The Mecum Seattle 2015 auction held at the CenturyLink Field Event Center, in early June, achieved $9,517,676 in total sales with all five cars in the headlining John Wickey Collection hammering sold for $630,000 overall.
The auction’s top seller was a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE that brought a high bid of $185,000. A true R-Code Challenger with matching-numbers, four-speed transmission, the car had undergone a comprehensive restoration in 2014 and presented beautifully in Plum Crazy paint retaining most of its original sheet metal and the original fender tag. The second highest seller of the auction was a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo Roadster that gaveled at $170,000.
The highly anticipated cars from the John Wickey Collection crossed the block in front of a standing-room-only crowd ready to battle it out for a chance to take home one of Wickey’s prime examples of American muscle. The 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR Fastback sporting just 12,160 original miles and with 10 MCA Thoroughbred Gold Awards under its belt garnered $165,000. His 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro brought $155,000, and his 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T exchanged hands for $150,000 at the hammer. Rounding out the collection, the unrestored V-Code 1970 Challenger R/T and 1968 Dodge Dart Resto Mod sold for $90,000 and $70,000, respectively.