Mecum Auctions’ second-annual auction in Harrisburg, Penn., held July 30-Aug. 2 saw an unprecedented amount of collector cars, motorcycles, tractors and more cross the auction block with total sales reaching $20,566,598 and an overall sell-through rate of 67 percent. In just four days, a total of 1,016 vehicles, 135 motorcycles, 107 tractors and 405 Road Art items were offered for sale to a sea of ardent bidders as 20 hours of auction coverage were broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
“The excitement over collector cars and the Mecum auction action in the Northeast is readily apparent,” comments 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 rivaled that of our inaugural event in 2014.”
Top sales included a 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible (Lot S25) that gaveled for $190,000. As one of only 518 produced and featuring the powerful R-Code Ram Air 428/335hp Cobra Jet V8, it is one of the most sought-after Shelby Mustangs in existence. Hammering at $147,500 was a stunning reproduction of a 1931 Bugatti Royale (Lot F212) with carbon-fiber body and fenders and a German canvas top. Two Corvettes followed with a ’67 coupe (Lot S138.1) demanding a high bid of $138,000 and a ’57 convertible (Lot S186) bringing $132,000.