The Pebble Beach Concours 2017 drew 204 cars from 15 countries and 31 states to the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The judging process at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is two-fold: Class Judges focus primarily on originality and authenticity, while Honorary Judges direct their attention to design, styling and elegance. To be eligible to win Best of Show — the event’s top award — a car must first win its class.
The 1929 German Mercedes had what it takes to win the title over more than 200 other beautiful cars. The pre-war era car retains its original chrome-plated wheels and was restored by Steve Babinsky of Lebanon, N.J. for McCaw, who has owned the car for several years.
In addition to winning the coveted Best of Show award, the owner also receives a host of other accolades, including a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date just 41 watch with a special "Best of Show" engraving on the case back. Rolex is the official timepiece of the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance.
Top Sales, Monterey 2017
1. 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster sold for $22,550,000, RM Sotheby's.
2. 1995 McLaren F1 Coupe sold for $15,620,000, Bonham’s
3. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Coupe sold for $14,520,000, Gooding & Company
4. 1970 Porsche 917K Race Car sold for $14,080,000, Gooding & Company
5. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Coupe sold for $8,305,000, RM Sotheby's
6. 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Roadster sold for $8,000,000, Bonham’s
7. 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT sold for $6,765,000, RM Sotheby's
8. 1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spider sold for $5,720,000, RM Sotheby's
9. 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III sold for $5,335,000, RM Sotheby's
10. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT SI Cabriolet sold for $4,840,000, Gooding & Company