Worldwide Auctioneers set a new benchmark for Apollo prices in Corpus Christi, TX last weekend, setting new world records and delivering a total $5.8 million in sales. Among the eclectic mix of 200 American and European classics sold at The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction was an unprecedented offering of three Apollos GTs, including the very first Spider and coupe ever built. High sale went to a 1963 Apollo 3500 GT Spider that brought a historic $506,000, one of just five remaining and the only aluminum block example built. The first coupe produced, a beautifully restored 1963 Apollo 3500 GT coupe sold for $242,000 whilst the last of the trio, a 1966 Apollo 5000 GT coupe, representing the final evolution of the Apollo GT, realized $165,000.
Other notable sales included a radical 1951 Mercury Series 1CM customized by “The Leadslinger” himself, Bill Hines and painted by Larry Watson, that sold for a remarkable $115,500. “We’re delighted to have concluded another very significant private collection sale with some truly landmark results and to have welcomed thousands of visitors from across the US and indeed overseas to South Texas,” said Rod Egan, Principal & Auctioneer. The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction took place on the shoreline at the American Bank Center Convention Center Exhibit Halls on October 4th and 5th, with 100 extremely collectible pedal cars also finding new homes over the weekend.
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