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.

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...]

Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Report

1959 Porsche RSK Spyder

Gooding & Company, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Florida, March 7, 2014 Bitter cold didn't do much to deter the bidders at this year's Gooding & Company Amelia Island auction although it kept the line long at the Chubb Insurance latte stand. In addition to some superior Porsches and the beautifully original, preserved and maintained Ferrari 250 Europa GT s/n 0409GT this year's Gooding Amelia … [Read more...]

Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Results

1968 Porsche 907 Longtail Auction Block

The Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 auction was held Friday, March 7 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida, resulting in $30,953,450 in total sales and an 89% sell-through rate. A total of 15 auction records were set at this year's sale, with four cars selling above $2 million. David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company, said, “We were very proud of the outstanding results at … [Read more...]

Gooding & Company Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report

McLaren F1 GTR at 2014 Gooding Scottsdale

Gooding & Company, Fashion Square, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 17-18, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor $49,446,095 in sales, a 94% sale rate (110 of 117 cars offered) is a huge result for Gooding & Company. More to the point, however, are the number of cars that achieved exceptional, over-estimate prices: 14.6% of the lots offered. They were in some cases astounding and reflected in most … [Read more...]

Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Preview

1968 Porsche 907-005

The Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 auction will take place on Friday, March 7 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida. Gooding's auction has more than doubled in size since their first sale at Amelia Island in 2010, and 2014 will see almost 90 cars cross the block beginning at 11:00 am. Among the cars at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island sale, a dozen are estimated to bring prices in … [Read more...]

Porsche Competition Cars at Gooding Amelia Island 2014

1959 Porsche 718 RSK 718-023

Gooding & Company looks equipped to impress the Porsche faithful during their 2014 Amelia Island auction, scheduled for Friday, March 7th at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida. Alongside their cover car, the 1968 Porsche 907 Longtail that won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1968, Gooding is offering six other competition Porsches at their 5th annual Amelia Island sale. David Gooding, President … [Read more...]

BMW Collection at Gooding Amelia Island Auction 2014

BMW Collection Offered

A single-marque collection of BMW automobiles will headline the 2014 Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction, scheduled for Friday, March 7th at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida. This collection is composed of more than 15 cars, representing BMW design from the 1950s to 1980s. Highlights include a 1957 BMW 507 Series II, a 1980 BMW M1 and a 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL among other V-8, Neue Klasse and … [Read more...]

Arizona Auction Week 2014 – Summary Report

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series 1 sold for $6,160,000

While there were records set at the Arizona auctions, they were individual benchmarks. The overall auctions’ results, reduced to a combined bottom line for Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele, RM Auctions, Gooding and Bonhams, were modestly better, $245.3 million in 2014 up from $226.2 million in 2013, an 8.4% increase in the sales’ total, but achieved by selling slightly fewer lots, 1,837 in 2014 against 2,029, a … [Read more...]