Mecum Monterey 2022 The Daytime Auction is August 18–20

  • story by David M. Brown
  • posted on 06/2022
  • posted in: Newswire

Four Ferrari prototypes and a 1990 FCA Platinum Award-winning Ferrari F40; a quartet of Marmon Sixteens; a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster and a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 once owned by actor Paul Walker are among the 600 classic and collector vehicles to be offered at the 13th-annual Mecum Monterey 2022 – The Daytime Auction August 18–20.

The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course returns to host the three-day event. Gates open daily at 8 a.m., August 18 through 20. Vehicles begin selling August 18 at 10 a.m. and Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 9 a.m. Gates close one hour after the day’s final vehicle crosses the block.

“August is always an exciting time for collectors as we all celebrate our collective passion and enthusiasm for cars in Monterey each year. With the full-scale return of live global participation, 2022 is poised to be one of the most memorable Monterey gatherings in quite some time,” says Sam Murtaugh, COO of Walworth, Wisconsin-based Mecum Auctions Inc.


Three of the Ferrari prototypes are LaFerraris: a 2011 M4; a 2012 MP1; and a 2014 PS1; the fourth is a 2014 F12tdf. The 1990 Ferrari F40, the final supercar commission by Enzo, has just 15,542 miles. Powered by a 3.0L/478-horsepower twin-turbocharged intercooled fuel-injected DOHC V-8 engine linked to a 5-speed, the great car won the 2018 Ferrari Club of America National Meet at Watkins Glen, with Chief Judge Brian Crall calling it “one of the most authentic F40s he’s ever judged.”

Formerly owned by the late actor of the Fast and Furious films, the Porsche 911 is one of just 1,580 produced.

From the Greg Dawson Collection, the four Marmon Sixteens are the pinnacle of Howard Marmon’s company, whose early Wasp won the first Indy 500 in 1911. Introduced in March 1931, during the Great Depression, “The Worlds Most Advanced Motor Car” was priced from $4,775 to $6,100, beyond the dreams of most Americans.


In addition, a 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Individual Custom Convertible Sedan, one of 12 known to exist, was the only convertible sedan body style offered by the coachbuilder that year. Previously part of the Cassini and Andrews collections, the Dark Auburn classic, Chassis no. 902670, Engine no. 901752, features the 446/160-horsepower L-head V-12 with a 3-speed selective synchromesh transmission. The car was restored by marque expert, Steve Babinsky of Lebanon, New Jersey.

And, a 1959 black-over-red Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, one of 211 produced that year, has matching numbers with a 2996cc engine, Bosch fuel injection and a 4-speed. Rudi and Company has completed a bare-metal restoration.

“For those who have never participated in a Mecum auction live and in person, it is an experience like no other on the peninsula and a must-attend event to add to your busy car week itinerary,” Murtaugh says.


Advance tickets are $20 per person, per day until 11:59 p.m. August 17, 2022, CDT. When the auction begins, the price is $30 per person, per day at the gate and online. Children 12 years and younger are admitted free.

The Hyatt has host hotel packages on a limited basis for registered bidders or consignors. For more information, see