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Top 10 Sellers from RM and Gooding Monterey Car Week Auctions

$301.9 million in total auction sales and these cars were the biggest hitters at the two largest auctions

Toni Avery
Aug 22, 2013 SHARE

While the car shows, tours, and vintage races are a large part of Monterey Car Week, the auctions bring out an equally car-crazy crowd. A staggering and record-setting $301.9 million in rare automobiles sold via five auction companies at this year's Car Week - a 14% increase over last year, according to Hagerty Insurance. At the auctions, money changes hands like business cards at a networking conference.

Of the 726 cars that sold at auction, these are the 10 highest selling cars of the RM and Gooding & Company auctions in addition to a gallery of others that grabbed our attention. Let us know which of these beauties you would break the bank for in the comments section below.


1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4S NART Spider front Photo 2/56   |   1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4S NART Spider Front

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider by Scaglietti

Auction: RM

Sold for: $27,500,000

About the car: Yes, you read that right. $27,500,000 for this extremely rare 275 GTB/4*S NART It was the highest overall seller at all auctions this year. A single owner car, it is a matching numbers car and only one of 10 NART Spiders ever built. While we can day dream about what we would do with this insane amount of money, all proceeds will benefit charity.


1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14 Louver Berlinetta side Photo 6/56   |   1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14 Louver Berlinetta Side

1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta

Auction: Gooding

Sold for: $9,460,000

About the car: This Ferrari is one of only nine examples built. The, 14-Louver has an extensive racing history including participation in the Mille Miglia and the Coppa Inter-Europa. A recent winner at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the curvy red beauty has been well documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.


1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider side Photo 10/56   |   1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider Side

1953 Ferrari 375 M Spider by Pinin Farina

Auction: RM

Sold for: $9,075,000

About the car: Under the care of the same owners since 1968, this Ferrari is a 1954 SCCA National Champion. Commissioned, raced, rare and owned by Jim Kimberly this 375 M Spider is only one of 12. But it is the only one that features pontoon-fenders.


1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante front.JPEG Photo 14/56   |   1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Front

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante

Auction: Gooding

Sold for: $8,745,000

About the car: If you can believe it, this ’37 Bugatti features the original chassis, engine and coachwork. Awarded ‘First in Class’ and the ‘French Cup’ award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this well-maintained 57SC has been well documented by Bugatti historian Julius Kruta.


1997 McLaren F1 Photo 18/56   |   1997 Mclaren F1

1997 McLaren F1

Auction: Gooding

Sold for: $8,470,000

About the car: Considered a landmark in automotive design, this ’97 McLaren F1 has only 14000 original miles and has been maintained by McLaren. The silver supercar also came complete with tools, fitted luggage, service records and more.


1928 Mercedes Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster front Photo 22/56   |   1928 Mercedes Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster Front

1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik

Auction: RM

Sold for: $8,250,000

About the car: As the oldest on the list, this stunning ’28 Mercedes-Benz is last year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ‘Best in Show’ winner. Displayed at the 1929 New York Auto Salon, this 680S Torpedo Roadster is one of three short-windshield examples and the only known survivor.


1939 Mercedes Benz 540K Special Roadster side Photo 26/56   |   1939 Mercedes Benz 540K Special Roadster Side

1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 Special Roadster by Sindelfingen

Auction: RM

Sold for: $7,480,000

About the car: This 540 Special Roadster is a one-off car (owner commissioned), featuring matching numbers and the original five-speed transmission. Just restored, it was once a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance winner.


1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione side Photo 30/56   |   1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Side

1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione

Auction: Gooding

Sold for: $7,150,000

About the car: Pretty in white, this Ferrari is one of the first 250 GT competition cars. Delivered new to racing driver Alfonso de Portago, it has participated in the Mille Miglia 15 times between 1984 and 2013. Ferrari historian Marcel Massini also documented its history.


1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione front three quarter Photo 34/56   |   1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione Front Three Quarter

1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione

Auction: Gooding

Sold for: $4,840,000

About the car: The only Alfa Romeo featured here, this is a rare example. As the first of the Post-war Alfa competition models, it is the last remaining example of the two built. The 6C 2500 was a 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance class winner and participated in the Mille Miglia multiple times.


1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider front Photo 38/56   |   1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Front

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider by Scaglietti

Auction: RM

Sold for: $4,070,000

About the car: A successful period racer, this 750 Monza Spider has an original matching numbers engine. Participating 10 consecutive times in the Mille Miglia, this ’55 Ferrari is one of the most rewarding sports cars of the era.


1966 AAR Gurney Westlake Eagle Mk 1 front Photo 42/56   |   1966 AAR Gurney Westlake Eagle Mk 1 Front
1955 Jaguar D Type front 002 Photo 49/56   |   1955 Jaguar D Type Front 002
RM auctions Photo 56/56   |   RM Auctions
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