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The Mecum Indy 2021 auction set a new record for Mecum Indy with $107.8 Million in sales and marks the 2nd $100+ Million Mecum Auction in 2021.

The 34th Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic that was held on May 14-22 became the second Mecum auction in 2021 to reach higher than $100 million in overall sales. 

It marks the first time a company has sold more than $100 million in two auctions in the same year in the collector car auction industry. During the nine auction days, 2,057 cars were offered, with 1,715 vehicles sold, which achieved an 83% sell-through rate.  

Individual sales were also strong during the Indy auction event, with seven distinguished top 10 sales selling beyond the million-dollar mark.

During the 2021 Mecum Indy event, the top sale was a 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra, 1 of only 27 original 427 S/C Cobras produced. The vehicle achieved a sale price of  $3.3 million, which was settled in a post-auction negotiation.

The top 10 collector car sales for the Mecum Indy 2021 auction were:  

Lot # Model Sale Price1Lot F1621967 Shelby 427 Cobra$3,300,0002Lot S135 1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria $2,970,000 3 Lot F131 1969 Ford Bronco ‘Big Oly’ $1,870,000 4 Lot S209.1 2020 Ford GT MkII $1,870,000 5 Lot S170 2014 McLaren P1 $1,347,500 6 Lot S133 2019 Ford GT Lightweight $1,100,000 7 Lot F148 2019 Ford GT $1,045,000 8 Lot S171 2019 McLaren Senna $946,000 9 Lot S162 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $907,500 10 Lot S167 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta $880,000 

Here’s a closer look at the Mecum Indy 2021 Auction Top 10:

1. 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra

Lot F162

Sold for #3,300,000

One of only 29 original factory-produced S/C (Semi-Competition) models, this 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra, CSX3042, is in exquisite concours condition and displays just 10,760 original miles.

The vehicle has a well-documented five-owner history, which is fully documented in the Shelby Registry, starting with the first owner who purchased the Shelby for $7,395 and took delivery on October 28, 1966.

In late 1996, at around 10,000 miles, CSX3042 underwent a body-off restoration which included an engine rebuild and new paintwork. The car underwent another professional restoration in 2005 by renowned Cobra specialist Mike McCluskey of Torrence, California. The vehicle was stripped bare and repainted in a light metallic blue color with Wimbledon White stripes. The engine was reconfigured with a single Holley 4-barrel and aluminum air box. 

CSX3042 is devoid of any reproduction components and still carries its original tires, along with solely original or NOS elements throughout the vehicle. 

2. 1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria

Lot S135

Sold for $2,970,000

The second-highest seller was a truly exceptional 1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria (Lot S135) built originally in Indianapolis, making the sale additionally memorable. 

The short-wheelbase (having a wheelbase of only 143.5 inches) Duesenberg SJ Rollston Quarter-Window Convertible with Chassis No. 2293 and Engine No. J-272 was purchased new in May 9, 1930, by Paul Whiteman. 

Originally, Lot S135 had a LeBaron Barrelside Phaeton body. However, when G. Tucker Smith acquired the car from Duesenberg Factory Branch in 1935, he had the body replaced with the Rollston Convertible Victoria body.

Under the hood is a factory supercharged 420 CI straight-8 engine. The vertical centrifugal supercharger with outside exhaust pipes provided the car an additional 55hp, upgrading it from 265 hp to 320 hp.

The Rollston body was provided a maroon finish and matched with a maroon leather interior and folding top. A full array of gauges including the tachometer, chronometer, and altimeter were added to the engine-turned instrument panel.  

3. 1969 Ford Bronco ‘Big Oly’

Lot F131

Sold for $1,870,000

The Big Olynickname was assigned to the beloved car by none other than the iconic Parnelli Jones himself, earning for itself the badge of being the most famous Ford Bronco in the world. 

Based on a 1969 Bronco, the car, with Olympia Brewing Company sponsorship, is one of the most memorable in motorsport history. Parnelli Jones and Bill Stroppe drove Big Oly to victory in the 1971 Baja 1000, 1972 Baja 1000, 1973 Baja 500, and 1973 Mint 400.

Big Oly revolutionized the construction and design principles for

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By: Sports Car Digest
Title: Mecum Indy 2021 Auction – Top 10 Results
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/mecum-indy-2021/
Published Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 00:01:38 +0000

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