Mecum Harrisburg auction reaches $34.2 million in sales

1968 Dodge Charger Custom

(August 9, 2023) The 2023 Mecum Harrisburg auction, held July 26-29 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, saw an exceptional turnout of enthusiastic car connoisseurs looking to soak in all that Mecum’s exclusive East Coast-region auction had to offer, and based on the results, the crowds received their reward. Overall sales at the auction reached $34.2 million as 73% of all offerings hammered sold, making this year Mecum’s second most successful Harrisburg auction on record.

Capacity-sized crowds each day of the four-day event helped drive healthy hammer prices across the board, and the top 10 highest-dollar sales at the event demonstrated the strength of the American-built collector-car market with a slew of vehicles from Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet and Shelby claiming their place on the list.

The Number one top sale in Harrisburg was a 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Custom dressed in an Exoskeleton Exposed Carbon Fiber Charger Body that sold for $261,250.

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Another Dodge Custom also grabbed the second seat in top sales, this one a vintage model 1968 Charger  that sold for $220,000. Other top sellers included a trio of Corvettes ranging from a 1957 convertible  to a 1963 split-window coupe and a 2019 ZR1 coupe, which demanded prices ranging from $176,000 to $214,500.

Camaros and S158.1), a Mustang Boss 429 and a 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback also nabbed spots among the exclusively six-figure top-10 sellers list.

Among private collections, a full dozen of the top-shelf offerings from The American Muscle Car Collection hammered sold in Harrisburg for an aggregate $1.113 million, while the vehicles From the Imperial Boathouse Collection and the Klairmont Kollection of Chicago both achieved 100% sell-through and respective overall totals of $407,000 and $313,500.

The top collector car sales at the 2023 Harrisburg auction include:
    1    2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Custom (Lot S186.1) at $261,250
    2    1968 Dodge Charger Custom (Lot S155.1) at $220,000
    3    1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot F105) at $220,000
    4    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe (Lot S145.1) at $214,500
    5    1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS (Lot S108) at $195,250
    6    1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S109) at $187,000
    7    1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback (Lot S81) at $176,000
    8    1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot S130) at $176,000
    9    1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS (Lot S158.1) at $167,750
  10    1967 Ford Mustang Fastback (Lot S168) at $165,000

Next up for Mecum is the company’s Monterey Car Week Daytime Auction to be held Aug. 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course featuring 600 classics, supercars, European sports cars and more.