The Mecum Dallas 2015 auction was held September 16-19 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, resulting in $24,809,893 in total sales.
“This year’s lineup was very diverse with great examples from nearly every category of collectability,” said Mecum Consignment Director Frank Mecum. “Whether you were after a Ford or a Ferrari, the Dallas roster was jam-packed.”
Over four days, 699 cars changed hands in Dallas, with the top result claimed by a 2015 Mustang GT (Lot S148.1) customized by Richard Petty’s Garage and benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America. Saturday saw the auction’s highest sales with all top 10 sellers gaveling that day along with the Petty’s Garage Custom Mustang which sold two different times in one day. Presented on the block by seven-time NASCAR champion “The King” Richard Petty, the Mustang first brought a $330,000 sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) non-profit organization. The car was then generously donated back to the PVA by its purchaser and sold again an hour later for an additional $205,000, which also went directly to benefit the non-profit for a total of $535,000.
Other auction highlights included the sale of a one-owner 1992 Ferrari 512 TR (Lot S222), one of 378 produced for the U.S. market. The original owner lifted the reserve at $220,000, and a bidding war ensued, climbing in $5,000 increments to a final hammer price of $295,000.
Leading all muscle cars, a Candy Apple Red 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S105) brought a $250,000 high bid. The 1950s-era was well-represented by the Amos Minter-restored factory-supercharged 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Bird (Lot S114) which demanded $225,000, while a 1969 Dodge Daytona (Lot S97), equipped with a 440 Magnum and four-speed transmission, rounded out the top five at $205,000.
Mecum Dallas 2015 – Top Ten Auction Results (sales reflect hammer prices)
Mecum’s next 2015 classic and collector car auction will be a 1,000-car offering in Chicagoland at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, October 8-10, followed by a 750-car auction in Anaheim, California, November 12-14. For more details on an upcoming auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit Mecum.comor call (262) 275-5050.