1933 Alfa Romeo Monza

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2010 – Auction Preview

Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction 2010 will be held Saturday, August 14th and Sunday, August, 15th at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. Gooding & Company’s 6th annual auction, held in association with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will feature 135 cars, including 17 estimated to reach bids in excess of $1,000,000.

“We have more consignors and exceptional cars from around the world than ever before,” says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. “The diversity and quality of our cars this year is the best we have ever presented at Pebble Beach.”

The Gooding Pebble Beach 2010 sale has several prominent offerings, highlighted by 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza and 1961 SEFAC Ferrari 250 GT SWB, both carrying estimates in the six to eight million dollar range. Other notables include 1928 Mercedes-Benz S 26/180 Boattail Speedster; 1956 Maserati 200SI; 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I; 1951 Ferrari 340 America Spider; 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione; 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France and 1995 McLaren F1.

Gooding’s 2009 Pebble Beach auction netted $50,753,850, with top sale going to the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder at $5,115,000, followed by the 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Drop Head Coupe at $4,180,000. In total, Gooding offered 159 cars for sale last year, with 92 finding new owners, reflecting an 81% sale rate. The average price per car sold was $396,514.

The Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction is located at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. Auction preview days will be from Wednesday, August 11 through Sunday, August 15, 2010. The Saturday evening auction will start at 5:00 PM and the Sunday evening auction at 6:00 PM. Auction catalogs are available for $100 and admit two to the viewing and the auction. Bidder registration is $200 and includes reserved seating for two and a catalog. General admission to the viewing and the auction can be purchased at the tent for $40 per person.

For more information, contact Gooding & Company at (310) 899-1960 or visit www.goodingco.com.

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2010 – Auction Preview

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza - Estimate $6,500,000 - $8,500,000. Genuine factory-built third-series Monza; driven by Renato Balestrero to the 1947 Italian Sports Car Championship, competing at such venues as San Remo, Gran Prix of Bari, Circuito di Senigallia, Circuito di Modena and Circuito di Voghera; coachwork by Brianza; unbroken ownership history from new.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod - Estimate $6,000,000 - $8,000,000. Ferrari classiche-certified, matching-numbers example is one of 20 SEFAC Hot Rods built; Scuderia Serenissima team car; finished 3rd overall at 1961 Tour de France; raced in period by Trintignant, Hill, Bonnier and Gendebien; recent recipient of two-year Ferrari Classiche restoration.

1928 Mercedes-Benz S 26/180 Boattail Speedster

1928 Mercedes-Benz S 26/180 Boattail Speedster - Estimate Unavailable. One-off aluminum coachwork by Murphy; owned by Zeppo and Chico Marx; participant in the famous 1932 Muroc match race; featured in the 1935 film Sylvia Scarlett with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant; offered via public sale for the first time.

1956 Maserati 200SI

1956 Maserati 200SI - Estimate $2,400,000 - $2,700,000. Chassis 2401 was the factory works team and development car for many years; captured podium finishes at Nurburgring, Napoli, Caraccas and Bari at the hands of Stirling Moss, Jean Behra and Piero Taruffi; competed in the Cuban Grand Prix, Mille Miglia, Monza, Targa Florio and at that the Grand Prix of Rome; retains factory-delivered engine, chassis and bodywork.

1955 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta

1955 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta - Estimate $1,400,000 - $1,800,000. Coachwork by Zagato; chassis number 2105; eligible for top events worldwide.

1951 Ferrari 340 America Spider

1951 Ferrari 340 America Spider - Estimate $2,000,000 - $2,600,000. One of five 340 America Vignale Spiders produced; retains original chassis, engine and coachwork; chassis number 0140 A; from estate of Gil Nickel.

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France - Estimate $2,600,000 - $3,200,000. 1958 12-Hours of Sebring participant; known ownership history from new; chassis 0903 GT.

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Speciale

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Specialé - Estimate Unavailable. One-off 1969 Paris Auto Salon; first of six custom-bodied Daytonas; formerly owned by Yoshiho Matsuda.

1966 Ford GT40 Mk I

1966 Ford GT40 Mk I - Estimate Unavailable. Chassis P/1065; one of 31 original road coupes; fully documented history from new; formerly owned by John McCaw and Frank Sytner.

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra - Estimate $650,000 - $750,000. CSX3307; upgraded to S/C specifications by Mike McCluskey; documented in the SAAC World Registry.

1995 McLaren F1

1995 McLaren F1 - Estimate $2,500,000 - $3,500,000. California registered, US delivery car; less than 3,500 miles.

1971 Lamborghini Miura S

1971 Lamborghini Miura S - Estimate $500,000 - $650,000. Originally delivered to Eduardo Lamborghini, brother of Ferruccio; recently restored under direction of Bob Wallace.

1983 Lancia LC-2 Group C

1983 Lancia LC-2 Group C - Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,400,000. Factory Lancia/Martini Works; powered by 3-litre, twin turbocharged Ferrari V8; won 1983 Imola 1000km; qualified on pole at Le Mans 24 Hours in 1984; purchased directly from factory by current owner; offered in Concours quality, race-prepared condition.

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Alloy Competizione

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione - Estimate Unavailable. Chassis 1603 GT finished 5th overall at the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring and 3rd overall at the 1960 Nassau TT; only LWB California with an alloy body, covered headlights, disc brakes, Tipo 168 competition engine, outside filler, velocity stacks and long range fuel tank; Ferrari Classiche certification; finished in its original 1959 racing livery.

1933 Duesenberg SJ LWB Convertible Berline Barn Find

1933 Duesenberg SJ LWB Convertible Berline - Estimate $650,000 - 850,000. Single-family ownership for over 50 years; one of the 36 originally supercharged Model Js; Murphy coachwork; unseen in public since 1971.

1949 Talbot-Lago T-26C Grand Prix

1949 Talbot-Lago T-26C Racing Monoplace - Estimate $650,000 - $850,000. Winner of the 1950 Grand Prix de Paris and 1952 Finnish Grand Prix; ex-Jacques Swaters and Ecurie Belgique; major 2009 mechanical restoration by Sargent Metal Works and Gary Ochran.

1954 Fiat 8V

1954 Fiat 8V - Estimate $675,000 - $750,000. Coachwork by Zagato; 1955 and 1956 Mille Miglia participant; offered without reserve.

[Source: Gooding and Company]

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