The 2016 Monterey Car Week once again brought the best of the automotive world with a showcase spanning across decades and generations, altogether culminating to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Being the prime automotive event in North America, everything from car shows, rallies, concour drives and auctions are just part of the many activities put in place for a fantastic show.
Speaking of auctions, Mecum had arguably one of the finest collections this year which included a set of modern day hypercars as well as pre-war machines. One of the most eye-catching car being the Nero DS Opaco Ferrari LaFerrari that went on to become their highest sale, as well as a new record auction price for a LaFerrari.
Here are the top five sales from the Mecum Monterey Auction 2016.
1. Ferrari LaFerrari – Sold for $4,700,000
A special car indeed, just 3 were finished in this Nero DS Opaco paint which is essentially matte black. Mecum set a new record for a Ferrari LaFerrari at an auction when this particular unit sold for $4.7 million. The car has only 211 original miles on it.
2. 1966 Ford GT40 MkI – $4,400,000
Second on the list is this truly unique 1966 Ford GT40 MkI, the very first GT40 road car delivered in North America – having been built at the Ford Advanced Vehicles factory in Slough, Buckinghamshire, England. The car remained in the same family for nearly 40 years now and has 11,000 original miles on it.
3. 2003 Ferrari Enzo – Sold for $3,000,000
As original as it gets, this Enzo has only had one owner in its lifetime and boast a low mileage of only 2,050 miles. It was delivered new to Ferrari of San Francisco and is finished in Rosso Corsa exterior on Nero interior.
4. 2014 McLaren P1 – Sold for $1,850,000
The infamous green carbon McLaren P1, chassis #002 and one of the very first P1 to be offered to the public. The car was most recently sent back to MSO where a full carbon body replaced the painted parts. The original parts were retained and shipped back to the owner in crates. The car has only had one owner and a low mileage of 576 miles.
5. 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta – $1,050,000
Prices for the 599 SA Aperta have been skyrocketing ever since it hit the market, even on the open market prices still go beyond the $1 million mark. Its sister the GTO is not far behind as prices are within the top $700K mark and beyond, a territory that the new F12tdf is already familiar with.
Only 80 SA Apertas were made, this being S/N 182259. It’s beautifully finished in Corsa Red on matching red Recaro sport seats.
The following cars made it to the top ten:
6. 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 – $1,000,000
7. 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 – Sold for $790,000
8. 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO – Sold for $680,000
9. 2004 Porsche Carrera GT – Sold for $610,000
10. 1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton – $600,000
Photos by John Hietter