Record-setting $55.2 million at Mecum Dallas 2022 auction

1969 Dodge Daytona

(September 16, 2022) Mecum’s Dallas 2022 classic and collector car auction lent credence to the claim that everything is bigger in Texas with a record-setting total achieved at the 12th annual event in one of the Lone Star State’s most populous cities. A total of 1,191 vehicles hammered sold in just four days, Sept. 7-10, for an 84% sell-through rate and more than $55.2 million in sales, which amounted to a 50% increase over the auction’s previous record total of $36.8 million. The number of consignments increased by 45% over last year’s Dallas event, and ticket sales saw a 60% increase.

Top-selling vehicles in Dallas were led by a trio of Ford GTs, including a highly coveted 2006 Heritage Edition with just one owner and 420 miles that sold for $704,000, a 2005 with 2,945 miles that brought $467,500 and a 2006 model with 513 miles that reached $434,500. The ’06 GT was offered from the auction-headlining Mile High Collection, which achieved total overall sales of more than $3.5 million as 100% of its 26 vehicles hammered sold.

2006 Ford GT Heritage

Desirable Mopars also landed among the top 10 list with a rare, one-of-503 1969 Dodge Daytona (Lot S148) that achieved a final sale price of $418,000 nabbing the fourth spot and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird with 13,900 miles landing seat five with $324,500. From the prewar era was a 1935 Packard 1204 Victoria Custom Convertible that sold for $319,000, which was followed by a 1993 Ferrari 512TR  that brought $312,400 and a 2012 McLaren MP4-12C Gemballa GT  that demanded a final sale price of $308,000.

More than 10 private collections were offered in Dallas with the headlining, no-reserve Butler Estate offering reaching a grand total of more than $8.43 million in all and multiple other collection offerings achieving aggregate seven-figure totals as well.

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

    1    2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition at $704,000
    2    2005 Ford GT at $467,500
    3    2006 Ford GT at $434,500
    4    1969 Dodge Daytona at $418,000
    5    1970 Plymouth Superbird at $324,500
    6    1935 Packard 1204 Victoria Custom Convertible at $319,000
    7    1993 Ferrari 512TR at $312,400
    8    2012 McLaren MP4-12C Gemballa GT at $308,000
    9    1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom Bubble Top at $280,500
  10   1969 Plymouth Road Runner Custom Hardtop at $275,000