Overall sales totaled nearly $20 million.
We've seen a couple of big auction records shattered over the course of 2021. Halfway through the year, the late Paul Walker's Toyota Supra from The Fast and the Furious sold for an eye-watering $550,000. Not too long after that, a 5,000-mile Porsche 918 Spyder sold for nearly three times that amount. Now, Mecum Auctions is taking stock of its own record-breaking auction to close out the year. Held in Kansas City a few days ago, the event saw overall sales reach $19.2 million, easily surpassing the previous high of $13 million in the city. Intriguingly, the top three models were tied with a price of $148,500 each, split between two classic Chevys and a much newer Ford pickup.
The three top models were a 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28, a 1967 Chevy Corvette Convertible, and a 2021 Ford F-150 Shelby. Ford and Chevy completely dominated the top ten models with the highest sale prices, with the list including a 1968 Mustang Fastback that went for $137,500 and a 1959 Chevy Impala Custom that sold for $132,000. Besides the Shelby pickup, the only other modern vehicle in the top ten was a 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 with the final bid sitting at $105,600. The successful three-day event saw 85 percent of the 709 vehicles being sold.
For the collectors who lucked out and nabbed one of the top three sellers, they've each gotten hold of something special. The Camaro Z/28 is finished in LeMans Blue with white hood and trunk stripes. Originally, the Z/28 came with a 4.9-liter V8 making 290 horsepower, a four-speed manual transmission, and power disc brakes. The Corvette Convertible that sold for the same price makes a stouter 400 hp, and a red graphic on its hood is complemented by a red interior. As for the Shelby pickup, it's a monster compared to these graceful Chevy sports cars. This one was number 171 of 300 produced and it packed a 5.0-liter V8 with 775 hp. Christmas clearly came early for these lucky bidders.