Mecum Auctions returned to Oklahoma for its second annual Tulsa auction and wrapped-up the three-day event with $17m in total sales. In total, 643 vehicles rolled over the auction block from June 9 to 11, and a healthy 77% of them sold to new owners. The top ten sales in Tulsa ran the gamut from modern imports to American muscle — both custom and stock — with all selling in the six-figure range.
At the top of the sales list is a gleaming 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX4000 Series Roadster with a polished aluminum body that sold for $409,750. The iconic snake is number 29 of the 40th Anniversary Editions produced and is one of five to feature a polished aluminum skin. As expected, the impressive look is backed by equally impressive performance numbers. The aluminum Shelby 427 FE stroker V8 is topped by dual Holley four-barrel carburetors and pumps out 535 hp and 545 ft-lb of torque.
Behind the Cobra, in second place was a 1965 Mercury Comet A/FX Lightweight that traded hands for $313,500. Number seven of eight A/FX Comets built by Bill Stroppe and Associates, the car was campaigned by Sam Auxier Jr. for Moyer Lincoln Mercury of Maryland. Fully restored by Ambrosio Concepts in Denver, the Mercury won the National Automotive Heritage Award at the 2018 Ford Nationals.
Modern performance rounded out the top three, with a 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R coupe at $189,750, followed by freshly built 1985 Toyota FJ-45 Land Cruiser Custom that sold for $173,250. The Selenite Grey Magno AMG had travelled just over 5k miles, while the Toyota was ready for the trails with a 1FZ-FE engine under the hood and an adjustable four-link suspension at the rear among its many modifications.
Up next for Mecum is the Orlando Summer Special auction from July 6-9.