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2018 Me­cum Kissimmee col­lec­tor car auc­tion sees $96.6 mil­lion in sales

This beau­ti­ful restora­tion on

Dick Bran­nan’s long-sought 1963 Galaxie drag car was bid up to more than $200,000, but owner Kayo Er­win de­cided to keep it. The car was one of many qual­ity vin­tage race cars at the 2018 event.

Mean­while, Er­win’s low-mileage Chevro­lets, some off the mar­ket for longer than two decades, soared to solid prices. This 6,600-mile

1966 L79 Nova SS barn­stormed to a $187,000 pur­chase price. As the sign shows, the re­serve is off!

Seen in stag­ing on Thurs­day were two big mus­cle ma­chines from 1970, the Pon­tiac Gran Prix SJ with

455 power and a Chrysler 300H spe­cial edi­tion. The re­stored blue bomber went to a new home for $44,000, and the pre­served Hurst Mopar changed hands for $66,000.

The $68,200 price for this stun­ning, one-of-168 1971 Dodge Chal­lenger R/T con­vert­ible with 383 Mag­num power is a sign of mar­ket ad­just­ments in the col­lec­tor car mar­ket.

Put up as the 1969 ZL1 Of­fer­ing, these two 1969 alu­minum-en­gined Ca­maros were on of­fer as a sin­gle lot. Their $1,210,000 sales price was the third-high­est of the en­tire event. This pair fea­tured good his­tory, orig­i­nal­ity, and prove­nance. They were a high­light for many at­tend-

ees. A pair of early-con­struc­tion 1970 Six Pack Mopar con­vert­ibles was also of­fered and bid to more than $800,000 with­out a sale.

For col­lec­tor Wayne Sch­meeckle, who sold a sig­nif­i­cant group of cars here a cou­ple of years ago, the chart-top­per was this un­real MCA Thor­ough­bred Gold–win­ning Boss 351 Mus­tang. A solid rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the last true Boss pack­age of the mus­cle era, the car had been used as a dealer demo be­fore be­ing parked for preser­va­tion by the deal­er­ship. It has ac­cu­mu­lated just 823 miles since new and sold for $192,500.

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