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.

For more information, visit www.Mecum.com or call 815.568.8888.

Mecum Monterey 2012 – Auction Preview

(Note: Mecum does not provide estimates)

1986 Porsche 962 endurance race car
1986 Porsche 962 – Chassis No. 113; Bob Akin Racing Coca-Cola/Dominos Pizza sponsored 962 won the 1986 12 Hours of Sebring; factory racing drivetrain; recent restoration.
1973 Porsche 911S owned by Al Holbert
1973 Porsche 911S – Original owner was racing great Al Holbert, who used it as his daily driver; finished in original factory color combination.
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight – 1 of 200 original M471 Carrera RS Lightweights; correct matching chassis and VIN per factory build sheet; correct 2.7 liter Carrera RS engine; fully documented ownership from new with original German Fahrzeugbrief.
1972 Porsche 917-10 Spyder
1972 Porsche 917-10 Spyder S/N 917-10-003; Team Penske Racing, sponsored by L&M; debuted at Mosport ’72 Can-Am driven by Mark Donohue; won ’72 Can-Am Championship at hands of George Foller, taking first place at five of nine races; 2nd place overall in ’73 again driven by Follmer; powered by twin-turbo 12 cylinder engine capable of making over 1150 horsepower; 0-100 MPH in 2.9 seconds. (See SCD Profile).
1974 Porsche 911 3.0 Liter IROC
1974 Porsche 911 RSR IROC – One of 15 built; driven by Emerson Fittipaldi to pole position at Riverside for first IROC race; recipient of three-year restoration.
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am Race Car – Bud Moore Trans Am team car, driven by Peter Gregg; Five Top 3 finishes in 1971; displayed at 2012 Amelia Island Concours.
1954 Ferrari 750 Monza
1954 Ferrari 750 Monza – Coachwork by Scaglietti; second Monza 750 built; purchased by Jaguar in 1955 to determine why the 750 Monza was so competitive against the D-Type; Significant racing and complete known owner history back to original owner; formerly part of the Engelbert Stieger, Brandon Wang, Walter Burani and Roberto Crippa Collections; original matching number engine and spare gearbox included; first time offered at auction. (See SCD Profile).
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB – S/N 08143; factory Alloy Long Nose body; matching-numbers 3-carburetor motor; complete ownership history from new; documented by a full report by Marcel Massini.
1972 Ferrari 365 GTS-4 Daytona Spyder
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder – S/N 14857 was previously owned by noted expert Steve Hill.
1955 Devin Monza Convertible
1955 Devin Monza Convertible – Built in 1955 by Bill Devin and Ernie McAfee; former owners include rock legend J. Giles and Glen Sipe.
1908 Simplex 50
1908 Simplex 50 Speedcar Roadster – Chassis No. 211 is the oldest known Simplex to exist; only 200 miles on restoration.
MV Agusta Collection, Gary Kohs
MV Agusta Collection – 71 Bikes, One Marque, One Lot. In addition to the 71 bikes, the new buyer will receive display and promotional materials to compliment the collection, including 1,000 additional catalogs with a personalized sleeve design. Banners, podiums, rights to the MV Agusta Collection facebook fan page, and themvagustacollection.com domain are also included. (See SCD Story).
1969 Chevrolet COPO Corvette L88 Convertible
1969 Chevrolet COPO Corvette L88 Convertible – Only COPO L88 known to exist; 2009 Bloomington Gold Special Collection; displayed at the National Corvette Museum; ownership and racing history with early photos of the car; ran several racing seasons, including Daytona and Sebring.
1967 Chevrolet 427-435 Corvette Convertible
1967 Chevrolet COPO Corvette Convertible – 1967 New York Auto Show Tri-Power display car; COPO paint and trim: Silver Pearl with Red leather, which was not available to the public; only known 1967 Silver/Red 427/435 HP Corvette.
1974 Shadow DN4 Can-Am
1974 Shadow DN4 Can-Am – Always maintained as original; offered by AVS Shadow creator Don Nichols. Says Nichols, “The car as it stands now, I swear it doesn’t have 300 miles on it, and it looks it. You take the coachwork off the monocoque and there are no work scratches on it, just bare polished aluminum; it looks like it was made last week!”
1971 McLaren M8E Can-Am
1971 McLaren M8E Can-Am – Originally campaigned by Roy Woods racing in 1971, the M8E offered here was driven by Vic Elford, who crashed the car during practice at Laguna Seca; fully restored using an original M8 monocoque tub; extensively campaigned in vintage racing during the 1980s by both Vic Elford and Benton Bryan.
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – Numbers matching example; features matching luggage and Becker “Mexico” radio option; recent service work and refinished exterior.
1965 AC Cobra 289
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster – CSX 2428; same owner since 1984 and listed in the Shelby Registry; retains the original (now rebuilt) dual-quad Hi Po 289 engine, side exhaust, rack and pinion steering and factory hard top.
1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster
1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster – Complete frame-off restoration in 2006; displayed at Pebble Beach in 2006; won AACA Senior National First Prize in 2007.

[Source: Mecum Auction]