Mecum Offers 600 Collector Cars at The Daytime Auction
- August 13, 2019
- Posted by Marc Enger
Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, is set to return to the Del Monte Golf Course at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California, this Aug. 15-17 with an impressive selection of 600 classic and collector vehicles ranging from historically significant Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz race cars to original, period-authentic and award-winning Hot Rods from the Blackie Gejeian Estate Collection.
Among the countless auction headliners are the incredible vehicles to be offered from the private collection of Dana and Patti Mecum. At the top of that list is the 1954/59 Ferrari 0432M (Lot F113), a provocative, expertly restored and award-winning Pontoon-Fender Roadster by Scaglietti. Additionally, Dana and Patti’s offerings will include the 1952 Allard J2 Roadster (Lot F121) that was driven to victory by Carroll Shelby, both launching his racing career and becoming his inspiration for the Shelby Cobra.
From the estate of the celebrated Hot Rodding icon Blackie Gejeian will be 11 memorable cars on offer, nearly half of which have won the prestigious America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award in their lifetime. Included in the collection are the 1927 Ford “Dick Williams” Roadster (Lot S63) that won the 1953 award and the unforgettable 1929 Ford “The Emperor” (Lot S64), originally built by George Barris for Chuck Krikorian.
The Academy of Art University Collection and An Esteemed California Collection are also set to headline the Monterey auction, and each assemblage will present tantalizing, top-shelf options. From the former is a pair of Talbot-Lagos, one a T150-C (Lot F100) from 1939 and the other a T120 Roadster (Lot S123) from 1938 with one-off, two-seat roadster coachwork by Carrosserie Brandone, as well as a 1933 Stutz DV-32 Dual Cowl Phaeton(Lot S126), one of only about 200 DV-32 examples from 1933-35 and believed to be the only one remaining. From An Esteemed California Collection will be a 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster (Lot S131) that features a supercharged Lycoming 280 CI inline 8-cylinder engine and a 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Sportsman Convertible Coupe (Lot S110) that is one of just 64 produced and one of only about 20 to exist today. Among other classics consigned for Mecum Monterey 2019 are a pair of 1947 Delahayes, one being a 135M Guillore Cabriolet (Lot S141) from An Esteemed California Collection and the other being a 135MS Narval Cabriolet (Lot S132) from the Petrozzini Estate Collection that features Figoni et Falaschi coachwork, is one of just seven produced and was originally owned by legendary French singer-songwriter Charles Trenet.
An impressive selection of sports cars will also make an appearance at Mecum Monterey 2019. Representing modern-day masterpieces are a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari (Lot S102) with just 426 original miles and the 2005 Ford GT PB1-1 (Lot S98), the latter of which was designated as Plant Build Phase 1 Car No. 1 (PB1-1) and was referred to by Ford as “The Nardo Car” for not only shattering the automaker’s 205 MPH goal at the Nardo Ring in Italy, but also certifying the 2005 Ford GT’s 209.1 MPH top speed. As for classic sports cars, two Ferraris From A Private Collection represent the European market well; one is a 1967 330 GTC (Lot F123) that is one of just 600 produced, and the other is a 1966 275 GTS (Lot F122) that is one of just 200 produced. Representing America’s Sports Car is the final first-year Corvette produced, a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette (Lot F117) built on December 24, 1953, and bearing Serial No. 300 of the 300 hand-built Corvettes made that year.
Among other main attractions slated for Mecum Monterey 2019 is a selection of historic racers including a 1938 Mercedes-Benz Gelandesport 170VS Alpine Racer (Lot S108) purported to be the first Alpine Racer built of a 10-car series, the only finished in Gloss Black and the only one known to still exist today. A set of four IndyCar racers from The Mitch Kruse Indy Car Collection will also join the lineup, including the 1997 G-Force GF01 Oldsmobile Aurora Indy Car (Lot F128) driven to victory by Arie Luyendyk at the 1997 Indianapolis 500, the 1997 G-Force GF01 Indy Car (Lot F129) that finished second that year with Scott Goodyear behind the wheel and the 1995 Lola T95-00 Menard-Buick Indy Car (Lot F130) that became the fastest pole-winning car in Indianapolis 500 history when Scott Brayton set a 233.718 MPH record for the fastest four-lap average to ever win the pole position at the Brickyard, a record that still stands to this day.
Mecum On Time, Mecum’s timed online auction platform, will also be returning for Mecum Monterey 2019, this time featuring two collections: The Dick Barbour Tether Car Collection and A Collection of Ferrari Literature and Accessories. The former features nearly 100 investment-quality vintage tether cars (“spindizzies”) and boats, and the latter features nearly 50 pieces of Ferrari dealership literature, vintage magazines, maintenance handbooks, leather tool rolls and more. For more information on Mecum On Time, to view the lots on offer from both collections or to register to bid, visit ontime.mecum.com.
Mecum Monterey 2019 is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after Aug. 14, and includes admission for two persons to the three auction days. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Aug. 14; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 and at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17. Mecum Monterey 2019 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network for 26 hours of national coverage.
Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
Mecum Monterey 2019
Aug. 15-17, 2019
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Rd.
Monterey, CA 93940
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after Aug. 14—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. 15 and at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17.
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