One Sunday each August, those pesky golfers are chased from the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach to make room for a real competition: the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance. Finely manicured, white-gloved hands down, Pebble is the swankiest automotive gathering in the country, and many of those who aren’t showing a car are shopping for one.
Auctions are a key part of concours week, which draws thousands of well-heeled collectors to Monterey, California, many of them only too happy to spend millions on the rare or historic car of their dreams. Many of the cars are quite literally one of a kind, and rarely seen beyond a place like Pebble. The auctions are almost as amazing as the concours, so we’ve scoured the catalogs to bring you the very best of the bunch, from a Le Mans-winning Porsche to the blindingly quick Enzo that Ferrari gave Pope John Paul II. (Seriously.)
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