This year I’ve opted to list all the cars, with photos, being offered for sale at the various auctions during “Monterey Car Week”. Click the photo and that car’s detail page will open with full catalog details on the corresponding company’s website / auction catalog page.
There are a lot of 300 SLs on offer this year… 15 in total, a mixture of Gullwings and Roadsters, the most in any single year in Monterey since I’ve been attending car week and keeping track… so, more than 12 years. There are a number of Pagoda SLs, some Pre-War- offerings and a nice selection of other coups and cabs from the 1950s – 80s. Also in this group are a couple of ‘Youngtimer’ pre-merger AMG cars and a smattering of modern ‘supercar’ Mercedes.
I didn’t dare try to put my price predictions on each car this year, the market seems so… well, all over the place these days, across these various sectors… I think it would be an exercise in futility. I do think 300SL prices are fairly stable… of course, it all depends on condition and provenance with those cars. There are a lot of cars on teh market this time, so it will be interesting to see where they end up. I would guess there will be a few ‘no-sales’ and I would also guess we’ll see at least one 300SL actually sell under $1,000,000.
I’m in Monterey already and will be here through Sunday, my mobile phone is on the contact page of the website here, give me a call if you want to get together and talk cars. I hope to see many of you during the week at the various events.
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Auction: August 18th at 11:00am PDT
Quail Lodge & Golf Club’s West Field
27050 Rancho San Carlos Road Carmel, California 93923
Wednesday August 16, 9am to 6pm
Thursday August 17, 9am to 6pm
Friday August 18, 8.30am to 11am
Thursday, 17 August 4:00p.m. PDT
Friday, 18 August 1:00p.m. PDT
Location: The Monterey Jet Center: 300 Skypark Dr., Monterey, CA 93940
Wednesday, 16 August 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. PDT
Thursday, 17 August 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. PDT
Friday, 18 August 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. PDT
Friday, August 18 at 5:00pm
Saturday, August 19 at 11:00am
Location: Pebble Beach Parc du Concours – Corner of Stevenson Drive and Portola Road – Pebble Beach, CA
Wednesday, August 16 – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday, August 17 – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, August 18 – 9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday, August 19 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, 17 AUGUST – 5:30 pm
Friday, 18 august – 5:30pm
Saturday, 19 august – 5:30pm
Monterey Conference Center (Portola Plaza Hotel – downtown Monterey)
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
WEDNESDAY, 16 AUGUST – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
THURSDAY, 17 AUGUST – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
FRIDAY, 18, AUGUST – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, August 17th – 10:00am – close ? (‘road art’ starts at 9:00am, cars start at 10:00am)
Friday, August 18th – 10:00am – close ? (‘road art’ starts at 9:00am, cars start at 10:00am)
Saturday, August 19th – No info currently on website – assume the same as the first two days ? 10:00am – close ? (‘road art’ starts at 9:00am, cars start at 10:00am)
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Mecum opens each day at 8:00am
*(Mecum does not supply auction estimates)*