A 1941 Ford Custom Pickup and a 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 Custom were the top results at the Mecum classic and collector car auction in Houston in early December 2020.
Mecum’s classic and collector car auction in Houston in early December 2020 resulted in $14.7 million in total overall sales. The three-day auction had a sell-through rate of 84% with 442 vehicles sold.
The Mecum Houston auction was the sixth large-scale, live auction held by the company in various major cities around the USA over the previous eight weeks. Together, these events have facilitated the sale of more than 2,700 vehicles for a total of $75.5 million in overall sales and a sell-through rate of 83%.
Top Results at the Mecum Houston Sale 2020
The top 10 collector-car sales at Mecum Houston 2020 were:
- 1941 Ford Custom Pickup (Lot S81) at $206,250
- 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 Custom (Lot S108) at $176,000
- 2013 Ford E350 Sportsmobile (Lot S180) at $176,000
- 1934 Lincoln KA Convertible (Lot S143) at $137,500
- 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo (Lot S110.1) at $132,000
- 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider (Lot S132) at $126,500
- 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL (Lot F125.1) at $121,000
- 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S130.1) at $115,500
- 2010 Dodge Viper ACR Final Edition (Lot S72) at $110,000
- 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible (Lot S124) at $106,700
The Houston auction’s top-10 selling vehicles featured everything from vintage foreign exotics to modern American muscle, with the top three results vehicles celebrated for both form and function.
The top result of the sale was a 1941 Ford Custom Pickup (Lot S81) featuring a steel body and a Supercharged Coyote V-8 engine that achieved a $206,250. A 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 Custom (Lot S108) and a 2013 Ford E350 Sportsmobile (Lot S180) each sold for $176,000.
Other top-selling cars in Houston ranged from a 1934 Lincoln KA Convertible (Lot S143) that sold for $137,500 to a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S130.1) with just 42 miles and a Z51 package that achieved $115,500.
Car Auctions Planned for Early 2021
The Mecum Houston auction closed out the 2020 classic and collector car year not only for Mecum but all major auction houses in the USA. The next major sales will be Mecum’s Kissimmee auction in Florida in early January and the Scottsdale sales in mid-January 2021, which will probably be only online. Barrett-Jackson, the major auction house at the Arizona sales, already announced the postponement of their auctions to mid-March 2021. The European classic car auction year will open in early February 2021 in Paris, despite the postponement of the Rétromobile show.