Marengo, IL — A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 with less than 24,000 miles was the top seller at the recent Mecum St. Paul Auction, June 18-19, 2010, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The 454/450 HP 4-Speed muscle car crossed the block at $72,500.

Held in conjunction with the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 37th annual “Back to the ’50s” rod and custom show, Mecum’s St. Paul Auction had a 50% sell-through rate. Total gross sales (excluding buyer’s premium) for the auction was more than $2.4m.

Top 10 Sales at the St. Paul Auction (all sales reflect hammer prices) were:

1. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 2-Door Hardtop (Lot F77) at $72,500

2. 1968 Shelby GT350 Fastback 302 CI (Lot S101) at $63,000

3. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 265 CI (Lot S88) at $58,000

4. 1932 Ford Custom Stratoliner Roadster 350/375 HP (Lot S163) at $58,000

5. 1955 Pontiac Starchief Convertible 287 CI (Lot S122) at $54,000

6. 1934 Ford Cabriolet 221/130 HP (Lot S81) at $53,000

7. 1940 Ford Pickup 3-Speed (Lot S99) at $45,000

8. 1937 Ford Street Rod Convertible 350/350 HP (Lot S58.1) at $42,000

9. 2008 Shelby GT500 500 HP (Lot S138) at $39,000

10. 1969 Dodge Superbee (Lot S119) at $37,500

Complete Original Spring Classic Auction results are available to Mecum InfoNet members, which is free to join at Mecum InfoNet members can log in to see car-by-car results by visiting the Results Page.

The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 23 years, now offering an industry-leading 5,000 collector cars per year. Consignment, bidder and event information is available online at or by calling 815.568.8888.

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