Mecum Auctions’ occupation of central Florida wrapped up last weekend after a 10-day bender of sunshine and vehicle sales. Their first event of 2013 tallied 2,610 cars traversing the red carpeted auction block with roughly 70% of those going to new homes. A total of 402 Corvettes (15% of the total docket) were available and 62 of them drew bids of $100,000 or more.
The Kissimmee event saw over 75,000 people attend and has registered sales of $71.6 million so far. That total is expected to rise as deals get completed through Mecum’s Bid Goes On process.
The top Corvette seller of the event was the red/red 1968 L88 convertible we told you about in our Kissimmee preview. The 1-owner big block hammered sold at $550,000. Second place went to the Survivor 1963 Z06 at $310,000 and the 3rd highest Corvette sale was a 5,500 original mile 1963 coupe at $275,000. Other members of the top 10 (ok, really 11) are 5 1967 big blocks, a pair of big brake fuelies, and a 1965 big tank car. In all, the top 10 Kissimmee Corvettes commanded a total of $2.63 million. This compares to the $4.28 million value of Barrett-Jackson’s top 10 Corvettes.
Notable no-sales were the 1971 ZR2 convertible and a stunning white 1969 L88 convertible. Both bid to $450,000 without meeting their respective reserves.
Below are the top 10 Corvette sales from Mecum’s 2013 Kissimmee. You’ll note that there are really 11 cars on the list as we had a 3-way tie for 10th place. These are actual hammer prices and do not include the buyers’ premium. Click on the car description from more information on each lot.
|Rank||Image||Car Description||Sales Price|
|1||1968 Red L88 Convertible||$550,000|
|2||1963 Red Z06 Coupe||$310,000|
|3||1963 Red Coupe – 5,500 miles||$275,000|
|4||1967 427/435 Blue Convertible||$250,000|
|5||1962 Black Big Brake Fuelie Tanker||$242,000|
|6||1965 Black Big Tank Coupe||$205,000|
|7||1967 427/435 Maroon Convertible||$175,000|
|8||1967 427/435 White/Blue Coupe||$160,000|
|9||1967 427/435 Green Convertible||$155,000|
|10||1958 Charcoal Big Brake Fuelie||$155,000|
|11||1967 Black 427/400 4-Speed, A/C Coupe||$155,000|
|Top 11 Total:||$2,632,000|