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2013 Monterey Auction Preview


   Written by Richard Michael Owen.
1997 McLaren F1

This year the Monterey car week will break many records when it comes to the increasingly popular collector car auctions.

The combined forces of Gooding & Company, RM Auctions, Bonhams and Mecum will have an incredible assortment of cars on offer.

In preparation for this week's auctions we have assembled a page which shows off the top 28 cars which could fetch over 2 million USD.

1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta Image by Richard Michael Owen.

1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta - Gooding & Company's 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louvre Berlinetta. Estimate: Sold for $9,460,000. One of Only Nine Examples Built and Eight Remaining. 9th Overall and 4th in Class in the 1957 Mille Miglia. Exacting Restoration by Noted Marque Specialist Dennison International. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Image by Mathieu Heurtault courtesy of Gooding & Company.

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante - Gooding & Company's 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante. Estimate Sold for $8,475,000. Extremely Authentic Example with Original Chassis, Engine, and Coachwork. Awarded First in Class and the French Cup at Pebble Beach. An Undisputed Masterpiece of Automotive Art Radically Beautiful Jean Bugatti Design. Image by Mathieu Heurtault courtesy of Gooding & Company.



1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne Image by Mathieu Heurtault courtesy of Gooding & Company.

1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne - Gooding & Company's 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne. Estimate: Sold for $1,925,000. One of Only Eight Examples Built and Four Known to Survive. Displayed at the Exclusive Windsor Castle Concours d’Elegance. Part of the Henry Browne de Kilmaine Collection for 45 Years Image by Mathieu Heurtault courtesy of Gooding & Company.



1997 McLaren F1 SA9AB5AC9V1048066 Image by Gooding & Company.

1997 McLaren F1 SA9AB5AC9V1048066 - Gooding & Company's 1997 McLaren F1. Estimate Sold for $8,470,000. A Landmark in Automotive Design A Highly Original, Two-Owner F1. Finished in Iconic Magnesium Silver Livery. EPA and DOT Certified A Well-Documented Example with Known History. Fastidiously Maintained by McLaren. Complete with Tools, Fitted Luggage, Service Records, and Much More. Image by Gooding & Company.



 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix 4613 Image by Mathieu Heurtault courtesy of Gooding & Company.

1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix 4613 - Gooding & Company's 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix. Estimate: Did not sell. A Matching-Numbers, Original Bodied Type 35. Period Competition History Including Victory at Its First Race. One of the Finest Examples Extant. Image by Mathieu Heurtault courtesy of Gooding & Company.



1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider 0364AM Image by Darin Schnabel ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider 0364AM - RM Auctions' 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pinin Farina. Estimate Sold for $9,075,000. The 1954 SCCA National Champion. Commissioned, owned, and raced new by legendary gentleman driver Jim Kimberly. One of only twelve 375MM Spiders. The only 375MM Spider with unique pontoon-fenders, liveried in unique “Kimberly Red”. Image by Darin Schnabel ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.



1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster 408383 Image by Pawel Litwinski ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster 408383 - Rm Auction's 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster. A fully one-off, owner-commissioned 540K Special Roadster. Estimate Sold for $7,480,000. Features original mileage. All matching numbers, including original and rare five-speed transmission. Freshly restored Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance award winner. Image by Pawel Litwinski ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.



 1955 Jaguar D-Type XKD530 Image by Teddy Pieper ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

1955 Jaguar D-Type XKD530 - Rm Auction's 1955 Jaguar D-Type. Sold for $3,905,000. Extensively documented; multiple in-period 1st place finishes. Comprehensive restoration in 2003 by noted D-Type expert. Exhibited at Pebble Beach, Villa d’Este, and Amelia Island. FIVA Passport, FIA papers, and JDHT Certificate. Image by Teddy Pieper ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.



1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster Image by Michael Furman ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster - RM Auction's 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster. Estimate Sold for $8,250,000. The 2012 Pebble Beach Best of Show winner. Meticulous restoration by Paul Russell and Company. Displayed at the 1929 New York Auto Salon. One of only three short-windshield examples built and the only known survivor. Image by Michael Furman ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.



1960 Aston Martin DB4GT DB4/GT/0141/L Image by  Darin Schnabel ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

1960 Aston Martin DB4GT DB4/GT/0141/L - Rm Auction's 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT. Sold for $2,200,000. The 1960 Turin Motor Show car. One of three examples fitted with rear seats. Original LHD, U.S.-delivery car. Matching numbers, with well-known history Formerly owned by Ken Boyd and Alan Lampert. Image by Darin Schnabel ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.



1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet by Brandone Image by Darin Schnabel ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet by Brandone - RM Auction's 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet by Brandone. Sold for $2,255,000. One of the most stunning six-cylinder Hispano-Suizas. Winner of the Grand Prix d’Honneur at the 1936 L’Elegance Automobile on the Cote d’Azure. Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show nominee, and Best in Class and two-time Alec Ulmann Trophy winner. A 2013 Hispano-Suiza Rally participant. Image by Darin Schnabel ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.



1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I Image by ©2012 Pawel Litwinski.

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I - Rm Auction's 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I. Sold for $3,520,000. Offered from the Estate of William H. Tilley. One of four factory Works entrants in the 1954 Mille Miglia. Ferrari Classiche Reb Book certification. Presented and awarded at numerous Concours d’Elegance, including Pebble Beach and the Cavallino Classic. History documented by Ferrari expert Marcel Massini. Image by ©2012 Pawel Litwinski.



1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder 2053 Image by Neil Fraser ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder 2053 - Rm Auction's 1953 Maserati A6GCS/53. Did NOT sell for High Bid of $2,200,000. Continuous ownership history, documented by John de Boer. Includes FIA and FIVA certification. One of the most beautiful sports racing Maseratis. Period-correct engine fitted; additional spare engine included. Eligible for every leading international event. Image by Neil Fraser ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.



1960 Maserati Tipo 61 \'Birdcage\' 2461 Image by Kyle Burt ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage' 2461 - Rm Auction's 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'. Sold for $2,090,000. The most celebrated competition record of any Birdcage Maserati. Campaigned by the factory-supported Camoradi team. Winner of the 1960 Nürburgring 1000 km (Moss/Gurney). A 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans entrant. A 2006 restoration by Reilly & Company. Proven vintage racing podium contender; eligible for all FIA events. Continuous history, with known ownership from new. Image by Kyle Burt ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.



1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider Image by Darin Schnabel ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider - RM Auctions 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider. Sold for $27,500,000. Single-ownership from new. Purchased new by Eddie Smith Sr., of North Carolina. Matching-numbers, fully restored example. One of only 10 highly desirable N.A.R.T. Spiders ever built. Proceeds to benefit charity. Image by Darin Schnabel ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.



1958 Lister-Jaguar \'Knobbly\' Prototype BHL EE 101

1958 Lister-Jaguar 'Knobbly' Prototype BHL EE 101 - RM Auction's 1958 Lister-Jaguar 'Knobbly' Prototype. Sold for $1,980,000. The original Knobbly Lister-Jaguar prototype. The Walt Hansgen Briggs Cunningham team 1958 SCCA World Championship car. Well-known, clear history from new. Offered in the U.S. for the first time in over 42 years. Sold with a spare original Cunningham-prepared, 3.75-liter engine and FIA papers. Built by a legend, for a legend, and driven by legends; unparalleled provenance.



1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta 0038M Image by Hideki Tanaka ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta 0038M - RM Auction's 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. Sold for $3,080,000. One of three 1950 Touring Barchettas originally built with one door. The 15th of 25 examples built. Finished 2nd overall at the 1950 Mille Miglia. Documented history by Marcel Massini. Numerous in-period 1st place finishes. Driven by Ascari, Chinetti, and Gonzales. Overwhelming provenance as an early factory racing 166 MM. Image by Hideki Tanaka ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.



1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico 2841SA Image by Pawel Litwinski ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico 2841SA - 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico. Sold for $2,750,000. The 1961 Paris Motor Show Car. One of only 17 SWB Pininfarina 400SA Aerodinamico Coupes ever built. Complete with books, tools, build sheet copies, and extensive documentation. Very likely the finest restored 400SA in existence; Platinum Awards at Cavallino and FCA meets and 99 points at Pebble Beach. Ex-Count Somsky, Greg Garrison, and Skeets Dunn. Image by Pawel Litwinski ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions.



1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS 904-057 Image by Brian Henniker.

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS 904-057 - Gooding & Company's 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS. Estimate: Sold for $1,595,000. The Ultimate Four-Cam, Four-Cylinder Porsche. Outstanding Spanish Racing History. Consistent Class and Overall Winner in Period. Well-Documented Provenance. Matching-Numbers Original Bodied Example. Believed to Be a 14,000-Mile Car. Presented in Original 1964 Livery. Offered with Extensive History File, Tool Kit , and Owner’s Manual. Perfect Candidate for Leading International Events. Documented by Porsche Historian Jürgen Barth. Image by Brian Henniker.



1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster 198.042.10.003142 Image by Richard Michael Owen.

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster 198.042.10.003142 - Gooding & Company's 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. 198.042.10.003142. Estimate: Sold for $1,622,500. One of Just 210 Disc-Brake, Alloy-Block Roadsters Built. Spectacular, One-of-One Factory Color Combination. A 43,000-Mile Example. Fascinating and Complete History. Equipped with Original Factory Hardtop. Beautifully Preserved 1073 Red Leather Interior. The Ultimate Specification 300 SL Roadster. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione 920.002 Image by Mathieu Heurtault courtesy of Gooding & Company.

1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione 920.002 - Gooding & Company's 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione. Estimate: Sold for $4,840,000. The First Post-war Alfa Romeo Competition Model. One of Only Two Built and the Only Example Extant. Illustrious Four-Year Racing History at Premier Venues. Entered in Four Consecutive Editions of the Mille Miglia. Genuine Matching-Numbers Example with Ironclad Provenance. A Fixture in the “Sleeping Beauties” Collection for 40 Years. Exacting Restoration Performed by Noted Marque Authority. 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Class Award Winner. Perfect 100-Point Score in CCCA Judged Competition Offered with Exceptional File of Original Documentation Image by Mathieu Heurtault courtesy of Gooding & Company.



1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy 07887 Image by Brian Henniker courtesy of Gooding & Company.

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy 07887 - Gooding & Company's 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy. Estimate: Sold for $2,585,000. One of Approximately 25 Alloy-Bodied 275 GTBs. Distinguished European Show Car Pedigree. Well-Documented Chain of Ownership. Restored by Grand Touring Classics and Junior’s House of Color. Two-Time FCA Platinum Award Winner. Matching-Numbers Engine with Desirable Six-Carb Upgrade. Offered with Two Sets of Wheels, Tool Roll, and Handbooks. A Prime Candidate for the Most Important Automotive Events. Documented by Marque Historian Marcel Massini. Certified by Ferrari Classiche. Image by Brian Henniker courtesy of Gooding & Company.



1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast 5985SF Image by Mike Maez courtesy of Gooding & Company.

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast 5985SF - Gooding & Company's 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast 5985SF. Estimate: Sold for $1,980,000. Impressive Show History and Provenance. Single-Family Ownership from 1966 to 2013. Believed to Be a Genuine 13,500-Mile Example. Beautifully Preserved Original Interior. Ideal Entrant for Exclusive Tours and Rallies. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Offered for Public Sale for the First Time Since New. Image by Mike Maez courtesy of Gooding & Company.



1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder 550-0077 Image by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder 550-0077 - Mecum Auction's 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder. ESTIMATE: Available Upon Request. Restoration commissioned by the Dunkels and completed by Bill Perrone in Huntington Beach and Jim Ansite in Los Alamitos. Four-Cam Type 547 Engine No. 90089, 3rd and final engine installed by Porsche factory.Featured by Porsche as the Brussels Salon Auto Show Car in February 1956. 0077 is believed to be the first 550 built with the stiffened chassis. Image by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.



1924 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix 4323 Image by Bonhams.

1924 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix 4323 - Bonham's 1924 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix. Estimate: US$ 1.5 million - 2.5 million. The first example of the legendary Type 35. Driven by Ettore Bugatti himself *Well understood history of careful ownership. 1983 Pebble Beach Concours Best in Class. Engine rebuild by High Mountain Classics. Image by Bonhams.



1931 Bentley 4½ Liter Supercharged Le Mans MS 3944. Image by Bonhams.

1931 Bentley 4½ Liter Supercharged Le Mans MS 3944. - Bonham's 1931 Bentley 4½ Liter Supercharged Le Mans. Estimate: US$ 4 million - 5 million. One of three Original Le Mans Specification production Supercharged cars built. Owned by the Noble family for more than 55 years. Original components and numbers as delivered new from Bentley. Documented by Bentley Expert Dr. Clare Hay. Eligible for Mille Miglia and more. Image by Bonhams.



1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé 0313EU Image by Bonhams.

1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé 0313EU - Bonham's 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé. Estimate: US$ 2.8 million - 3.4 million. Unique Coachbuilt Ferrari *One-off Michelotti design for Vignale. Exacting restoration with extreme attention to detail. Ferrari Classiche Certified. Award winner at 2012 Concorso Villa d'Este. Image by Bonhams.



1958 Lister-Chevrolet \'Knobbly\' Sports-Racing  BHL 115 Image by Bonhams.

1958 Lister-Chevrolet 'Knobbly' Sports-Racing BHL 115 - Bonham's 1958 Lister-Chevrolet 'Knobbly' Sports-Racing BHL 115. Estimate: US$ 1.5 million - 2.5 million. The most original Lister in existence. A historical document that has been preserved untouched. A true investment-grade car for the connoisseur. Sensational Chevy V8 performance in a light frame. Documented in Doug Nye's book Powered by Jaguar. Image by Bonhams.