California dreamin’: Carmel-Monterey-Pebble Beach auction schedule

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The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a major draw to Southern California in August, and combining with that attraction are five major auctions in the area that specialize in some of the rarest, most intriquing vehicles to be found in the world. Below is a quick guide to this year’s upcoming auctions.

Bonhams – 415-503-3353

August 12 and 13: sale begins at 11 a.m. on Aug. 12
and 10 a.m. on Aug. 13
Held at Quail Lodge Resort
Carmel, Calif.
(Bonhams Quail Lodge auction has been expanded to two days. The auction includes automobilia and vehicles.)
www.bonhams.com/usa/carsusaquail/

Bonhams will offer for sale this 1908 Thomas Flyer 4-60 Model F
tourer, formerly owned by the Western Reserve Historical Society,
at its Quail Lodge sale. (Bonhams photo)

RM Auctions – 519-352-4575
August 12, 13 and 14: sale begins at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 13-14
Held at the Portola Hotel
Monterey, Calif.
Preview dates and times:
Aug. 11-14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day
(25th anniversary for this sale. Aug. 12 auction is an evening dedicated to Ford products.)
www.rmauctions.com

RM Auctions will offer for sale this 1958 Ferrari 250 “pontoon fender”
Testa Rossa at its Monterey sale. (RM Auctions photo)


Russo and Steele – 602-252-2697

August 12, 13 and 14: sale begins at 5 p.m. each day.
Held in the San Carlos Ballroom of the downtown Marriott Hotel
Monterey, Calif.
Preview dates and time:
Aug. 12-14, 10 a.m. each day
(10th anniversary for this sale. This is an all-reserve auction. On Aug. 13, an RSVP-only seminar will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. It will be held in the lower level of the Calle Principal Garage.)
www.russoandsteele.com

Russo and Steele will offer for sale this 1931 Auburn 898A cabriolet
at its Monterey sale. (Russo and Steele photo)

Mecum – 815-568-8888
August 13 and 14: gates open at 8 a.m., sale begins at 10 a.m. each day.
Held at the Hyatt-Regency Hotel
Monterey, Calif.
Preview date and times:
Aug. 12 – 1-5 p.m.
(Mecum’s Monterey auction has been expanded to two days. Auction vehicles will be displayed on the Del Monte Golf Course.)
www.mecum.com

Mecum Auctions will offer this (top) 1940 LaSalle Series 52 Special
convertible coupe, 1 of 425 built, at its Monterey sale. Another offering
will be this (right) 1966 Aston Martin DB6 coupe formerly owned by
Bing Crosby. (Mecum Auctions photo)


Gooding & Co. – 310-899-1960

August 14 and 15: sale begins at 5 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 15
Held at Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Preview dates and time:
Aug. 11-15, beginning at 9 a.m. each day

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