Mecum Auctions - Monterey 2017

Monterey CA, Aug 16-19 2017 - Monterey Car Week is an attractive proposition - particularly for those attracted to the prospect of buying and selling special automobiles. So many people bring their cars for sale at auction that it takes many companies to shepherd them through a gauntlet of prospective buyers. 

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Mecum Auctions are major participants at Monterey, and they are one of the biggest in terms of sheer volume of cars on offer. It takes most of the Del Monte Golf Course to accommodate the huge influx of buyers and sellers and lookeeloos to watch the parade on stage. Billed as the "Daytime Auction" the entertaining proceeding are covered live by NBC across several days. 

David Magers Mecum CEO at Mecum Auction Monterey 2017

Mecum CEO David Magers suggests that his company is better known as transition home to muscle cars and popular American vintage cars, but Monterey is a different market. This market has the wherewithal and taste for the old traditions, but also a hankering for exotics. 

2003 Ferrari Enzo at Mecum Auction Monterey 2017

Onsite Shine of a 2003 Ferrari Enzo by Jim Thomas

Extreme detailer Jim Thomas of Onsite Shine had a hands on view. One of his customers called with an emergency - paint on a million dollar Ferrari had been scuffed in transit to the auction. 40 hours into the job, he was still feeling in the grooves with very specialized polishing  tools and materials. 

2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita at Mecum Auction Monterey 2017

2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Mecum drew some of the Car Week's highest hammers for lots like a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari ($3,450,000), 2015 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse ($2,350,000), 2017 Ferrari F12 TdF ($1,250,000) and a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT ($985,000). 

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari at Mecum Auction Monterey 2017

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari sold $3,450,000

Look for Mecum to grow towards the market evolving for late-model supercars - at least in this town. 

1941 GMC COE Hauler at Mecum Auction Monterey 2017

1941 GMC COE Hauler sold $175,000

2012 McLaren MP4-12C High Sport

2012 McLaren MP4-12C High Sport sold $660,000

1930 Reo Flying Cloud Pickup at Mecum Auction Monterey 2017

 1930 Reo Flying Cloud Pickup sold $75,000

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda at Mecum Auction Monterey 2017

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda sold $305,000

Mecum Monterey Auction 2017 Results

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by Randy Berg 

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