A pair of significant Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 auction, scheduled for January 16-17th at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona. The latest consignments for the two-day event include a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider and a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico.
“We’re thrilled to expand our superb Scottsdale lineup with the addition of these two remarkable consignments. In 2014 we saw an overall increase in demand for exceptional and rare Ferraris amidst the marketplace and we have no doubt that the trend will continue for the marque in 2015,” said David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company.
With its long-term ownership and infrequent public appearances, Gooding & Co. called the story of this 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider is unlike most that have come to auction before it. The trophy of the late Jack Castor’s collection in Half Moon Bay, California, the hobbyist held sole ownership of this California Spider since 1969 until now as it is presented for the first time at auction. The Spider is offered complete with early documentation, photography and history files. Finished in Ferrari “Rosso Rubino” red with its original black leather interior, the Ferrari on offer at Gooding’s 2015 Scottsdale auction is one of 49 LWB California Spiders produced (estimate: $8,000,000-$10,000,000).
The 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico is the 12th of seventeen Series I 400 Superamericas. Finished in its original “Bianco” white over grey Connolly leather interior, this Pininfarina coachwork Ferrari is one of seven Aerodinamico coupes outfitted with a left-hand drive and covered headlights. This late production model was sold new to Paris resident Hubert Charpentier in April of 1962 through Franco-Britannic Autos Limited of Levallois-Perret, the official French Ferrari importer. The vehicle remained in Paris and Luxembourg for most of its early existence including a brief tenure with Alain-Dominique Perrin, President of Cartier France and Cartier Foundation in Jouy-en-Josas, France.
The 400 Superamerica was completely restored in 2005 by specialists Bachelli and Villa, earning a factory Certificate of Authenticity in 2007. That same year, it was displayed at Ferrari’s 60th Anniversary meeting in Maranello as well as the Concours d’Elegance at Fiorano (estimate: $4,000,000-$5,000,000).
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Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 Auction – Information
Date(s): Friday, January 16 at 11:00am and Saturday, January 17 at 11:00am
Location: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Public preview: January 14-17
Auctions catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions
General admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions
[Source: Gooding & Company; photos: Brian Henniker]