Mecum Glendale 2024 collector car auction exceeds $54 million in sales

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe sold for $1,815,000

942 vehicles sold during
5-Day Arizona auction event

(March 18, 2024) Mecum Auctions’ most recent event at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., saw overall sales totals eclipse $54 million as 942 classic and collector vehicles hammered sold throughout the five-day auction event. Headlined by the $1.815 million sale of a highly awarded L88 Corvette top sales results at the auction included a variety of American-built favorites from Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge and Cadillac.

Ford dominated top sales, grabbing seats two through five, with a 2021 Ford GT Studio Collection Series leading the pack. As one of only 20 built and showing a scant 754 miles on its odometer, the Serial No. 3 car achieved a $946,000 sale. A 2005 Ford GT and a 1969 Ford Torino Talladega GPT Special  followed, selling for $440,000 each, and a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback rounded out the group, bringing $363,000.

1969 Ford Torino Talladega GPT Special

Star-studded sales were also a main part of the Arizona excitement, with a 1969 Cadillac Eldorado once owned by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley causing a buzz among bidders and resulting in an astonishing $253,000 sale after an energetic round of bidding.

Another strong sale with ties to American history royalty was the presidential limousine that served then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The 1964 Imperial Crown Ghia  is one of just 10 produced, and with a well-documented background including photos of the car as a presidential chauffeur, it ultimately sold for an impressive $181,500.

1969 Cadillac Eldorado, previously owned by Elvis Presley

The top collector car sales at the Glendale 2024 auction included:

    1    1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe (Lot S143) at $1,815,000
    2    2021 Ford GT Studio Collection Series (Lot S162) at $946,000
    3    2005 Ford GT (Lot S83) at $440,000
    4    1969 Ford Torino Talladega GPT Special (Lot S123) at $440,000
    5    1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S154) at $363,000
    6    2017 Dodge Viper ACR VoooDoo II Edition (Lot S146) at $357,500
    7    1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06/N03 (Lot F129) at $346,500
    8    1961 Chevrolet Impala Convertible (Lot S151) at $302,500
    9    1969 Cadillac Eldorado (Lot F182) at $253,000
  10    1965 Chevrolet Corvette Big Tank Fuelie (Lot F134) at $247,500