26 November 2013

Auction Results: Mecum’s 2013 Anaheim sale

Mecum Auctions held its second sale in Anaheim, Calif., this past weekend, Nov. 21-23, 2013. Last year’s event was a barn-burner, with two important historic hot rods headlining the sale. There was no McMullen roadster this year, however, and results were reduced as a result. In all, 391 of 787 vehicles traded hands to the tune of $13.1M, compared to 2012’s final number of $15.0M.

Top sale of the event was a 2006 Ford GT with 9,422 original miles, which earned $246,100, including buyer’s premium. The second high sale was also a Ford GT, this time a 2005 model, which sold for $224,700. Both sales underscore the appeal of these modern supercars, which have been enjoying a value increase for the past few years.

1969 COPO Camaro placed third at $192,600, and a rare and fantastically restored 1953 Twin-H Hudson Hornet convertible traded for $160,500. Steve McQueen’s 1938 Harley-Davidson WLD solo sport motorcycle found a new home at $137,500, or about eight times what might otherwise be expected for the model.

Two of the auction’s marquee consignments failed to find new owners, as the 1932 Ford Hi-Boy “Spencer II” roadster was bid to $390,000 but failed to be cut loose, and a 440 Six Pack Plymouth Superbird missed the mark with a $100,000 high bid.

Top 10

  1. 2006 Ford GT Coupe sold for $246,100
  2. 2005 Ford GT Coupe sold for $224,700
  3. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 427/425 Coupe sold for $192,600
  4. 1953 Hudson Hornet Twin-H Convertible sold for $160,500
  5. 1955 Chevrolet 210 Resto Mod and two motorcycles with trailer sold for $141,775
  6. 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible sold for $139,100
  7. 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible sold for $139,100
  8. 1938 Harley-Davidson WLD Solo Sport Motorcycle sold for $137,500
  9. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Resto Mod Station Wagon sold for $133,750
  10. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Resto Mod Station Wagon sold for $128,400

Mecum’s final 2013 sale will be held Dec. 5-7 in Kansas City, Mo. More than 750 vehicles are expected, including a rare 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428/335 Twister Special and a 1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback coupe.

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