Mecum Auctions’ inaugural MidAmerica Chicago motorcycle auction found new owners for 169 vintage and antique motorcycles last weekend and generated $1,309,043 in total sales.
“We were excited to hold our first auction in the Chicagoland area,” Ron Christenson, president of Mecum’s MidAmerica Motorcycle Division, said in a news release. “The crowds shared in that enthusiasm, which was great to see. There isn’t anything else like this in the area.
“Vintage and antique motorcycles are in themselves a rarity, so finding an auction that offers so many is a true treat for enthusiasts.”
The top sale at the auction was a 1912 Flying Merkel board track racing motorcycle that hammered sold for $65,000 (Mecum reports hammer prices that do not include the buyer’s premium).
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