Mecum Announces 1960 Maserati Birdcage at 3rd Annual Monterey Auction
Monterey’s Only Daytime Auction to Run Aug. 18-20, 2011
Marengo, IL – Mecum Auctions has begun announcing high-profile consignments for its third annual Mecum Monterey Auction, and among them is a unique 1960 Maserati Tipo 61/60 “Birdcage” race car originally built for racing legend Briggs Cunningham.
Chassis 2459 features a 2.0 liter DOHC inline four cylinder alloy block, twin Weber 45DC03 carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox, rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes. This sports racer, which has been completely restored and prepared by Steve Hart Racing in Norfolk, England with photos of the restoration and FIA papers included, competed at Sebring in 1960 and represents a creative period of Maserati’s leading edge design.
Serving as the only daytime auction on the peninsula, Mecum’s Monterey Auction will feature 750 vehicles representing all makes and models crossing the auction block. The auction – which is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with free admission and convenient general parking – takes place Aug. 18-20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course.
Attendees can be part of the action while the auction broadcasts live on Mecum’s national TV show “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Communications’ HD Theater. For complete auction details or to consign your car today, visit www.Mecum.com or call 815.568.8888.
Mecum 2011 Monterey Auction
August 18-20, 2011
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Gates open Thursday-Saturday at 8 a.m.
Auction begins Thursday- Saturday at 10 a.m.
Live TV Times:
Thursday-Saturday 1-5 p.m.
(All times Pacific)
McCullough Public Relations
Source: Mecum Auctions