The Most Expensive American Cars of Monterey Car Week

The numbers from Monterey Car Week are shaping up, with combined sales totaling $395m. Here is our roundup of sales figures and top American cars from each auction house:

RM Sotheby’s reported Monterey sales exceeding $167m — the highest-grossing collector car auction of all time. A 1910 American Underslung Traveler Toy Tonneau was the most expensive American lot at $1.8m. View all the sold cars here.

Sales at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction totaled $128m. The top American sale was a 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1108 sedan at $3.6m. View all the sold cars here.

A 2005 Ford GT sold for $297k at Bonhams Carmel, earning high-American-sale honors. Preliminary sales at Bonhams totaled $46.7m. View all the sold cars here.

At Mecum Monterey, top American honors went to a 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda convertible at $2.25m (pictured), and combined totals came to $45m. View the Mecum results here.

A 1958 Dual-Ghia convertible went for $413k at Russo and Steele Monterey and was the most expensive American lot. Russo sales came to $10.1m. View all the sold cars here.

The numbers so far total $395m. That figure will grow in the coming days as auction houses finalize their results. Rick Cole Auctions has not yet released results. Last year the combined total for all Monterey sales was $464m.

Watch this space for updates. The next issue of American Car Collector will feature comprehensive in-depth coverage of all the Monterey Car Week auctions and events. Click here to subscribe, and you’ll get the magazine delivered to your mailbox.



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