Mecum Chattanooga 2023 auction reaches $13.2 million in sales

1958 Chevrolet Corvette

(October 27, 2023) The annual Mecum Chattanooga collector car auction returned to the Chattanooga Convention Center again this past weekend, as the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival took over the streets of the Tennessee city’s stunning downtown region. This year’s auction saw nearly 400 vehicles hammer sold in just two days, Oct. 13-14, with total overall sales reaching $13.2 million.

Top sales in Chattanooga were led by a 2012 Riley Daytona Prototype IMSA Racer boasting a new 5.0L BMW V-8 engine and 6-speed manual transmission that was formerly campaigned by Michael Shank Racing; the car sold for $203,500.

A pair of Corvettes followed in top-sale slots two and three, including one vintage 1958 that had been customized with a host of modern-day upgrades, as well as a nearly new 2023 Z06 3LZ convertible model in stock condition showing just 23 miles.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Other top auction sales included vehicles from around the globe, with highlights like a 2022 Mercedes-Benz G550 that sold for $167,750, a 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S  that brought $115,500 and a 1990 Ferrari Testarossa  that sold for $105,600.

The top sales at the Chattanooga 2023 auction included:

    1    2012 Riley Daytona Prototype IMSA Racer (Lot F126) at $203,500
    2    1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom (Lot S123) at $203,500
    3    2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 3LZ Convertible (Lot S82) at $176,000
    4    2022 Mercedes-Benz G550 (Lot S156) at $167,750
    5    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (Lot S76.1) at $145,750
    6    2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot S155) at $121,000
    7    2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S (Lot S213) at $115,500
    8    1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (Lot S118) at $112,750
    9    1990 Ferrari Testarossa (Lot S106) at $105,600
  10    1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible (Lot S158) at $104,500