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Car Week’s 600-Vehicle Daytime Auction Set for August 17-19 at Del Monte Golf Course

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The Veloce, Schnell & Fast Sports Car Collection, The Don Williams Estate Collection and a 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster (Lot S125) are just a few of the selections to headline the superb array of classics, supercars, European sports cars and more consigned to the Monterey Car Week Daytime Auction: Mecum Monterey 2023, which marks the return of the world’s largest collector car auction company to the Del Monte Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California, this Aug. 17-19. An estimated 600 classic and collector vehicles are expected to cross the auction block in total, along with approximately 100 vintage and antique motorcycles with live coverage broadcast on MotorTrendTV and the Discovery Channel.

A selection of 12 Ferraris, seven Porsches and four Austin-Healeys are among the 26 European sports cars to be offered from The Veloce, Schnell & Fast Sports Car Collection. A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta (Lot F84) boasts an original 3285cc Colombo V-12 engine bearing No. 8157, the same as its chassis, and it’s one of 80 Ferrari 275 GTBs built with aluminum long-nose coachwork by Scaglietti. A 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series II (Lot F86) is one of 22 long-wheelbase Series II cars built from 1962-64 and wears Chassis and Engine No. 4651. Pacing the Porsches is a 1956 Porsche 356A 1500 GS Carrera Speedster (Lot F96) with Chassis No. 82190 and Engine No. 90641 that is a type 547/1 Carrera with a 1498cc 4-cam flat-4 engine along with a 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster (Lot F97) with a 1600cc flat-4 engine, a Speedster body by Reutter and very rare Rudge knock-off wheels.

2023 Mecum Monterey Auction Preview
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta (F84) from The Veloce, Schnell & Fast Sports Cars Collection

The headliner of the 11 lots from The Don Williams Estate Collection is a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster (Lot S99) with original one-off coachwork by Mayfair Carriage Works Ltd., and it is one of 419 examples of the 540K produced. The red-over-tan right-hand drive unit was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance twice. A 1931 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Landaulet Imperiale wearing its original coachwork by Castagna (Lot S102) was delivered new to prominent horse breeder Jean Boalt Chambers and later owned by the late Don Williams three times over the years. Presented with a black exterior and gray interior, it won third in class at the 1991 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Charles Chayne Memorial Trophy for Most Significant Engineering Achievement. In total, Williams presented cars at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance every year from 1972-2022 with an estimated 285 cars shown during the 50-year span.

The Mike and Debbie Rogers Datsun Collection features eight wonderfully restored models of the Japanese sports car led by a 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432 (Lot S82) that is one of just 299 produced from 1969-70 and one of even fewer imported to the U.S. Restored once in Japan and another time in London, this Z432 won Best of Show at the Nashville ZCON in 2021. A 1969 Datsun 240Z (Lot S84) has Serial No. 193 and is one of only 195 1969 production 240Zs still known to exist per the 1969 production registry at

Options for in-person, telephone and internet bidding start at $100, offering bidders the opportunity to get in on the auction action in whichever way suits them best. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after August 16; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.

2023 Mecum Monterey Auction Preview
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster (S99) from The Don Williams Estate Collection

For more information on Mecum Monterey 2023 and all other Mecum auctions, visit Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments and includes detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles to be offered. For schedule information, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum events, visit, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.

Auction Schedule
The Daytime Auction: Mecum Monterey 2023
Aug. 17-19, 2023
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Rd.
Monterey, CA 93940

Bidder Registration: Options for in-person, telephone and internet bidding start at $100

Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after Aug. 16—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission

Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.

Auction: Vehicles begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, and at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19

TV: Friday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Live) on MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+ and from 2-6 p.m. (Re-Air) on MotorTrendTV; Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Live) on MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+, from 10 a.m.-noon (Live) on Discovery and from 2-6 p.m. (Re-Air) on MotorTrendTV.

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