At the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, FL this month, one of the two Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastbacks featured in the Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt” sold for a breathtaking $3.75M (including buyer’s premium).
Mecum’s first auction of the decade is happening now through January 12th. Get a preview of the auction with some of the most highly anticipate cars going up for auction, including classic and exotic, in a rainbow of colors.
At Mecum’s Indianapolis Auction, a 1970 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda convertible, one of just 14 built, sold for $1.98m. This was not a surprise, nor a record. But it was a showstopper, as Hemi ’Cuda convertibles have been for years. If you aren’t familiar with the car, $2m-$3.5m prices may seem bizarre for an original $5,500 price tag.
Learn firsthand the ins and outs of proper car auction etiquette from Premier Financial’s Southeast Regional Manager, Chris Warren, in his interview with The Weekly Driver.
The 1969-1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 looms large among classic muscle cars, not as the most powerful or quickest, but as one of the most audacious. Mecum’s Monterey auction is offering two Boss 429s, one a 1970 rotisserie restoration and the other a modified 1969.
There’s always a crop of newcomers and those reluctant to participate, lacking a clear understanding of the protocol and unwritten etiquette involved in serious car auctions. We asked a group of the world’s most experienced car auction participants for insider tips to avoid making rookie mistakes at a car auction.
This year’s Mecum auction in Monterey is a veritable car enthusiast’s candy store; their docket has 600 vehicles for sale over three days, from a Ferrari LaFerrari and a Porsche 911 GT2 Evo to a slew of muscle cars and the first road-going Ford GT40 delivered to America.