Mecum closes 2020 with $14.7 million auction in Houston

1941 Ford Custom pickup

(December 10, 2020) — Mecum’s classic and collector car auction held in Houston last weekend resulted in $14.7 million in total overall sales. The event topped off a successful run of six such large-scale, live auctions held by the company in various major cities around the country over the past eight weeks.

Together, these events have facilitated the sale of more than 2,700 vehicles for a total of $75.5 million in overall sales and a sell-through rate of 83%. The event in Houston closed out the 2020 calendar year by contributing 442 of those vehicles to the total number sold, an amount that equated to an 84% sell-through rate over the three  auction days, Dec. 3-5.

1990 Land Rover Defender 110

The Houston auction’s top-10 selling vehicles featured everything from vintage foreign exotics to modern American muscle, with the top three seats claimed by vehicles celebrated for both form and function.

Coming in at No. 1 was a 1941 Ford Custom Pickup  featuring a steel body and a Supercharged Coyote V-8 engine that achieved a $206,250 sale, followed by a 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 Custom  and a 2013 Ford E350 Sportsmobile, each of which demanded final sale prices of $176,000.

Other top-selling cars in Houston ranged from a 1934 Lincoln KA Convertible that sold for $137,500 to a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with just 42 miles and a Z51 package that achieved $115,500.

1934 Lincoln KA Convertible

The complete top 10 collector-car sales at Houston 2020 include:

    1    1941 Ford Custom Pickup at $206,250
    2    1990 Land Rover Defender 110 Custom at $176,000
    3    2013 Ford E350 Sportsmobile at $176,000
    4    1934 Lincoln KA Convertible at $137,500
    5    1987 Porsche 930 Turbo at $132,000
    6    2004 Ferrari 360 Spider at $126,500
    7    1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL at $121,000
    8    2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible at $115,500
    9    2010 Dodge Viper ACR Final Edition at $110,000
    10  1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible  at $106,700