By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | March 8, 2021
Ferraris are taking center stage at Mecum Auctions’ third annual event at State Farm Stadium from March 18 to March 20.
The 1,200-car lineup will be headlined by Steve Todhunter’s collection, which includes 20 vehicles ranging from seven pristine, low-mile Ferraris to a 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra FAM previously owned by late actor Paul Walker.
Not only is Todhunter a car collector, he is an example of someone who has an eye for evolution. Instead of continuously adding to and growing his collector car stables in numbers alone, Todhunter has poured his efforts into raising the bar in regard to the rarity and desirability of the collector cars within.
Among the group are seven extremely low-mile Ferraris wearing Rosso Corsa red, ranging from a 175-mile 2011 599 GTO (Lot S103) to a 2,254-mile 2018 812 Superfast (Lot S108). The GTO is one of just 599 produced and one of only 125 exported to the United States, but not the rarest of the bunch.
Also in the prancing horse corner is a one-of-499 2009 F430 Scuderia Spyder 16M (Lot S107) with just 1,866 miles, a 2016 Ferrari F12tdf (Lot S105) showing just 449 miles and originally owned by Roger Penske, a 2,017-mile, Cavallino Classic-winning 1992 Ferrari 512 TR (Lot S102), a 1,344-mile 2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica with Ferrari Classiche Red Book (Lot S104) and a 1,497-mile 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina (Lot S106).
The purpose-built 2006 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo (Lot S109) from Todhunter’s Glendale offering is one of just 14 produced, shows 1,167 miles on its clock and stands as a state-of-the-art American supercar.
Other unique offerings from the Todhunter assemblage include the aforementioned 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra FAM (Lot S111.1), CSX1010, previously owned by Paul Walker, a 1969 Dodge Daytona (Lot S112), a pair of 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastbacks, one wearing Grabber Blue (Lot S113) and one wearing Grabber Green (Lot S114), as well as a handful of modern, low-mileage muscle cars and a selection of Triumph and BSA-brand antique motorcycles.
Together, the selection that Todhunter will bring to Glendale includes a wide range of vehicles that well demonstrate Todhunter’s metamorphic voyage as a collector of some of the world’s most celebrated and coveted automobiles.
Bidder registration for Mecum Glendale 2021 is available online in advance and on-site at the auction for $200, and it includes admission for two to all three auction days. For those unable to attend in person, enhanced remote bidding options are also available, with options for both online and telephone bidding.
Mecum Glendale 2021
When: Doors open at 8 a.m. and auctions begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 18, to Saturday, March 20
Where: State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale
Cost: $20 general admission