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Gooding & Company Achieves More than $49 Million in Two Days at Its Scottsdale Auctions – Sells Most Valuable Car Across All Auction Houses in Arizona

Auction house establishes 20 new world auction benchmarks and sells 12 cars for over $1 million. The 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale garners over $8 million, making the Pininfarina beauty the most valuable car sold during this year’s Arizona Automotive Week.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (January 21, 2018) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, continued its tradition as a market leader by realizing $49,215,650 at the company’s 11th annual two-­day Scottsdale Auctions. President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sold 110 of 129 lots for an 85% sales rate, which resulted in a robust average price of $447,415 per car sold. An impressive 12 cars sold over the $1 million mark.

A wall-­to-­wall crowd watched as the stars of the weekend rolled across the block, with the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale -­ originally owned by Battista Pininfarina -­ selling for a world-­record price of $8,085,000, the 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial selling for a world-­record price of $4,455,000, and the 1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster selling for $4,070,000. The crowd erupted with applause after hearing that the 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS would be returning to the original owner’s family with a final sale price of $2,530,000. Additional highlights included the striking 2014 Pagani Huayra (sold for $2,090,000), the Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype (sold for $1,760,000), the 2015 McLaren P1 (sold for $1,732,500), and the 1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe (sold for $1,067,000). The company also achieved a new world-­record price for the Lexus marque with the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package sold for $825,000.

“What a thrill to sell such a sensational group of cars, especially the most valuable car of the week,” states David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “Our team worked hard to curate such a fantastic group of historic, high-­quality cars and the record-­ breaking results speak for themselves.”Top Ten Sales

Top Ten Sales

  • Lot 134 – 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale, sold for $8,085,000

  • Lot 34 – 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I, sold for $4,455,000

  • Lot 122 – 1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster, sold for $4,070,000

  • Lot 138 – 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, sold for $2,530,000

  • Lot 47 – 2014 Pagani Huayra, sold for $2,090,000

  • Lot 28 – 1963 Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype, sold for $1,760,000

  • Lot 26 – 2015 McLaren P1, sold for $1,732,000

  • Lot 16 – 1956 Mercedes-ˇBenz 300 SL Gullwing, sold for $1,320,000

  • Lot 151 – 1954 Mercedes-ˇBenz 300 SL Gullwing, sold for $1,155,000

  • Lot 22 – 1960 Mercedes-ˇBenz 300 SL Roadster, sold for $1,100,000

  • Lot 114 – 1957 Mercedes-ˇBenz 300 SL Roadster, sold for $1,083,500

  • Lot 24 – 1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe, sold for $1,067,000

Top Five World-Record Prices

  • Lot 134 – 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale, sold for $8,085,000

  • Lot 34 – 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I, sold for $4,455,000

  • Lot 28 – 1963 Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype, sold for $1,760,000

  • Lot 124 – 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package, sold for $825,000

  • Lot 136 – 1951 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint, sold for $616,000

Looking Forward to Amelia Island Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction will be held on March 9, 2018, in Amelia Island, Florida. The auction house has consigned three limited-­production Porsches from a private collection, including the 1993 Porsche 964 Turbo S Leichtbau, the 1996 Porsche 993 GT2, and the 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 3.8 RS. In addition to these exceptional Porsches, the company has consigned a stunning 1967 Ford GT40 MkIV (estimate: $2,000,000-­$2,500,000). Gooding & Company is also pleased to announce the addition of real-­time online bidding on select vehicles beginning at the Amelia Island Auction. Gooding & Company invites you to speak with a staff member for more information.

The Amelia Island Auction Date: Friday, March 9 at 11:00 AM EST Location: Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation - 6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034 Public preview: Thursday, March 8 through Friday, March 9 Auction catalogues: $75, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions General admission: $30, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions Live auction broadcast: www.goodingco.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/GoodingandCompany Twitter: @goodingandco #goodingamelia Instagram: @goodingandcompany #goodingamelia YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/GoodingandCompany Phone: 310.899.1960