Mecum finished their annual Harrisburg auction at the enormous Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex with $13.75 million in total sales. That’s well down from last year’s $19.7 million. The precipitous drop is largely due to a much smaller number of cars lining the cavernous complex in 2016. While almost 1,100 vehicles were offered in Harrisburg last year, just 634 were consigned this year. Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Northeast sale in Connecticut, only a five hour drive from Harrisburg, likely poached some cars that otherwise would have gone to Mecum. On the plus side for Harrisburg, both the average sale price of $31,813 and the sell-through rate of 66 percent rose from last year’s $30,909 and 59 percent.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2016/07/25/Auction-Recap-Mecum-Harrisburg-2016