Preview: Mecum Aug. 15-17 Monterey Auction

Walworth, WI — Mecum Auctions will return to the Monterey Car Week lineup Aug. 15-17 after last year’s Daytime Auction posted a 38% increase in total sales over 2017.

2018’s Monterey results saw overall sales of $47 million, placing the event as the highest-grossing Monterey auction in Mecum’s 10 years on the peninsula. In all, 394 cars — from Pre-War luxury motorcars to racing legends and modern hypercars — changed hands.

The auction’s top seller was a stunning 1933 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe Disappearing Top Roadster that sold for $3.85 million, while the second top slot was claimed by a 307-mile 2014 hybrid-drive Ferrari LaFerrari that brought $3.19 million. Among other unique offerings was the $1.127 million sale of the Indy 500-winning 2012 Dallara DW12 Honda IndyCar.

And now on to this year’s docket and our picks:
1959 Bonneville Streamliner Super Shaker
1953 Wright Special Race Car
1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Dragonsnake