Passion of a Lifetime Auction

5 September 2020

Gooding & Company is delighted to officially announce that the highly anticipated “Passion of a Lifetime” auction has been rescheduled for 5 September 2020. The company's first-ever sale outside of the US will take place during the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace. This historic venue, once home to Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty, will serve as an awe-inspiring setting to a landmark sale. The once-in-a-lifetime auction event will be staged in the palace’s elegant formal gardens, providing both telephone and absentee bids and foregoing the traditional live audience. Celebrated auctioneer Charlie Ross, who brings his charismatic British charm to every Gooding & Company live auction event, will be commanding the auction stage. These 15 extraordinary cars hail from one of the world's most revered private collections and represent the culmination of decades of research and dedication. The collector's meticulous passion for the very finest brings together the most coveted and valuable examples of European sports and racing automobiles of the 20th century.



Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Ct Way, Molesey
East Molesey KT8 9AU
United Kingdom


Saturday, 5 September
17.00 BST


Friday, 4 September
10.00 – 17.00 BST
Saturday, 5 September
10.00 – 17.00 BST

Available to the general public with ticketed entry to the Concours of Elegance.

Buyer's Premium:

For a final bid price of £500,000 and below, 15% of the final bid price (plus VAT on the Buyer’s Premium); and for a final bid price of above £500,000, 15% on the first £500,000 (plus VAT on the Buyer’s Premium) and 12% on the remainder of the final bid price (plus VAT on the Buyer’s Premium).

On-Site Contact Information:

Gooding UK, LLC
Telephone: +1.310.899.1960
Fax: +1.310.526.6594

Mailing Address:

Gooding & Company
1517 20th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Conditions of Sale

Prior to registering to bid, each prospective bidder must read the Conditions of Sale carefully. The Conditions of Sale, together with the Important Notices, Bidder Registration Form, and Absentee and Telephone Bidder Registration Form (collectively hereinafter referred to as “General Conditions”), as the General Conditions may be expressly amended by written Saleroom Addenda or announced by a Gooding UK, LLC (“Gooding”) representative or the Auctioneer during the Auction constitute the sole and entire terms and agreement between Gooding and the Seller, on the one hand, and Buyer, on the other hand, under which Gooding will offer and sell as agent for the Seller the vehicles (the “Vehicles”) in this Auction and concerning the respective parties’ rights and obligations with regard to the matters addressed herein. By registering to bid or placing a bid at this Auction – whether in person, through an agent or representative, by absentee bid, by telephone bid, or by otherwise attending or participating in the Auction – each bidder, Buyer and person so attending or participating represents, warrants and covenants to and with Gooding that such bidder, Buyer or person attending or participating, as the case may be, has reviewed, understands, and accepts and agrees to be, and is, bound by all the General Conditions, particularly the paragraphs labelled “Limitation on Damages” and “As Is – No Warranty,” which set forth Gooding’s obligation and maximum liability in the event of loss or damage to any bidder, Buyer or attendee. Each bidder, Buyer and attendee, by participating in this Auction, recognizes that he or she does so by choice and thus voluntarily agrees to these General Conditions.

The General Conditions, including the Conditions of Sale, are also printed in the Auction catalogue and will be available at the Auction venue.

“Passion of a Lifetime” Auction is presented by Gooding UK, LLC, a division of Gooding & Company.

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