Denver, Colorado Mecum Auction Recap 2016

Mecum Auction year #2 in Denver, Colorado – success.  The crowds were amazing and the cars were incredible at the Colorado Convention Center! This was the second year that Mecum Auctions decided to give the car folks in Colorado a chance to see and (maybe) buy some of the nicest cars around.  We saw everything from what we would call “less-collectible” cars, to some amazing examples of driveable iron.

We went on Saturday and arrived during the collectible auction that happens before the cars go across the block.  The signs and other automotive merchandise sold quickly and at some pretty hefty prices. The cars started going across the block at 10am after the national anthem and what Mecum calls “its anthem” which also happens to be Thunderstruck by AC/DC.  All the people on the stage and ringmen started dancing along with some of the crowd.  Pretty interesting to watch!

The prices seemed to be pretty much inline with what we would expect for the types of cars offered.  So, the results are in!  The top seller for the auction was an incredible 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL. This car sold for $170,500.  We didn’t get a chance to look at it up close, but then again, we would never have expected a Galaxie to be the top seller.  The Ford GT, the 1953 Corvette, and some other cars had the opportunity to easily break that record.  However, those cars were not sold.

The Top 10 list:

1- 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL – $170,500
2- 1963 Chevy Corvette – $154,000
3- 1957 Chevy (resto mod) – $148,500
4- 1967 Chevy Corvette – $150,000
5- 1970 Buick GSX – $1126,500
6- 1966 Chevy Corvette (resto mod) – $126,500
7- 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 – $88,000
8- 1986 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe – $1965 Chevy Corvette – $79,200
9- 1965 Chevy Corvette – $79,200
10- 1970 Pontiac GTO  (The Judge) – $73,700

We would really like to thank the folks at Mecum for the access and the passes we were able to give out to people at the Westminster Fireworks Car Show!

Rob E

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