Several Ferrari prototypes and classic Marmon cars were announced for the Mecum Monterey 2022 collector car auction.
A 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 once owned by the late Paul Walker, four prototype Ferrari builds and four majestic Marmon Sixteens are among the current headlining consignments for Mecum’s Monterey Car Week Daytime Auction. An estimated 600 classic and collector vehicles are expected to cross the auction block in total, along with approximately 100 vintage and antique motorcycles.
Mecum Monterey Collector Car Auction 2022
Mecum Auctions — Daytime Auction in Monterey during the famed Car Week at the Del Monte Golf Course on the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on three days, 18 to 20 August 2022.
The 2021 auction was the most successful of the Monterey auctions Mecum has staged since 2009. A total of 519 vehicles crossed the block with 411 cars hammered sold for an exceptional sell-through rate of 80% and total overall sales of $57.4 million.
Ferrari Prototypes at Mecum Monterey 2022 Sale
Mecum announced a collection of four prototype Ferraris as some of the main attractions at the Monterey 2022 classic car auction. These prototypes include a 2011 LaFerrari Prototype M4, a 2012 LaFerrari Prototype MP1, a 2014 LaFerrari Prototype PS1 and a 2014 F12tdf Prototype MP4, all of which are undoubtedly among the rarest Ferraris in the world. All are Ferrari Classiche certified and no estimates have been released.
Although these prototypes present a unique opportunity for Ferrari aficionados to acquire a historic and exclusive piece crafted by the masters in the art of automotive engineering, prototypes at recent auctions have performed below expectations. Bidding for a 2012 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype stalled shortly after a million euro at the RM Sotheby’s Monaco 2022 sale — that car could not be registered for on-road use. It is not yet clear which restrictions are in place on the cars on offer at Mecum.
Classic Marmon Cars at Mecum Monterey 2022 Sale
Mecum will also offer classic American cars from the prewar era at the Monterey 2022 auction. From the prewar era of revered classic cars comes The Greg Dawson Marmon Sixteen Collection, led by a multiple award-winning 1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe that is the product of an eight-year restoration by Bill Godisak’s Sun Ray Restorations.
Other award-winning Sun Ray-restored Marmons in the collection include a 1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan, one of approximately 10 remaining, a 1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine believed to be the only remaining example with roll-down privacy glass division, and one of the approximately five remaining Marmon Sixteen Victoria Coupes: a 1932 model.
Further Top Cars on Offer at the Mecum Monterey 2022 Auction
Although estimates have not been released yet, several futher cars at the Mecum Monterey 2022 collector car auction are aiming for million dollar results:
Formerly owned by the late famed actor Paul Walker of the “Fast and Furious” film franchise, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 that is one of a mere 1,580 produced is among the lead offerings in Monterey. The car was a standout among Walker’s personal collection, and he even recounted the story of its purchase to Jay Leno during an airing of “The Tonight Show” in 2011.
A Ferrari Classiche Red Book factory-certified and meticulously restored 1958 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ Alloy Berlinetta will also cross the auction block, as will a 1990 Ferrari F40, a 98-mile 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta and a one-of-15 2020 McLaren Sabre. All cars that would not look out of place at a Gooding or RM Sotheby’s auction.
Monterey Week 2022 Classic Car Auctions
Monterey Week 2022 Auction Previews:
Monterey Week 2022 Pre-Auction Announcements
- Bonhams: 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante
- Bonhams: 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition (ex-Brigg Cunningham)
- Gooding: Top Bugattis (incl: Type 57SC Atalante & Type 35 Grand Prix)
- Gooding: Top Ferraris — classics and modern supercars
- Gooding: Top British Cars (incl: Bentley Blower and Eight Litre Sports Tourer)
- Gooding: Wonder Collection including 1999 Ferrari 333 SP
- Gooding: 1930s Classics from the Vincent Estate
- Mecum: Ferrari Prototypes and Marmon Classics
- RM Sotheby’s: 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti
- RM Sotheby’s: Schumacher 1998 Ferrari F300
- RM Sotheby’s: Masterworks of Design Collection (1924 Hispano-Suiza H6C “Tulipwood” Torpedo, 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster)
- RM Sotheby’s: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing
- RM Sotheby’s: 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C
- RM Sotheby’s: The Oscar Davis Collection of 27 vehicles valued at $100 million
Previous Monterey Week Auction Results