Breaking News: Mecum to Offer One-Owner 427 Cobra and 275 GTB/4 at Monterey

SCM has learned that Mecum Auctions will put a one-owner 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 roadster over the Monterey block on Saturday, August 14. This car is from the estate of the late Karl “Fritz” Schiffmayer.

Schiffmayer bought the car new in 1966 from Jack Loftus Ford in Hinsdale, IL.

Another one of Schiffmayer’s favorite cars, a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, will go over the block on the same day.

Mecum’s Monterey auction starts with car previews on Thursday, August 12. Cars will be auctioned on Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14. Mecum’s auction is at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course. For more information, visit

Chester Allen

Chester Allen - SCM Executive Editor

Chester came to SCM after 17 years as a reporter, editor and columnist at several newspapers in Washington and Oregon. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. His earliest memories include sitting in the family’s Chrysler convertible and draining the battery while repeatedly pushing the button to raise and lower the top. An avid fly angler, he wrote outdoor columns for The Olympian newspaper for seven years, and he is completing a book about flyfishing for sea-run cutthroat trout. At the green age of 22, he drove his employer’s 1973 Ferrari 246 Dino from San Diego to Malibu. It was a long, nerve-wracking drive, but there was a golden moment when a beautiful woman handed him a slip of paper at a Pacific Coast Highway stoplight. He never made the call, but it’s something to think about on long drives.

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