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Old 01-11-2019, 03:54 PM
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OT, I think, but WOW. 1967 Mustang just sold for $2,000,000.....
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Originally Posted by Vettrocious View Post
OT, I think, but WOW. 1967 Mustang just sold for $2,000,000.....
A bit more than your average 67 Mustang.


https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0119-35...0-super-snake/
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Thatís because it was the only super snake ever produced. Typical gt500 Shelby mustangs are in the 150-220 range.
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Mustangs seem strong at the Mecum auction, Corvettes, not so much. SWCs prices seem to have dropped off.

Proteam's white '63 Z06 was bid up to $500K, no sale, didn't meet the reserve.
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I highly suspect the bid on that Z06 N03 had no real money in it.
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Originally Posted by Vettrocious View Post
OT, I think, but WOW. 1967 Mustang just sold for $2,000,000.....
Man do we live in a great country or what?
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I'd say there's very good chance that $500K bid was offered by an empty seat in the gallery...

The '65 big tank went for $330 K, which is probably pretty good...

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With an estimate of around $1Mm, that must be one very thrilled seller and mrs. seller!
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That certainly set the record for Super Snakes...oh wait, that was the Super Snake...
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I see the 'McNamara Corvette', was up for auction, but didn't meet the reserve. High bid was $500K, it last sold in 2014 for $725K.
That's the white '67, red stinger, 427/390, with 2900 original miles.
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Originally Posted by Vettrocious View Post
Proteam's white '63 Z06 was bid up to $500K, no sale, didn't meet the reserve.
It seems like lots of Corvettes didn't hit the reserve.
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August of '67 was the last gasp for Shelby American in California. Quality control issues forced Ford to move the operation to Ionia. Quite a ride for ole Shel. The Cobras had dominated SCCA and USRRC during the early and mid-60s; the Daytona Cobra Coupe had won the World Manufacturers Cup in '65; and the Ford GT, in all its variants, won Le Mans, finishing 1-2-3 in '66, and won, again, in '67 with the MK IV. The Shelby pictured above is probably one of the last cars that Shelby had his fingerprints on. It was quite a ride. He and Ford had pretty much gone their separate ways by '68.

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So far, just over 50% of the mid-years that have come across the block have sold.
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Looks like the good ones are bringing strong money.
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Originally Posted by SW Vette View Post
Looks like the good ones are bringing strong money.
Prices seem to be very strong across the board at Kissimmee 2019, IMHO. A lot of the "good ones" C1/C2 Vettes are frame off, Bloomington Gold BENCHMARK, NCRS Top Flight, so, it's hard for figure how the average C1/C2 "driver" market is doing. (At least it is for me, '67 327/350.) I guess it's the old 'how long is a piece of string' answer.

According to the Mecum website there are 363 Vette for sale at Kissimmee. For the 1967 C2's (my interest), so far;
- 37 for sale
- 11 sold
- 4 The Bid Goes On
- sold prices $66k - $209k
- of the 11 sold, 9 are 427/xxx

1966 C2's: 25 for sale, 8 sold, 13 The Bid Goes On
1965 C2's: 17 for sale, 9 sold, 2 The Bid Goes On
1964 C2's: 9 for sale, 4 sold, 2 The Bid Goes On
1963 C2's: 18 for sale, 5 sold, 4 The Bid Goes On

I'd love to get my hands on the raw Mecum data. [Data Nerd. ] And, what's with the 1966 C2 owners? 13 The Bid Goes On? The market gives you your price, not your head.

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I am here and the excitement in the crowd was something else when the Shelby kept going and going. Very cool indeed.

The L88 pair was not as exciting but still cool to watch. Supposedly they changed hands from Proteam to Legendary. Guess there’s something left on them.

You should have seen the Mecum mechanic in the staging lane wrenching on a leaking fuel line on the L88 convertible just before it went on stage. Removed the air cleaner and first attempted to tighten it with vice grips and a pair of channel locks. He finally went back and got two open end wrenches. That was a scene for a few minutes though
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I've only been watching the auction since yesterday (Friday) but wow!. Its cool to see that all the car's I'd like to have seem to be going for relatively high prices.....seems like there are very few "steals" anymore. And if you have a factory Hemi car you have something, for sure. I'm excited to get to Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale next week and see all the sensational antics...

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Went yesterday with my friend Jeff. We went specifically to look at the 2100 original mile 1959 "survivor" Corvette as my friend is restoring a 59.

Took a lunch break, and sat in the "cheap seats" in the balcony. We were sitting a few rows behind the "balcony" bidders area. A couple walked in and sat behind us. He started bidding on a red Olds 442 convertible, and.... they took his bid. He bought the car for ~33K. Mecum folks came up for him to sign the paperwork.. He did, and then said to his wife:

"I'm gonna go down and see what I bought"..

He hadn't looked at it. Bought it on impulse.

After he left, we struck up a conversation with his wife. She said that they were looking for a 1965 Corvette, as she was born in 1965. They were going to buy one of those too...sight unseen..

We left not long afterwards............. Both Jeff and I were stunned and amazed... that they wouldn't a examine car before they bid/bought it. Takes all kinds..
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I was pleased to see the L78 bring $125,000, anyone see it up close?

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