1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spider
1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spider

The Mecum Monterey Daytime Auctions 2014 will be held August 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California. A strong and diverse selection of more than 700 vehicles are expected to cross the auction block during the three-day event.

The 6th annual Mecum Monterey sale will be headlined by the 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spider; 1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet; 1972 McLaren M20 Can-Am; 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Berline Convertible; 1968 Shelby Turbine Indy Car; 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Tanker Race Car; among others that include an extensive selection of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz models.

Among the featured entries at the 2014 Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction:

  • 1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet, 118th of 200 built with on 5,200 original kilometers, Enzo Ferrari award at 2014 Desert Concorso (Est. Available Upon Request)
  • 1972 McLaren M20 Can-Am, Factory McLaren team car chassis M20-1, only team McLaren M20 that retains the original tub and bodywork, Same owner since 1987, Ex-Peter Revson, David Hobbs, Derek Bell, Scooter Patrick, Milt Minter, George Follmer, Best in Class at 2014 Amelia Island McLaren (Est. Available Upon Request)
  • 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, CSX3172, Restored to S/C specification (Est. $1,100,000 – $1,350,000)
  • 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Berline Convertible, Sold new 1930 to rear admiral Gene Markey, the undersecretary of the Navy and movie producer, ex-Nethercutt and Harrah Collection, ACD Certified Category 1 Original, Coachwork by Murphy (Est. $1,400,000 – $1,700,000)
  • 1980 BMW M1, Three owners and 36,000 kilometers from new, matching numbers example, One of 98 road cars painted Orange (Est. $400,000 – $500,000)
  • 1968 Shelby Turbine Indy Car, One of two Turbine Indy Cars entered by Carroll Shelby in the 1968 Indy 500, Tested and practiced by Bruce McLaren for his initial Indy 500 Rookie Debut, Currently on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Turbine Indy Car Exhibit (Est. Available Upon Request)
  • 1966 Dodge D-Dart Lightweight Trans Am Race Car, 1 of 50 LO23 D-Dart Lightweights produced, raced in Trans Am series by Johnny Dart (Est. $75,000 – $100,000)
  • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Short Nose, First series of the short nose cars, Known ownership history since new, Restored in 1999 to original specs (Est. $2,250,000 – $2,750,000)
  • 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Tanker Race Car, last of six first batch built Z06 cars, originally sold to Paul Reinhardt, who reacquired it in 1982, Recent restoration commissioned by current owner (Est. $1,500,000 – $1,700,000)
  • 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spider, Chassis 0632 sold new in 1954 to Scuderia Parravano, fascinating race history, including hitting 172mph at El Mirage dry lake in 1954, Ex-Jack McAfee, Dan Gurney, Bob Bondurant, Skip Hudson, Don Hulette and Otto Becker, Best of Show at 2013 Carmel Concours on the Avenue, 0362AM is offered for sale for the first time in 46 years after residing in a single collection owned by two retired California college professors (Est. Available Upon Request)

This year’s Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction will also bring more than 50 Porsches of both the racing and street-legal kind, for a variety certain to please even the most discerning Porsche enthusiast.

“August is an exciting time of year for us with such an expansive and widely diverse consignment docket at the Mecum Daytime Auction,” said Mecum Auctions’ President and Founder Dana Mecum. “Amongst all offerings, Porsche has truly emerged as one of Mecum’s strongest marques in Monterey with a proven track record of strong results. This year’s lineup is yet another testament to this growing segment.”

Featured Porsche entries at the 2014 Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction:

  • 1995 Porsche 962 K8 Spyder, evolution of the Kremer’s Group C Porsche 962-based CK6, Overall winner at the 1995 24 Hours of Daytona, (Est. $900,000 – $1,500,000)
  • 1976 Porsche 934/935 IMSA El Salvador, 1 of 31 factory built 934 models, later converted to 934.5 and 935 specs, raced at Le Mans in 1976 and 1977, First in Class at Zeltweg in 1976 and Nurburgring in 1977, Sold to the minister of Sports for El Salvador, Enrique Molins, who raced it in IMSA and Caribbean series in North America and Central America from 1978-1986 (Est. $750,000 – $850,000)
  • 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster, restored down to bare tub with all parts removed, rebuilt original engine, Weissach Award at 2014 Monterey Porsche Parade (Est. $900,000 – $1,500,000)
  • 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Coupe, One of 30 sunroof Carreras (Est. $650,000 – $750,000)
  • 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster, One-owner example with 1,371 miles (Est. $250,000 – $325,000)
  • 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring, Matching numbers engine (Est. $550,000 – $650,000)

Mercedes-Benz will also shine at the 2014 Mecum Monterey sale, with a lineup of more than a dozen classics including no fewer than four 300SLs. Headline offerings include:

Featured Mercedes-Benz entries at the 2014 Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction:

  • 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, recently restored by Classic Restoration, Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence at Amelia Island in 2013 (Est. $1,750,000 – $2,250,000)
  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, 2011 Colorado Grand participant and driven successfully from Vancouver to the arctic circle in Alaska over 2,600 miles (Est. $1,700,000 – $2,000,000)

“Mecum is pleased to present an incredible group of Mercedes at this year’s Daytime Auction,” noted Mecum Auctions’ President and Founder Dana Mecum. “Wonderful examples from both pre- and post-war era are sprinkled throughout all three days of the event with values ranging from entry-level to investment-grade collectibles. This type of variety is something one can only find at a Mecum Auction.”

In 2013, Mecum offered 735 cars, with 376 finding new owners, reflecting a 51.2% sales rate. The total sales volume was $35,529,450 and the average price per car sold was $94,493. Top sale went to the 1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder at $3,750,000, followed by the 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf Race Car at $1,400,000 and 1990 Ferrari F40 Coupe at $1,325,000. (See 2013 Mecum Monterey – Auction Report).

Auction gates will open daily at 8 a.m. and general admission will be available at the gate for $20 per person, per day; children 12 and younger will receive complimentary admission. Portions of the auction will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network and on Mecum’s website. Mecum.com is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles.

Mecum Monterey 2014 – Auction Schedule

Mecum Monterey Auction
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940
August 14-16, 2014
Admission: $20 per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission
Preview: Gates open at 8 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Auction: Vehicles start at 10 a.m. each day with Road Art 30 minutes prior
TV Broadcast Schedule: Thursday, August 14, Esquire: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Live; NBCSN: 3:30-6 p.m. Same Day Delay
Friday, August 15, Esquire: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Live; NBCSN: 3:30-6 p.m. Same Day Delay
Saturday, August 16, Esquire: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Live; NBCSN: 6-8 p.m. Same Day Delay
(All Times Pacific)

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

[Source: Mecum Auctions]