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Mecum’s Bob McDorman auction at Bob McDorman Chevrolet in Canal Winchester, Ohio, November 9, hauled in $7 million (excluding buyer’s premium) for about 150 cars in McDorman’s collection.
Mecum reported that 1,000 bidders turned out for the one-day sale, which included a wide array of Chevrolets from pre-war to the present as well as some valuable Chevrolet memorabilia. The proceeds of the sale are going to be used to keep McDorman’s 45-year-old Chevrolet dealership running, the auction house said.
“It was a fantastic auction and I was very pleased,” said McDorman. ”At one point, there were more than 1,100 people watching it online via Mecum’s live auction webcast. Mecum did a beautiful job setting everything up and handling the event – it all went so smoothly. It was very professional and the cars and memorabilia brought more than I expected.”
The top 10 sales (all sales reflect hammer prices) from the auction were:
1. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Bunkie Knudsen’s (Lot S70) at $400,000;
2. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe previously owned by Florence Knudsen (Lot S73) at $280,000;
3. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Bill Mitchell Experimental Sting Ray XX (Lot S72) at $160,000;
4. 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 235 CI (Lot S57) at $131,000;
5. 1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Serial #2 (Lot S59) at #130,000;
6. 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car 346/350 HP (Lot S138) at $112,000;
7. 2006 Chevrolet SSR Roadster – the last SSR sold to the public – (Lot S56) at $109,000;
8. 2002 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe 427/600 HP (Lot S51) at $97,500;
9. 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car Replica 396/375 (Lot S29) at $88,000;
10. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible four-Speed (Lot S61) at $83,000.
And what about 1970 Camaro serial numero uno that we blogged about recently? The white, small-block powered F-body changed hands for an impressive $41,000.
To view the consignments or the results (free registration required) head over to www.mecum.com