As the block began to heat up at the Russo and Steele 12th Annual Sports and Muscle Monterey auction enthusiasts watched as the 1956 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce Coupe “Ultra Light” smashed a world record with its sale of $302, 500 on the block. The new location combined with the intensity and excitement known only at Russo and Steele had the Monterey auction block downright palpable. This year’s Monterey preliminary total sales exceed $10 million dollars; with a few significant post sales pending.
For the 12th year in a row Russo and Steele’s Monterey Auction remained true to its tagline of “For Enthusiasts- By Enthusiasts” in delivering an action packed auction event with record turnout. Owner and CEO, Drew Alcazar commented that he was “Looking out to an overflowing auction block was nothing but vindication that the critical step of creating a new venue in Monterey was not only essential, but has now launched Russo and Steele in a dramatic step forward. We are pleased that Russo and Steele and the City of Monterey have secured a long term partnership agreement that has enabled Russo and Steele to lay this foundation for a very exciting future here in Monterey, California. ”
Other top sales results were:
1965 Shelby Cobra
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
1966 Shelby GT350
2006 Mercedes Benz SLR
A complete list of auction results will be posted shortly. For further information, or high-resolution images of specific cars and highlights of the auction see Russo and Steele’s online media gallery.