Fords rule as Anaheim auction tops $15million

| 22 Nov 2012

A 1932 Ford Roadster that was modified by one of the grandfathers of hot-rodding Tom McMullen has sold at Mecum’s California sale for $700,000.

The supercharged machine had appeared in numerous magazines and on TV shows including Life of Riley and Lassie.

It was one of four Fords that nudged themselves into the top 10 at the 15-17 November sale.

Securing $300k was a 1936 Ford Coupe, which had been hot-rodder Jack Calori’s daily driver.

Two Boss Mustangs also made strong money. The first (shown above) had only 26,788 miles on the clock and made $175,000, while the latter earned $162,500 thanks to a 2010 restoration and having covered only 500 miles since.

With 850 vehicles crossing the block, Mecum also found a new home for a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Limousine. It cost its new owner $370k, but came with matching numbers and a Auburn Cord Duesenberg certificate of authenticity.

You can view the full list of results on Mecum’s website, its next sale will be held in Kansas City, Missouri from 6-8 December.