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7 sweet surprises from the Mecum Eddie Vannoy auction

Online auctions are the new normal in the collector car world, but this week Mecum successfully pulled off something of a hybrid—limited number of bidders and guests at a live venue combined with an online platform that opened for bidding four days earlier. Held in North Carolina, the auction featured 83 vehicles (mostly muscle cars and trucks) from construction CEO Eddie Vannoy, along with hundreds of pieces of automobilia and a few motorcycles.


Total sales amounted to $7.15M, and there were absolutely no bargains to be found. Of the vehicles with a presale estimate, over 60 percent sold above their high estimate, and Mecum wasn’t exactly stingy with its predictions. While not a huge group of cars, this sale was packed with strong sales and surprises. Here are the ones that surprised us the most.


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I wonder what my former coworker can get for the low mileage, near pristine , highly optioned '88 4WD Suburban that she paid three grand for three years ago. She did have to buy her own new set of BFG A/T KO3s. 


I don't mind people with more money than imagination spending it all on Dutch bulbs, but I do worry that some of the money being squandered is being handed out by the Fed to whoever can least use it. 

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