Home Run in Louisville
Mecum Auctions’ first-ever Louisville classic and collector car auction brought $13.4 million in total sales throughout the three-day event with 440 vehicles hammering sold Sept. 8-10. Top sellers at the auction were a great reflection of what the Mecum brand is best known for with the 10 highest sale prices achieved almost exclusively by American Muscle and Corvettes.
Each morning, the tone of the auction was set with the help of the Kentucky Derby’s official bugler Steve Buttleman playing the National Anthem, but instead of opening up for horses, he was opening up for horsepower. The energy and enthusiasm of the auction were further enhanced by the Dodge Thrill Rides taking part on-site at the Kentucky Exposition Center as part of a multiyear sponsorship by the company.
The complete top 10 sales at the Mecum Louisville 2016 auction include:
- 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible (Lot S115) at $280,000
- 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S118) at $255,000
- 2005 Ford GT (Lot S147) at $250,000
- 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod (Lot S125) at $200,000
- 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster (Lot S121.1) at $145,000
- 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S96) at $135,000
- 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible (Lot S98.1) at $132,500
- 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S96.1) at $112,500
- 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Fuelie (Lot S97) at $90,000
- 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S159) at $90,000
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