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McLaren-Mercedes SLR is top seller in Mecum’s Houston auction

Mecum’s mammoth 730-car collector car auction in Houston, Texas from 4-6 April raised a bumper $29.4 million at a sell-through rate of over 71%.

Top-seller at an auction where the resultes were dominated by modern classics was a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster at just over $350,000, but Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170s dominated the results, taking five of the top ten spots.

A surprise in third place was a 2014 ASVE Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing replica which topped $200,000. Powered by a 5.7-litre V8 and driving through a T56 six speed manual box, it cost $300,000 to build, rides on 17in rims and has a glassfibre body over a tubular frame. 

The top 10 sales were:

  1. 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster  $357,500
  2. 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 $242,000
  3. 2014 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Replica $220,000
  4. 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster $209,000
  5. 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 $198,000
  6. 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 $198,000
  7. 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 $192,500
  8. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible $181,500
  9. 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose $176,000
  10. 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 $167,750 

For more information, visit the Mecum website.

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