Mecum Aim to Set New Record
Following an impressive performance at Mecum Dallas 2021, Mecum Aucions hopes to exceed the 86% sell-though rate and $36.8 million in total sales from last year by offering more than 1,000 consignments at its next event.
The Mile High Collection, consisting of 26 lots offered with no reserve, includes an assortment of modern performance and muscle cars. A pair of 2006 Ford GTs will be on offer, one having the Heritage Edition option and showing only 420 miles, the other being a four-option car in Tungsten Grey with white stripes that’s covered just 513 miles since new. A 2007 Ford Shelby GT-H Convertible with a five-speed manual transmission will also be offered from the Mile High Collection.
230 of the lots on offer will come from The Butler Estate Collection, comprised primarily of classic Fords including a strong showing of 1933 and 1934 Ford 3-window coupes. That collection also contains a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Coupe, one of just 640 built that year, as well as a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster hotrod that would fit right in at a local cruise night. However, it should be noted that the cars from The Butler Estate Collection have been in long-term storage and may require some additional service before being roadworthy.
Mecum will also be selling a one-owner 1969 Dodge Daytona, one of only 503 that were built for that year. There will be plenty of Shelby love on hand with two 1969 Shelby GT-500 Fastbacks equipped with the 428 Cobra Jet V8 crossing the block on Friday.
Corvette lovers will have the chance to bid on a 2022 Chevrolet Corvette with the Z51 Performance Package and just 222 miles on its odometer. Those in the mood for a classic ‘Vette can check out a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe with a matching-numbers 327/300 V8 engine, fresh from a frame-off restoration.
Mecum estimates they will send 1,500 cars, trucks, hotrods, exotics, and more across the auction block at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center September 7-10.