Incredible Assemblage of More Than 40 Porsches at Mecum’s Monterey Daytime Auction

By Auto News Log • July 28th, 2012

Can-Am Champion L&M 917/10 Headlines Largest Porsche Offering on the Peninsula

Walworth, Wis. - Mecum Auctions will be offering an incredible assemblage of more than 40 prize Porsches during the 4th annual Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction, August 16-18, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf course. In addition to the famed 1972 Can-Am Champion L&M 917/10 Spyder (Lot S123), this largest single auction offering of Porsches during the Monterey Vintage Week includes a number of other historically significant racing Porsches from the comprehensive Steve Goldin Collection.

Excitement is building around the premier offering of what is perhaps the most recognizable Porsche 917 in the world. The Penske Racing-prepared L&M 917/10 Spyder occupies a special position in racing history as the car that earned Porsche its first Can-Am Championship, once again demonstrating the German automaker’s formidable engineering capabilities and its pioneering developments in turbocharging. It is without doubt one of the most significant cars in all of racing history.

Seven historic Porsches from the Steve Goldin Collection will be offered on Saturday, August 18. Ranging from Al Holbert’s 1973 911S personal daily driver (Lot S114) to Bob Akin’s famous Sebring-winning 1986 962 (Lot S113), these world-beating machines span fifteen years of Porsche racing glory around the globe, their collective heritage also tied to other legendary champions of the marque – Hurley Haywood, Emerson Fittipaldi, the Kremer Brothers, Rolf Stommelen and Bobby Rahal, to name but a few.

Of course, Porsche is not just about racing, as the Monterey Daytime Auction’s vast array of fabulous road-going Porsches attests. There is something to fulfill every collector’s desire; the lasting appeal of cars such as Lot F132, a meticulously restored and documented 1957 356 Speedster; the quick, nimble and extremely rare 1973 911 Carrera RS Lightweight (Lot S157); the exhilarating power of the Le Mans-inspired 650 HP 2005 Carrera GT (Lot S156). Together this offering of Porsche’s finest is characterized by superb quality and extensive documentation, in many cases including a factory-issued Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

The complete lineup of rare collector Porsches, including histories and vehicle specifications, is available for perusal at http://www.mecum.com .

Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction

August 16-18, 2012

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Preview:

Gates open at 8 a.m. Thursday thru Saturday

Auction:

Thursday thru Saturday 10 a.m.

Live TV Times:

Thursday thru Saturday 12-6 p.m.

(All Times Pacific)

About the Mecum Auction Company

The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 10,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Discovery’s Velocity Network. For further information, visit http://www.mecum.com or call 262.275.5050. You can also find us on Facebook at facebook.com/mecumauction or on Twitter @mecum.

Source: Mecum Auctions

 

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