Capping off the work week, we want to highlight a few Friday sales from Monterey Car Week 2021 that really caught our attention.
Starting off at RM Sotheby’s, the 1961 Jaguar “Flat Floor” E-Type fell a bit short of the auction estimate with the final price coming in at $257,600. Not quite the $275,000 to $325,000 estimated by the auction company, but a respectable result for this rare, early example of the iconic E-Type.
Just shy of the RM Sotheby’s estimate of $625,000 to $675,000, this 2007 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 Edition – that’s a long name for a car! – sold for $615,500. We would venture to say it was well-bought at that price, considering it’s the only Mercedes-Benz/McLaren street car built before their sporting partnership ended.
Over at Bonhams this 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 sold just within the auction estimate of $1,800,000 to $2,300,000 with a final price of $1,875,000. In truly resplendent purple-on-blue paint, we have no doubt that the new owner of this car will be exceedingly happy to add it to their collection.
Lastly, still at Bonhams, we think this 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster was very well-sold. Bonhams estimated it would go for between $175,000 and $225,000 and we can’t really argue with that, seeing as the final price was $224,000. A strong showing for the Speedster and a nice addition to someone’s collection.
We’ll be covering more sales from Monterey Car Week 2021 and following up on our Top Ten list in the coming days, so be sure to check back for more updates.