In the throes of Monterey’s celebrated Car Week, 645 classic and collector cars and a selection of vintage and antique motorcycles took to Del Monte Golf Course for the sixth-annual Mecum Daytime Auction, Aug. 14-16. An excellent crowd of active bidders from around the globe coupled with an exceptional lineup of offerings contributed to Mecum’s highest-grossing Monterey auction to date with total sales reaching $34,651,635 throughout the three-day event.
Six of the 361 cars sold surpassed the $1-million mark during the auction on Saturday topped by a 1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet (Lot S181) with 5,200 original kilometers, which sold for $2.25 million. The ex-Peter Revson 1972 McLaren M20 Can-Am Racer (Lot S170) achieved top honors as the highest-selling race car with a strong hammer price of $2 million, and a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Berline Convertible (Lot S206) brought $1.425 million landing the third seat in top sales. Also making the top 10 was a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot S120) that sold for more than half of a million dollars at a record-setting $510,000.
The complete top 10 sales among the collector cars includes (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):
- 1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet (Lot S181) at $2,250,000
- 1972 McLaren M20 Can-Am (Lot S170) at $2,000,000
- 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Berline Convertible (Lot S206) at $1,425,000
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (Lot S188) at $1,350,000
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (Lot S152) at $1,075,000
- 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster (Lot S173) at $1,000,000
- 1995 Porsche 962 K8 Spyder (Lot S146) at $930,000
- 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible (Lot S147) at $785,000
- 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring (Lot S155) at $650,000
- 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot S120) at $510,000
Motorcycles also achieved impressive results with a 1930 Indian Chief (Lot S212) formerly owned by Steve McQueen hammering for $100,000 and a 1915 Indian 8 Valve Board Track Racer coming in at $70,000.
The top five sales among the motorcycles includes (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):
1. 1930 Indian Chief (Lot S212) at $100,000
2. 1931 Harley-Davidson VL (Lot T234) at $95,000
3. 1923 Harley-Davidson Twin (Lot T203) at $75,000
4. 1915 Indian 8 Valve Board Track Racer (Lot T228) at $70,000
5. 1910 Indian Board Track Racer (Lot T194) at $60,000
For more info: www.mecum.com. Mecum’s next auction will be in Dallas this Sept. 3-6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.