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The Monterey 2018 by RM Sotheby’s – Experiencing automotive passion on the coast of California


Every August, the collector car world descends on the Monterey Peninsula for the ultimate celebration of the hobby. For over 30 years, RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale has been the pinnacle of the collector car auctions, known for its innovative presentation and record-setting results.
Some of this year’s automotive icons are:

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO by Scaglietti

1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta Zagato

1966 Ford GT40 Mk II

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita by Bertone

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II

1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible

1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

1925 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer in the style of Vanden Plas

1956 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe by Park Ward

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible

1954 Ferrari 375 America Coupe by Vignale

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti

1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale by Bertone

1970 Lola T153 ‘Sunoco Special’

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1968 Porsche 908 Works ‘Short-Tail’ Coupe

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH 2.7

1998 RUF Turbo R Limited

1963 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Recreation

1961 Volkswagen Deluxe ’23-Window’ Microbus

Along with all the auction excitement, Monterey Car Week is filled with a number of other hobby events, from historic racing to festivals and concours, which transform the area into a car lover’s paradise. The week culminates with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where RM Sotheby’s very own restoration team has won a remarkable six Best of Show honors.

In 2017, RM Sotheby’s celebrated one of its most successful results to date in Monterey, generating nearly $133 million ($132,993,810) with an impressive 88 percent of all lots sold across the two-evening auction. The total was led by 32 individual million-dollar-plus results and numerous record-breaking prices, representing a 12 percent increase over the same sale in 2016.

All pictures courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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