Check Out Which Cars Brought Home The Big Bucks At The 2016 Mecum Monterey Auction !
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Abstract: Check out which cars brought home the big bucks at the 2016 Mecum Monterey Auction!
Mecum has long been a premier name in high-end car auctions, and few events have better illustrated that fact than the recently completed Mecum Monterey 2016 Collector and Classic Car Auction. With a collection of 704 cars ranging from the classic to the ultra-modern, the auction finished with total combined sales exceeding a staggering $50 million. An impressive six vehicles registered million-dollar bids, with the five cars below earning the highest winning bids from buyers.
One of the most meticulously designed and constructed cars ever to hit the road, it isn 't hyperbole to say that the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari…show more content… A set of 6-to-1 headers and specially tuned exhaust provide the characteristic Ferrari note, while an adjustable spoiler and diffuser flaps lend added stability and control at high speeds. With just 211 original miles, it should come as no surprise that this fine auto topped the sales list at a staggering $4.7 million.
Amid a sea of modern, exotic supercars, the 1966 Ford GT40 Mk. I immediately stands out from the crowd. Devised as an endurance racer for the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ford GT40 was built at the Ford Advanced Vehicles factory in Slough, Buckinghamshire, England, at the urging of Henry Ford II. The GT40 Mk. I features the same 289 cubic-inch V-8 engine that powered many of the era 's Mustangs, while its long, sweeping lines provide excellent aerodynamics and a striking body style that was truly ahead of its time.
This Mk. I, which earned a $4.4 million final selling price, is the first road car to be delivered to American soil. It served briefly as a test car at Ford 's testing grounds in Dearborn, Michigan, before making the rounds for public relations at racing events, car shows and dealerships. After being painted a distinctive blue and orange for a Gulf Oil promotion in the 1980s, the car underwent extensive four-year restorations to restore the original metallichrome silver paint and fit the car with fully correct parts. Considering its unique history, full documentation and striking looks, it 's