Money, and lots of it, is an underlying theme to Monterey Car Week. From the rare and desirable vehicles on display and driving around to exorbitant hotel room prices, wealth is in the air. (Our free Hagerty Dawn Patrol hats, ironically, are some of the most exclusive items on the peninsula.) The affluence extends to the auctions as well, where once-in-a-lifetime sales can hit seven- and eight-figure bids. We track these sales, both small and large, to help feed our extensive valuation database. But no amount of data can predict all human behavior, and that means there are always some results higher than we expect.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2017/08/23/big-money-surprises-at-monterey-2017