Mecum’s vintage auction in Las Vegas

Mecum’s first foray into the Nevada spring for a vintage motorcycle auction in Las Vegas was pronounced a success with 339 motorcycles sold over June 2-3, realising $4.4million in overall sales.

The top price was $95,000 for a restored 1950 Vincent Black Shadow, though Indians once again demonstrated their enduring desirability, with five of the top 10 sales bearing that venerable name.

While not necessarily among the top-priced motorcycles at the auction, Harley-Davidsons, Hondas and Triumphs were among the most popular marques to cross the auction block, with an impressively
large selection of each on hand.

“Once again, Las Vegas proves itself as the premier vintage motorcycle enthusiast gathering place,” said Ron Christenson, president of the Mecum motorcycle division.

“We began this three-day event on Thursday evening with three champion motorcycle racers, Don Castro, Gene Romero and Jay Springsteen, taking the stage and retelling tales of their days of competing against each other.

“When the bikes took the stage we achieved more than $4 million in sales. All I heard from sellers and buyers alike was ‘See you in January and June every year.’ It’s very exciting!”

Top price in Mecum’s auction was achieved by this C Black Shadow. A Series C Rapide was the second-highest seller, at $85,000.

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