Sunday, September 19, saw the conclusion of Mecum Auction's three day sale of classic cars.
The event took place at the Pheasant Run Resort in St Charles, Illinois and featured a range of muscle cars and corvettes which were sure to set collectors' hearts racing.
At the conclusion of the sale, a number of cars emerged as highlights of the auction. Top lot status at the event was shared by two classic pieces of American engineering.
The first was a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible. This was a one of a kind classic car.
The Pontiac Historical Society had documented the model on sale as the only triple Black 1969 Judge convertible to be built in this configuration and also one of the only 108 Judge convertibles built in that year.
The car includes a RAM Air III V8 engine capable of 400/366 horse power and mated to a 4-speed.The car was given a complete frame off restoration before the sale and fetched an impressive £141,000 ($220,000).
The sale of a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback was equally impressive.
This classic car had been the subject of a no expense spared restoration which left the car in a spectacular state but also set the target price at a slightly higher figure.
Fortunately, the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback did not disappoint selling for £141,000 ($220,000).
Other highlights at the September auction included the sale of a 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible.
The car features a 348/280 HP Tri Power V-8, automatic transmission engine along with power disc brakes and a beautiful tri colour interior that includes power windows and a Wonderbar radio.
This soft top convertible sold for £65,400 ($102,000) to one lucky collector.
Just behind this was the sale of a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 2-Door Hardtop.
The car rolled up to auction with a substantial amount of prestige attached.
Described by Mecum as "one of the best, purest, most undiluted muscle cars of all," the car is one of just 422 4-speeds built with an engine capable of reaching 440/390 horse power.
Having featured in "Automobile Magazine" in 2006 and also in Musclecar TV, this car continues to gain recognition as the "Crown Jewel" of any investor's collection. There was little surprise then, when this car sold for £61,560 ($96,000).