Rise And Shine For The Mecum Daytime Auction In Monterey
Mecum Auctions will revisit Monterey, Calif., to host its fifth annual Daytime Auction near the shores of the bay at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa this Aug. 15-17. With 750 of some of the world’s most coveted collector cars lining the manicured greens of the Del Monte Golf Course, this year’s incredible lineup will draw an unrivaled crowd of car enthusiasts from around the globe. Year after year, Mecum’s Daytime Auction continues to feature highly sought-after and historically significant vehicles including pre-war classics and ‘50s era cars, vintage racers, high-performance muscle, Corvettes, European sports and exotics and much more.
The 2013 consignments are certainly measuring up to the auction’s high standard with several celebrated autos already adorning the list like the 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder (Lot S177), Chassis No. 550-0077, which was first seen by the public in 1956 as the Brussels Salon Auto Show Car and is now being offered for the first time in a quarter century from the Peter and Cheryl Dunkel Collection. The rare four-cam race car serves to headline the auction’s incredible array of collectible Porsches. Other historically significant race cars set to cross the block in Monterey include the well-documented 1964 Shelby 289 Independent Competition Cobra CSX2487 (Lot S145) and the 1984 Lotus Type 95T John Player Special (Lot S138) driven by Nigel Mansell. Worlds apart and hailing from the Brass Era is a 1909 Locomobile Model 40 Type L Toy Tonneau (Lot S135) that received Best in Class Honors at the 2010 Meadow Brook Concours. The extensive list of consignments includes these and everything in between and continues to accumulate more each day.
Auction gates open daily at 8 a.m. and with such a variety to offer, displayed across the sprawling, open grounds of the Del Monte Golf Course, Mecum welcomes everyone to attend and extends complimentary general admission to all. Eighteen hours of the Monterey auction will be broadcast live on Discovery’s Velocity Network in addition to the live stream presented from gavel to gavel on Mecum’s website at www.mecum.com. Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for the Monterey auction, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.
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Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles 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, Wis. For further information, visit www.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.
Mecum Monterey Auction
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940
August 15-17, 2013
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Auction: Vehicles start at 10 a.m. each day with Road Art 30 minutes prior
Live TV Schedule: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
(All Times Pacific)