A 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 once owned by the late Paul Walker, four prototype Ferrari builds and four majestic Marmon Sixteens are among the current headlining consignments for the Monterey Car Week Daytime Auction: Mecum Monterey 2022, 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. 18-20. An estimated 600 classic and collector vehicles are expected to cross the auction block in total, along with approximately 100 vintage and antique motorcycles, and live coverage of the event will be broadcast by MotorTrendTV.
Formerly owned by the late famed actor Paul Walker of the “Fast and Furious” film franchise, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 that is one of a mere 1,580 produced is among the lead offerings in Monterey. The car was a standout among Walker’s personal collection, and he even recounted the story of its purchase to Jay Leno during an airing of “The Tonight Show” in 2011.
Also bound for the Monterey block is the main-attraction collection of four prototype Ferraris, which includes a 2011 LaFerrari Prototype M4, a 2012 LaFerrari Prototype MP1, a 2014 LaFerrari Prototype PS1 and a 2014 F12tdf Prototype MP4, all of which are undoubtedly among the rarest Ferraris in the world and present a unique opportunity for Ferrari aficionados to acquire a historic and exclusive piece crafted by the masters in the art of automotive engineering.
From the prewar era of revered classic cars comes The Greg Dawson Marmon Sixteen Collection, led by a multiple award-winning 1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe that is the product of an eight-year restoration by Bill Godisak’s Sun Ray Restorations. Other award-winning Sun Ray-restored Marmons in the collection include a 1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan, one of approximately 10 remaining, a 1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine believed to be the only remaining example with roll-down privacy glass division, and one of the approximately five remaining Marmon Sixteen Victoria Coupes: a 1932 model.
A Ferrari Classiche Red Book factory-certified and meticulously restored 1958 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ Alloy Berlinetta will also cross the auction block, as will a 1990 Ferrari F40, a 98-mile 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta and a one-of-15 2020 McLaren Sabre, to name just a few.
Consignment positions are limited to 600 entries, and those wishing to participate in this year’s Monterey Daytime Auction event are highly encouraged to submit a Request for Position form now for optimal placement in the auction lineup and to take full advantage of advance marketing opportunities. Bidder registration starts at $100 and can be completed online and on-site at the auction. For those unable to attend in person, enhanced remote bidding options are available, including both online and telephone bidding. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Aug. 17; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
For more information on Mecum Monterey 2022 and all other scheduled auctions, visit Mecum.com. 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 Mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
The Daytime Auction: Mecum Monterey 2022
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. 17-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. 18, and at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20
TV: To be announced
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