Mecum’s Glendale 2023 classic and collector car auction, held March 28-April 1 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, reached $56 million in total overall sales as 1,266 lots hammered sold. With a total 1,667 lots offered throughout the five-day auction, a sell-through rate of 76% was achieved, and individual sales were led by a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (Lot S132) that brought $1.815 million.
A diverse selection of available classic and collector cars in Glendale resulted in asimilarly varied top 10 sellers list, with a wide selection of both American-built beauties and coveted imports from across the pond making the cut. The auction-leading Gullwing, dressed in rarely seen Mittelgrün green, had undergone a meticulous restoration by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in the late-2000s, where it was displayed periodically from 2015-2020—qualities that made it an especially desirable classic. A 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (Lot S114.1) grabbed seat No. 2, bringing $605,000, and a 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 4X4 Squared (Lot S158) grabbed seat No. 3 with a sale price of $489,500.
While everything from prewar antiques to nearly new supercars and more were on scenein Glendale, six of the top 10 seller spots were claimed by an exceptional cross-sampling of American muscle and sports cars, including a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Split Window Coupe (Lot F135) that sold for $390,500, a 2005 Ford GT (Lot S98.1) that brought $374,000, and a pair of Yenkos that each exceeded $350,000—a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro (Lot S142) and a 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS (Lot F168)—to name a few.
Collections were another highlight of the Glendale auction lineup, and the headliningMile High Collection was exceptionally well received with all 19 of its vehicles selling for an overall total of $1.78 million. The Premier Corvette Pace Car Collection also saw a warm reception from bidders with 12 of its vehicle offerings selling for more than $1 million in total.
The complete top 10 collector car sales at the Mecum Glendale 2023 auction include:
1. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (Lot S132) at $1,815,0002. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (Lot S114.1) at $605,000 3. 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 4×4 Squared (Lot S158) at $489,500 4. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Split Window Coupe (Lot F135) at $390,500 5. 2005 Ford GT (Lot S98.1) at $374,000 6. 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro (Lot S142) at $363,000 7. 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS (Lot F168) at $357,500 8. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S215.1) at $308,000 9. 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Convertible (Lot S87) at $302,500 10. 2020 McLaren 720S Spider (Lot S144) at $302,500
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