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.