Ford’s One-Of-A-Kind Build Among Several Boats to be Offered at Daytime Auction
WALWORTH, Wis. – Five boats are set to cross the block at Mecum’s Daytime Auction slated for Aug. 16-19 in Monterey, California, including Henry Ford’s one-of-a-kind custom runabout named “Evangeline.”
A lifelong friend of renowned naval architect John L. Hacker, Henry Ford ordered as one of eight racing hulls built by Hacker for the Ford family from 1920-24; it is the only one still in existence today. The 33-foot boat is powered by a 1,650 cubic-inch, 450-horsepower marine-converted World War I Liberty aircraft V-12 engine, as it was when originally built in 1924 and named for Henry Ford’s close employee of 30 years, Evangeline Dahlinger, with whom the boat was shared.
Other boats up for offer include a , the last 25-foot 6-inch custom runabout shipped by Gar Wood, a 33-foot Custom Gentleman’s Racer, and a pair of vintage Chris-Craft boats, one a from 1960 and the other an (Lot F5) from 1959.
Mecum’s Daytime Auction in Monterey will include as well, headlined by Ferrari LaFerraris, Bugatti Veyrons and a 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, to name a few. The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. is available online in advance for $100, $200 after auction start, and includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online once the auction begins; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-19. Portions of the auction will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network with a live stream of the entire auction presented at .
Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit or call (262) 275-5050.
Mecum Monterey 2017, The Daytime Auction
Aug. 16-19, 2017
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online once auction starts—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and at 10 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-19
(All times Pacific)