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