Top 7 Cars Going For Auction in Monterey 2019
Remember last year when some Ferrari set the record for the most expensive car ever auctioned off? Well, if you don't, RM Sotheby's auctions sold a $48,500,000 Ferrari 250 GTO in Monterey, California at last years auction. Now, what about Monterey? This may also sound familiar because every year, in the sweat and heat of August, there is a car show. I give to you...Pebble Beach Concours D' Elegance.
Now, you may be wondering why this is important, and that's because in the car world, it is. Car week in Monterey is huge but it always has been, and that isn't just because of the Concours. RM Sotheby's hosts their Monterey Auction there and man do they have some good ones to serve up this year. Here are the Top 7 best cars that are being auctioned off in Monterey 2019.
#7-1962 Ferrari 196 SP
Let us start off with this, the Ferrari 196 SP. Now, I am not going to lie, this is the only car on this list that I wasn't very familiar with, but here goes nothing. It was styled by Fantuzzi in Italy, and it deffinetly is interesting. Beautiful, but interesting. Anyway, this specific one is one of five left in the world, and has some serious racing history right from the start. It has seen numerous tracks, and specifically has raced at events like the Sebring 12 Hour and the Nurburgring 1000Km. Since it is one of five examples, and has the origional gearbox and engine, high bids are to be expected for this bad boy.
#6-2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta "Scozia"
The Huayra. Much easier to type than to say, as even today, I can't get it right. But, ever since 1999, Pagani has designed some truly spectacular cars, even though we have only seen two models thus far. That doesn't matter though, because this is a stunner. A single owner put only 1500 miles on it since new, which I guess is good for us. But, no matter because this is Sweeeeeet! Every box it appears to have been checked off, including the seats which look like a drunk Scottsman threw up all over them. But, even I can't deny that they look pretty cool.
#5-1960 Porsche 718 RS 60
Now, every few lots or so, you will find the the car has no information listed. This, I assume, is due to owner privacy, and this is the problem I have found with this 718. However, I shall scrum up what little I know and splat it all over your brain. This car has seen racing success, and was even driven by Stirling Moss. One very similar to this one sold at RM Sotheby's a few years ago, and it sold for a staggering $3.2 million, so it won't be a slouch on the auction block. And that is basically all I know, because I am stupid...
#4-1984 Lancia Rally 037 Stradale
Very few Lancia 037s would reach the seven figure mark, and this...isn't one of them. But what's not to love? I mean, it's a Red Lancia 037. This is a road version, which is good, because that means it's pretty, and it also has no information listed on the website. Yay for me! However, as you know, this car isn't just significant because it's beautiful. As a matter of fact, it's the contrary. The 037 was the last RWD car to win the WRC, and it beat the Quattro more times than I can remember. So, if you want a car that looks stunning, and has a cool background, then look no further.
#3-1954 Maserati A6GCS
Aother race car makes the list, and yes, I am biassed. But, no matter who you are, all you have to do is look at this car and it screams expensive! And I guess beautiful too. However, more about the car. This is the older brother to the Maserati Tipo 61 A.K.A the Birdcage. Both this and the Birdcage share similar components, but I think this looks better. There really isn't any need to look at the rest of the list. This is all the eye candy you could ever want.
#2-1965 Aston Martin DB5 "Bond Car"
You simply don't have to be a car fan to know how important this car really is. For starters, it is one of two cars used in "Goldfinger" and one of four used in "Thunderball." This specific one has been restored to its Bond glory, which means that all components are working. So, this really is a toy car for the road. I can't think of anything more fun than reenacting a Bond film just downtown. It's no wonder it's crowned "The Most Famous Car in the World."
#1-1939 Porsche Type 64
Any real Porsche fan knows what this is. It isn't the first Porsche by a country mile, but it is the first racing Porsche. With little help from VW, Ferdinand set to work on designing a new sports car that could compete in a race from Berlin to Rome. It used mostly Hitler Beetle parts underneath, but was much faster. However, it was this design that led up to the 356, and thus the 911. This specific one, totally original, and One of Three.
So, that was my awful list as always, if you know of any others that should have been put on, feel free to write in the comments. Also tell us which car was your favorite. Below are links to RM Sotheby’s website, as well as links to recent articles I have done on specific cars in this list. Oh, and don't forget this tribe! I can't wait for it to take off. Enjoy!