Mecum wrapped up its 28th annual Indy auction Saturday night to an enthusiast group of spectators and bidders. As usual, Mecum brought an impressive number of muscle cars to Indy -- Boss 429s, COPO Camaros, Hemi Cudas, Olds 442 W30, Buick Stage 1, Hemi Cudas, and GTO Judge, and two real Cobras (a 289 and a 427) and a 1971 Ferrari Daytona.
One of the highlights of this five-day classic car wonderland was the highly-anticipated auction of eight 1958 Corvette Fuelies, all from the Larry Gerig Collection and each dressed in one of the eight colors offered that year. What a unique sight they were, as they were paraded across the stage in their rainbow of colors: Tuxedo Black, Regal Turquoise, Panama Yellow, Snowcrest White, Silver Blue, Signet Red, Inca Silver, and Charcoal. It was obvious there was considerable interest in the house, because it didn't take long for bidders to reach the reserve set for all of these Bloomington Gold winners. The final bids ranged from $127,500 to $162,000, with the Inca Silver Corvette boasting the highest price tag.
A 1958 283/250 Corvette was painted Inca Gold to commemorate GMs 50th anniversary. This was the 39 millionth vehicle produced by Chevy, and the only 1958 Vette painted this color. It sold for $155,000.
A couple of "celebrity cars" were also auctioned off -- the 1993 Toyota Supra, which was driven by Paul Walker and the 1970 Dodge Charger, driven by Van Diesel (both from the first "The Fast and The Furious" movie). The Supra had been fully restored to its glamour movie role condition, but the Charger was offered in the condition it was when it crashed at the end of the movie. The Supra sold for $185,000 and the Charger for $88,000.
Overall, the top ten sales of the auction were:
1967 Shelby 427 Cobra – $1M
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona – $775K
1969 Boss 429 – $465K
2005 Ford GT – $380K
1965 Shelby GT350 – $355K
1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 – $300K
1978 Ferrari 512 BB – $275K
1967 Maserati Ghibli — $220K
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight – $220K
1969 Boss 429 – $185K
making Ford and Ferrari the top marques sold at the 2015 Mecum Spring Classic.
Here are some of the sights at the 2015 Mecum Classic in Indy.
Of the six collections offered at Mecum's Spring Classic (Danny Hill, Don Davis, Rick Baker, Mike Yager, Mike Guarise, and Larry Gerig), here are some of the star cars from three of them.
Check out our video of some of the sights and sounds of Dana Mecum's 28th Annual Spring Classic.
Here's the sequel to the 2015 Mecum auction, featuring the $1,000,000 sale of a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427.
And for more photos of the classics, go to our gallery.