SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 21, 2015) – Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, announces the addition of two design icons, a 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Sedan with coachwork by Dietrich and a 1962 “Sharknose” Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale with coachwork by Bertone, making the Pebble Beach Auctions a must attend event for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale (Estimate $14,000,000-$16,000,000) Any coachbuilt Ferrari will stir excitement on the auction block, but 3269 GT is quite possibly the most important 250 GT SWB ever to be presented at public auction. Built for and personally owned by Nuccio Bertone to showcase his company at the Geneva and Torino Auto Shows in 1962, this one-off “sharknose” Berlinetta Speciale Ferrari is sure to electrify the Pebble Beach Auctions when Gooding & Company presents this Italian masterpiece in August.
This unique Ferrari was one of the first cars penned by the well-known stylist, Giorgetto Giugiaro, while working for Nuccio Bertone. The two worked together to create one of the most viscerally moving designs in Ferrari’s history, which was inspired by the world championship-winning Grand Prix car - the Ferrari 156 F1. Giugiaro’s exterior design paid homage to the 156 F1 with the distinct “sharknose” front-end treatment. The interior was pure Bertone, luxuriously finished in burgundy leather hides with a dashboard matching the wonderful exterior color - Blu Notte Metallizzato - the car has always been worthy of the praise and numerous awards it has received over the years.
This “sharknose” SWB will be offered for the first time ever at public auction, having been the crown jewel in the exclusive Lorenzo Zambrano collection for over 30 years.
1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Sedan (Estimate $2,000,000-$3,000,000) The Dietrich Individual Custom Sport Sedan is considered by many to be the most elegant Packard of all time, as well as one of the most beautiful closed cars ever created. The design was unveiled after being built for display at the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago, and was famously dubbed “The Car of the Dome”.
Discovered by visionary collector J.B. Nethercutt, this 1934 Dietrich Sport Sedan is one of only three examples known to exist. It is unique among them as the sole example featuring a beautiful polished belt molding that runs the length of its magnificent coachwork.
The Packard has impeccable provenance having been a fixture in the renowned collections of William F. Harrah, Bob Bahre, and Lee Herrington. It has won numerous awards at the top concours events throughout the world including Best of Show honors at the 2009 Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance.