Fantasy picks for RM Auction's Monterey Sale

It's Monterey Car Week once again, and in anticipation of going for the first time in almost ten years, my son and I sat down to pick our top three cars being offered by RM Auctions. Not simply the most expensive or rare, but the cars we'd most like to have in our garage - cars we would use.

Here's our top 3 picks - what's yours?

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The 1913 Stevens-Duryea Model C Touring (lot 208) estimated at $200,000 to $270,000. Frank Duryea doesn't alway get the credit he deserves as a car designer/engineer. These are great cars and this one just happens to be one of the better deals if you can pick it up around $200,000.

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The 1931 Bentley 8-liter Sports Cabriolet by Barker (lot 233) estimated at $3.75 to $4.75 million. Only 100 8-liter Bentleys were made and this has to be one of the most attractive bodies ever placed on this chassis - one of the starts of the RM sale.

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The 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa by Pinin Farina (lot 225) estimated at $1.9 to $2.4 million. The auctions are awash with amazing Ferraris, but this car speaks to me. The 250 is the engine to have, in my humble opinion, and this car wears a handsome Pinin Farina body as well.


  1. 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa
    1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype
    1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti

  2. 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio by Gangloff
    1974 Lancia Stratos Hf Stradale by Bertone
    1955 Porsche 356 pre-A 1500 by Reutter