Mecum Orlando Summer Special Auction achieves $35 million in overall sales

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

(August 4, 2021)  Classic and collector car auction company Mecum Auctions achieved unprecedented success in Orlando this past weekend with an auction event dubbed the Summer Special. Featuring 1,056 cars on offer throughout four days of heated auction action, the July 28-31 event saw overall sales reach $35 million as 850 vehicles hammered sold for a strong 80% sell-through rate.

America’s Sports Car made a dominant showing in Orlando with half of the top 10-selling vehicles wearing the iconic crossed-flags Corvette branding. There was a tie for the highest sale of the auction, as both a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback and a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible  demanded final selling prices of $352,000. Two more Corvettes followed with a ’63 split window  selling for $324,500 and a 1966 coupe  bringing $297,000.

A custom-built, one-of-one 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose with a rare factory power kit landed the fifth seat among top sales at $286,000, and a nearly new 2021 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak that is one of just 50 produced achieved $209,000. Other top sellers included a 2017 Dodge Viper SRT GTC Coupe that brought $247,500 and a 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback  that sold for $231,000.

1961 Chevrolet Corvette onvertible

The complete top 10 collector car sales at the 2021 Summer Special auction include:

    1.    1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback at $352,000
    2.    1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible at $352,000
    3.    1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe at $324,500
    4.    1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe at $297,000
    5.    1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose at $286,000
    6.    1967 Chevrolet Corvette L89 Convertible at $264,000
    7.    2017 Dodge Viper SRT GTC Coupe at $247,500
    8.    1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback at $231,000
    9.    2021 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak  at $209,000
   10.  1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S109) at $203,500

The next live event on the Mecum calendar is The Daytime Auction in Monterey, Calif. Aug. 12-14. Featuring an anticipated 600 vehicles on offer, the auction will be highlighted by such offerings as an award-winning 1936 Delahaye Type 135 Competition Court Teardrop Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi, the Shelby Cobra Concept of 2004 and an extravagant assemblage of more than 80 collector cars dubbed "Big Al's Collection,” which includes a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Long Nose, 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari, 2004 Porsche Carrera GT and a 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo.