Mecum Monterey 2019 Preview: Hypercars, Supercars and More
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Mecum Auctions is heading to the Monterey Car Week with a ton of incredible vehicles that will be auctioned off. Their lots consist of historic cars, hypercars, classic cars, supercars, exotic cars, luxury cars and so much more. For our preview, we’re showing off a few select lots that will cross Mecum’s auction block. Check them out below and visit Mecum.com to see even more offerings.
2017 Lamborghini Centenario
Hand-built in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, and barely touched at just 210 original miles, this 2017 Centenario is one of but a small handful built for delivery to the U.S., and of those, the only example finished in ominous Nero Alderbaran with red trim. It is nearly impossible to gaze upon this extraordinary machine and not imagine a spaceship that would put the Millennium Falcon to shame, its angry visage crouched low over the road as if poised to launch forward into hyperspace.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Weissach PKG)
No. 472 of the 918 produced, this 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach represents Stuttgart’s answer to the latest generation of exotic supercars: a brilliantly conceived machine that remains at the leading edge almost 10 years after its October 2010 introduction at the Geneva Auto Show. If the central purpose of the breed is to push boundaries, the hybrid 918 exceeds its mission parameters like never before, and the addition of the $84,000 Weissach Package puts it even further out of the competition’s reach.
2005 Ford GT PB1-1
In early May 2004, this 2005 Ford GT prototype, built in March 2004 and designated Plant Build Phase 1 Car No. 1 (PB1-1), arrived at the sprawling Nardò Technical Center automotive proving ground (Prototipo S.p.A.) in Apulia in southern Italy. Ford’s mission: to test the durability of the powertrain, certify the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires and, most importantly, to show that the Ford GT could meet and exceed the Dearborn company’s stringent R205 specification targeting a minimum top speed of 205 MPH.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTS
One of the rarest and most desirable of the front-engined V-12 powered Ferraris, this 1966 275 GTS has been in the care of a former Skip Barber Midwest series physician since 1983. Introduced at the Paris Auto Show in October 1964, the Ferrari 275 GT in both Berlinetta and Spyder configurations represented a significant leap forward in Ferrari’s road-going grand-touring cars. Replacing the 250 LWB Tour de France coupe and 250 GT California Spyder, respectively, they were the first production Ferraris to employ all-independent suspension.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
Chassis No. 10735, this magnificent 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is a late production European-spec example completed in December 1967 with Bianco Polo paint, a Rosso VM 3171 leather interior, rear-window defroster and power windows. It was delivered new in January 1968 through Franco-Britannic Autos in Paris to a French surgeon in Chambéry. An exquisite example of one of the most significant and desirable Ferrari road cars, 275 GTB/4 No. 10735 earned Ferrari Certification in 2018 and is offered with a Massini report, books, records and tools.
2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster
Finished in a Bianco Benny exterior with black accents and a Rojo interior with diamond-stitching, this 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster presents in sensational condition, a tribute to the incredible talents who brought it to life in Pagani’s immaculate Modena facility. More than possessing perhaps the world’s premier hypercar, owning a Pagani Huayra is an entry into an active and enthusiastic community and events at many superb venues, including an annual gathering hosted by the Pagani family and factory team.
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
This car has only 426 original miles and features numerous special options, including special-order Rosso Fuoco paint, carbon fiber dashboard livery, black leather and an Alcantara interior with red contrasting stitching and red prancing horse embroidery in the headrests. The superstructure of the LaFerrari is constructed of composite carbon fiber—cured in the same autoclave as Ferrari’s Formula 1 race cars. The entire drivetrain is “state of the art” Formula 1, consisting of a 6.3L V-12 engine mated with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System for a combined output of 949 HP all transmitted through a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.