Osceola Heritage Park welcomed back Mecum Auctions for 10 days in January and was a record-breaking hit and brought some serious economic impact to the area and to Mecum!
Mecum Kissimmee saw total overall sales reaching $122.8 million – the highest single-auction total ever achieved in Mecum’s 34-year history. Friday, Jan. 15 marked the largest single-day total in company history, as the day’s sales reached $34 million with Carroll Shelby’s personal 427 Cobra, CSX3178 selling at $5.94 million making it the annual event’s top seller and taking the crown as the most valuable 427 Cobra ever sold at public auction.
Over 2,000 collector cars went home with new buyers for a whopping 89% sell-through of the total number of cars offered, an unprecedented sales percentage for a reserve-based auction of this magnitude.
The combined synergy of strong bids coming in from on-site, internet and telephone created a symphony of sales and an overall sell-through rate of 89%, the highest ever achieved at a reserve-based auction and sustained over a 10-day period. Friday, Jan. 8 marked a single-day reserve auction best for Mecum with a sell-through rate at 92%.
The complete top 10 collector-car sales at the Kissimmee 2021 auction include:
1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster (Lot F145) at $5,940,000
1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Roadster (Lot MG5) at $2,500,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (Lot S137) at $1,567,500
1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster (Lot S161) at $1,375,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTS (Lot F164) at $1,347,500
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (Lot S146) at $1,210,000
1965 Iso Grifo A3/C Bizzarrini (Lot S231) at $1,182,500
2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition (Lot S134) at $990,000
1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible (Lot F161) at $962,500
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster (Lot S170) at $935,000
Positively Osceola just happens to have a number of collector car enthusiasts, so you can always count on us to provide the community with the most encompassing coverage of the event in Central Florida!