Well, did ya win?
Back in September, I threw out a very big question: What would the Bob Hirohata Mercury sell for at the Mecum sale in Kissimmee, Florida on January 15? Unless you’ve been hiding under a very big rock, you’re probably aware of a few things happening in the classic car world. First, that collector car prices are HOT, HOT, HOT. Record prices are being broken on what seems like a weekly basis. Noted hot rod historian Ken Gross and Chasing Classic Cars Wayne Carini teamed up to get the maximum interest from real, qualified buyers for the Hirohata Merc, being sold on behalf of Scott and Darla McNiel, after their father Jim passed away. The Merc remained in their family for 59 years, which is a testament to how much he loved the car.
And the sale price, you ask? How about $1.95 Million dollars (actually $2,145,000 with fees)!!! Yup, bidders realized what a significant car this is- Truly the King of Kustoms. The reserve was off at a cool Million dollars and nearly doubled from there with a phone bidder snagging the car. Here’s the video if you missed it:
OK, so the winner is…
@stogy who was only off by $1,ooo!!! He guessed $1,951,000 which is in insanely close! Great job, buddy. Send @ryan and me your shirt size and we’ll get something out to you.
Also want to give a shout out to @desotot who guessed the highest without going over at $1.8 Million, BUT I only asked for “whoever gets closest to the actual hammer price”
Thank you everybody for participating!!!