The Mecum Monterey Daytime Auctions 2012 will be held August 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California. A total of 750 vehicles are expected to cross the auction block during the three-day event.
The 4th annual Mecum Monterey sale will be headlined by the 1972 Porsche 917-10 Spyder; 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza; MV Agusta Collection; 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy; 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder; a pair of COPO Chevrolet Corvette Convertibles; 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster; 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing; among others.
In addition to the featured 917-10 Spyder, seven historic Porsches from the Steve Goldin Collection will be offered on Saturday, August 18. These range from Al Holbert’s 1973 911S personal daily driver to Bob Akin’s famous Sebring-winning 1986 962, with their collective heritage also tied to other champions of the marque – Hurley Haywood, Emerson Fittipaldi, the Kremer Brothers, Rolf Stommelen and Bobby Rahal, to name a few. In total, the 2012 Mecum Monterey sale will see more than 40 Porsches cross the auction block.
Mecum will also offer a collection of 71 MV Agusta motorcycles — the most comprehensive and complete gathering of MV Agusta motorcycles known to exist — as a single lot on the auction block. The collection in its entirety represents the complete post-war history of Italian motorcycle including the first year production 1946 MV 98cc “3 Velocita” and early factory team race bikes, to limited production F4 superbikes of the 21st century.
In 2011, Mecum offered 743 cars, with 444 finding new owners, reflecting a 59.8% sales rate. The total sales volume was $22,196,822 and the average price per car sold was $43,993. Top sale went to the 1931 Miller Bowes Seal Fast Special that sold for $2,120,000. (See 2011 Mecum Monterey – Auction Report).
The Mecum Monterey Daytime Auctions 2012 will take place August 16th to 18th at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel on Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, California. Previews will start at 8:00 am on Thursday, August 16th, and continue through Saturday, August 18th. The auctions will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday through Saturday. All buyers, sellers and spectators are welcome to attend; vehicle previews area on the Del Monte Golf course are complimentary. Auction seating area may be reserved for registered bidders only.