Mecum’s Vintage Motorcycle Auction Wins $22 Million Las Vegas Jackpot
While people were bidding on vintage cars a week ago in Arizona, others were in South Point in Las Vegas for Mecum’s 31st annual vintage and antique motorcycle auction, where sales totaled $22 million, a 21% increase from compared to the 2021 auction.
The sale saw a 93% sale as 1,221 of the 1,310 motorcycles on file went to new owners, Mecum Auctions adds.
Mecum also notes that all of the top 10 sellers achieved 6-figure prices, led by a 1938 Brough Superior SS110 that sold for $236,500 (selling prices include buyer’s expense).
“The iconic motorcycle boasted a professional restoration and the resulting awards, including People’s Choice at the San Jose Clubman Show and Best in Show at El Camino,” Mecum said.
Also sells for $200,000 or more were a 1951 Vincent Black Shadow Series C, a 1917 Henderson Model G Four Cylinder, and a 1936 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead.
The filing included bikes from several private collections, the so-called Harley-Davidson Heritage Collection fetching $4.1 million and the Bob & Dolva Mitchell Collection of 14 bikes for $1.3 million.
Road Art contributed over $550,000 at auction with a life-size bronze by Jeff Decker selling for $88,500 and another of his works fetching $67,260.
Top 10 Sales, Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycles 2022
- 1938 Brough Superior SS100, $236,500
- 1951 Vincent Series C Black Shadow, $231,000
- 1917 Henderson Model G four-cylinder, $203,500
- 1936 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead, $203,500
- 1919 Harley-Davidson J-Twin, $165,000
- 1939 Indian four-cylinder, $159,500
- 1941 Harley-Davidson TA Knucklehead, $154,000
- 1932 Indian four-cylinder, $154,000
- 1940 Indian four-cylinder, $154,000
- 1931 Henderson four-cylinder, $154,000
(Prices include buyer’s fees.)
Mecum Auctions next sales are its classic car event from March 16-19 in Glendale, Arizona, and the Spring Classic tractors ‘n’ trucks event by its Gone Farmin’ division from March 24-26 in East Moline, Illinois, where the record features Mecum’s sixth Premier truck auction with 150 vintage trucks.