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Monday, February 8
Lots open at 9am PT

Friday, February 19
Lots begin closing at 12pm PT

Gooding & Company is proud to offer this important and deeply personal collection of artifacts from the family of America’s first Formula One World Champion, Phil Hill. Hill’s on-track accomplishments are well documented and place him among the greats from the golden era of motor sports. Hill, more often than not, would keep items that were part of his race weekend experience, whether a program, poster, entry ticket, armband, pin, or, on occasion, a trophy. This incredible collection embodies Hill's achievements, and its sale offers collectors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire items that resonate with them personally. Each lot represents a piece of his career, be it a small race weekend in Southern California or a triumph at the world’s most prestigious endurance race. It is with the utmost honor and reverence to Phil Hill’s incredible legacy as a driver, restorer, journalist, photographer, husband, and father that we offer "A Life in Racing."

Online Catalogue

The complete online catalogue will be available on Monday, February 8.

Pre-Auction Viewing

All Geared Online lots are available for viewing and inspection, by appointment only, at Gooding & Company’s Southern California facility. Appointments are available weekdays 9am to 5pm from Monday, February 8, through Friday, February 19. Please email clientservices@goodingco.com or call 310.899.1960 to make arrangements.

Please note that due to COVID-19 safety measures, all Gooding & Company visitors will be required to comply with all posted guidelines and directives received from Gooding & Company staff during their visit.

How to Bid

When you place a bid on the online bidding platform, you will see “WINNING" on the lot page on your screen if you are the current high bidder. If you are not the current high bidder, you will see “OUTBID” and have the opportunity to place another bid.

Each bid is final, binding, and irrevocable as soon as the bidder clicks the “bid” button. The bidder cannot change a bid once it is placed. The only change that will be permitted is to edit a maximum bid to a higher amount.

Buyer's Premium

25% of the final bid price for all automobilia lots

The Buyer’s Premium is in addition to the final bid price that is displayed after “Purchased For.”

Important Notices

Please read the Conditions of Sale for the full terms and conditions of sale. Each capitalized term used but not defined below will have the meaning assigned in the Conditions of Sale.

Bidder Registration and Bidding

Online bidder registration is available through Gooding & Company’s website and through Gooding & Company’s mobile apps for iOS and Android. After the submission of your application, a Gooding & Company representative will contact you to finalize your registration.

For more information about bidding or registration please email bidders@goodingco.com

Prospective bidders will be required to complete and execute the applicable registration application forms and provide identification (Driver’s License or Passport for individuals and corporate documentation for companies); and provide an original Bank Letter of Guarantee or other form of proof of ability to pay for purchases, in either case, in an amount and in a form acceptable to Gooding in its sole discretion (the “Guarantee”).

Prospective bidders authorize the release of financial information to Gooding for the purposes of verifying ability to pay for purchases.

Please ensure that Gooding & Company receives your completed bidder registration form and Guarantee no later than 24 hours before the close of the Geared Online Auction in which you wish to bid.

Registered bidders may participate in the Geared Online Auction via Gooding & Company’s website and/or mobile app. Please first download Gooding & Company’s bidding app through the iTunes store or Google Play store by searching “Gooding & Company”. For more information about bidding or registration please email bidders@goodingco.com.

For lots offered “without reserve,” bidding will start at $25. For lots with a reserve, bidding will start at half (50%) of the published low estimate. Bidding will then proceed according to the increment table below.

Geared Online bid increment table

Each bid is final, binding, and irrevocable, and bidders may not change, retract or rescind any bid once made.

Additional Fees

In addition to the final bid price (which is the amount displayed after "Purchased For"), the Buyer is required to pay Gooding a percentage of the final bid price, the Buyer’s Premium. This Geared Online Auction will have the following Buyer’s Premium:

25% of the final bid price for automobilia lots

The Buyer is responsible for all applicable state and local sales and/or use tax on any lot purchased. Exemptions will only be allowed upon receipt of documentation acceptable to Gooding in its sole discretion.

Payment of the full Purchase Price (as defined in the Conditions of Sale) must be received by Gooding by 5:00 pm PDT on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Unless otherwise agreed to by Gooding in writing, Gooding will not accept payment of any portion of the Purchase Price from any party other than the Buyer.

Lot Removal and Storage
The Buyer must make immediate arrangements for the collection and transport of all purchased lots. All lots must be removed from Gooding & Company’s Southern California storage facility at Buyer’s risk and expense by 5:00 pm PDT no later than Friday, March 19, 2021. Please contact clientservices@goodingco.com for assistance in making removal arrangements.

The Buyer is solely responsible for making arrangements for the collection and transport of any purchased lot, but Gooding & Company offers Buyers the following referral for packing, crating, freight, and courier services:

Navis Pack & Ship
Ph 818.956.1137

Goodman Packing & Shipping
Coby Goodman

Any lot not removed by Friday, March 19, 2021, will be assessed a storage fee of up to $50 per day. Buyer hereby grants Gooding an irrevocable power of attorney to remove and store purchased lots at a third-party warehouse at Buyer’s risk and expense.

For additional answers to your questions regarding online bidding and Geared Online, please see the FAQ page.

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