More than $18.6 million in overall sales was achieved at the recently held live Mecum classic and collector car auction at Osceola Heritage Park.
With a total of more than 800 vehicles crossing the auction block in just three days, Aug. 27-29, the reserve-based auction achieved a 65 percent sell-through rate as 518 cars hammered sold.
Mecum continues to adapt successfully despite the logistical challenges of 2020, according to a company press release. Since June, Mecum has safely conducted four live auction events in Iowa, North Carolina, Indiana and now in Florida with the Summer Special. Osceola Heritage Park is a familiar venue for Mecum and its customers as it plays host to the world’s largest collector car auction in January each year.
The weather was hot, and so were the hammer prices. Individual sales were topped by a pair of Ford GTs, the first existing as a 2018 model with just 97 miles and the second boasting status as a Heritage Edition built in 2006 and sporting just 3,600 miles; the celebrated American-built supercars sold for $935,000 and $412,500, respectively. Other top sellers ranged from a 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and a 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R to a 1969 Dodge Daytona, a 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback and a 1934 Packard Coupe Roadster, all of which hammered for strong, six-figure sales.
The complete top 10 collector-car sales at the Kissimmee Summer Special 2020 auction include:
• 2018 Ford GT at $935,0002.
• 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition at $412,5003.
• 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren at $203,5004.
•1969 Dodge Daytona at $198,0005.
•1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback at $187,0006.
•1934 Packard Coupe Roadster at $176,0007.
•1970 Plymouth Road Runner at $176,0008.
•1962 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod Convertible at $154,0009. • •2017 Dodge Viper GT Coupe at $148,50010.
•2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R at $137,500