Mecum takes on two cities in one weekend, tallies $36.4M in sales

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Mecum takes on two cities in one weekend, tallies $36.4M in sales


Mecum takes on two cities in one weekend, tallies $36.4M in sales


Mecum Auctions, well known for setting records and taking on never-before-achieved challenges, took it to another level this past weekend by holding two auctions simultaneously in two different cities located a full 600 miles apart.

One, Mecum Chicago 2022 was held Oct. 13-15 in Schaumburg, Illinois, and brought $15.2 million in total sales; the other, Mecum Chattanooga 2022, was held Oct. 14-15 at the Chattanooga (Tennessee) Convention Center and reached overall sales totals of $21.2 million.

In all, the auction house achieved a grand total of $36.4 million in total overall sales for the weekend with 1,052 vehicles sold of the 1,433 offered.

Chattanooga sales were topped by a pair of 4-speed convertibles—a 1968 Shelby GT500KR that achieved a $302,500 selling price and a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette that sold for $220,000.

Two modern sport utility vehicles followed, with a 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor with just 32.6 miles on its clock selling for $209,000 and a 2020 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG with a Brabus 800 kit and AMG Night Package fetching $187,000.

The auction’s headlining Firehouse Find Collection saw all 70 of its vehicles sell for an aggregate $2 million, while the 3,668-mile 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider from The Exotic Low Mile Collection became the auction’s fifth highest seller at $183,700. The 16-car Blackmon Collection sold in its entirety for $321,200 overall.

SUVs proved to be hot on the auction block in Chicago as well, where top sales were led by a 2021 Jeep Gladiator Apocalypse Hellfire 6×6 that sold for $198,000. Two 2022 Ford Bronco Raptors also made the top seller’s list bringing $170,500 and $143,000 for top-seller slots No. 3 and 6, respectively.

A multiple-time Top Flight-winning 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible became the Chicago auction’s second highest selling vehicle with a sale price of $181,500, and two 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 models grabbed back-to-back spots on the top-10 sellers list bringing $132,000 and $126,500.

Chuck Comer’s collection of Corvettes and more was well-received at the Chicago auction with the entire group of 16 cars selling for a total of $412,500. The Jimmy V Collection offering also did quite well with all eight of its vehicles changing hands for a total of $445,000.

Mecum’s next live auctions will be Nov. 10-12 in Las Vegas featuring approximately 1,000 classic and collector vehicles, followed by the Mecum Kansas City 2022 auction in Kansas City, Missouri, Dec. 1-3.

For more on upcoming auctions, click HERE.

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