Numerous multi-million-dollar sales were recorded at Monterey this year, highlighted by a record-breaking sale at Gooding & Company’s auction of an extremely rare 1995 McLaren F1 for $20.465 million.
R.M. Sotheby’s is back at Monterey 2021. Industry experts hand-picked there top selections, from marques including Jaguar, Shelby, Lamborghini, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.
Dating back to 1950, when the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and Pebble Beach Road Races were first held, the automotive-related events on the Monterey Peninsula each August have made this gorgeous coastal area the undisputed global epicenter of car culture. This year, live events are back and span Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 15.
In the face of EVs and autonomous cars, Premier’s CEO, Mitch Katz, has a secret plan to ensure that his grandkids don’t miss out on the pure joy of driving a classic car. Read Mitch’s perspective, featured on ClassicCars.com
Overlooked for so long, the Alfa Romeo Montreal seems to be getting into the spotlight a lot more lately. RM Sotheby’s will offer a well preserved Montreal with a pre-estimate of $80,000-$100,000 at the Elkhart Collection Sale from October 23-24.
Sales Manager Chris Warren’s car buying advice for people looking to spend $75K is to find an early model Ferrari California. Although it may take some digging and patience to find one in that price range in great condition and with reasonable mileage, Chris promises that they are out there. According to Chris, it’s a car that’s way cooler than most new cars or trucks in that price range.
The Santa Monica based elite auction house has developed its own online bidding platform and laid plans for Geared Online, its inaugural all-online auction, slated for August 3-7. See which cars industry experts are most interested in, including a Ferrari, Porsche and Mercedes.
Most collector-car auction houses already offered absentee bidding options and live streaming auctions as part of regular operations, the safety and travel restrictions posed by COVID-19 spurred the industry to apply creative solutions. Learn more about Mecum, Gooding & Company, Bonhams and more are operating their summer auctions.
The style of the Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe remains one of the most elegant in the Bentley catalogue. It’s also a rarity, with just 65 out of 125 built having the left-hand drive configuration. The body style was later also offered as a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III model.