Mecum's Kansas City auction brings $9 million

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

(December 15, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s recent Kansas City auction, held Dec. 5-7 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri, saw sales reach an overall total of $9 million at the three-day event as a total of 410 vehicles hammered sold for a strong 70% sell-through rate.

Both modern beauties and stunning classics made a showing in the top-selling spots at the Kansas City auction, and while the top two sellers wore the Ford Blue Oval, it was the Bowtie brand that dominated with six Chevrolets landing on the top 10 list.

The auction’s No. 1 highest sale was achieved by a 2005 Ford GT with 15,122 actual miles that sold for $247,500. Following closely in the second spot was a gorgeous, vintage 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback that brought $231,000.

Among the top-selling Chevrolets were four Corvettes including a body-off, nut-and-bolt-restored 1967 convertible, a fuel-injected 1963 split window coupe, an Aztec Copper 1957 convertible and a bold Sportsman Red-on-red 1954 roadster.

1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible

The complete top 10 collector-car sales at the Mecum Kansas City 2019 auction include:

    2005 Ford GT at $247,500
    1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback at $231,000
    1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible at $181,500
    1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot S97) at $129,250
    2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon at $126,500
    1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible at $94,600
    1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster at $78,100
    1969 Chevrolet Chevelle at $64,900
    1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Resto Mod at $58,300
    1970 Dodge Challenger T/A at $58,300

Mecum’s next event will be the world’s largest collector-car auction this Jan. 2-12 in Kissimmee, Florida, featuring 3,500 vehicles, hundreds of Road Art items and a selection of investment-grade collectible guitars. Main attraction offerings at the massive Kissimmee auction include the world-record-setting 1968 Challenger 2 Streamliner, a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible, the 1968 Ford Mustang of “Bullitt” movie fame and the ’67 “Eleanor” Mustang from “Gone in 60 Seconds,” a 2019 McLaren Senna, a 1966 Superformance Ford GT40 MkII and countless others.