Mecum Kissimmee GT auction result 1/13/18


Ed Sims

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 7, 2006
7,529
NorCal
... Not sure why market is soft...
Like DBK said - the market is all over the place. FGTs selling for high & low just like other cars. Not really a soft market. Maybe a hard & squishy market!

Ed
 

ROCK

GT Owner
Jul 10, 2006
400
Miami
The Ford GT would be the last car I sold out that picture.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
The Ford GT would be the last car I sold out that picture.
+1
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,100
Michigan
there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes at auctions, especially at BJ. I've only ever owned 2 F cars and lost money on both. no different than a some lambos and Mclarens. the Ford GTs will always be an icon in the automotive industry. people always know a GT when they see one. myself, I can't even begin to identify a lot of these newer "supercars". just too many to care for me. I was not surprised to see how the vintage muscle cars are way down compared to years ago. the basic hemi cars and even the Boss 429s didn't bring what they would have just a few years back. I thought the 69 Mustang convertible 428CJ car would have brought more but I was exact on the money when the hammer hit. rare doesn't always bring the big $$ as you might think. BJ has a knack for campaigning certain cars before the auctions and it seems to work. I've sold a few that way but you have to really be in the good graces with CJ. jmo
 

BAT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Oct 11, 2012
927
Central Mitten
there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes at auctions, especially at BJ. I've only ever owned 2 F cars and lost money on both. no different than a some lambos and Mclarens. the Ford GTs will always be an icon in the automotive industry. people always know a GT when they see one. myself, I can't even begin to identify a lot of these newer "supercars". just too many to care for me. I was not surprised to see how the vintage muscle cars are way down compared to years ago. the basic hemi cars and even the Boss 429s didn't bring what they would have just a few years back. I thought the 69 Mustang convertible 428CJ car would have brought more but I was exact on the money when the hammer hit. rare doesn't always bring the big $$ as you might think. BJ has a knack for campaigning certain cars before the auctions and it seems to work. I've sold a few that way but you have to really be in the good graces with CJ. jmo
Yeah, I was a little surprised the 2 Boss 429's that I saw at BJ didn't go for more.
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,100
Michigan
Yeah, I was a little surprised the 2 Boss 429's that I saw at BJ didn't go for more.
I restored the white car about 25 years ago but it looked like it had been freshly redone
 

w. mitty

GT Owner
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Sep 1, 2005
704
Sitting through Barrett for several days, I didn't detect much softness when it comes to the GT; with commission, prices were well north of 300k, and these cars were not in perfect condition by any stretch. The only number that had me scratching my head regarding the GT was the beautiful TT car Shelby Smith built; it went for 298 (plus 10%). That car was magnificent, and the aftermarket parts on it were amazing.

The other non-GT surprises were the 918, which REALLY struggled after 1m (required all sorts of goading by Craig himself), and the Ridler winner. I would have been a serious buyer of that car had I known the price it would go for. Oh well, I'm sticking to my guns to NEVER buy a car at auction. However, this year had me more tempted than ever...
 

Johntpr

GT Owner
Jan 18, 2017
172
Rockland County, NY
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Specracer

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Nov 28, 2005
6,468
MA
Stuff seemed all over the place.

"Carroll Shelby's" FGT was $489.5k with fees at Bohnams!!!???
Also at Bohnams was a 918 sold for $1.295m, but an acid green 911r was $478k
Gooding had a red 918 that was a no sale at $1.55m (hammer)
CGT $715k
P1 $1.732m
Huara $2.09m
LFA $825k
VW 21 window bus $220k ??!!

Gooding seemed healthy with not many no sales, with one notable, one of their feature cars, the Jag d type was a no sale at $8.85m (hammer). Auctioneer worked hard, and they were one bid away from the reserve. Another notable, was their Ferrari 275 GTB that sold for $8.085m.

RM got $302k for their GT.
They also are reporting sales of 88% of the lots

Auction week is a LOT of fun to go to.
 
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2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
The guy with that collection must have a lot of mileage out of his last name.
 

Xcentric

GT Owner
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Jul 9, 2012
5,213
Myakka City, Florida
The guy with that collection must have a lot of mileage out of his last name.

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pe2unia

GT
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This posted price is including commissions. Hammer price was 290
 

BIGFOOT

GT Owner
Jan 18, 2012
723
Northeast
The guy with that collection must have a lot of mileage out of his last name.
BaaaaAAAAAAA
 

Sinovac

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 18, 2006
5,664
Largo, Florida
I thought I had a problem moving cars around when I wanted to drive something.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
BaaaaAAAAAAA
Went to school gal named Anita Fok.

Yup, imagine that one coming over the school PA system with an emergency.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
 

RickH

GT Owner
Mar 5, 2015
426
Florida
Most of his cars are very low mileage. Probably drives them a couple times and puts them away.
 

nautoncall

GT Owner
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Apr 6, 2014
1,025
Looks like he likes Porsche and Ferrari.


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roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
6,807
ma.
If he is happy I'm happy!
 

DBK

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Staff member
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jul 30, 2005
14,878
Metro Detroit
He got pretty good money for everything. I assume he had a substantial deal with Mecum on the lot.

Blows my mind people are paying around $1.3m for F12 TdFs. His and one other both went just over $1.3m. I mean, yeah, it's cool, love the sound and the look, but you'd have to be out of your mind IMO to pay that money for a 1 of 799(yeah right) variant of a car that is produced in the thousands and typically worth $200-300k. That's more than a 2k mile 918 went for in Scottsdale. I think you'd have to really, really care about that prancing horse logo to make that call...