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Day Four

Kissimmee brings out the big sales

Andy Bolig - January 28, 2012 12:28 AM

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This 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi, 426/425 HP, 4-speed rang the bell at $125,000

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 Bow Tie enthusiasts cheered when this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door Resto-mod, 454 CI, automatic fetched $127,500.

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A 1970 Plymouth Superbird 440/375 HP, automatic sold at $108,000.

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On Day Four of the Mecum Auction at Kissimmee, big power brought big bucks and big crowds.

At the head of the day's pack was a 1969 Corvette L88 427/430 HP, 4-speed Convertible (Lot F199) that brought the hammer down at a lofty $610,000! All three prior owners were on site as the yellow beast was auctioned.

Mopars were well represented in today’s auction, with a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi, 426/425 HP, 4-speed (Lot F170.1) commanding $125,000, and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird 440/375 HP, automatic (Lot F281.1) sold at $108,000. Bow Tie enthusiasts cheered when a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door Resto-mod, 454 CI, automatic (Lot F74.1) fetched $127,500. The day’s sell-through rate was 71%.

Day Five promises to see more frenzied activity as the 1961 Corvette Gulf Race Car takes center stage. The gavel action starts with Road Art at 8:30 AM, and vehicles roll across at 9:00 AM. Live coverage runs on Velocity from 2:00 – 10:00 PM. All times Eastern.     

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