Monterey Car Week is a highlight on the automotive show calendar, it’s a bucket list event for automotive aficionados, automotive photographers and of course, millionaires showing off their amazing car collections as well as those in the market for something new and rare. Automakers often showcase their latest and greatest wares at the event, it’s not uncommon to see concept cars on show along with pre-production specials. There are many highlights during Monterey Car Week, and one of the most anticipated is the RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction thanks to the many rare and special cars that come up for sale. It’s not your normal automotive auction, it’s one of those elite events for the 15-ers to add to or trim down their collections. With Monterey Car Week taking place on the weekend of the 18th of August 2022, we’re starting to see details of the cars that will be sold under the hammer.
There are loads of amazing cars set to be auctioned off, so many that we have no idea where to spend our theoretical millions of dollars. There are some complete collections up for sale, the well-known Terrence Adderly Collection will see ten cars up for grabs, the collection features some of the rarest cars created by Duesenberg, Stutz, and Rolls-Royce, as well as important sports and GT cars from Porsche, Ferrari, and Mercedes-Benz. The most interesting is the 1935 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe, featured in numerous books and as the basis for a Monogram model, one of the most beautiful open Duesenbergs. You can see more about the collection in the video below. While it’s got some rare stuff, none of our fake money will be spent on them.
It’s hard to choose a favourite car at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey Car Week auction, but we would happily throw our non-existent money at one of the coolest Nissans on the planet, the 1994 Nissan Skyline GT-R JGTCC-GT1. This competition car was a collab between Hasemi Motorsport and NISMO to enter the 1994 Japan Grand Touring Car Championship. This exact car was driven by Japanese motorsports legend Masahiro Hasemi and it took 2nd overall in the driver’s championship. The car was bought from Hasemi Motorsport by its current owner in 1996 and still sees fitment of a works-built RB26DETT engine with an Xtrac 6-speed sequential transmission. It’s race-ready, and that’s just fantastic. The car is listed at $500 000 - $550 000 with no reserve, so a mere R9 100 000 without import duties.
Take a look at the YouTube video showcasing the amazing 1994 Nissan Skyline GT-R JGTCC-GT1 car, possibly the coolest JDM racecar money can buy, true 90s motoring perfection: Monterey 2022—1994 Nissan Skyline GT-R ‘JGTCC-GT1’ | RM Sotheby's
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