Mecum Auctions’ annual collector-car auction in Kissimmee, Florida, has long held the title of “world’s largest,” and this year’s auction again raised the bar to new heights. Demonstrating $10 million in growth over last year’s auction, Mecum Kissimmee 2018 sold 2,208 vehicles between January 5-14 for overall sales totals of $96.6 million — a number still on the rise as sales continue to be finalized. With an unprecedented total of 3,023 vehicles crossing the auction block, the sell-through rate reached an impressive 73 percent.
Topping all sales at the 2018 auction was the one-of-120 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari (above, photo courtesy of Mecum Auctions) that went for $3.41 million, followed by the 150-mile 2016 Ferrari F12tdf from the Michael Fux Collection that brought in $1.32 million. With this year’s auction featuring two dozen private collections from many well-known and respected collectors, Fux’s collection of more than 30 desirable classic and collector vehicles served as a headlining offering. In total, Fux’s collection registered more than $6.54 million in sales.
Unique, multi-vehicle offerings were an additional highlight at this year’s auction, and two such sales landed among the top five, including Fux’s Mercedes-Benz AMG Black Series Quartet that sold for more than $1 million. The other top-selling multi-vehicle offering was that of two 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1s that sold for $1.21 million.
“Kissimmee 2018 proved to be another year of exceptional growth in overall sales totals, individual sales prices and exceeding the milestone achievement of consigning more than 3,000 cars,” commented Consignment Director Frank Mecum. “We’re proud to continue to hold the world’s largest collector-car auction in Florida, and we are excited to raise the bar once again in 2019.”