RM Auctions Completes First of Three-Day Monterey Sale with Ford-Themed Thursday Evening

Top Five Sales from Thursday, August 12:


Lot 140: 1962 Lincoln Continental “Bubbletop” Kennedy Limousine – $429,000

Lot 138: 1933 Lincoln KB Custom Dietrich – $385,000

Lot 135: 1957 Ford Thunderbird #98 Factory Racing Car “The Battlebird” – $280,500

Lot 113: 1965 Shelby GT350 – $247,500

Lot 102: 2006 Ford GT – $148,500


A total of 18 modern concepts auctioned on behalf of the Ford Motor Company raised close to $1 million for charity, split between the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Children’s Center based in Michigan.


RM’s ‘Sports & Classics of Monterey’ auction continues Friday, August 13, and Saturday, August 14 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, CA. In total, some 225 automobiles will cross the block across the three days.



Friday, August 13 star lots:


Lot 246: 1948 Tucker 48 Sedan (Est. $550,000 – $750,000)

Lot 249: 1931 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan (Est. $700,000 – $900,000)

Lot 255: 1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC Roadster (Est. $1,200,000 – $1,500,000)



Saturday, August 14 highlights:


Lot 353: 1949 Delahaye Type 175 S Roadster by Saoutchik (Est. $4,000,000 – $6,000,000)

Lot 351: 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta (Est. $5,000,000 – $6,000,000)

Lot 357: 1958 Ferrari 250 “Pontoon Fender” Testa Rossa (Est. Available Upon Request)



For a complete list of auction offerings, please visit www.rmauctions.com/monterey or call +1 734 660 0015.


For those unable to attend the event in person, Internet, absentee and telephone bidding options are available, and the auction will stream live online at www.rmauctions.com, providing real-time coverage of the event.


Jim Pickering

SCM Managing Editor

Jim grew up in a small neighborhood of car guys, so the bug bit him early, and rides in his neighbor’s over-powered street rods sealed the deal for good. His first car was a ’66 Caprice with a big-block Chevy—a car which landed him his first job as a mechanic after high school and through college, got him into drag racing, and much to the distress of his wife Kristina, caused his recent home search to take a full year—the Caprice is 19 feet long and gets parked inside. In addition to the Caprice, also maintains a 1972 Chevrolet K10 4x4 and a 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8.

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