Mecum's Harrisburg auction brings more than $24.1 million in sales

1978 Lincoln Batmobile

(August 9, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — The theme for Mecum Auctions in 2018 has been growth in leaps and bounds, and, true to form, the auction house’s most recent event saw a more than 27 percent increase in overall sales in just the past year alone. In all, $24.1 million was achieved at the 2018 Harrisburg, Pa., auction as 763 collector cars hammered sold in just three days for a strong sell-through rate of nearly 80 percent.

Large crowds continued to file into the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex throughout the auction’s duration, as both spectator ticket sales and bidder registration saw a marked increase over 2017.

The strong attendance ensured that energy throughout the weekend was at a constant high, and the excitement of enthusiasts was palpable. In addition to strong overall sales, individual offerings also achieved desirable results with top sales honors going to a 2006 Ford GT — one of just 75 wearing a bold coat of Speed Yellow — which sold for $302,500.

Other top sales included a 4-speed 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback that brought $217,250, a 1978 Lincoln Batmobile Replica autographed by Adam West that sold for $195,250 and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Touring that brought $181,500.

1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback

The complete top 10 collector-car sales at the Mecum Harrisburg 2018 auction include:

    2006 Ford GT (Lot S133) at $302,500
    1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S135) at $217,250
    1978 Lincoln Batmobile Replica (Lot S173) at $195,250
    1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Touring (Lot S84) at $181,500
    1972 Plymouth Cuda Resto Mod (Lot F188) at $165,000
    2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot F248) at $145,200
    2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot S96) at $143,000
    1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S114) at $143,000
    1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible (Lot S76) at $140,250
    2007 Ferrari F430 Spider (Lot S109) at $137,500