Gooding and Company Auction Coverage

Coverage of Gooding and Company auctions, including previews, results and reports from the Scottsdale, Amelia Island and Pebble Beach sales.

Jaguars Sold at Auction in 2014

1955 Jaguar D-Type

Jaguar, the brand known for its leaping feline mascot, enjoyed plenty of air time this year within the collector car auction world. Well represented at nearly every single collector car auction in 2014, Auction Editor Rick Carey witnessed the good, bad and the ugly from the Coventry-based car firm. Not surprisingly, the Jaguar E-Type made up a majority of the Jaguar offerings at auction in 2014. After a … [Read more...]

Featured Ferrari Offerings at Gooding Scottsdale 2015

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

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 … [Read more...]

Mercedes-Benz Sold at Auction in 2014

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at RM Amelia Island

Mercedes-Benz has long represented a great choice for enthusiasts that want a beautiful, well-engineered automobile that will actually crank on a cold morning. As the world's oldest automaker, the brand's history is littered with numerous important open and sporting cars like the famed White Knights, the dominating Silver Arrows, the elegant 540K series and the blue-chip 300 SL Gullwing and Roadster. The level of … [Read more...]

Porsches Sold at Auction in 2014

1968 Porsche 907 Longtail (photo: Eric Fairchild / Gooding)

Porsche products resonate with enthusiasts. Whether it's the remarkable story involving a seemingly perpetual product that's enjoyed over a half century of development or their deep motorsport heritage, the iconic brand has cemented itself as one most enthusiasts aspire to experience at one point in their life. For some, they need more than one taste of the brand, evidenced in 2014 by what seemed like an endless … [Read more...]

Ferraris Sold at Auction in 2014

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Auction Editor Rick Carey reported from 30 different auctions in 2014, starting with the Scottsdale, Kissimmee and Paris sales, moving quickly into the Amelia Island sales and continuing on a frenetic pace throughout the rest of the year. Ferraris -- the unquestioned epicenter of the collector car market -- were a huge focus of Carey's reports, with no less than 169 of Maranello's finest methodically examined in … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at Gooding Scottsdale 2015

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato (photo: Gooding)

A trio of collector cars are among the early offerings at the Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 auction, to be held January 16-17 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona. An original 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato, a 1988 Porsche 959 Sport and a 1990 Ferrari 641/2 Formula 1 will be featured at Gooding's 8th annual two-day Scottsdale sale. The 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato (SZ) … [Read more...]

Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 – Auction Report

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, Body by Pininfarina

Gooding & Company concluded its 2014 Pebble Beach auction with $106,004,800 in sales, concluding 107 of 121 lots, an 88.4% sell-through, in its two-day sale. The total continued Gooding's string of $100 million plus sales at Pebble Beach over the past three years. The sell-through was down 2.9 points, 3.2%, from last year's extraordinary 91.3% sale rate. The average sale of $990,699 was up 2.6%, the median … [Read more...]

Summary Monterey Auction Report 2014

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor 2014 was the year Bonhams sold Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT for $38,115,000, an all-time record for a collector car – or any car at all for that matter – at auction. Some pundits thought the GTO, the first time one has been offered publicly since Brooks Auctioneers offered s/n 4293GT, second overall at Le Mans in 1963, at Gstaad in 2000 with an unsuccessful high … [Read more...]

Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 – Auction Results

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction 2014 was held August 16-17 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California, resulting in total sales of $106 million and an 88% sell-through rate. A total of 30 cars sold for over $1,000,000 and 16 new auction records were set at two-day sale. David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company, said, “In addition to the many record setting prices, our … [Read more...]

Monterey Classic Car Week 2014 – Preview

Rob Walton's 1957 Maserati 450S was a fan favorite at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion (photo: Tim Scott)

For one week each August, the Monterey Peninsula in California is transformed into the epicenter for the classic car community. Regardless of the name -- the Monterey Classic Car Week, Pebble Beach Automotive Week, Concours Week, Holy Car Week or just Car Heaven -- the events that make up the week are among the most important on the historic automotive calendar and 2014 will be no different. A celebration of the … [Read more...]

Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 – Auction Preview

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 Auction will be held Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August, 17th at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. Gooding’s 11th annual auction will feature more than 120 cars, including 36 estimated to reach bids in excess of $1,000,000. The official auction of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will feature a selection of more than 30 Ferrari … [Read more...]

Ferraris at 2014 Gooding Pebble Beach Sale

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

The 2014 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction will be held August 16-17 at the Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. The official auction of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will feature a selection of Ferrari street and race cars, including a 1961 250 GT SWB California Spider, a 1962 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, a 1969 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione, a 1959 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, a 1964 250 GT Lusso … [Read more...]

Further Offerings at 2014 Gooding Pebble Beach

1955 Aston Martin DB3S (photo: Brian Henniker)

A selection of consignments with strong provenance will be offered at the 2014 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction, scheduled for August 16-17 at the Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. These entries at Gooding's 11th annual Pebble Beach sale include a 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet with one-off Pinin Farina coachwork (estimate: $5,000,000 - $7,000,000), the first production 1954 Mercedes-Benz … [Read more...]

Porsche 917 at 2014 Gooding Pebble Beach Auction

1969 Porsche 917K, chassis 917-024

A 1969 Porsche 917K from the film Le Mans will be among the headline entries at the 2014 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction, to be held August 16-17 at the Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. The 1969 Porsche 917K on offer, chassis 917-024, played a large role in the film Le Mans that also featured a cast of racing stars, including actor Steve McQueen, and a host of race cars. Chassis 917-024 … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at 2014 Gooding Pebble Beach Auction

1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America (photo: Brian Henniker)

A trio of sports cars presented for sale for the first time in decades are among the headline offerings at the 2014 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction, scheduled for August 16-17 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in California. Highlights include one of the last Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider Americas built, a Mercer Series 5 Raceabout owned by the same family since 1945 and a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra. David … [Read more...]