2018 Mecum Kissimmee Collector Car Auction


January 15, 2018 -- Mecum's 10-day auction in Kissimmee, FL wrapped up on Sunday with another full day of fast-paced bidding.  Known for its emphasis on muscle cars, Mecum Kissimmee's roster of 3000+ vehicles included classics from Detroit’s Big Three (Ford, MOPAR, and GM), as well as sports cars, vintage trucks, and a large gathering of super exotics.  One of the biggest “Mecum Moments” happened with the sale of two rare 1969 COPO Camaro ZL1s, the 18th and 30th built of this legendary quarter-mile demon.  Other highlights of the auction were the offering of two original Shelby Cobras, including the last 289-equipped car sold, and a special offering of the first 1970 Challenger and Cuda to roll off the assembly line, both convertibles with 440 3-deuce power plants and the iconic pistol grip 4-speed.  Mecum's docket also consisted of a fabulous group of original vintage race cars that graced the covers of leading hot rod magazines back in the day.  But, it didn't stop there, as even more star cars crossed the block, including Hemi Cudas, a Hemi Superbird, Boss 429s, a L88 Corvette, Ferraris, and even a late model Bugatti.  Bids and sales for several of these cars passed the 7-figure mark.

In addition to the mega auction, there were thousands of Road Art offerings -- including automobilia, petroliana and more, as well as "Dodge Thrill Rides" and live outdoor entertainment.  It was party time in the Sunshine State all week.

 

John Kraman, Consignment Director for Mecum Auctions and TV Commentator/Analyst for television coverage of Mecum auctions, gave us a preview of this year’s show.  He also showcased several of the top muscle cars that crossed the auction block, including a Boss 429 (Lot S132), a Hemi Cuda (Lot F148), a pair of Mopar Pilot 440-6s (Lot F140), and a pair of COPO Camaro ZL1s (Lot T150).  They don't get any better than that.

1969 Mustang Boss 429

1970 Hemi Cuda

1970 440 Cuda and Challenger

1969 ZL1 COPO Camaros

Auction Results of Above Cars
Two 1969 COPO ZL1s Sell for $1,210,000 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Received High Bid of $300,000 1970 E-Body Pilot Cars Receive High Bid of $850,000 1969 Boss 429 Sells for $275,000

 

Historic Race Cars

In the 1960s, during the “Golden Days” of drag racing, factory-looking cars with big engines and lightweight bodies ruled the quarter mile. Winning cars (and drivers) became legends during their championship seasons. Fast forward more than 50 years later, and Mecum assembled a stellar collection of these historically significant race cars - no tributes, just originals. They've been faithfully restored to their glory days, some even featuring paint-brushed lettering, a truly lost art form.

Historical Race Cars, The Real Deals 1963 Dodge 330 Lightweight, Driver: Bob Frederick, Reaches High Bid of $80,000 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight, Driver: Dick Brannan, Reaches High Bid of $210,000 1963 Impala Z11, Driver: Frank Sanders, Reaches High Bid of $325,000 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight, Driver: Jack Shick, Sells for $159,500 1965 Mustang A/FX, Driver: 'Gas' Ronda, Sells for $324,500 1964 Ford Thunderbolt, Driver: Bob Martin, Sells for $302,500 1966 Long Nose Mustang, Driver: 'Gas' Ronda, Reaches High Bid of $425,000 1965 Dodge Hemi Coronet A/FX, Driver: Dick Landy, Reaches High Bid of $500,000 1965 Dodge Coronet, Kentucky Colonels, Reaches High Bid of $75,000 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet, Driver: Al Joniec, Reaches High Bid of $250,000

 

Exotic Cars

There was a significant increase in the number of Exotic Cars offered at this year's auction in Kissimmee, compared to previous Mecum auctions. It's always interesting to see one of these high-end cars up close and hear the excitement of the audience when they roll down the auction block. Here's a sample of cars that drove the bidding to new heights.

2018 Bugatti Chiron Receives High Bid of $3,500,000 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Sells for $3,410,000 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition Sells for $297,000 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider Sells for $198,000 2006 Ford GT Sells for $319,000 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Sells for $302,500 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Sells for $319,000 2010 Aston-Martin DBS Volante Sells for $137,000 2010 Ferrari California Convertible Sells for $192,500 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 Sells for $495,000 2011 Porsche GT3 RS Sells for $434,500 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta Sells for $726,000 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Sells for $3,410,000 2016 Ferrari F12tdf Sells for $1,320,000 2016 Porsche 911 GTS RS Sells for $242,000 The Mercedes-Benz AMG Black Series Quartet Sells for $1,001,000

 

More Eye-catching Vehicles

The quality and quantity of vehicles at Mecum Kissimmee 2018 was simply amazing. Here are just a few we chose for our fantasy collection (including, of course, the muscle cars, race cars, and exotics we've already mentioned above).

1932 Ford Roadster Street Rod Sells for $66,000 1937 Ford Custom Woody Sells for $123,750 1968 Corvette L88 Convertible Receives High Bid of $575,000 1941 Dodge Pickup Sells for $36,300 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Street Rod Sells for $55,000 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible Sells for $121,000 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible Receives High Bid of $85,000 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe Sells for $93,000 1949 Ford F1 Pickup Sells for $35,200 1957 Lincoln Continental MK II Sells for $62,700 1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible Sells for $37,400 1958 Buick Limited Convertible Sells for $110,000 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible Reaches High Bid of $90,000 1958 Chevy Impala Convertible Sells for $84,700 1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible sells for $82,500 1958 Edsel Pacer Convertible Sells for $37,400 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster Reaches High Bid of $1,000,000 1969 Camaro Z28 Sells for $66,000 1969 Sheby GT500 Convertible Sells for $247,500 1970 Chevy Yenko Deuce Sells for $101,750 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Receives High Bid of $950,000 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE Sells for $71,500 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner Receives High Bid of $85,000 1970 Ford Mustang Convertible Sells for $44,000 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird Sells for $275,000 1958 Packard Hawk Sport Sells for $137,500 1971 Ford Bronco Stroppe Baja Edition Sells for $143,000 1960 Corvette Resto Mod Sells for $121,000 1958 Plymouth Belevedere Receives High Bid of $65,000 1969 Camaro Convertible Sells for $35,200 1970 Chevelle SS Sells for $42,900 1960 Corvette Convertible Sells for $69,850 1981 Delorean DMC-12 Sells for $38,400 1960 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Sells for $61,600 1957 Corvette Sells for $99,000 1957 BMW Isetta 300 Deluxe Sells for $35,200

 

Where the Cars Are

 

 

All sale prices include buyer's commission.