August consistently ranks as the principal month of the year for classic car sales. Last year’s Monterey Car Week saw a certain Aston Martin crowned the most expensive British car ever at the increasingly legendary annual Pebble Beach auctions.
With a blockbuster line up of classics up for grabs, will 2018’s hottest month of car auctions produce even more surprises and excitement?
Discover the most anticipated August 2018 auctions and lots below:
Pebble Beach, California
While being a relatively new auction house, Gooding & Co ranks in the top classic car auctioneers in the world, and has produced countless memorable lots since its inception in 2003. The fast approaching Pebble Beach auction stands out as their most illustrious sale of the year.
Gooding & Co brags to be the official auction house of the world?renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. It is also the only auction held within the gates of the famed 17?Mile Drive, a feat that holds them in high regard among classic car enthusiasts and collectors.
The 1935 Dussenberg SSJ, delivered new to Hollywood icon Gary Cooper is sure to be a firm contender for top spot.
The example offered is one of only two models ever produced, and according to auto blog, Gooding & Co have estimated the Dussenberg will fetch over $10 million when it goes under the hammer.
Bonham’s will once again return to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula for its 21st annual Quail Lodge auction.
They will be looking to emulate 2017’s success after collecting $56 million total sales with a 90% success rate, proving this to be one of the largest and most respected automotive auctions of the year.
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta with Scaglietti-Design coachwork from legendary Pinin Farina will be a strong contender for top lot at this year’s Quail Lodge auction.
Although price estimates have not been released, expect a hefty price tag.
RM Sotheby’s is perhaps the most household name of all of the auction houses featured. After last year’s record-breaking Aston Martin sale, excitement continues to grow as RM Sotheby’s approaches its 30th consecutive year in Monterey.
This year RM Sotheby’s will be looking to once again alter the record books, as the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO looks set to become the most expensive car ever offered at auction.
Considered the ‘golden years’ of Ferrari manufacture, this particular era has a seemingly infinite price limit for rare, collectable Ferrari 250 GTO’s.
This example is the third of only 36 models ever produced. It is a car that is steeped in racing history and offered in pristine condition, making it about as rare and desirable as it gets in the classic car market.
RM Sotheby’s have estimated the GTO will fetch over $45 million on the 24th August, which will surpass Bonhams’ current world record sale of another 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $38 million back in 2014.
Monterey Car Week never fails to entertain.
See below for the full list of dates for the August 2018 auctions:
|Auction||Auction House||Category||Start Date||End Date||Location||URL|
|Comics||Heritage||Memorabillia||August 2, 2018||August 4, 2018||Beverley Hills||https://goo.gl/p1VLSG|
|Harrisburg 2018||Mecum||Luxury cars||August 2, 2018||August 4, 2018||Harrisburg||https://goo.gl/zq5Se7|
|US Coins||Heritage||Comics||August 14, 2018||August 20, 2018||Philadelphia||https://goo.gl/7wk4C9|
|World Coins||Heritage||Coins||August 14, 2018||August 17, 2018||Philadelphia||https://goo.gl/cgHmWu|
|Currency||Heritage||Coins||August 14, 2018||August 17, 2018||Philadelphia||https://goo.gl/Y6P3fu|
|The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum: Decorative Arts and Design||Christie's||Fine Art and Antiques||August 16, 2018||August 23, 2018||Online||https://goo.gl/Qhi4FA|
|Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles||Heritage||Sports||August 18, 2018||August 19, 2018||Dallas||https://goo.gl/hvrqML|
|Interiors||Christies||Furniture||August 22, 2018||August 22, 2018||New York||https://goo.gl/uH2iNX|
|Monterey 2018||Mecum||Luxury cars||August 23, 2018||August 25, 2018||Monterey||https://goo.gl/tWsEFj|
|Monterey 2018||Russo & Steele||Luxury Cars||August 23, 2018||August 25, 2018||Monterey||https://goo.gl/pi6zD8|
|The Pebble Beach Auctions||Gooding & Co||Luxury Cars||August 24, 2018||August 25, 2018||California||https://goo.gl/BcRnyP|
|Quail Lodge Auction||Bonhams||Luxury Cars||August 24, 2018||August 24, 2018||California||https://goo.gl/fMgAXX|
|RM Sotheby's: Monterey||Sothebys||Luxury Cars||August 24, 2018||August 25, 2018||Monterey||https://goo.gl/bpbRK1|
|American & Political||Heritage||Memorabillia||August 25, 2018||August 26, 2018||Dallas||https://goo.gl/DF5uFZ|
|Original Film Posters Online||Sothebys||Memorabillia||August 28, 2018||September 4, 2018||Online||https://goo.gl/iDxF6Y|
|RM Sotheby's: Auburn Fall||Sothebys||Luxury Cars||August 30, 2018||September 2, 2018||Auburn||https://goo.gl/AQhA2m|