Mecum takes on two cities in one weekend for $36.4 million in sales

1957 Chevrolet Corvette

(October 19, 2022) Mecum Auctions is well known for setting records and taking on never-before-achieved challenges, and the company took it to another level this past weekend by holding two auctions simultaneously in two different cities located a full 600 miles apart. One of the events, Mecum Chicago 2022, was held Oct. 13-15 in Schaumburg, Ill., and brought $15.2 million in total sales, while the other, Mecum Chattanooga 2022, was held Oct. 14-15 in Tennessee and reached overall sales totals of $21.2 million.

In all, the auction house achieved a grand total of $36.4 million in total overall sales for the weekend with 1,052 vehicles sold of the 1,433 offered.

Top sales in Chattanooga were led by two 4-speed convertibles: a 1968 Shelby GT500KR that achieved a $302,500 selling price and a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette that sold for $220,000. Two modern sport utility vehicles followed in top sales with a 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor with just 32.6 miles selling for $209,000 and a 2020 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG with a Brabus 800 kit and the AMG Night Package demanding $187,000.

The auction’s headlining Firehouse Find Collection saw all 70 of its vehicles sell for an aggregate $2 million, while the 3,668-mile 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider
 from The Exotic Low Mile Collection became the auction’s fifth highest seller at $183,700. The 16-car Blackmon Collection sold in its entirety for $321,200 overall.

1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible

The complete top 10 collector car sales at the Mecum Chattanooga 2022 auction include:

    1    1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible at $302,500
    2    1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible at $220,000
    3    2022 Ford Bronco Raptor at $209,000
    4    2020 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG  at $187,000
    5    2007 Ferrari F430 Spider at $183,700
    6    1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible at $181,500
    7    1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible at $165,000
    8    2023 Chevrolet Corvette 70th Anniversary Convertible at $159,500
    9    1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe at $145,750
  10    2022 Ford Shelby GT500  at $137,500

SUVs proved to be hot on the auction block in Chicago as well, where top sales were led by a 2021 Jeep Gladiator Apocalypse Hellfire 6x6  that sold for $198,000, and two 2022 Ford Bronco Raptors also made the top seller’s list bringing $170,500 and $143,000 for top-seller slots No. 3 and 6, respectively. A multiple-time Top Flight-winning 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible became the Chicago auction’s second highest selling vehicle with a sale price of $181,500, and two 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 models grabbed back-to-back spots on the top-10 sellers list bringing $132,000 and $126,500.

Chuck Comer’s collection of Corvettes and more was well-received at the Chicago auction with the entire group of 16 cars selling for a total of $412,500, and The Jimmy V Collection offering also did quite well with all eight of its vehicles changing hands for a total of $445,000.

1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible

The complete top 10 collector car sales at the Mecum Chicago 2022 auction include:

    1    2021 Jeep Gladiator Apocalypse Hellfire 6x6 at $198,000
    2    1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible  at $181,500
    3    2022 Ford Bronco Raptor at $170,500
    4    1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible at $167,750
    5    1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster at $165,000
    6    2022 Ford Bronco Raptor at $143,000
    7    1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 at $132,000
    8    1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 at $126,500
    9    1968 Dodge Charger R/T at $126,500
  10    2019 Ford Shelby Super Snake at $104,500