Auctions and Brokerage
Scottsdale, AZ (January 18, 2015) - Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, surpassed $51.5 Million dollars in total sales at their annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions. The company sold an impressive 114 of 126 lots yielding a 90% sales rate and average price per car of $451,900. The close of their two-day sale garnered 25 new world auction benchmarks including a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico (sold for $4,070,000), a 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 (sold for $1,980,000) and many more from top marques. A top highlight of Saturday’s auction was a touching charity lot presentation from ultimate car collector and comedian Jay Leno, USO CEO & President J.D. Crouch II, and 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and USO Board Member General George Casey. Leno’s personal 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 generated an astonishing $565,625 in contributions to the USO. The crowd was roaring with excitement as bidders competed for the patriotic prize in the one of the most exciting bidding displays during the Arizona auction week. The auctioneer dropped the hammer at $360,000 for the winning bidder, and that contribution was quickly supported by over $200,000 in additional donations from other bidders and auction attendees. For more information on how you can donate and continue this great charitable momentum please visit USO.org. Cars Over $1 Million Lot 46: 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, sold for: $7,700,000 Lot 132: 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico, sold for: $4,070,000 Lot 109: 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS, sold for: $2,420,000 Lot 138: 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6, sold for: $1,980,000 Lot 25: 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, sold for: $1,925,000 Lot 51: 1959 BMW 507 Series II, sold for: $1,815,000 Lot 142: 1988 Porsche 959 Sport, sold for: $1,705,000 Lot 10: 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS, sold for: $1,595,000 Lot 149: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, sold for: $1,567,000 Lot 30: 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra, sold for: $1,155,000 Lot 113: 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, sold for: $1,155,000 David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company: “With nearly a quarter of our lots setting new world auction records and 11 cars selling over $1 million this year’s Scottsdale Auctions proved to be a very strong sale all around. We are proud of the 90% sales rate achieved as it exemplifies our company’s ability to meet the market’s ever-shifting demands and trends while also maintaining our mission to present the highest quality examples to buyers around the world.”
Gooding & Company’s next auction will take place in Amelia Island on Friday, March 13, 2015 and will include an array of exceptional motorcars from a variety of top marques. Beginning with noteworthy Ferrari consignments, the Amelia Island sale will include a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (Estimate: $3,400,000 - $3,800,000), offered in a rare and glamorous light blue and single-family ownership for over 40 years, it remains the epitome of Ferrari’s timeless exclusivity and style. Also heading to Florida is a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet (Estimate: $2,000,000-$2,500,000), recipient of two Platinum Awards at both the 2013 and 2014 Palm Beach Cavallino Classic Concours, and certified by Ferrari Classiche in 2012. Additional featured offerings include a long-term ownership, late-production 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster(Estimate: $1,600,000-$2,000,000) with original interior and factory hard top. It is an example considered to be the ultimate specification for 300 SL Roadsters. For Gooding & Company, Amelia Island has been the site of many successful presentations of high-profile racecars like the record-breaking 2014 sale of the 1968 Porsche 907 (sold for $3,630,000). The Porsche racing trend continues this year with the announcement of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR (Estimate: $1,200,000-$1,500,000), original owned by Hector Alonso Rebaque of Mexico City, a widely recognized Formula One champion.