Porsche 550 Spyder at Mecum Monterey 2013

Mecum Monterey 2013 – Auction Preview

The Mecum Monterey Daytime Auctions 2013 will be held August 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California. A strong and diverse selection of more than 700 vehicles are expected to cross the auction block during the three-day event.

The 5th annual Mecum Monterey sale will be headlined by the 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder; 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza; 1964 Shelby 289 Independent Competition Cobra; 1984 Lotus Type 95T John Player Special; 1990 Ferrari F40; 1938 Delage D8-120 Aerosport Coupe; 1982 Jaguar XJR-5 GTP; 1985 March Buick 85G GTP; 1909 Locomobile Model 40 Type I Demi Tonneau; among others.

Mecum’s line-up includes a diverse selection of Porsche models, with three of the machines coming from the Peter and Cheryl Dunkel Collection including their 550 Spyder. Chassis number 550-0077 was actively campaigned by European driver Goethals, winning the 1500CC class at the GP des Frontiers in Chimay and the Coupe de Salon in Montlhéry among numerous strong overall showings. The Dunkel Collection also includes a race-ready 1958 356A Speedster Race Car, a matching-numbers 1963 356B Carrera 2 Coupe, a 1954 Porsche Allgaier A133 Diesel tractor and 1954 International Harvester R140 Woody, among others.

In 2012, Mecum offered 599 cars, with 348 finding new owners, reflecting a 62.3% sales rate. The total sales volume was $32,257,660 and the average price per car sold was $92,694. Top sale went to the 1972 Porsche 917/10 Spyder that sold for $5,830,000. (See 2012 Mecum Monterey – Auction Report).

The Mecum Monterey Daytime Auctions 2013 will take place August 15th to 17th at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel on Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, California. Previews will start at 8:00 am on Thursday, August 15th, and continue through Saturday, August 17th. The auctions will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday through Saturday. All buyers, sellers and spectators are welcome to attend; vehicle previews area on the Del Monte Golf course are complimentary. Auction seating area may be reserved for registered bidders only.

For more information, visit www.Mecum.com or call 815.568.8888.

Mecum Monterey 2013 – Auction Preview

1971 McLaren M8E Can-Am

Lot F93 1971 McLaren M8E Can-Am – Estimate $175,000 – $225,000. Originally campaigned by Roy Woods racing in 1971; Fully restored with original McLaren M8 tub by Benton Bryan.

1957 Willys Jeep 6-226 Wagon

Lot F132 1957 Willys Jeep 6-226 Wagon – Estimate $50,000 – $70,000. Recent bare metal restoration.

1937 Ingalls Special Road Race Car

Lot S122 1937 Ingalls Special Road Race Car – Estimate $135,000 – $165,000. Built by Ed Ingalls of Lafayette, California in 1948; Composed of a variety of 1930’s Ford, Auburn, LaSalle and DeSoto parts, all artfully joined to create a one-off racing rod; Period race history and more recent race outing at Monterey Historics; Fully restored in 2003 to its 1953 race specification; Displayed at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in American Specials exhibition (See Full Profile).

1985 March Buick 85G GTP

Lot S124 1985 March Buick 85G GTP Race Car – Estimate $250,000 – $350,000. Period race history with strong qualifying results in the 1985 season including pole position for the 1985 Daytona 24 Hours; McLaren-Buick Turbo Six overhauled with break-in time plus one weekend at 2012 Monterey Historics.

1982 Jaguar XJR-5 GTP

Lot S129 1982 Jaguar XJR-5 GTP – Estimate $550,000 – $650,000. Serial Number 001, the very first XJR-5 constructed; Bob Tullius’ American firm, Group 44, constructed the car for competition in North America’s IMSA GTP class; finished 3rd place at Road America driven by Bob Tullius and Bill Adams (See Full Profile).

1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider

Lot S132 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider – Estimate Unavailable. Chassis 0462MD; Coachwork by Scaglietti; Second Monza 750 built; Purchased by Jaguar in 1955 to determine why the 750 Monza was so competitive against the D-Type; Significant racing and complete known owner history back to original owner, Joe Kelly; Formerly part of the Engelbert Stieger, Brandon Wang, Walter Burani and Roberto Crippa Collections; Original matching number engine and spare gearbox included.

1955 Porsche 550-1500 RS Spyder

Lot S134 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder – Estimate Unavailable. Chassis 550-0077; believed to be the first 550 built with the stiffened chassis; Featured by Porsche as the Brussels Salon Auto Show Car in 1956; Well-documented European racing history piloted by Goethals in 1956; Offered from the collection of Peter and Cheryl Dunkel after nearly 25 years of ownership.

1909 Locomobile Model 40 Type I Demi Tonneau

Lot S136 1909 Locomobile Model 40 Type I Demi Tonneau – Estimate $500,000 – $750,000. The Model 40 Type I was the biggest and fastest that Locomobile produced during the early 1900s; Class winner at 2010 Meadow Brook Concours; 2nd in class at 2004 Pebble Beach Concours.

1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Coupe

Lot S137 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Coupe – Estimate $375,000 – $425,000. Matching numbers four-cam engine; Fully restored by marque expert; Offered from the Peter Dunkel Collection after 25 years of ownership.

1990 Ferrari F40

Lot S141 1990 Ferrari F40 – Estimate $800,000 – $1,000,000. One owner F40 with 473 original miles; first service completed October 6, 1992 at 459 miles; Kept in storage from 1992-2013 (See Full Profile).

1984 Lotus Type 95T

Lot S138 1984 Lotus Type 95T John Player Special – Estimate $500,000 – $600,000. Driven by Nigel Mansell in the 1984 F1 season; Rebuilt to accept a starter jack and electronics are setup to run off a laptop (See Full Profile).

1964 Shelby 289 Independent Competition Cobra

Lot S145 1964 Shelby 289 Independent Competition Cobra – Estimate Unavailable. CSX2487; Successfully campaigned on the autocross circuit in 1965 and 1966; Configured for road racing in 1966 and competed in A/Sports Racing from 1967-1969; Driven by Al Norman to 1st in Class and 4th overall at Laguna Seca in 1967; documentation includes correspondence with Ned Scudder of the Shelby Registry confirming CSX2487 as an independent competition car.

1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Race Car

Lot S146.1 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Race Car – Estimate $225,000 – $275,000. Race-ready condition; Owned by Peter and Cheryl Dunkel for the past 25 years.

1938 Delage D8-120 Aerosport Coupe

Lot S150 1938 Delage D8-120 Aerosport Coupe – Estimate $2,950,000 – $3,500,000. Coachwork by LeTourneur et Marchand; Fully documented history; 57 years of single ownership.

1908 Isotta Fraschini Tipo FENC Two Seater

Lot S165 1908 Isotta Fraschini Tipo FENC Two Seater – Estimate $150,000 – $200,000. Tipo FENC was a road-going version of the Isotta Tipo FE racers; one of two known to exist.

1954 International Harvester R140 Woody

Lot S177 1954 International Harvester R140 Woody – Estimate $150,000 – $200,000. Chassis No. 785, Frame-off Restoration; Offered from the Dunkel Collection.

[Source: Mecum]

Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    Re the “Roy Woods Racing” McLaren M8E shown with an M8F body. It is my understanding that the real Roy Wood McLaren M8E is owned by Duncan McKellar and is in Australia. I do not think that this car is legitimate. Is Mecum guilty once again of not doing due diligence?

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