Walworth, WI — Dana Mecum’s 32nd Original Spring Classic auction reached an all-time Indy-auction high with more than $70.4 million in total sales. With a consignment list of headline-worthy cars, the auction saw a total of 1,189 vehicles hammer sold May 14-19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
Sales were topped by two Shelby Cobra Roadsters from the Steven Juliano Estate Collection that sold for $2.86 million and $2.42 million, with the top six-selling vehicles at the auction all exceeding the million-dollar mark and five of the top 10 cars boasting ties to the Juliano legacy.
Juliano’s collection dominated the Indianapolis auction with both his cars and his Road Art highlighting the event. His 1967 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra Roadster took top sales honors followed closely by his 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster.
Similar to his cars, Juliano’s more than 2,500 lots of Road Art were popular with collectors. Featuring mainly ‘60s- and ‘70s-era Mopar promotional materials as well as Shelby and Ford collectibles, the massive assemblage was offered both live at the Indianapolis auction and online via Mecum’s all-new timed web-based auction platform, Mecum On Time.
A 1950s Ford Dealer Crest that hung at the historic Floyd Rice dealership in downtown Detroit before joining Juliano’s private collection sold for $55,460, and a full-size outdoor billboard featuring the 1970 Dodge Challenger brought $44,840. Road Art totals reached $3.73 million overall.
1967 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra Roadster: $2.86 million
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster: $2.42 million
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach: $1.98 million
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible: $1.98 million
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster: $1.76 million
1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible: $1.15 million
1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Sunroof: $660,000
1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona: $577,500
1940 Crocker ‘Big Tank’ Big Twin: $550,000
2016 Norwood 330 P4 Replica: $467,500