Indy Spring Classic Auction sells Muscle Cars …
Action was heavy well into the night when a 1969 Boss 429 Mustang was the final sale during the prime time televised portion of Dana Mecum’s 2015 Indy Spring Classic Auction. The Boss 9 was the top sale of the night here in Indianapolis as it sold for $465,000. That was quite a closer for the television viewing audience.
Here are some of the sales we were following for our readers. Click the thumbnails below to view cars in the Saturday sale:
One of the big stories at Dana Mecum’s Indy 2015 Spring Classic Auction revolved around a number of interesting private collections being sold. The one we were focused on was the Larry Gerig Collection which included eight 1958 Fuelie Corvettes each of which had one of the eight standard colors you could have ordered on a Corvette in ’58 … the entire color chart. These special ’58 Corvette Fuelies were all auctioned off in sequence on Saturday (see photos in the slider above.) They say all eight Corvettes have achieved NCRS Top Flight status and are Bloomington Gold certified. All were 4-speeds. Amazing! Then another 1958 Corvette, a one-of-a-kind GM Anniversay Edition, crossed the block on Saturday. It wears its factory original special order Inca Gold color, used to celebrate Chevrolet’s milestone achievement. It was the 39 millionth Chevrolet sold, so they did a special one-off paint job for this car only. (See it in the slider above.)
We were following the auction action in real time here today with Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com feeding us photos and prices as the cars rolled off the auction block. The auction arena was packed with bidders today. The interest in top quality muscle cars was even more intense than usual.
Overall here are the top 10 sales for the Indy 2015 Spring Classic Auction:
F183 – 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra – $1M
F188 – Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona – $775K
S142 – 1969 Boss 429 – $465K
F221 – 2005 Ford GT – $380K
F181 – 1965 Shelby GT350 – $355K
S186 – 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 – $300K
S184 – 1978 Ferrari 512 BB – $275K
F195 – 1967 Maserati Ghibli — $220K
S137 – 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight – $220K
S42 – 1969 Boss 429 – $185K
Cars On Line.com newsletter readers will want to know that the Paul Walker ’93 Toyota Supra (from the first Fast and Furious movie) sold for $185,000. The Supra has been fully restored to its glamor movie role condition. Later in the Saturday sale, the Vin Diesel 1970 Dodge Charger from the same Fast and Furious movie sold for $88,000. The Charger was used in the final crash scene of the first movie and was in its unrestored “demolished” condition. Cars On Line newsletter readers know these cars well since they were both listed in our Celebrity Car Section online. See both cars in the slider below.
The high dollar car sold here at Dana Mecum’s Indy 2015 Spring Classic Auction on Friday night was a real deal 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra from the Don Davis Collection. The Shelby blue big block Cobra went for a cool $ million. The other Cobra, a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra from the same collection, did not sell when it reached the $1 million mark because the seller would not release his reserve. Another high dollar sale from that collection was a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta which sold for $775,000. Click the thumbnails below to view photos of some of the cars sold here on Friday:
One of the premier auctions in the country is Dana Mecum’s Indy 2015 Spring Classic Auction, held every year at this time at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The auction, running May 12-17, 2015, is considered one of the biggest muscle car sales held in the U.S. With recent auction prices trending lower this year, we’ll be interested to watch what prices “blue collar” muscle cars will be drawing at this event. Click the video window below to view Bob Boberg’s video with scenes from the Thursday and Friday sales.
Cars On Line.com will be covering the Mecum Auction this weekend with photo-journalist Bob Boberg bringing us photos and videos of some of the top sales. “As always, Mecum will have a great lineup of Muscle cars,” Boberg told us.