The “why” behind Monterey’s top sales


With the monterey auction week in the rearview, the “Wow!” of its two headline sales has been played to death. It’s the “Why?” that still fascinates me. One car, a 1962 Ferrari 250GTO, the preeminent model of the most revered aspirational brand, sold for $48.4 million after a tedious nine minutes of bidding. The other car, a 1935 Duesenberg SSJ, a little-known relic from a long-dead brand, sold for $22 million. It was the greatest bidding war I’ve ever seen.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/12/05/montereys-top-sales-explained


There are two 8mm vintage film (now videos) of three 250’s, two GTO’s and one California being driven on Mullholland drive and Willow Springs circa 1970. They are narrated by one of the owner/drivers who was a teenager at the time. Incredible video, as a new poster, I hope I can put the links up;

Great to see what they were like in the wild.