Top cars announced for the Mecum Glendale 2022 sale include a Ford GT, a Ferrari 275 GTB/4, and a Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe.
Mecum announced several feature cars for the Glendale Arizona collector car auction in March 2022 ranging from modern supercars to American classics. A 2006 Ford GT previously owned by NFL Hall of Famer John Elway is likely to attract much attention but the similarly yellow with black stripes 2020 Ford GT is likely to sell for more. The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 counts among the most popular Ferraris. The 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe is an American classic.
Mecum Glendale Auction 2022 in Arizona
Mecum Auctions misses the traditional Scottsdale Arizona auctions in January because of selling even earlier at Kissimmee in Florida but will host its fourth annual auction in Glendale, Arizona, at State Farm Stadium March 16-19, 2022.
The Mecum Glendale 2021 auction earned $42.3 million in sales — an increase of over 14% over the total in 2020. Mecum sold 712 of 829 vehicles on offer for a sale-through rate of 86%.
Top Cars at Mecum Glendale Sale 2022
Mecum announced several early highlights for its Glendale 2022 sale in which around 1,500 vehicles and 200 road art items will be offered. The three million-dollar cars announced thus far are likely to sell well given that similar models performed very well at auctions in January 2022:
Among the highlights is a pair of Ford GTs, the first being a 2006 Ford GT that was previously owned by NFL Hall of Famer John Elway — owned rather than drove as the car has just 232 miles on the clock. Cloaked in yellow with the optional black stripes and a black interior, the GT is offered at no reserve. The other is a 2020 Ford GT that is finished in Triple Yellow Tri-Coat with Shadow Black overtop stripes—an optional color scheme that cost $17,500—and shows just 1,270 miles on the odometer. Six modern Ford GTs sold for over a million dollar at auctions in January 2022 (highest three results at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022) and a few more for slightly less.
Other main attractions include a Ferrari Classiche-certified 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, S/N 9495 and Scaglietti Body No. A0037, with a correct 3286cc four-cam V-12 engine that is believed to be one of only two spare engines produced by the factory; research suggests that it was mounted on the chassis in the late 1960s. The 275 GTB in its various forms remains one of the most popular Ferrari models and generally perform reliably well at public auctions.
The Glendale auction will additionally feature a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe, J-142/2165, that was the recipient of an AACA National First Prize and ACD Category 1 certification, and it’s powered by a 420/265 HP Lycoming inline 8-cylinder engine and 3-speed manual transmission. It has received a CCCA National First Place Award in 1974, and an AACA National First Place Award in 1982 — little news thus far on more recent displays. This Duesenberg is one of the 116 out of 487 Model Js produced that received Murphy coachwork, of which 60 were convertible coupes.
Further Highlights Announced for Mecum Glendale 2022
The Mecum Glendale 2022 auction will also be highlighted by several private collections, including the Hooked on Vettes Collection of 13 top-shelf Corvettes from collector Michael Brown featuring a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster that is one of four finished in black, a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe, a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with a matching-numbers 427/435 HP Tri-Power V-8 and a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe with just 1,639 miles and the Z51 package, to name just a few. The collection will also feature a truly impressive selection of nearly 200 large-scale neon signs ranging from neon advertising for dealership and automotive brands to restaurants, gas stations, radios, and more.
The Mile High Collection will bring a Ford- and Shelby-heavy selection to the Glendale auction block, ranging from a 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback and a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback with the 428 Super Cobra Jet and Drag Pack, to a 2020 Ford Shelby Signature Series with just 103 miles on the odometer, the aforementioned John Elway GT and more. The collection isn’t just limited to Fords though, as it also packs a punch from the Mopar stables, including vehicles like a 2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Limited Edition and a 32-mile 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.