$56 Million in Total Sales Achieved at Mecum Glendale 2023

Mecum’s Glendale 2023 classic and collector car auction, held March 28-April 1 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, reached $56 million in total overall sales as 1,266 lots hammered sold. With a total 1,667 lots offered throughout the five-day auction, a sell-through rate of 76% was achieved, and individual sales were led by a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (Lot S132) that brought $1.815 million.

A diverse selection of available classic and collector cars in Glendale resulted in a similarly varied top 10 sellers list, with a wide selection of both American-built beauties and coveted imports from across the pond making the cut. The auction-leading Gullwing, dressed in rarely seen Mittelgrün green, had undergone a meticulous restoration by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in the late-2000s, where it was displayed periodically from 2015-2020—qualities that made it an especially desirable classic. A 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (Lot S114.1) grabbed seat No. 2, bringing $605,000, and a 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 4X4 Squared (Lot S158) grabbed seat No. 3 with a sale price of $489,500.

While everything from prewar antiques to nearly new supercars and more were on scene in Glendale, six of the top 10 seller spots were claimed by an exceptional cross-sampling of American muscle and sports cars, including a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Split Window Coupe (Lot F135) that sold for $390,500, a 2005 Ford GT (Lot S98.1) that brought $374,000, and a pair of Yenkos that each exceeded $350,000—a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro (Lot S142) and a 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS (Lot F168)—to name a few.


Collections were another highlight of the Glendale auction lineup, and the headlining Mile High Collection was exceptionally well received with all 19 of its vehicles selling for an overall total of $1.78 million. The Premier Corvette Pace Car Collection also saw a warm reception from bidders with 12 of its vehicle offerings selling for more than $1 million in total.

The complete top 10 collector vehicle sales at Mecum Glendale 2023 include:
1. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (Lot S132) at $1,815,000
2. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (Lot S114.1) at $605,000
3. 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 4×4 Squared (Lot S158) at $489,500
4. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Split Window Coupe (Lot F135) at $390,500
5. 2005 Ford GT (Lot S98.1) at $374,000
6. 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro (Lot S142) at $363,000
7. 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS (Lot F168) at $357,500
8. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S215.1) at $308,000
9. 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Convertible (Lot S87) at $302,500
10. 2020 McLaren 720S Spider (Lot S144) at $302,500

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