Mecum Houston auction records $25.2 million in sales

(April 15, 2015) The Mecum Houston 2015 auction held this past weekend was a success with 645 vehicles sold of the total 934 offered for a pronounced 70-percent sell-through rate and $25,285,163 in total sales.

With the top 10 sales in Houston populated by a healthy mix of pre-war classics, muscle cars from the Golden Era, as well as representations from several other prominent categories, the cars speak for themselves: the market is thriving and Mecum has them all. With the near-1,000-car lineup, Mecum’s annual Houston auction continues to keep the pulse of the collector-car market and serves as an excellent representation of today’s healthy supply and demand among even the widest array of enthusiasts.

Top sales included a half-million-dollar modified Duesenberg and a $480,000 Plymouth Hemi Superbird.

In addition to those, a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition with just 13 miles on the odometer hammered at $475,000 and a 1906 Packard S Touring, one of just three known to exist, brought $300,000. Two 1969 Boss 429 Fastbacks also gaveled in the top 10 selling for $262,500 and $200,000, respectively, and a highly optioned 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster with just 20,790 miles came in at a strong $225,000.

The complete top 10 sales at the Mecum Houston 2015 auction include (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):

    1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton (Lot S92.1) at $500,000
    1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird (Lot S105) at $480,000
    2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot S115.1) at $475,000
    1906 Packard S Touring (Lot S108.1) at $300,000
    1910 Peerless Model 27 (Lot S121.1) at $275,000
    1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot F93) at $262,500
    1989 Porsche 911 Speedster (Lot S102) at $225,000
    1964 Chevrolet Corvette Tanker (Lot S117) at $220,000
    1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S138) at $200,000
    1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (Lot S110.1) at $180,000