The 2021 Monterey Car Week may be over, but we here at SportsCarDigest are just getting started in our review of the week. We’ve already highlighted all four exciting days of the Monterey Motorsports Reunion that took place at the Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca. We’ve celebrated with you as a beautiful Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahnkurier in immaculate shape won the venerable Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. And, just recently, we revealed the most expensive car sold at the Pebble Beach Auction, a 1995 McLaren F1 with under 400 miles on the clock, with every optional extra added in.

However, there were far more cars at the auction than just that gorgeous McLaren. In fact, since the 2020 event was canceled due to the global pandemic, there were more cars at auction over the Monterey Car Week than ever before, with nearly 300 lots to get through. This resulted in a massive $345 million USD crossing the block in two days, a full 35.3% more than the previous show, the 2019 Pebble Beach Auction.

The auction also showed that despite a year and a half of uncertainty in car collecting circles, there is still an appetite for classic cars. There may even be more of an appetite now since those wealthy enough for the best of the best classics haven’t had an opportunity to bid for a while.

If anything, the auction showed that the fears of classic car auctions disappearing was unfounded, and they are going as strong as ever. With that in mind, let us explore the top 10 cars from the 2021 Monterey Car Week Pebble Beach Auction!

#1 1995 McLaren F1: $20.5 Million USD

1995 McLaren F1

As already covered in our story yesterday, a 1995 McLaren F1, with owner representation by Gooding & Company, crossed the block and shattered its expected sale price of $15 Million USD. Due to the low mileage, excellent service records, and a full catalog of the optional extras one could add when purchasing a McLaren F1 new, it sold at an astounding price of $20,495,000 USD, making it the most expensive McLaren F1 road car ever sold, as well as the tenth most expensive car ever sold at auction in the world. See the full article for more details.

#2 1959 Ferrari 250 California LWB Competizione Spyder: $10.8 Million USD

1959 Ferrari 250 California LWB Competizione Spyder

Well known for their collectibility, the Ferrari 250 cars are some of the most sought-after to add to one’s private collection. This was proven once again when a 1959 Ferrari 250 California, of the rarer Long Wheel Base configuration and the extremely rare Competizione upgrade to make it into a race-capable car, crossed the block with the gavel sounding at $10,840,000 USD. There are only 50 of the 250 California LWB’s in existence, and of those, only 9 of them ever received the Competizione upgrade. The upgrade was pricey, but it did add a racing gearbox, lighter weight aluminum body panels, 3 Weber 40DCL6 carburetors for competition, and the Tipo 168 V12 bumped to 270 HP. The car sold at Pebble Beach was Chassis 1235GT with a numbers-matching engine 1235GT.

#3 1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Coupe: $9.5 Million USD

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Top 10 Cars From The 2021 Monterey Car Week Pebble Beach Auction
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Published Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 23:51:26 +0000