In just over two weeks, Monterey will be the seething, teeming epicenter of the collector car world. Big-money consignments are stacking up at every auction house, with the towering lists still being continually added to. Here are some of the newest featured lots.
Bonhams has announced a host of important race cars for their Quail Lodge sale. Notable achievements of a 1959 Sadler-Meyer Special on offer include three record times seat at Giant’s Despair Hill Climb. Other top racing lots include a 1977 Stanley-BRM 3-liter P207 Formula, a 1962 Cooper Monaco MK IV, raced by Graham Hill, and Mario Andretti’s former 1987 March 87C turbocharged Kraco Indy racer. Click here for more.
Gooding & Company has announced that pop-folk megastar Sheryl Crow will auction her personal 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster at their Pebble Beach sale. Proceeds of the sale will go to the Joplin Schools Recovery Fund, a charity dedicated to the tornado-damaged community. Click here for more.
Three Italian barn-finds with very low miles have been consigned for Mecum‘s Monterey sale: a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS with 2,910 miles; a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona with 9,752 miles; and a 1977 Maserati Bora Coupe with just 978 miles. Click here for more.
RM will celebrate the 125th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz with a collection of thirteen pre-war Benzes. A 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 Spezial Roadster with desirable high door, long tail, and covered rear spare is the headliner. Four other big supercharged 8-cylinder M-Bs from the 1930s will also cross the block. Click here for more.
Just announced for Russo and Steele‘s Monterey sale is a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS convertible. The German-delivery Porsche includes documentation of full chain of ownership and underwent a $50k restoration in 2003. Also recently announced at Russo is an unrestored Classiche-certified 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS convertible.