11th Mecum Monterey Auction is August 15–17

  • story by David M. Brown
  • posted on 07/2019
  • posted in: Newswire

Cars from three outstanding collections highlight the 11th Mecum Monterey Auction, August 15–17, which returns to the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course, 1 Old Golf Course Road. More than 600-plus vehicles are expected on the docket.

Gates open daily at 8 a.m., and the auction begins at 10 a.m. Sellers check-in is Tuesday and Wednesday, August 13 and 14, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The vehicles check-in is Thursday through Saturday, August 15–17 at 9 a.m.

From the Gejeian Collection, the 1927 Ford “Dick Williams Roadster” (Lot #R461) is being offered. The red-on-brown 1953 AMBR award winner was built by Williams in 1952. With its 221-cubic inch V-8 engine including Offenhauser aluminum heads and four Stromberg 97 carburetors and a 4-speed, Williams made 123 mph in this car at Bonneville. A custom-painted 1932 grille shell and headlights are among its many other stand-out features.


A 1930 Packard 740 Custom Eight Sport Phaeton appears from the Academy of Art Museum in San Francisco –– one of 37 cars offered from the distinguished collection of its president, Richard A. Stephens, passed on to his daughter and current president, Dr. Elisa Stephens.

Winner of the AACA National First Prize in 1965 and a CCCA Premier Senior, the classic American tourer is powered by the 384 L-head inline 8-cylinder with a Detroit Lubricator updraft carburetor paired with a 4-speed selective sliding gearbox. Epitomizing 1920s luxury, the car features dual-cowl coachwork, dual side-mount spares, C.M. Hall lamps and carries the distinctive Goddess of Speed mascot.

And, from the Don Williams Collection is a yellow-on-red 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Sportsman, with a 288 cubic-inch Lycoming engine, 2-barrel carburetor, aluminum heads and pistons, generating 190 horsepower and 272 ft/lbs of torque connecting to a preselector gearbox. Listed in Ron Irwin’s Master Cord List, the car has front-wheel drive and features wide whitewall tires and large hubcaps.


“As Monterey auction week approaches each year, the diverse lineup of vehicles set to cross the block never ceases to amaze. In 2019, registrants for Mecum’s Daytime Auction at Del Monte Golf Course will be blown away by the variety at the event,” says Sam Murtaugh, vice president of Marketing and Presentation for the Walworth, Wisconsin-based company.

“From Blackie Gejeian’s lifelong collection of award-winning Hot Rods to a 1947 Delahaye 135MS Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet making its first public appearance in more than 50 years, this year’s event will make long-lasting memories and put some serious smiles on eager collectors’ faces.”

Advance tickets are $20 per person per day, which are offered online until 11:59 p.m., August 14, CDT. Once the auction begins, admission is $30 per person, per day at the gate and online. Children 12 years and younger are admitted free.


For more information, visit www.mecum.com or call 262.275.5050.