RM Auctions 2014 Monterey Preview – 1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout

If the official name of Raceabout is not confirmation enough! This Mercer 1911 Type 35R Raceabout is perhaps the worlds first rally sportscar. Outstanding.

1911 Mercer Type 35R RaceAbout

Lot 235

1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout

$2,500,000 – $3,500,000

An institution for over 25 years, the historic Monterey auction is held at the Portola Hotel & Spa, steps away from downtown Monterey and Fisherman’s Wharf. The spacious plaza, ballroom, and lobby at the Portola present ample room and comfort to preview the diverse offering of high-caliber automobiles that this sale attracts.


Along with the auction excitement, the entire week is filled with automotive events from historic racing to festivals to concours events. The week culminates with the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. RM’s Monterey auction smashes records year after year, and 2013 saw $125 million in cars sold over two days of passionate bidding.


To learn more about consigning to RM Auctions, please visit our Consign page. RM is one of the most trusted and reputable collector car auction houses in the world, and we pride ourselves on the integrity and results that we provide to our clients, as well as the easy, seamless experience we deliver once the difficult decision has been made to part with a wonderful car or collection. With a large, global database of collectors and knowledgeable, dedicated staff in key markets, RM presents a great opportunity to maximize the exposure of your car or collection.


Consignments close mid- to late-June; please contact one of our knowledgeable car specialists to consign, email us, or call +1 519 352 4575. 


Wednesday, August 13
10:00 am – 6:00 pm preview
Thursday, August 14
10:00 am – 8:00 pm preview
Friday, August 15
10:00 am – 6:00 pm preview
6:00 pm auction
The auction will run approx. 3-4 hours
Saturday, August 16
10:00 am – 6:00 pm preview
6:00 pm auction
The auction will run approx. 3-4 hours

*All times are shown in the time zone in which the auction is conducted.


Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, California



Admits one (1) to all preview days.


Please note that the auction is limited to registered bidders, consignors and qualified media only.
This includes Bidder Registration for one (1), one auction catalogue, and admission for two (2) to the preview, and auction.

Recommended Accommodations

Portola Hotel and Spa
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, California

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History is important to us, and we work hard to make sure all lots we offer are fully researched and historically accurate. With this in mind, we make sure to include all corresponding information and accessories, from certificates to tool kits, with the lots we sell. All of this is held at our history library on site, under the Access the Knowledge banner, so please visit us if you require further information on a lot being sold in our auction.

Sale Produced By

Monterey Auction Company
601 Capitol Avenue
Vallejo, CA
t: +1 519 352 4575

Dealer License # 34509

Tom Burkart is the founder and managing editor of Car-Revs-Daily.com, an innovative and rapidly-expanding automotive news magazine.

He holds a Journalism JBA degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Tom currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his two amazing dogs, Drake and Tank.

Mr. Burkart is available for all questions and concerns by email Tom(at)car-revs-daily.com.

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