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396 Cars Hammer Sold in Just Two Days Before a Standing-Room Only Crowd
WALWORTH, Wis. – July 1, 2015 – Mecum Auctions’ first-ever Denver-area auction brought enthusiasts flocking to the Colorado Convention Center leading to standing-room only crowds both days, June 26-27. With 396 cars sold, a 66 percent sell-through rate was achieved and overall sales totals reached $12,003,418.
“We were excited to bring the Mecum Auction action to the Denver area, and the reception from nearly 14,000 enthusiasts in the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond was overwhelmingly positive,” says Dana Mecum, president and founder of Mecum Auctions. “This auction was an excellent inaugural event with strong sales and consignments coming from 27 states. We look forward to finalizing details on our return to the Denver area in 2016.”
Sales were topped by a first-year Lamborghini Aventador (Lot S105.1) sporting just 8,459 actual miles. Hammering for a high bid of $285,000, the bold Orange supercar presented in like-new condition equipped with a V12 capable of producing a whopping 810 horsepower. Demanding a $200,000 sale price was a unique and fully-customized 1962 Western Pacific 40-foot Airstream trailer (Lot S109). The mid-century modern-styled trailer was restored by Timeless Travel Trailers and is believed to be only one of five of its kind left in public possession. Other top sales included a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram IV (Lot S114) that brought $180,000 and a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster (Lot S93) that changed hands for $165,000.
The complete top 10 sales at the Mecum Denver auction include (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):
2012 Lamborghini Aventador (Lot S105.1) at $285,000
1962 Western Pacific 40' Airstream (Lot S109) at $200,000
1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV (Lot S114) at $180,000
1989 Porsche 911 Speedster (Lot S93) at $165,000
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop (Lot S157) at $160,000
1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot S115.1) at $150,000
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod (Lot S107) at $135,000
1967 Porsche 911S Soft Window Targa (Lot S120.1) at $130,000
1970 Pontiac GTO Judge (Lot S137) at $115,000
1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds (Lot S129) at $110,000
For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, signup for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum.com. Mecum’s next classic and collector car auction is just around the corner with the second-annual Harrisburg, Penn., auction July 30 through Aug. 2, this year featuring 1,000 vehicles, 200 motorcycles, 200 tractors and more than 150 collectible signs and other Road Art items all to cross the block in just four days. Following Harrisburg, Mecum will host the much-anticipated Daytime Auction in Monterey, Calif., Aug. 13-15 with 600 vehicles. This year’s auction will showcase one of the best all-around dockets in Mecum Monterey history. For more details on an upcoming auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit http://www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.
About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 28 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
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