Ford’s One-Of-A-Kind Build Among Several Boats to be
Offered at Daytime Auction
WALWORTH, WI – August 16, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Five boats are set to cross the block at Mecum’s Daytime Auction slated for Aug. 16-19 in Monterey, California, including Henry Ford’s one-of-a-kind custom runabout named “Evangeline.”
A lifelong friend of renowned naval architect John L. Hacker, Henry Ford ordered Evangeline (Lot S124) as one of eight racing hulls built by Hacker for the Ford family from 1920-24; estimated to hammer somewhere between $1.25 and $1.75 million, it is the only one still in existence today. The 33-foot boat is powered by a 1,650 cubic-inch, 450-horsepower marine-converted World War I Liberty aircraft V-12 engine, as it was when originally built in 1924 and named for Henry Ford’s close employee of 30 years, Evangeline Dahlinger, with whom the boat was shared.
Other boats up for offer include a 1941 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout (Lot S30.1), the last 25-foot 6-inch custom runabout shipped by Gar Wood, which is expected to sell for $300,000 to $350,000, a 1997 Brown & Bassett (Lot S20) 33-foot Custom Gentleman’s Racer estimated to hammer between $350,000 and $400,000, and a pair of vintage Chris-Craft boats, one a 24-foot Sportsman (Lot S4) from 1960 expected to bring $75,000 to $100,000, and the other an 18-foot Continental (Lot F5) from 1959 that is expected to bring $25,000 to $45,000.
Mecum’s Daytime Auction in Monterey will include 600 vehicles further headlined by Ferrari LaFerraris, Bugatti Veyrons and a 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, 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, Aug. 16, and at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-19 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.