The Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2015 auction will be staged Friday, March 13th at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida. Gooding’s 6th annual Amelia sale will see more than 85 cars cross the block, with eight automobiles estimated to exceed $1,000,000.
The headline entries at Gooding’s 2015 Amelia Island sale include a 1956 Maserati 200 SI; 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4; 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet; 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC; 1934 Duesenberg Model SJ Touring Berline; 1932 Lincoln KB Custom Stationary Coupe; 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR; 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight; 1953 Fiat 8V Coupe and 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster; among others.
The 1956 Maserati 200 SI was the first 200 S chassis produced, due to its service as the series’ works development car and its membership of the factory racing team. Chassis 2401 participated in many European and South American events during its racing career, capturing podium finishes at Nurburgring, Napoli, Caracas and Bari. It competed in the Cuban Grand Prix, Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Grand Prix of Rome and was driven by Stirling Moss, Jean Behra, Guiseppe Musso, Luigi Bellucci and Piero Taruffi. In 2005, the 200 SI received Maserati Classiche certification and won its class at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The 1956 Maserati 200 SI offered at the Gooding Amelia Island 2015 sale retains its factory-delivered engine, chassis and bodywork (Estimate Upon Request).
A selection of Ferrari sports cars will be among the featured offerings at the Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2015, headlined a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 recently discovered and debuting for the first time at a public sale, a white over red 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, a low-mileage, limited ownership 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC and a ‘Chairs and Flares’ model 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS.
The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (Estimate: $3,400,000 – $3,800,000), chassis number 09489, is finished in Bleu Chiaro with black leather interior and equipped with cast alloy wheels, front bumper guard and a radio console. It was sold new in Rome, Italy in February 1967 where it was registered on Italian roads until the early 1970s. Circa 1972, the 275 GTB/4 was sold to an American enthusiast, John Doonan – a retired pilot who bought and sold exotic sports cars throughout the early 1970s, including several Ferraris that he imported from overseas.
The car was enjoyed, attending local car shows and cruising around during summer weekends. As the value of the Ferrari continued to increase each year, the owner decided to retire 09489 from the road in 1982. For the next 33 years the Ferrari was kept inside his den, away from the elements and at home for him and his family to enjoy. It has not been started, driven or registered since.
David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company, said, “After 43 years in the care of one owner, Gooding & Company is proud to present this wonderful 275 GTB/4 at auction on behalf of the family that has so lovingly treasured and cared for it. A Ferrari of this kind is what every collector dreams of finding and will never tire of its extraordinary quality and transcendent style.”
The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet offered for sale at Gooding’s 2015 Amelia Island auction, the 124th Series II Cabriolet built, received a Ferrari Factory Certification of Authenticity in 2012. It’s presented in white over red interior with a factory hard top and built-in sunroof. The Series II had a complete and total restoration in 2012, resulting in Platinum awards at the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic in 2013 and 2014. In 2013 it was also shown at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, where it won the Amelia Award and 2nd in Class as well as the Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, where it was awarded Excellence in Class. (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000).
The 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, one of 598 produced, is finished in Grigio Fumo over light parchment interior. It was purchased new by the son of a notable New York nightclub owner and retained by the second owner for over 30 years, having been driven once and totaling only 12,000 miles from new. The presentation of this well documented, unrestored, original condition 330 GTC is complete with authentic books, tools and the original 1967 bill of sale (Estimate: $900,000 – $1,100,000).
Gooding and Company will also offer a Tipo E-series 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, one of the last 20 examples built. This Dino is a factory-built “Chairs and Flares” model, purposefully titled because of their Daytona seats, flared wheel arches, and 7.5″ Campagnolo cast alloy wheels. Fewer than 300 Dinos were equipped with both chairs and flares, with the majority being US-spec GTS models. This 246 GTS shows approximately 23,600 miles on the odometer (Estimate: $500,000 – $600,000).
Gooding will further showcase a group of racing and road-going 911 Porsches at its 2015 Amelia Island sale. Among the highlights are the Hector Rebaque-Cafe Mexicano 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight with a Porsche Parade-winning restoration and a 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS with Le Mans and Tour de France race history.
David Brynan, Specialist at Gooding & Company, commented, “In recent years, we have seen widespread and growing demand in the market for special examples of the classic air-cooled Porsche 911 – both road and racing models. Collectors are searching for the most exclusive, limited production road cars and genuine competition cars with outstanding racing history. Given our in-depth knowledge of these cars and appreciation for the finest examples, we are very excited to present a superb selection of Porsches at Amelia Island – everything from road-going bookends (a 1965 911 and a 1996 993 GT2) to important RS models that ran at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring.”
The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR (Estimate: $1,200,000 – $1,500,000) was first owned by Hector Alonso Rebaque of Mexico City, Mexico, a Formula One driver who participated in 58 Formula One World Championship Grand Prix races and scored 13 championship points. Seen as one of the last gentleman privateer drivers in Formula One, Rebaque eventually went on to own his own team in 1978 and 1979. Rebaque bought this 3.0 RSR at a young age and received major sponsorship by Cafe Mexicano. The success of Rebaque’s Carrera 3.0 RSR began on its first outing at the IMSA 1000 Km of Mexico City where it took 1st place overall. It also competed in four editions of the 24 Hours of Daytona 24, finishing 9th overall at the 1975 event and 5th overall (2nd in class) in 1983. Additionally, it ran the 12 Hours of Sebring twice, finishing 4th overall and 1st in class at the 1982 race. Validated by Porsche experts Jürgen Barth and John Starkey, 3.0 RSR is finished in its original white, red and yellow livery with the vehicle’s long time sponsor “Cafe Mexicano” decals.
The light yellow 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight (Estimate: $1,100,000 – $1,400,000) is a first-series RS Lightweight (M471) complete with documented ownership and period race history. Originally imported to Switzerland in 1974 by Porsche Dealer AMAG, the 2.7 RS was sold to its first owner, a Swiss national racing champion. Following a restoration by specialist Nate Cantwell, the RS has been exhibited at various events, receiving the 1999 National PCA Restoration Award at Mont-Tremblant in Canada.
The 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS offered at the Gooding Amelia Island 2015 auction brings with it
a period race history that includes a 6th Overall, 2nd in Class finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 1976 and another Top 10 finish at Le Mans in 1977. This 3.0 RS added two Top 10 finishes in the Tour de France in 1975 and 1976 and competed in top international races including the Rallye Criterium des Cevannes, Rallye du Var and Rallye de la Chataigne (Estimate: $550,000-$750,000).
In addition to the classic Porsche 911 variants, Gooding’s 2015 Amelia Island auction also features a group of contemporary models, including the street version of the 1996 Porsche 993 GT2, a 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S finished in Ocean Jade Metallic (Estimate: $325,000 – $400,000) and a Speed Yellow 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 (Estimate: $300,000 – $350,000).
The 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 (Estimate: $950,000 – $1,250,000) was Porsche’s homologation project to build a thoroughbred competition car based on the new 993 Turbo. With 430 hp and distinctive race-inspired equipment, the 993 GT2 offered is presented in Polar Silver with black interior and blue accents. Originally delivered to Japan, this 993 GT2 has been maintained by knowledgeable collectors and presents well, showing 36,000 km from new.
Also offered at Gooding’s 2015 Amelia Island auction will be a 1953 Fiat 8V Vignale Coupe (Estimate: $1,600,000 – $2,000,000). Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1952, a total of 114 8V cars were produced, 34 of which belong to a class under the Reparto Carrozzerie Speciali (“Special Bodies Department”) with designs from Italian coachbuilders such as Zagato, Pininfarina, Ghia and Vignale. The metallic turquoise and blue example is one of nine Vignale-bodied Fiat 8Vs. The Fiat 8V also became a new sight on the racing scene during the 1952 racing season, posting numerous leading results and eventually becoming the Italian two-litre GT champion. Following a complete restoration, this Otto Vu made its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2002 where it was awarded Best in Class.
Additional highlights at the Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2015 sale include:
- 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, Presented with luggage, Rudge-type wheels and Becker Mexico radio (Est. $1,300,000 – $1,600,000)
- 1951 Lotus Mark IIIB, earliest Lotus built for a customer, featured in nearly every book on Lotus automobiles (Est. $250,000 – $450,000)
- 1990 AAR/Toyota Eagle HF89, Five-Time IMSA race winner, first Toyota GTP Car to win a race, (Est. $450,000 – $550,000)
- 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta, Convertible variant of the 599 GTO, one of 80 produced (Est. $900,000 – $1,100,000)
- 1934 Duesenberg Model SJ Touring Berline, Coachwork by Rollston, one of 36 factory-supercharged model SJs (Est. $950,000 – $1,400,000)
- 1932 Lincoln KB Custom Stationary Coupe, Coachwork by Dietrich, one of 17 built and three known to Exist (Est. $800,000 – $1,000,000)
- 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, One of 218 alloy-block, disc-brake examples, 18,000 original miles (Est. $1,600,000 – $2,000,000)
In 2014, Gooding and Company offered 88 automobiles for sale, with 78 finding a new owner, reflecting a 88.6% sales rate. Total sales volume was $30,953,450, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $396,839. Top sale went to the 1968 Porsche 907 Longtail at $3,630,000, followed by the 1959 Porsche 718 RSK at $3,300,000 and the 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT at $2,530,000. (See 2014 Gooding & Company Amelia Island Report).
Gooding & Company returns to the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort at 6800 First Coast Hwy in Amelia Island, Florida on Friday, March 13, 2015. A preview will be held during March 12 from 9:00am – 6:00pm and March 13 from 9:00 am – 11:00am. Admission to the preview and general admission to view the auction are open to the public, while bidder registration costs $200 and includes a catalogue and two reserved seats during the auction.
Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2015 Auction Information
Date: Friday, March 13 at 11:00am
Location: Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Racquet Park, 6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Public preview: March 12-13
Auction catalogues: $75, admits two to all events
General admission: $30, admits one to all events
For additional information, visit Goodingco.com.
[Source: Gooding & Company]