,000
3. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster (Lot F211.1) $550,000
4. 1970 Riva Aquarama Series III #416 (Lot S183) $325,000
5. 1957 Ford Thunderbird DF Phase 1 (Lot F209) $250,000
6. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Conv RA III (Lot S233) $225,000
7. 1940 Packard Darrin Convertible (Lot S97) $205,000
8. 2007 Chevy Budweiser #8 NASCAR (Lot S201) $200,000
9. 1932 Ford Hi Boy Roadster (Lot S228) $180,000
10. 1964 Mercury A/FX Comet (Lot F163) $175,000
All listed sale prices do not include buyer’s premiums. Complete results can be found at Mecum’s website.