Mecum Auctions’ sale this past weekend in Dallas achieved an overall total of $24,809,893 sold with the auction’s highest hammer price claimed by a 2015 Mustang GT (Lot S148.1) customized by Petty’s Garage and benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America.
In just four days, 699 cars changed hands at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. The large and fervent crowd kept energy at a high all weekend and led to strong sales in the Lone Star State. Saturday saw the auction’s highest sales with all top 10 sellers gaveling that day along with the Petty’s Garage Custom Mustang which sold two different times in one day. Presented on the block by seven-time NASCAR champion “The King” Richard Petty, the Mustang first brought a $330,000 sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) non-profit organization. The car was then generously donated back to the PVA by its purchaser and sold again an hour later for an additional $205,000, which also went directly to benefit the non-profit for a total of $535,000.
2015 Ford Mustang GT Richard Petty’s Garage sells for charity $535,000
Other auction highlights included the emotional sale of a one-owner 1992 Ferrari 512 TR (Lot S222), one of just 378 produced for the U.S. market. The original owner lifted the reserve at $220,000, and a bidding war ensued, climbing in $5,000 increments to a final hammer price of $295,000. Leading all muscle cars, a Candyapple Red 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S105) brought a $250,000 high bid. The ‘50s era was well-represented by an Amos Minter-restored factory-supercharged 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Bird (Lot S114) which demanded $225,000, and a 1969 Dodge Daytona (Lot S97) equipped with a 440 Magnum engine and four-speed transmission rounded out the top five sales gaveling for $205,000.
“This year’s lineup was very diverse with great examples from nearly every category of collectability,” notes Mecum consignment director Frank Mecum. “Whether you were after a Ford or a Ferrari, the Dallas roster was jam-packed.”
The complete top 10 sales at the Mecum Dallas 2015 auction include (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):
1.2015 Ford Mustang GT Petty’s Garage (Lot S148.1) at $535,000
2.1992 Ferrari 512 TR (Lot S222) at $295,000
3.1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S105) at $250,000
4.1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Bird (Lot S114) at $225,000
5.1969 Dodge Daytona (Lot S97) at $205,000
6.1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S93) at $190,000
7.2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano (Lot S83.1) at $185,000
8.1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight (Lot S120.1) at $160,000
9.1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet (Lot S156) at $157,500
10.1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible (Lot S162) at $152,500
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