Mopars and split-window Corvettes top Mecum sales in Dallas

1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX tops sales

(September 12, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s recent auction in Dallas, held Sept. 4-7, saw 743 cars change hands in just four action-packed days. Overall sales totals for the event reached $23.5 million as a nearly 70% sell-through rate was achieved with just over 1,000 classic and collector cars crossing the auction block.

A strong and varied lineup resulted in healthy individual sale prices, which were topped by the $253,000 sale of a 1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX from the headlining Peter Swainson collection of Mopars, an impressive group hailing from Alberta, Canada.

Another top offering from the Swainson assemblage to land among top sales was a 1971 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T that brought $181,500.

Two split-window Corvettes came in as the auction’s No. 2 and No. 3 high sellers, the first one presenting as a striking silver-on-red Rest Mod and bringing $242,000, and the other boasting a fuel-injected 327 engine and Bloomington Gold certification and a final sale price of $231,000. A third, unrestored example with low miles and a unique tan-on-tan color combination snuck into top sales as well with a $126,500 sale.

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

    1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX at $253,000
    1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe at $242,000
    1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe at $231,000
    1969 Dodge Charger Resto Mod at $220,000
    1962 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod at $220,000
    1971 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T at $181,500
    1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Resto Mod at $137,500
    1974 Ford Bronco at $137,500
    2015 ASVE Shelby Cobra CSX8000 Series at $132,000
    1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe at $126,500