& Company Pebble Beach event and two were hammered by Bonhams. Ferrari dominates these multimillion dollar marks—specifically the lauded 250. In addition to the 1962 250 GTOs that now sit second and third on the alltime auction list, there are five additional 250s in the top 30, from a 1959 Ferrari 250 California that hammered at Gooding in 2016 for $18.1 million to a 1957 250 Testa Rossa, also sold at Gooding & Co. back in 2011 for a tidy $16.4 million. But these are outside the top 20. The other Ferrari stars are a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4s, sold by Sotheby’s in 2013 for $27.5 million (seventh on the top 30 list); a 1964 275 GTB/C auctioned the next year, also by Sotheby’s, for $26.4 million (eighth); and a 1955 410 Sport, at $22 million (11th). That was last year, again at Sotheby’s. The international auction house is responsible for the highest-priced car on the list that is not a Mercedes or Ferrari. In 2017, a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 hammered for $22.5 million, making it the ninth most expensive auction car. Number 12 in Hagerty’s lineup also set a record during Car Week 2018. A 1935 Duesenberg Model SSJ brought $22 million at the Gooding event that year, the highest figure ever recorded for a car built before World War II. It was once owned by Gary Cooper. It’s not just classics that draw bidder attention. Three of the cars sold during Car Week that made the top 30 list are supercars. Not surprisingly, all three are McLaren F1s, the car that redefined the term supercar in the 1990s. During the collecting boom that grew from the Covid-19 pandemic, a 1995 McLaren F1 went for $20.4 million during the Gooding auction at Pebble Beach, the highest bid of the three. On that Saturday night in 2018 when history was made—however shortlived—at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction, once the Ferrari rolled off the block, much of the crowd cleared the room. There were more big numbers to come, but they had seen the biggest. And that was thrill enough. The hammer falls during the 2022 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction. Of the 30 most expensive cars ever sold at auction, 18 have traded hands during Car Week. DANIEL DREIFUSS www.montereycountyweekly.com 27 SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023 • 4–7PM CARMEL, CALIFORNIA TICKETS $75 • THEBARNYARD.COM/EVENTS www.bigsurfoodandwine.org M/barnyardshoppingvillage Benefitting The Big Sur Food & Wine Foundation, a non-profit Charitable Trust BigSurFood&Wine_1-2h_HAVEN23_dg.indd 1 8/3/23 2:59 PM 27_haven23.indd 1 8/3/23 3:14 PM