The Russo and Steele “Sports and Muscle in Monterey” classic car auction will be held from the 13th to the 15th of August, 2009 at the San Carlos Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Monterey, California. This event is one of the most anticipated classic car auctions of the year, and it draws collectors and enthusiasts from all over the world. About 150 stunning sports cars and muscle will be put up for sale in this auction.

Some of the highlights of the Russo and Steele Monterey auction include a 1966 Bizzarrini Strada 5300, 1970 Lamborghini Miura S, 1970 Maserati Ghibli Spider, and Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. A very rare car on the block is the 1965 SSSC-2 Exhibition Chassis Club Racer that was built by apprentices at Rolls-Royce. This car was meant to be a show car, but it was later turned into a race car. Another car that is worth mentioning is the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series 2 Cabriolet. It was once owned by avid classic car collector Vilem B. Haan, and later on, it was given an impressive restoration job by master restorer Steve Tillack. The muscle car line-up include a 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Fastback, 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Six-Pack Convertible, as well as other great models from Ford, Chevrolet, and other manufacturers.

Other than the classic car auction, there are also interesting events such as a celebrity memorabilia auction, vintage races, and cocktail parties at the Russo and Steele Monterey auction. Bidders can register at the Russo and Steele website.