Monterey car week has more must-experience driving events, concours, cruise-ins, and auctions than one person could ever hit in one week. If buying a car or two is on your agenda this year, now is the time to do your research, plan out your schedule, and avoid getting caught up in a very expensive rush. We’ve compiled a complete list of auction catalogs to get you started.
Headlining Bonhams Quail Lodge sale is the 1979 BMW M1 Pro Car, hand-painted by noted artist Frank Stella for champion IMSA racer Peter Gregg. An extremely rare 1954 AJS E95 “Porcupine” motorcycle, one of our built, has also been consigned. Bonhams catalog here.
Among the featured cars at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction are “The Whittell Coupe,” a 1931 Duesenberg Model J long-wheelbase coupe, custom built for millionaire playboy George Whittell, Jr., a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, and a 1928 Amilcar C6. Gooding & Company catalog here.
In addition to 200 vintage motorcycles just announced, Mecum has consigned a 1960 Maserati Tipo 61/60 Birdcage, #2459, and a 1954 Maserati A6 GCS Tipo MM, #2065. Other headliners include a 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux coupe and a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. Mecum catalog here.
Headlining RM’s Pebble Beach sale is a large number of pre-war Mercedes-Benzes. Other important lots include a 1952 Cunningham C-3 West Palm Beach coupe, a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pinin Farina coupe, and a 1969 Chevrolet BFG “Stars & Stripes” Factory L88 “ZL-1” Corvette coupe.
The 1967 Chevrolet Corvette “Pickett Race Car” will headline Russo and Steele’s “Sports & Muscle at the Marriott” sale. Other big-money cars include the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 “Pilot Car,” a 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 coupe, and a 1935 Lincoln Model K V12 Phaeton. Russo and Steele catalog here.