• Aug 13, 2010
RM Ford-Themed Monterey Auction - Click above for high-res image gallery

The Monterey auctions kicked off last night with a special Ford-only sale put on by RM. Despite an offering of significant race cars and a slew of concept cars, bidding was sluggish and many of the final sale prices were well below the pre-auction estimates. Some of the concepts like the 2000 Ford Prodigy Concept and the 2002 Lincoln Coninental Concept Shell sold for just $14,000 each, while many of the high profile cars sold for less than half the estimates. The 2003 Ford Supercharged Thunderbird Concept went for $60,000, the 2004 Lincoln Mark X Concept sold for $92,500, and the 2004 Ford Mustang GT-R Concept went to a bidder who only had to fork over $100,000.

The top sales of the day were actually a pair of Lincolns, one a 1962 Continental "Bubbletop" Kennedy Limousine ($429,000) and the other a 1933 KB Custom Dietrich Convertible Sedan ($385,000). Some most significant cars were no-sales, including a 1903 Ford Model A that is the oldest existing Ford ever sold (high bid of $325,000) and a 1964 Cooper Ford "King Cobra" that didn't meet the reserve at $450,000.

You can see the Ford concept cars and many of the other vehicles at RM's Thursday night auction in the gallery below, and be sure to check back for more auction photos and results this weekend.


2001 Ford Forty Nine Concept 2001 Lincoln MK9 Concept 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin Concept 2001 Ford EX Concept 2002 Lincoln Continental Shelf Concept 2004 Ford Mustang GT-R Concept 2001 Ford Explorer Sportsman Concept 1961 Ford Mustang FIA race car 1961 Ford Mustang FIA race car 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback 1903 Ford Model A 1903 Ford Model A 2001 Ford F-150 Lightning Rod Concept 2001 Ford F-150 Lightning Rod Concept 2001 Ford F-150 Lightning Rod Concept 2001 Ford Explorer Sportsman Concept 2001 Ford Explorer Sportsman Concept 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin Concept 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin Concept 2003 Lincoln Navicross Concept 2003 Lincoln Navicross Concept 2003 Lincoln Navicross Concept 2001 Ford Urban Explorer Concept 2001 Ford Urban Explorer Concept 2001 Ford Urban Explorer Concept 2000 Ford Prodigy Concept 2000 Ford Prodigy Concept 2000 Ford Prodigy Concept 2005 Lincoln MKS Concept 2005 Lincoln MKS Concept 2005 Lincoln MKS Concept 2004 Lincoln Aviator Concept 2004 Lincoln Aviator Concept 2004 Lincoln Aviator Concept 2002 Lincoln Continental Shelf Concept 2002 Lincoln Continental Shelf Concept 2001 Ford EX Concept 2001 Ford EX Concept 2001 Ford EX Concept 2001 Lincoln MK9 Concept 2001 Lincoln MK9 Concept 2001 Ford Forty Nine Concept 2001 Ford Forty Nine Concept 2001 Ford Forty Nine Concept 2003 Mercury Messenger Concept 2003 Mercury Messenger Concept 2003 Ford Supercharged Thunderbird Concept 2003 Ford Supercharged Thunderbird Concept 2003 Ford Supercharged Thunderbird Concept 2004 Lincoln Mark X Concept 2004 Lincoln Mark X Concept 1957 Ford Thunderbird #98 "The Battlebird" 1957 Ford Thunderbird #98 "The Battlebird" 1963.5 Ford Galaxie Holman & Moody Nascar 1963.5 Ford Galaxie Holman & Moody Nascar 1964 Cooper Ford "King Cobra" 1964 Cooper Ford "King Cobra" 1933 KB Custom Dietrich Convertible Sedan 1911 Ford Model K Touring 1962 Continental "Bubbletop" Kennedy Limousine 1962 Continental "Bubbletop" Kennedy Limousine 1967 Shelby American Can-Am Cobra Group 7 1967 Shelby American Can-Am Cobra Group 7

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      • 4 Years Ago
      The Prodigy only went for $14,000? Maybe that's cause it's FUGLY!
      Ditto the Continental Concept Shell.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm kinda surprised that they sold for that much since they aren't even working cars!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Audi R4 has some Mercury Messenger elements in its design.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kinda sad that they're selling those off. They should be at Greenfield Village, even it means putting up another building. I dig the Forty-Nine, but I liked it better when it was a black hardtop. The Continental Shelf would have made a great flagship car. Lots of other great cars, like the Battlebird, Gurney's car, etc.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm with you. Not a Ford fan... but I still think all of these concept vehicles should be in a museum, ugly or not, and not is some bloke's garage so that he can show off to his friends that he purchase a $14,000 concept.
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow some of these cars are really really nice......bad move on ford to not make some of these cars
      • 4 Years Ago
      OMG those Lincolns are BEAUTIFUL!!

      Why don't they have those out on the market now!?!?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing. Some of these look very nice and definitely would of given Lincoln its own look. Looks like a modern retro that definitely would of brought people into the show rooms.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it's been almost 20 years since I've had a Ford product in my driveway, but I would have seriously considered the Mercury Messenger in a heartbeat if they had produced something like it. Gorgeous! Ford should have given Mercury free reins on their styling.
      And that Explorer concept almost has a Land Rover for the Masses appeal to it
      • 4 Years Ago
      There were quite a few cool cars, but the Forty-Nine was by far my favorite. Slick.
      • 4 Years Ago
      FORD Please make LIncoln Mark concept and that continental!!!!!!!!

      I will buy them instnantly!!!!! Please make those amazing cars!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, what a bunch of great vehicles. Love to have Dan Gurney's '63 Ford. If Mercury had built the Messenger they'll still be around.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I actually got to see it close up in person when I did my internship at Ford back in 03. It was nice. But that was 7 years ago. And I doubt it would have saved Mercury. Remember, Merc was a mainstream company that sold around 100k units a year (pretty sad the whole lineup sells less then one car from Ford....the Fusion). This would have sold in small numbers most likely.

        It was definitely a cool car, though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd take the 49 concept.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. That is a timeless classic.
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