Five-day feeding frenzy gets underway at Mecum


Mecum’s Spring Sale got off at a frenetic pace yesterday (15 May) in Indianapolis, USA, where the top-selling lot was a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.

The immaculate Chevy was fitted with a 265cu in, 225hp V8, 1956-unique wire wheel covers, a Wonderbar radio and a Kleenex dispenser. It sold for $68,500.

At $50,000, a 1960 Chevrolet Impala came in second. The convertible was powered by a 348cu in engine (the largest available that year) and came with refinements such as power-release boot, power brakes and power steering. Its fantastic condition comes courtesy of an extensive restoration.

On a day unsurprisingly dominated by Americana, (shown below) a 1934 Ford Cabriolet 350cu ($47,000) was next, followed by a 427cu in 1966 Chevrolet Corvette ($41,000) and a 1957 Olds Mobile Eighty Eight Hardtop ($36,000).

A British car did push its way into the top 10 sales of the day, though, courtesy of a rotisserie-restored 1958 MGA, which made $35,000.

The auction runs until Sunday and you can get a feel for the action via Mecum’s website.

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