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Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction Brings $26.9 Million

Seven cars sell above the $1 million mark 13 new auction records set for marques including Porsche, Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (March 15, 2015) – Gooding & Company, the distinguished auction house celebrated for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, realized more than $26.9 Million at its annual Amelia Island Auction. 76 out of 85 lots were sold with an 89% sell through rate, resulting in an average price per car of $354,831. The auction, which included an exceptional assemblage of exciting barn finds and unrivaled super cars, was led by the top selling 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (sold for $3,300,000) and the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet (sold for $2,090,000). Out of the 85 cars offered during the auction, seven sold for values in excess of $1 million.

David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company: “Gooding & Company was proud to continue our established reputation of presenting rare, best of category cars, such as the impeccable 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (sold for $3,300,000), confirming Ferrari demand continues to dominate the market. Limited production sports and racing cars also performed extremely well, highlighting the widespread demand for modern collectibles that resonate with a new generation of collectors.”

High points of the day also included the 1974 Hector Rebaque-Café Mexicano 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR (sold for $1,237,500) and the exclusive 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 (sold for $973,500), two highly limited production examples of the iconic 911 series. Also featured was the exemplary 1932 Lincoln KB Dietrich Custom Stationary Coupe (sold for $836,000), an outstanding testament to an iconic marque with a captivating presence as one of only three still in existence. Gooding & Company substantiated top sales across a variety of marques and finalized the day with 13 newly set world auction benchmarks from major brands including Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and more.

Cars Over $1 Million Lot 44: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, sold for $3,300,000 Lot 27: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, sold for $2,090,000 Lot 62: 1991 Ferrari F40, sold for $1,622,500 Lot 66: 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, sold for $1,275,000 Lot 15: 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, sold for $1,237,500 Lot 35: 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR, sold for $1,237,500 Lot 74: 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta, sold for $1,155,000

World Auction Records from Amelia Island Lot 35: 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR, sold for $1,237,500 Lot 74: 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta, sold for $1,155,000 Lot 52: 1996 Porsche 993 GT2, sold for $973,500 Lot 22: 1932 Lincoln KB Custom Stationary Coupe, sold for $836,000 Lot 78: 1990 AAR/Toyota Eagle HF89, sold for $660,000 Lot 32: 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, sold for $561,000 Lot 12: 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S, sold for $440,000 Lot 39: 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6, sold for $330,000 Lot 64: 1951 Lotus Mk IIIB, sold for $247,500 Lot 45: 1985 Penske-March 85C, sold for $231,000 Lot 47: 1999 Ferrari F355 Spider Serie Fiorano, sold for $198,000 Lot 51: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230 S, sold for $55,000 Lot 61: 1974 Volkswagen Thing, sold for $52,800

Gooding & Company’s next sale, The Pebble Beach Auctions, will take place on August 15 and 16, 2015, at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. The notable 2014 Gooding & Company sale provided memorable cars breaking several world auction records and a total of 107 stunning cars fetching $106 million in overall sales. As the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Gooding & Company is revered for showcasing the finest classic, sports and racing cars on the world’s stage.