Many of the 600 or so vehicles that will start crossing the block as early as Wednesday afternoon had not been unloaded when we wandered through the huge tents and around the fairways of the Hyatt Regency Monterey hotel and spa that provides the venue for Mecum Auctions annual sale during Monterey Car Week. But there was still plenty of sheet metal to see and to appreciate, and to share some of it here to whet your appetite, and perhaps even your urge to raise your hand once the bidding begins.
Before doing so, however, a quick reminder of how we do this series of stories, photos and vehicle descriptions from collector car auction sites.
What we do is send someone from the staff to the venue during preview days and allow them the freedom to feature not the most expensive or exotic or even the most popular of vehicles, but to simple report to you on the vehicles that caught his or her eye, that, if they had the economic means, the cars they’d want for their own collections.
For example, Mecum Auctions is known for offering some of the finest American muscle cars available for sale. And of late, and especially here at Monterey, Mecum provides an array of modern supercars, this year including the 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita that boxing champion Floyd Mayweather once spent $4.8 million to add to his collection.
But you won’t see any of those sorts of cars in the display below. That’s because my personal preferences are not for those sorts of cars. But I do really like the cars you can explore below. And if you don’t like them, don’t blame Mecum. It has several hundred more that will be crossing the block and I’m sure you’d find dozens of them that are to your liking.