Shelby heads $12 million Mecum sale

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Top-seller at Mecum's 800-car Kansas auction from 1-3 December was a four-speed 1969 Shelby GT500 convertible as the company got away 70% of lots for a $12 million season-ending sale.

The four-speed Shelby made $165,000, some $40,000 ahead of the second most pricey classic a 1970 Plymouth Superbird 440 that made $122,500 that was just ahead of a highly modded 1967 Mustang that made just $1000 fewer.

President Dana Mecum said: "This year's grand finale was the largest auction Mecum has ever had in Kansas City, smashing every company record for this event. The total sales, cars offered and sold, registered bidders and overall attendance all far exceeded the response in years past."

The top 10 prices were: 

1. 1969 Shelby GT500 Convertible (Lot S99) at $165,000

2. 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot S69) at $122,500

3. 1967 Ford Mustang Resto Mod (Lot S111) at $121,000

4. 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible (Lot S90) at $120,000

5. 1956 Ford Thunderbird (Lot S69.1) at $90,000

6. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback (Lot S86) at $78,500

7. 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S97) at $78,000

8. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Resto Mod (Lot F139) at $77,500

9. 1958 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible (Lot S146) at $75,000

10. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (Lot S63) at $72,500

Up next for Mecum is its Kissimmee Auction, 24-29 January in Kissimmee, Florida.  See www.Mecum.com for more.

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