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Mecum Auctions, Houston, December 4-5, 2020

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Yes, that says “December”. Mecum’s regular Houston dates are in April, but April 2020 was not like most Aprils and the regularly scheduled Mecum Houston auction got caught up in the Covid onslaught. Fortunately, though, there was availability at Houston’s NRG Center in December and Mecum Auctions took advantage of it. Unlike prior Mecum Houston […]

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Mecum Auctions, Houston, April 4-6, 2019

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Just over a thousand lots crossed the Mecum auction block at the NRG Center in Houston, Mecum’s eighth year at this venue. The car count was the Houston sale’s second highest. The sell-through rate also was second highest. The sale total, however, was the second lowest, a performance traced to a paucity of high priced […]

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Mecum Auctions, NRG Center, Houston, April 5-7, 2018

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Mecum Auctions has found a serendipitous environment in Houston near the vernal equinox, bringing truckloads of cars, and selling truckloads of them, too. This isn’t Monterey, or even Indianapolis. It’s Houston with a median transaction in the high $20,000s and an average in mid- to high-$30,000s. It’s mainstream American car collecting. Even the high transactions […]

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Mecum Auctions, NRG Arena, Houston, Texas, April 6-8, 2017

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Since arriving in Houston in 2012 Mecum has made a splash, then settled down into a consistent $20 million sale. The “splash” came in 2014 when a single Ford GT40 s/n GT/104, brought $7 million hammer, 23% of that year’s total auction handle all by itself. Over the years the consignment has steadily declined until […]

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