Monterey Car Week: Part 2

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe

This August it will not be unusual to witness a person drop millions of dollars for a car in front of a large roaring crowd. This type of thing happens almost every year and happened again last year when an intense bidding battle ensued over a rare 1962 Ferrari California Spyder, which ended up selling for over $5 million at Monterey’s Gooding & Company auction. Even more impressive was the 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe that sold for a remarkable $7.92 million in 2008, breaking the record for the most expensive car sold at an auction in the United States.

This year there will be five different auctions all loaded with many fabulous vehicles to satisfy one’s curiosity for the collector car market. The auctions include; Russo and Steele, RM, Gooding & Company, Bonhams and Butterfields, and Mecum. Some of these auctions are still accepting seller entries. If one is willing to take a chance, the auctions held during the Monterey Car Week may be a good opportunity for one to try to sell a collector car thanks to its ability to attract large quantities of auto enthusiasts and its wide exposure to reach buyers around the country and overseas with their extensive phone line bidding system.

Whether one is looking to acquire a collector car or just wants to be a spectator to the wild car buying party, a place where cocktails are constantly flowing and gleaming exotic cars are paraded down a glamorous stage like gorgeous stars on a runway, this year’s collection of auctions will surely be enough to provide one with a variety car buying of experiences unlike any other in the world. Anything can happen so don’t miss out on all the auction action this August in Monterey.


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