Mecum Auctions headed south in January once again for its annual Kissimmee, Fla., auction. Last year this sale set a world record for the largest collector car auction ever conducted, while this year’s event raised the bar even higher. Mecum fell short of its ambitious goal of 3,000 cars for the 10-day sale, but still assembled an incredible 2,539 vehicular lots. From this pool, 1,769 of them sold — a 70% rate — for a total of $68.4M. This number compares very well with 2012’s $58.3M and 2011’s $41.1M, and is impressively ranked as the fourth highest-grossing North American auction to occur during the past 12 months. It was also the highest American sale total ever recorded outside of Monterey and Scottsdale.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2013/02/12/2013-Kissimmee-Sale