26 November 2013

Auction Results: Mecum’s 2013 Anaheim sale

Mecum Auctions held its second sale in Anaheim, Calif., this past weekend, Nov. 21-23, 2013. Last year’s event was a barn-burner, with two important historic hot rods headlining the sale. There was no McMullen roadster this year, however, and results were reduced as a result. In all, 391 of 787 vehicles traded hands to the tune of $13.1M, compared to 2012’s final number of $15.0M.

Top sale of the event was a 2006 Ford GT with 9,422 original miles, which earned $246,100, including buyer’s premium. The second high sale was also a Ford GT, this time a 2005 model, which sold for $224,700. Both sales underscore the appeal of these modern supercars, which have been enjoying a value increase for the past few years.

1969 COPO Camaro placed third at $192,600, and a rare and fantastically restored 1953 Twin-H Hudson Hornet convertible traded for $160,500. Steve McQueen’s 1938 Harley-Davidson WLD solo sport motorcycle found a new home at $137,500, or about eight times what might otherwise be expected for the model.

Two of the auction’s marquee consignments failed to find new owners, as the 1932 Ford Hi-Boy “Spencer II” roadster was bid to $390,000 but failed to be cut loose, and a 440 Six Pack Plymouth Superbird missed the mark with a $100,000 high bid.

Top 10

  1. 2006 Ford GT Coupe sold for $246,100
  2. 2005 Ford GT Coupe sold for $224,700
  3. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 427/425 Coupe sold for $192,600
  4. 1953 Hudson Hornet Twin-H Convertible sold for $160,500
  5. 1955 Chevrolet 210 Resto Mod and two motorcycles with trailer sold for $141,775
  6. 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible sold for $139,100
  7. 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible sold for $139,100
  8. 1938 Harley-Davidson WLD Solo Sport Motorcycle sold for $137,500
  9. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Resto Mod Station Wagon sold for $133,750
  10. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Resto Mod Station Wagon sold for $128,400

Mecum’s final 2013 sale will be held Dec. 5-7 in Kansas City, Mo. More than 750 vehicles are expected, including a rare 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428/335 Twister Special and a 1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback coupe.

3 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Eugene Beall Columbia,SC December 29, 2013 at 19:09
    Hi Readers, Just a thought about a very nice automobile that "gets no respect" ! 1981 Lancia Beta Zagato is a great driving motor car with seating for four people and plush cloth bucket seats. Also it has a targa hardtop with a folding rear soft top. Choice is yours either or both. Mechanicals are very respectable with a Bosch fuel injection system uping HP to 112. Handles as if on rails; tight with great cornering furthermore, it is a comfortable ride passing highway traffic at 85 MPH plus! This automobile was one of only 9,600 sent here from Italy. Pinninfarina's lasting signature on this car can definitely be experience with the ride and without a doubt the comfort and great body lines exuding good looks ,no matter what view you take. Thank you for the forum. Sincerely, Gene Beall
  • 2
    John Dallas January 20, 2014 at 16:48
    No comment
  • 3
    jim Burlington,iowa July 6, 2014 at 01:35
    I can not find 1963 1/2 Galaxie 500 406 listed in your list of vehicles

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