Monterey Car Week 2022 Preview

The classic and exotic car market is gearing up for one of the most important events of the year: Monterey Car Week. The week is jam-packed with auctions and events for collectors and enthusiasts of all kinds. The cornerstone of the week is the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and a series of high-profile live auction events by the most renown Auction Houses:

Auction calendar for Monterey Car Week 2022

Click the name of the auction in the list above to see all of the listings for sale in Monterey, and read on for a breakdown of those listings.


A changing landscape

Monterey certainly hasn’t been the same since COVID-19 rocked the world in 2020. Obviously, we saw a huge reduction in listings that year (with many auctions being cancelled, and a few moving online), and the numbers haven’t caught up to pre-pandemic levels since then. This year, Russo & Steele has cancelled their Monterey Auction and Broad Arrow is bringing its inaugural auction to the peninsula. And with online auctions continuing to play a big role in the market, Monterey 2022 will be one that the entire industry will be watching closely as a gauge for the market as a whole. Below, we compare the number of listings that crossed the block in Monterey for the past 5 years:

Number of cars for sale at the Monterey Auctions, 2018-2022

Counts last updated August 1, 2022. More listings are expected to be added.


Porsche and Ferrari lead the pack

Monterey is one of the 3 primary auction events of the year where we see many of the high sales in the market (the other 2 are Scottsdale in January and Amelia Island in March). And it's no surprise to see Porsche and Ferrari as the most represented makes crossing the block this year. Below, we break down the listings at all of the auctions in Monterey by Make:

2022 Monterey Auction Listings by Make


Listings to Watch in Monterey

Some of our favorite listings crossing the block on the peninsula this year:


Events for collectors and enthusiasts of all kinds

In addition to the auctions, there are car shows, meet-ups, dinners, and events for collectors and enthusiasts of all kinds. If you are heading to Monterey, here is a list of events throughout the peninsula during Car Week to keep you busy while you debate your next auction bid:

Unfortunately, some stalwart events have been cancelled for this year. We hope to see them back next year!


* The CLASSIC.COM Market Benchmark (CMB) is a benchmark value for vehicles in a given Market based on data accumulated by CLASSIC.COM and calculated by a proprietary algorithm that takes into account volume and recency of each data point. CMB can be used to assess the performance of a market over a given time period. However, it does not represent the value of a specific vehicle. Read more in our Glossary of Terms


Header photo credit: 1992 Ferrari F40 for sale at RM Sotheby's Monterey Auction 2022


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