Mecum held their latest Kansas City auction December 1-3 and more than 700 lots crossed the block. A sell-through rate of about 74% resulted in total sales of $14.9 million over the three days.
Top Ten Most Expensive Lots
A remarkable number of the top ten vehicles sold by Mecum in Kansas City were newer, extremely low mileage examples. The most expensive car sold over the auction was a 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL63 Convertible with 130 miles on it. It was loaded with options and had an MSRP of $194,935, but sold at Mecum for $253,000.
A 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon claimed second on the list of top ten most expensive cars in Kansas City, selling for $167,750. It showed 1,055 miles since new and was powered by the 6.2L supercharged Hemi V8 that produces 840 horsepower. It’s one of only 97 SRT Demons finished in Indigo Blue.
The third most expensive car was a 2022 Ford Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition that covered only 17.7 miles since new. Finished in Brittany Blue Metallic with Wimbledon White stripes, it was equipped with both the Technology and Carbon Fiber Track packages. A final price of $159,500 was enough to take the car to a new home.
The fourth most expensive vehicle sold is also the first truck to appear on this list – a 2022 Ram TRX Sandblast Edition. The Sandblast Edition was a $9,200 option on the truck, which was also equipped with the TRX Level 2 equipment package, another $10,295 on top of the base MSRP. Powered by a supercharged Hemi V8 that produces 702 horsepower, the truck covered only 167 miles and sold for $123,750.
Fifth place on this list was claimed by the first of a pair of 2022 Ford Bronco Raptors, this example having covered just 12 miles since it was built and sold for $115,500. The second of the pair of Broncos, and sixth most expensive sale by Mecum in Kansas City, showed 55 miles on its odometer and sold for $105,600.
A 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS claimed seventh place in Kansas City, selling for $104,500. This was a four-speed car with power steering and power brakes and sports a custom big block V8 under the hood.
There was a three-way tie for the eighth most expensive vehicle sold by Mecum in Kansas City, all of which sold for $96,800. The first was a 1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans Sport Roadster, one of only 162 that were built for the 1953 model year and just 506 built over the four-year production run. The next car that tied the price of the Nash-Healey was a 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible finished in a black exterior from a complete restoration circa 2019.
The third car sold for $96,800, and the final entry on the list of the top ten most expensive cars sold by Mecum in Kansas City was a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible. An AACA Senior Grand National winner, it was finished in Matador Red with a red and silver interior. Complete with a power-operated top, power steering, and power brakes this was an excellent model for any Bel Air enthusiast.