Mecum Dallas Posts $30 Million in Sales

  • story by David M. Brown
  • posted on 10/2018
  • posted in: Noteworthy

A 2017 Ford GT (Lot #S69) brought $1,320,000 and a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (S123) $440,000 to lead all cars at Mecum Dallas 2018, October 3–6. Total sales at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center reached $30 million from 839 collector cars hammered down –– a 73-percent sell-through rate and a 34 percent increase over the 2017 figure.

Four Ford GTs placed among the Top Ten for the Walworth, Wisconsin-based auction house.

With just 626 miles, the Liquid Blue-on-black 2017, Serial No. 77, is equipped with the mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve Ecoboost V-6 engine. The aluminum block, with aluminum heads, produces 647 horsepower and 550 ft/lbs of torque and is capable of propelling the Ford GT to 216 MPH.


The supercar includes a twin-clutch 7-speed automatic gearbox, dry sump lubrication, four-wheel carbon ceramic disc brakes with silver calipers and active multi-mode suspension. The carbon fiber monocoque incorporates a steel roll cage and an aluminum substructure.

The other three models were two 2006s (W113 and S107) and a 2005 (S104) which, respectively, attracted $258,500, $280,500 and $291,500.
The second spot on the Top Ten was the Bloomington Gold-certified and NCRS Top Flight-winning Corvette, a Daytona Blue on Dark Blue classic with a matching numbers 327-cid/360-horse Rochester fuel-injected engine and a Muncie M20 4-speed. Built June 18, 1963, the award-winner recently received a frame-off restoration.

The rare ZO6 package includes heavy-duty suspension, larger diameter shocks and springs, a vacuum brake booster, dual master cylinder, power-assisted brake drums cooled by front air scoops and vented backing plates, sintered metallic drum brake linings and a 20-gallon fuel tank.


Two collections were completely sold. The Leaded Gas Collection totaled nearly $1 million, including a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (S23), $214,500. And, the Sickies Garage Collection, a dozen hot rods, sold for $348,150.

The remaining Top Ten at Mecum Dallas: 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster (S154.1), $277,750; 2006 Ford GT (W113), $258,500; 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (Lot S136), $220,000; 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (S139), $203,500; and a 2001 BMW Z8 Convertible (S114), $192,500.

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