The RM Auctions Monterey 2012 auction will be held August 17–18 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California.
The 27th annual RM Monterey auction will feature approximately 120 cars, with many estimated to sell well in excess of $1 million. Notable consignments at the 2012 Monterey sale include the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder; 1955 Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta; 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi; 1938 Horch 853A Special Roadster by Erdmann and Rossi; 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Racing Car; 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car; 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia Berlinetta; 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France; 1963 Porsche 904/6 Carrera GTS and 1971 Porsche 917/10 Spyder Can-Am.
In addition to the headline Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, 410 S Berlinetta and 250 GT LWB Berlinetta TdF, RM Auctions will offer 11 additional Ferraris at the 2012 Monterey auction, including a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 ‘Competizione Speciale’ by Carrozzeria Allegretti; 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet; pair of Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupes and 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS.
Porsches are also in abundance at the RM Monterey sale, with an additional 10 on offer including the Daytona and Sebring-winning 1981 Porsche 935 JLP-3; 1987 Porsche 962 IMSA Camel GT; 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 ‘Straßenversion’; 2004 Porsche Carrera GT; 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight and a pair of Porsche 356 Speedsters. (See RM Auctions Monterey 2012 – Digital Catalog).
In 2011, RM Auctions offered 144 automobiles for sale, with 123 finding a new owner, reflecting a 85% sales rate. Total sales volume was $78,192,700, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $635,713. Top sale went to the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster at $9,680,000, followed by the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione at $5,280,000 and the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster at $4,620,000. (See 2011 RM Auctions Monterey – Auction Report).
The RM Auctions Sports and Classics of Monterey event returns to the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center, August 17-18, 2012. The auction preview will be held August 15th through 18th, with the auction taking place the evening of Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th. General admission is available for $50 per person for an event pass, which grants one person access to the preview days. Bidder registration is $300 and includes an official auction catalog and admission for two to all preview and auction days.
For more information, contact RM Auctions at (800) 211-4371 or visit www.rmauctions.com.