1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible brought $680,000
Mecum Auctions’ 2014 Dallas collector car auction held Sept. 7–8, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center fetched $31,428,039 in total sales with 766 of the impressive lineup of 1,155 cars hammering sold. In only its fourth year, Mecum’s Dallas auction has become one of the largest sales on the Mecum Auctions’ calendar.
The auction’s top seller was a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible that hammered at $680,000. One of only two 1969 L88 convertibles finished in Black-on-Black, this racecar disguised as a production vehicle was ordered new by renowned L88 racer Tony DeLorenzo adding to the significance and desirability of this already spectacular car. Following the L88, two Camaros claimed spots two and three in top sales with the first Camaro delivered to Yenko Chevrolet gaveling at $300,000 and a Gold Spinner Award-wining 1969 Yenko achieving a sale price of $285,000. The top 10 was also dominated by Ford GTs, which have become a market favorite in recent years. Three 2005s and one 2006 made the list all hammering at well over a quarter-million dollars.