Worldwide Auctioneers’ first sale in Arlington got off to a buoyant start at the weekend, with total sales of $6.52 million at a sell through rate of 82%, attracting lively onsite and plenty of telephone bidding from customers across the US and overseas. The Texas Classic Auction, now in its 16th year, moved from Houston to the Dallas metroplex in 2017 to enjoy a more centralized location in Arlington’s vibrant and burgeoning entertainment district. The event ran over two days, with the Monical Collection Auction presented on the evening of Friday April 21st and the Texas Classic Auction itself on Saturday, all presented in conjunction with the 6th annual Concours d’Elegance of Texas which also enjoyed its first year in the new venue.
With a pedigree already confirmed through class awards at both the Amelia Island and Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, a superb and impeccably documented 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster was the high sale of the weekend, realizing $1.1 million. A highly optioned and immaculately preserved 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L-88 Roadster hammered sold for $616,000 and an outstanding late production 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster in factory specified colors brought $275,000. One of the highlights of Friday’s Monical Collection Auction, a historic and extremely well decorated 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster changed hands for $231,000.
“Thanks to all who joined us for a great inaugural weekend in our new Arlington venue and to the city of Arlington itself for its much appreciated enthusiasm and support, ” said Rod Egan, Principal & Chief Auctioneer. Along with our friends at the Concours d’Elegance of Texas, an event we are proud to have sponsored from the outset, we look forward to continuing to build one of the best weekend celebrations of classic and vintage cars on the calendar.”