18 Aug High Energy Bidder Battles and World Record Sales Fuel $10.2 Million Result at Russo and Steele’s 2015 Monterey Auction Event

For Immediate Release:

 

Scottsdale, Arizona (August 18, 2015) – After an incredible week of camaraderie and cars  by the waterfront at Fisherman’s Wharf in beautiful downtown Monterey, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions is now busy closing out our fifteenth anniversary Monterey auction celebration. We would like to thank all of our wonderful buyers, consignors, friends, family, sponsors and vendors for making the event so special for us all.

 

To briefly recap, Russo and Steele’s 2015 Monterey auction rang up total sales of $10,188,258.00, including a world record setting result for a 1966 Shelby GT350 at $313,500 and several very impressive world record results on high performance Porsche models, which only served to continue the momentum set in this year’s Scottsdale and Newport Beach events and further solidifies Russo and Steele’s ever expanding reputation as the place to sell the best from the German sporting legend.

 

With exceptional pre auction interest, sweeping coverage, record crowds and white hot, rapid fire bidding action on the block reaching an all-time high, our world championship auction staff proved they are the hardest working in the business, by once again egging on several intense exchanges: often times long after the reserve had been pulled. The exhilarating event and the high energy action provided by the company’s exclusive “Auction in the Round” format continued to prove why Russo and Steele is unquestionably the most exciting collector automobile auction in the world!

 

Some of this year’s notable sales included:

 

1966 Shelby GT350 at $313,500.00 (World Record)

1977 Porsche 930 Turbo at $214,500.00 (World Record)

1984 Porsche 930 Turbo at $95,700.00 (World Record)

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet at $440,000.00

1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 at $404,250.00

2005 Porsche Carrera GT at $781,000.00

1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible at $412,500.00

1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 sold for $330,000.00

1990 Lamborghini LM002 “American” at $300,000

1959 Porsche 356 T2 “Factory Hardtop” at $286,000.00

1992 Ferrari 512 TR at $195,250.00

1967 Sunbeam Tiger MKII at $181,500.00

 

Additionally, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest gratitude to our many event sponsors and vendors and encourage you to take advantage of their excellent products, services, and publications when you do business! Early official results will be posted to our website soon! Be sure to stay tuned to the all-new www.russoandsteele.com for further updates as they become available.

 

For further supporting documentation, high-resolution images, or more information about the Russo and Steele’s Monterey 2015 auction and our upcoming 2016 Scottsdale, Arizona event, please contact Darin Roberge at darin@russoandsteele.com.

 

About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

For Enthusiasts by Enthusiasts™. It’s not just a tagline – it’s our lifestyle! As one of the nation’s premier collector-car auction houses, Russo and Steele continues to innovate, set new records, and attract clients worldwide as an exciting alternative to traditional collector-car auctions. In addition to the stellar collector automobiles we offer, our thrilling auction experience and high-octane passion are simply unattainable from anyone else. Auctions include our signature event in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, followed by Newport Beach, California in June, and Monterey, California in August.

 

 

Media Contact:

Darin Roberge

darin@russoandsteele.com

602-252-2697