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Making it happen in Monterey: Results of 2021 Monterey sales

Old Cars runs down the highlights of the 2021 Monterey auction week

The yearly sales that take place in Monterey were back and bolder than ever. Top honors went to a 1995 McLaren F1 that was hammered sold at Gooding & Company's sale for $20.4 million. There were quite a few automobiles cracking the million dollar sales mark on California's central coast. Old Cars breaks 2021 Monterey down.

1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato — one of only 19 DB4GT Zagatos built – with numerous unique features specified by the original owner. It achieved $9,520,000.

RM Sotheby’s $148 million haul leads Monterey parade

RM Sotheby’s 2021 Monterey auction, held Aug. 12-14, grossed a whopping $148,528,300 to lead all of the Pebble Beach Auction Week sales. Sell-through was 90 percent with 44 lots exceeding $1 million, 16 lots exceeding $3 million and four lots topping $5 million.

Leading the way was a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato — one of only 19 DB4GT Zagatos built – with numerous unique features specified by the original owner. It achieved $9,520,000. The two other lots to round off the top three sellers in Monterey were the 1962 Ferrari 268 SP by Fantuzzi and 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione, both of which were offered on the second night of the sale. Each was called sold at $7,705,000.

“This is another landmark sale for RM Sotheby’s, as we achieved a sale total that ranks in the top three best Monterey auctions of all time,” said Gord Duff, global head of auctions at RM Sotheby’s, said, “... Above all, this week has demonstrated that the market is as strong today as it has ever been, with collector-grade cars finding willing new buyers from all over the globe.”

1995 McLaren F1

1995 McLaren F1 sold for $20,465,000.

Gooding sale tops $107m; McLaren is No. 1 for week

Gooding & Company rolled up $107,045,410 in sales and had the top overall seller for the week when a 1995 McLaren F1 sold for $20,465,000. Other highlights included a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione that changed hands at $10,840,000, and a 1929 Bugatti Type 35B, which achieved $5,615,000.

Over the course of the two-day sale, 115 of 132 lots sold for an average price of $930,829 per lot. Four of those lots landed in the top 10 for all sales during Monterey Auction Week.

The F1 is the most valuable car sold at auction this year and the highest recorded sale at a public auction in the past three years.

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari that brought $3.41 million.

Mecum reaches new heights with Monterey sale

Mecum Auctions held its annual Daytime Auction in Monterey at the Del Monte Golf Course on the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa. This year was the company’s most successful Monterey auction to date, with 411 of 519 vehicles crossing the block Aug. 12-14 heading to new owners. Total sales were $57.4 million, with all 10 of the auction’s top-selling vehicles topping seven figures, led by 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari that brought $3.41 million.

Ferraris and Shelbys dominated, claiming seven spots in the top 10.

1928 Mercedes-Benz 26:120:180-S-Type Supercharged Sports

A 1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 S-Type Supercharged Sports Tourer was the top lot at $5,395,00.

Iconic 1928 Mercedes paces Bonhams’ auction

A 1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 S-Type Supercharged Sports Tourer was the top lot at $5,395,00 in Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction Aug. 13. In all, the auction achieved an 89 percent sell-through rate and a total of nearly $37 million.

Offered from more than 50 years of private family ownership, the 1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 S-Type Supercharged Sports Tourer carries a reputation as the “acme of motor car perfection.” It was one of just 146 examples of the firm’s flagship automobile built between 1927 and 1930 and engineered by Ferdinand Porsche.

Taking the runner-up sales spot was a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Cabriolet Decapotable, which went for $1,875,000.

1967 Ferrari 330 P4 Replica Spider

1967 Ferrari 330 P4 Replica Spider that went for $302,500.

American iron powers Russo and Steele sale

Russo and Steele’s flagship Monterey Auction, held Aug. 12-13, was led by a 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 Replica Spider that went for $302,500. Other highlights included a 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster that sold for $132,000, and a customized 1968 Ford Mustang fastback that went for $126,500. Seven of the top 10 sellers for Russo and Steele were American-built cars.

TOP 10 SALES AT MONTEREY 2021

1. - 1995 McLaren F1 $20,465,000 - Gooding & Company

2. -  1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione $10,840,000 - Gooding & Company

3. - 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato $9,520,000 - RM Sotheby's

4. - 1962 Ferrari 268 SP $7,705,000 - RM Sotheby's

5. - 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione $7,705,000 - RM Sotheby's

6. - 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta “Tour de France,”
$6,000,000 - RM Sotheby's

7. - 1929 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix $5,615,000 - Gooding & Company

8. - 1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180-S-Type Supercharged Sports Tourer $5,395,000 - Bonhams

9. - 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet $4,405,000 - Gooding & Company

10. - 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Works $4,130,000 - RM Sotheby's

MONTEREY SCOREBOARD EXPANDED

GOODING PEBBLE BEACH AUCTION

1. 1995 McLaren F1 $20,465,000

2. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione $10,840,000

3. 1929 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix $5,615,000

4. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet $4,405,000

5. 1930 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe (J-235/2369 $3,965,000

6. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 $3,662,500

7. 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT $3,305,000

8. 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster $3,085,000

9. 1914 Stutz 4E Bearcat $2,920,000

10. 1992 Ferrari F40 $2,892,500

RM SOTHEBY’S MONTEREY AUCTION

1. 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato $9,520,000

2. 1962 Ferrari 268 SP $7,705,000

3. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione $7,705,000

4. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta “Tour de France,” $6,000,000

5. 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Works $4,130,000

6. 1995 Ferrari F50 $3,965,000

7. 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight $3,855,000

8. 1953 Ferrari 166 MM Spider Series II $3,855,000

9. 2016 Ferrari F60 America $3,635,000

10. 2003 Ferrari Enzo $3,360,000

10. 1968 Porsche 911 R $3,360,000

MECUM MONTEREY DAYTIME AUCTION

1. 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari $3,410,000

2. 1967 Shelby 427 “Semi Competition” Cobra  $2,860,000

3. 2004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept $2,640,000

4. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Long Nose $2,640,000

5. 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Sedan (J-225/2245) $2,365,000

6. 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast $1,875,000

7. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta Scaglietti, $1,760,000

8. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach $1,595,000

9. 1965 Shelby GT350R Fastback $1,265,000

10. 2004 Porsche Carrera GT $1,210,000

RUSSO AND STEELE MONTEREY AUCTION

1. 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 Replica Spider $302,500

2. 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster $132,000

3. 1968 Ford Mustang Customized Fastback $126,500

4. 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Coupe $80,300

5. 1979 Porsche 911 Slant Nose Conversion Coupe, $73,700

6. 1941 Plymouth P12 Special Deluxe Customized Coupe $72,050

7. 1963 Lancia Flaminia 3B Coupe $71,500

8. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Customized Sport Coupe, $71,500

9. 1956 Chevrolet 150 Customized Sedan $70,400

10. 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Customized Sport Coupe $68,750

BONHAMS QUAIL LODGE AUCTION

1. 1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180-S-Type Supercharged Sports Tourer $5,395,000

2. 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Cabriolet Decapotable $1,875,000

3. 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Cabriolet $1,820,000

4. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe, $1,710,000

5. 1974 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT 12 $1,677,000

6. 1992 Ferrari F40 $1,600,000

7. 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra $1,050,000

8. 1964 AC Cobra 289 $995,000

9. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 $995,000

10. 1934 Riley MPH Sports Two-Seater $967,500

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