Yenko Camaros top Mecum's inaugural Las Vegas collector car auction

1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro

(November 22, 2017) LAS VEGAS — Mecum Auctions’ first time holding a collector-car auction in Las Vegas was an undeniable success as 557 vehicles changed hands in just three auction days, Nov. 16-18, and total auction sales soared to $22 million.

Offering collector cars in the City of Lights was long on Mecum’s to-do list, and the warm reception from the great city along with the auction’s subsequent strong sales results verified the veracity of the auction house’s predicted success.

Bidder and spectator turnout were excellent, and the healthy hammer prices achieved among the top 10 sales and beyond served as a testament to that interest. Two 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaros topped all sales in Vegas with the first, from the Les Quam Collection, selling for an incredible $600,000. Fewer than 20 of the original 64 1968 Yenko Camaros prepared by Yenko Chevrolet are known to exist today, and this highly awarded Fathom Blue example boasts a place among them.

The other Yenko, an RS/SS version, is one of just 11 Rally Sport Yenko Camaros built, and presenting fresh from a full restoration, the Matador Red Camaro demanded a $450,000 sale price.

Two 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastbacks also landed among top sales as each gaveled for $200,000, and a one-owner, 514-mile 2006 Ford GT claimed the third highest sale price at $290,000.

The complete top 10 sales at the Las Vegas 2017 auction include (individual prices do not include buyer’s premiums):

    1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro at $600,000
    1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS at $450,000
    2006 Ford GT at $290,000
    1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback at $200,000
    1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback at $200,000
    1932 Packard 902 Eight Roadster Coupe ) at $164,000
    1958 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible at $160,000
    1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Resto Mod at $151,000
    1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe at $145,000
    1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe at $135,000