Top 10 Collector Cars Sold At The 2021 Mecum Houston Auction

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Convertible. Credit: Mecum Auctions.

A 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Convertible is on the list of the top-selling 10 vehicles at the 10th annual Houston Mecum auction this year. It sold for $140,250. In all, Mecum Auctions reports overall auction sales totals exceeded $21 million - that’s up 43% over last year. Furthering the measurable increase over last year’s Houston event, the 2021 auction saw a strong 86% of all 726 offered vehicles hammer sold, equating to a 40% one-year increase in total vehicles sold in Houston.

A1968 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T topped sales, gaveling for $231,000. It was one of just 264 Hemi Charger R/Ts produced in 1968 with an automatic transmission. The car exists as the only known automatic example produced in code-EE1 Dark Blue Metallic.

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Above: 1968 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T 426/425 HP, Automatic (Lot S168) sold at $231,000 Below: 2016 Mercedes-Benz Custom Camper Van The Bruce Banner of Van Life (Lot S75.1) sold at $181,500.
Credit: Mecum Auctions.

Following the Charger in top sales were two custom camper vans. With the rising interest in living in a more mobile and minimalistic fashion, a unique subculture has developed around the “van life,” and the two examples sold in Houston played perfectly into the lifestyle. Both vans bore the venerable Mercedes-Benz branding, with the first being a rugged 2016 Custom Camper Van known as “Bruce Banner” that demanded a $181,500 hammer price, and the other standing as a more plush and seemingly luxurious unit: a 2019 Sprinter with an onboard bathroom and foldout sleeping quarters, which achieved a $176,000 sale price.

Other top sales included two modern Corvettes, a 2019 ZR1 Convertible and a 2021 Z51 Convertible that sold for $165,000 and $140,250, respectively, as well as a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet that sold for $148,500 and a rarely seen 1972 Intermeccanica Spyder that brought $137,500.

Top 10 collector-car sales

1.1968 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T$231,000
2.2016 Mercedes-Benz Custom Camper Van$181,500
3.2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter$176,000
4.2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible$165,000
5.1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet$148,500
6.2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon$143,000
7.2015 Ferrari California T$143,000
8.2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Convertible$140,250
9.1972 Intermeccanica Spyder$137,500
10.1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Hardtop$132,000
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