Mecum hauls in $56M at Glendale show, Mercedes-Benz Gullwing is top seller

Apr 7, 2023, 10:00 AM

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing sold for $1,815,000. (Mecum Photo) A 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS sold for $605,000. (Mecum Photo) A 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 4x4 Squared sold for $489,500. (Mecum Photo) A 1963 Chevrolet corvette Z06 Split Window Coupe sold for $390,500. (Mecum Photo) A 2005 Ford GT sold for $374,000. (Mecum Photo) A 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro sold for $363,000. (Mecum Photo) A 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS sold for $357,500. (Mecum Photo) A 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible sold for $308,000. (Mecum Photo) A 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Convertible sold for $302,500. (Mecum Photo) A 2020 McLaren 720S Spider sold for $302,500. (Mecum Photo)

PHOENIX — One collector car among more than 1,667 vehicles available at the Mecum Auctions in Glendale sold for nearly $2 million last week.

The auction, which took place March 28-April 1 at State Farm Stadium, saw 1,266 vehicles sell for $56 million, according to a Mecum Auctions press release.

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing took home the title for the highest-seller, totaling $1,850,000, about $1.2 million more than any other offering.

A blue 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS came in second place, selling for $605,000.

A moonlight white 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 4×4 Squared came in at No. 3 with a selling price of $489,500.

Six of the top 10 spots were claimed by a cross-sampling of American muscle and sports cars, the release said.

The cars bidders and spectators had the chance to see a range of vehicles from American muscle cars to classics to exotics and hot rods.

All 19 vehicles in the Mile High Collection, the weekend’s main attraction, were snatched up, bringing in $1.78 million.

Vehicles in the collection included a 2021 Ford Shelby Super Snake Speedster, a 2021 Ford Bronco Outer Banks and a 2018 Dodger Challenger SRT Demon.

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Mecum hauls in $56M at Glendale show, Mercedes-Benz Gullwing is top seller