Friday, August 7, 2015

Monterey Car Week 2015

1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight. Aluminium body, one of just three built by the factory, finished 4th at Le Mans, 1953.
The 2015 Monterey Car Week takes place in California August 10th through 16th 2015. The Monterey Car Week is a collection of Concours d’Elegances, Races, Auctions and other motoring events centered around Pebble Beach and Monterey in California.

Some events also take place at Laguna Seca Raceway and some of the most famous sub-events of the Monterey Car Week are the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Quail, a motorsports gathering.
Last year's sales topped US$450 million, and may well break the half-billion-dollar mark in 2015. The top result in 2014 was for a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, which sold for a world record US$38 million at the Bonhams Quail Lodge auction in Carmel.

RM Auctions in Monterey sold a 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale for US$26 million, while the Goodings auction at Pebble Beach hit US$15 million for a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California spider. Of the 98 cars which made more than US$1 million in 2014, 37 were Ferraris.

Russo & Steele in Monterey has a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso.
Bonhams has a selection of Ferraris that includes a race-winning 1959 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta, and a Vignale-bodied 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet.
1959 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta
Also in the mix is a rare 1949 Maserati A6 1500 Berlinetta. Gooding is offering a private collection that includes a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, and a 1982 Porsche 956.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S

1982 Porsche 956

Figoni et Falaschi-coachwork 1947 Delahaye 135M Narval

Lotec C1000, a one-off supercar specially built by the German tuning firm Lotec

1961 Renault 4CV Resort Special

1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera once owned by late actor Steve McQueen

1986 'Miami Vice' Ferrari Testarossa.