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Unique, Rare And Celebrity Owned Vehicles Going Up For Auction In Monterey

By   August 7, 2016

Porsche 959

Porsche 959

Monterey Car Week starts in just over two weeks. During our yearly pilgrimage to automotive Mecca we will see unmatched vehicles driving around the California coast, being displayed in shows or crossing the auction block. Mecum has announced more cars that they will be in their auction lineup in Monterey and there are some extremely rare machines going up for sale.

The automobiles crossing the auction block include a Lamborghini once owned by George Foreman and a Porsche previously owned by Pete Sampras. All of the below vehicles are not likely to loose their value once purchased – providing the bidding doesn’t go too crazy.

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Mecum To Auction Specially Built 1980 Porsche Bisimoto 911BR In Monterey For A Good Cause

By   July 26, 2016

1980 Porsche Bisimoto 911BR

1980 Porsche Bisimoto 911BR

Monterey Car Week is fast approaching and the lineup of cars for sale keeps getting better. One such example is the above pictured 1980 Porsche Bisimoto 911BR that will be auctioned off by Mecum in Monterey. The car looks exquisite and when you add in the fact that all of the proceeds will go to help the Boys Republic, this 911 could fetch quite a good sum.

The car started life as a 1980 911, but it has been back dated to resemble a car from the 1969-1973 era. Legendary actor and car guy, Steve McQueen was the muse for amazing build.

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Plenty Of Ferraris To Choose From In Monterey

By   August 1, 2015

1968 Ferrari 330 GTS

1968 Ferrari 330 GTS

We are just a couple of weeks away from Monterey Car Week. The time when automotive enthusiasts migrate to automotive Mecca and check out some beautiful machines. For many it is about looking at their dream cars, but for some it can turn into a shopping trip.

There are quite a few classic and exotic vehicles that hit various auction blocks over the week. While the majority of cars at most auctions will be American muscle cars or hot rods, there are also some premium cars available. One of our favorite performance nameplates is Ferrari and it will have a good presence during the week.

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Corvette, Camaro And Ford GT Top Auction Sales In Chicago

By   October 16, 2013

Mecum Auctioned off this Ford GT

Mecum Auctioned off this Ford GT in Chicago

This past weekend was the Mecum auction in Chicago and at the auction over $18.6 million worth of collectors cars were sold. Over the three days 965 cars crossed the auction block including a one of a kind Corvette and the above pictured Ford GT. Of the 965 cars 615 were sold putting the total sales amount to $18,634,223.

The big seller was the special 1963 Corvette Stingray given to Harley Earl by GM. The special American sports car sold for $1,500,000.

Below are the top ten cars sold at the auction.

1. 1963 Harley J. Earl Corvette (Lot S110) at $1,500,000
2. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (Lot S135.1) at $500,000
3. 2005 Ford GT (Lot S219) at $240,000
4. 1965 Shelby Cobra, CSX4337 (Lot S205.1) at $140,000
5. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S233) at $135,000
6. 1968 Dodge Hemi Dart Lightweight (Lot S116.1) at $125,000
7. 1969 Pontiac Trans Am (Lot S151) at $118,000
8. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S157) at $110,000
9. 2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro (Lot S174) at $105,000
10. 1951 Willys Overland Custom Pickup (Lot S116) at $100,000

Let us know what car you liked most in the comments.

Press Release

The windy city welcomed Mecum Auctions with an exceptional sale and enormous crowds at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill., this past weekend. With 965 cars crossing the block throughout the three-day event, 615 hammered sold for a 64 percent sell-through rate and $18,634,223 in sales. The one-of-a-kind personal driver of Corvette’s original designer Harley J. Earl led auction sales with a hammer price of $1.5 million.

Chicagoland was abuzz with Mecum in town and bidders and spectators filled the Schaumburg Convention Center to near capacity to take part in the action. Record numbers of registered bidders in attendance translated to very strong individual sales resulting in nearly $7 million in growth from last year’s Chicago-area auction.

The Harley Earl Corvette (Lot S110), a 1963 General Motors styling car, took top honors at $1.5 million, and rightfully so as the one-of-a-kind Sting Ray gifted by GM to one of the most influential automobile stylists in the world. At a sale price of a half-million, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (Lot S135.1) took the second seat in the top ten sales. As number 23 of just 69 built that year, the ZL1 has been restored to its original factory specifications and presents as an excellently documented example. Coming in as the third top sale was a 2005 Ford GT (Lot S219). A one-owner car with a mere 2,047 miles on the odometer, this American power-house supercar sold for a hearty $240,000.

The complete top 10 sales list from the Chicago auction includes (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):
1. 1963 Harley J. Earl Corvette (Lot S110) at $1,500,000
2. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (Lot S135.1) at $500,000
3. 2005 Ford GT (Lot S219) at $240,000
4. 1965 Shelby Cobra, CSX4337 (Lot S205.1) at $140,000
5. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S233) at $135,000
6. 1968 Dodge Hemi Dart Lightweight (Lot S116.1) at $125,000
7. 1969 Pontiac Trans Am (Lot S151) at $118,000
8. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S157) at $110,000
9. 2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro (Lot S174) at $105,000
10. 1951 Willys Overland Custom Pickup (Lot S116) at $100,000

For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, signup for the free InfoNet service offered at www.mecum.com. Mecum’s next classic and collector car auction will be in sunny SoCal at the Anaheim Convention Center this Nov. 21-23 featuring 750 vehicles. For more information or to consign a car for an upcoming Mecum auction, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.