Maranello’s Finest Cars are up for Bid at the
Daytime Auction this Aug. 16-19
WALWORTH, WI – August 14, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mecum Auctions will have an array of Maranello’s finest available for bid at the 2017 Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey, California. From ‘60s- and ‘70s-vintage V-12-powered machines that helped build the Italian brand’s reputation to the modern hybrid hypercars, a broad selection of nearly 40 Ferraris will cross the auction block at Mecum’s Monterey auction—an unprecedented offering of some of the most sought-after Italian machinery at one venue.
Hailing from the era when Ferrari was still building its now-legendary reputation is a stunning 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose (Lot S78) finished in Ferrari’s signature hue of racing red paint, Rosso Corsa. Powered by a sweet-sounding matching-numbers 3,286cc single overhead-cam V-12 engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission, Serial No. 06943 has been owned for the past 47 years by Ferrari and Alfa Romeo parts-expert Gordon Raymond of Northfield, Illinois. This 275 GTB is an excellent representation of what collectors seek in a ‘60s-era Ferrari.
The bonkers modern hypercar LaFerrari retains the V-12 engine configuration of yesteryear, but moves rapidly into the digital age with its Formula 1-inspired HY-KERS Kinetic Energy Recovery System. Using this hybrid system to create breathtaking performance with a signature normally aspirated V-12 roar, not one, but two separate examples of the ultimate Ferrari supercar—one in red/black two-tone paint and one in the rare Bianco Fuji white—will be available for bid at Mecum Monterey 2017.
Ferrari lovers will find plenty to like, with the top prancing horse lots available for bid on Saturday, Aug. 19, including the following cars:
- 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari (Lot S80) – Estimate: $4,500,000-$4,700,000
- 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari (Lot S102) – Call for Estimate
- 2003 Ferrari Enzo (Lot S120) – Estimate: $2,700,000-$3,000,000
- 1965 Ferrari 275 Long Nose (Lot S78) – Estimate: $1,900,000-$2,200,000
- 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta (Lot S71) – Estimate: $1,400,000-$1,550,000
- 2017 Ferrari F12tdf (Lot S79) – Estimate: $1,350,000-$1,500,000
- 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (Lot S111) – Estimate: $1,250,000-$1,650,000
- 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (Lot S136) – Estimate: $850,000-$1,050,000
- 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta (Lot S126) – Estimate: $700,000-$750,000
Mecum’s Daytime Auction in Monterey will include 600 vehicles further headlined by Bugatti Veyrons, a 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita and a 1958 Lister-Jaguar “Knobbly,” to name a few. The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after auction start, and includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online once the auction begins; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and at 10 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Portions of the auction will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network with a live stream of the entire auction presented at Mecum.com.
Mecum Monterey 2017, The Daytime Auction
Date: Aug. 16-19, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online once auction starts—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and at 10 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-19
(All times Pacific)
About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 30 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.