Cobra tops $60 million Mecum mega-sale


After six days of solid selling in Kissimmee, Florida, auction house Mecum could congratulate itself on a mammoth $60 million sale.

More than 2150 lots were offered from 24-29 January and close to 75% of them went to new owners.

Top-seller was a 1963 Shelby Cobra Dragon Snake (main image), which raised $850,000. 

Other high-flyers included the best of an astonishing 300 Corvettes on the lot list, a 1969 L88 Convertible at $610,000 (above).

There was then a sharp drop to the third highest priced car at $270,000 – a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe.

A pair of Packards also fared well, a 1930 Packard 745 Waterhouse making $225,000 and 1941 Packard Darrin 180 Convertible Victoria (above) at $220,000.

Mecum Auctions president Dana Mecum said: "I can’t think of a better way to begin celebrating our Silver Anniversary than with a record-breaking auction. Company records were smashed in nearly every category including number of vehicles offered, vehicles sold, total sales, attendance, and number of registered bidders." 

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