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 |  Apr 26 2010, 10:41 AM

1965 Pontiac GTO Pace Car Mecum

For all the doom and gloom that’s still been circulated about the economy, you’d think sales of classic and collectible vehicles would be in the tank. However, the market for such vehicles, although a far cry from the heady days of 2005-06, appears to be demonstrating remarkable resilience. Recently, Mecum held it’s Kansas City Auction on April 9-10 at the city’s Bartle Hall/Convention Center complex. Over 300 collectible and special interest vehicles crossed the block, resulting in a total amount of $6,375,000 in sales generated over the course of the weekend.

According to Auction President Dana Mecum, “our total gross sales for the Kansas City auction, nearly tripled the dollar value from our previous one held here. The Bartle Hall venue continues to be a great location, and when combined with our live television program ‘Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More,’ we were able to draw a very strong crowd to the event.”

Mecum had a 62% sell-through rate at the Spring Kansas City Auction, which is robust by most any standards. Below is a list of the 10 top selling vehicles and their winning bids. There’s at least five cars on the list this author wouldn’t have minded taking home.

[Source: Mecum Auctions]

See the list after the jump:

1.   1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 427/435 (Lot S110.1) at $125,000
2.   1965 Ford Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster (Lot S82) – one of the CSK6000 continuation series – at $84,000
3.   1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (Lot S104) at $82,000
4.   1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283/220 HP (Lot S81) at $65,000
5a.  1966 Chevrolet Corvette coupe 427/390 HP (Lot S79) at $61,000
5b.  1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible (Lot S181) at $61,000
7.    2007 Cadillac XLR Supercharged Automatic (Lot F92) at $57,500
8.   1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible (Lot S146) at $56,000
9.   1969 Chevrolet Camaro 427/430 HP (Lot S150) at $53,000
10.  1966 Dodge Coronet 2-Door Sedan (Lot S58) at $50,000