Monterey (CA), August 15, 2012 Steve McQueen, Enzo Ferrari and Clark Gable are waiting for you in California! The Monterey Peninsula in August is the place where every car enthusiast or collector would be. This land becomes the home of classic cars and sports, with dozens of worldwide events, including the famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the equally important “Italian Competition” dedicated to classic cars made in Italy, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca, and numerous other events dedicated to sports cars and collectibles.
The owners have the opportunity to expose and drive the “old glories”, to the delight of many fans. But as every year since over a decade ‘Monterey’ in August means also ‘auctions’. Lot of auctions! A unique place of its kind, in which the most important auctions of the world come together to offer the best the market offers. Being able to visit these events is as visit a “temporary museum” unique in the world.
This year in four days including 16 to 19 August, with some auctions that will last three days, will be offered at auction well over 1200 (yes 1200!) classic cars, sports, racing and collectibles. Unique opportunity to purchase the car of their dreams. And the quality of this year has reached the top yet. As always, the rarity and condition of the cars and determine the success of the “result” of the auction, although in recent years the trend more and more important results from blunt objects are unique, with a unique history. These are the real jewels of high end collectible will be exhibited in museums, or will become part of the most prestigious private collections.
The Canadian RM Auction (www.rmauctions.com) appears to “block” with a Ford GT 40 used from the film “Le mans” with Steve MC Queen, already a Ford GT 40 is a very high level of car collectors (incredible in Monterey you can choose between three offered for sale), but the fact that both was driven by Steve McQueen makes it a unique object, more over million dollars.
The American Russo and Steele (www.russoansteele.com) offers a large sculpture in the shape of “Prancing Horse”. This is a unique piece of history of Ferrari. This “horse” has been for years in the personal office of Enzo Ferrari, who considered it very important to using it several times as the symbol of Ferrari during the rare television interviews. Before his death he gift this sculpture to his closer friend J.Swaters (another vip in Ferrari’s history), one of the few people that have a “Ferrari colour” with his name, the “Blue Swaters”, made in 1992 to celebrate 40 years partnership started on 1952 with the first official Ferrari dealer.
The prestigious Gooding & Co (www.goodingco.com) offers a catalog full of excellence, including a beautiful and rare Duesenberg convertible that belonged to Clark Gable.
The american Mecum (www.mecum.com) offers over 700 cars in 3 days including over 40 prestigious Porsche.
The cars proposals covering all areas of the world by collecting “microcars” like the BMW Isetta or the Fiat 600 Jolly, the American hot rod, classic British, European and the prestigious “Italian” including Alfa Romeo and Ferrari who do the lion’s share, with many specimens of great beauty and rarity, sports, car racing classic and modern. Antique cars, vintage cars, vintage cars, sports cars and some “special” objects that are offered to a new owner, in four days of fire for the auction’s hummer! Total sales can be in excess than 1 hundred million dollars.