One week, six auctions, and over 1,500 cars for sale. That’s Monterey Car Week’s auction lineup in a nutshell. Last year’s events saw just shy of $400m in combined totals, and car people from all over the world will be focused on the peninsula next week to see what’s in store for the market for 2016.
Monterey is the American market’s high-water mark of the year, at least in terms of expensive cars. This is where some of the biggest cars are sold, from Carroll Shelby’s personal CSX2000 Cobra to any number of custom-bodied Packards, Duesenbergs, and more. But it’s not just about the high-end of the market — you can still find deals on Corvettes, Challengers, Mustangs, and other American muscle as well.
ACC’s reporters will be everywhere during the week, tallying the American car sales and watching for this year’s peaks and valleys in the market. As for me, I’ll be everywhere, too, shooting photos and kicking tires — and looking for cars to profile for the next issue of ACC.
If you’re going to be in the area, look for ACC at the Gooding auction, and at Concorso Italiano, where we’ll have booths with our sister publication, Sports Car Market. Come by, say hi, give us some feedback, and renew your subscription at our lowest rates of the year. And don’t forget to check out SCM’s Insider’s Guide to Monterey, which has all the info you need to know about what’s going on in the area, how to get there, and when to be there.
And watch for ACC’s 30th issue, out in September, with our complete report and analysis from this year’s sales.