AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (March 10, 2013) – Gooding & Company, the acclaimed auction house celebrated for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is delighted to announce more than $28 million and 97% in sales for 69 out of 71 lots sold at its annual Amelia Island Auction. This year’s superb compilation included celebrity-owned classics, high performance sports cars and sleek modern supercars, led by the top-selling, $2.75 million 1928 Bentley 4 ½ Litre Semi-Le Mans Tourer and the $2.365 million 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy. Out of the eleven Ferraris offered during the auction, five sold for values in excess of $1 million.
“This year’s Amelia Island Auction brought fantastic results with 97% sold and five world records, with a couple that surprised us,” said David Gooding, president and Founder of Gooding & Company. “The Rolls-Royce Derby Speedster that more than doubled its estimate and the Fiat 8V Supersonic that soared past its high mark in support of St. Jude’s remind us of the magic that happens in the auction room.”
Over the years, the leading auction house has lent its world-renowned auction stage to a variety of charities to raise awareness and funds for important causes. Several years after its first auction record, the spectacular, FIVA-award winning 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic returned to the public arena yesterday in support of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The magnificent car broke its previous ceiling with a record-breaking sale of $1.76 million. Generously, the consignor of the 8V Supersonic donated all of the net sale proceeds to the hospital. Twelve significant collector cars spanning all eras were presented as part of an esteemed private collection, folding into Gooding & Company’s one-day auction. Highlights of this collection included a spectacular 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 that sold for $1,650,000; a 1995 Ferrari F50 that sold for $1,375,000; and a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Speedster that resulted in a record sale of $1,980,000 more than doubling its estimate.
Gooding & Company realized top sales across a variety of categories, which resulted in world record prices for five models, listed as follows:
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy (lot 56) at $2,365,000,
a world auction record for a Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy.
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Speedster (lot 23) at $1,980,000,
a world auction record for a Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Speedster.
1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic (lot 65) at $1,760,000,
a world auction record for a Fiat 8V.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTS (lot 12) at $1,127,500,
a world auction record for a Ferrari 275 GTS.
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC (lot 46) at $1,072,500,
a world auction record for a Ferrari 365 GTC.
Gooding & Company’s Top 10 results from the Friday Amelia Island Auction:
1928 Bentley 4 ½ Litre Semi-Le Mans Tourer (lot 16) at $2,750,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy (lot 56) at $2,365,000
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Speedster (lot 23) at $1,980,000
1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic (lot 65) at $1,760,000
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (lot 24) at $1,650,000
1995 Ferrari F50 (lot 21) at $1,375,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTS (lot 12) at $1,127,500
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC (lot 46) at $1,072,500
2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (lot 27) at $924,000
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra (lot 50) at $852,500