Cadillac tops Mecum’s Salmon Brothers’ sale

| 21 Jun 2012

A concours-winning Cadillac Fleetwood (above) sold for $200,000, topping Mecum’s 16 June auction in North Little Rock, Arkansas, in the USA.

Oozing art-deco style, the V12 was restored in 1994 and is one of only three built in 1934.

Grabbing second slot was an effortlessly cool 1936 Cord 810 Sportsman (below). The rare front-wheel-drive convertible coupe V8 sold for $135,000.

Meanwhile, a 1959 Chevrolet Impala convertible (bottom) with around 280bhp and a four-speed manual ’box sold for  $110,000.

The auction of the Salmon Brothers’ Collection recorded a 100% sales rate, totaling $6.95 million and more than 130 cars, with the top-six results filled by a 1957 Chevrolet Nomad Fuelie ($110,000), a 1931 Auburn 898 Cabriolet ($97,500) and a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette convertible ($91,000).

A 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Dual Cowl Phaeton, a 1957 Bel Air fuelie convertible, a 1963 Chevrolet Impala convertible and a 1957 Pontiac Bonneville convertible all sold for $90,000.

Don Salmon said: “The Mecum folks went above and beyond all expectations of my brother and I, and we certainly hope all the new owners enjoy these cars as much as we did.”