Mecum’s recent auction in Dallas, held Sept. 4-7, saw 743 cars change hands in just four action-packed days. Overall sales totals for the event reached $23.5 million as a nearly 70% sell-through rate was achieved with just over 1,000 classic and collector cars crossing the auction block.
Top lot of the sale a 1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX (Lot F140) from the headlining Peter Swainson collection of Mopars, selling for $253,000 sale. Another top offering from the Swainson assemblage to land among top sales was a 1971 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T (Lot F137) that brought $181,500.
Two split-window Corvettes came in as the auction’s No. 2 and No. 3 high sellers, the first one presenting as a striking silver-on-red Rest Mod and bringing $242,000 (Lot S131), and the other (Lot S136.1) boasting a fuel-injected 327 engine and Bloomington Gold certification and a final sale price of $231,000. A third, unrestored example with low miles and a unique tan-on-tan color combination (Lot F147) snuck into top sales as well with a $126,500 sale.