SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 7, 2017) – Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, is thrilled to reveal a lineup of premier Italian sports cars for the company’s Pebble Beach Auctions this August. This curated selection of fine automobiles comes from renowned coachbuilders that include Pinin Farina, Zagato and Scaglietti. These beautifully sculpted sports cars will undoubtedly instill excitement among the most discerning collectors.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet (estimate: $5,000,000-$7,000,000) The 250 GT Series I Cabriolet presented here, chassis 1475 GT, is the last of 40 examples built. As characterized by Pinin Farina coachwork in the late 1950s and early 1960s, this handsome Cabriolet displays the transition from the ornate designs of the late 1950s to the clean, modern styling. This is exemplified by 1475 GT’s full-width bumpers and flanks that are unadorned with vents, which emphasize the long, elegant lines of the front wings. This Series I Cabriolet is one of only four examples built with the open headlamp treatment, and one of just two with tall vertical taillights. This Cabriolet was owned by noted Ferrari collector and historian Hilary Raab Jr. for over three decades and has participated in numerous concours and road rallies. It remains in outstanding condition throughout and is finished in a very attractive color combination of metallic blue over tan leather upholstery.
1956 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta (estimate: $4,000,000-$5,000,000) The stunning Maserati A6G/54 is the essential Italian Berlinetta. A mere 60 of these chassis were built, and only 21 were bodied by the master coachbuilder Zagato. The Zagato-bodied examples are decidedly the most beautiful, sleek and performance-oriented. This car, chassis 2186, is the last A6G/54 Zagato-bodied Berlinetta built. As such, it incorporates all the desirable late-production features, such as the curvaceous rear fenders and twin hood scoops. This striking Berlinetta has been recently restored to its original color combination of dark red with light upholstery by Carrozzeria Quality Cars in Vigonza, Italy. It has been displayed at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in 2014, as well as the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari museum in Modena, Italy. This matching-numbers A6G/54 is one of the most elegant, sophisticated GT cars of the 1950s and presents a great opportunity for the astute collector.
1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I (estimate: $3,000,000-$3,800,000) The 500 Mondial was the first Ferrari sports car created for privateer owner-drivers and was powered by twoliter Lampredi-designed 4-cylinder engine. After the Ferrari 500 F2 captured the 1952 and 1953 World Championships, Ferrari was convinced that the experience of this ferocious 4-cylinder should also be made available in the company’s sports cars. This car, chassis 0468 MD, is a first series car and was sold new to Guido Petracchi, who immediately took it from Italy to Africa to race it. The Mondial placed first overall in the Ethiopian Grand Prix and then went on to be displayed at the Italian Pavilion during the Silver Jubilee Fair of Addis Ababa. The car was stored from 1959-1970 and then restored in the early 1980s by DK Engineering.The current owner acquired 0468 and subsequently displayed the Ferrari at the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. Recently, the car was part of a full feature in the June 2016 issue of Forza magazine and is Ferrari Classiche Certified. With undeniable credentials and provenance, 0468 is an exceptional Mondial that is ready to be enjoyed by a new distinguished collector.
Additional Highlights Include:
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (estimate: $3,000,000-$3,500,000)
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB (estimate: $2,000,000-$2,400,000)
1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe (estimate: $1,500,000-$1,800,000)
1953 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Elaborata (estimate: $1,400,000-$1,800,000)
The Pebble Beach Auctions Dates: Friday, August 18 at 6:00 PM PDT and Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 AM PDT Location: Pebble Beach Equestrian Center Corner of Stevenson Drive and Portola Road, Pebble Beach, CA Public preview: Wednesday, August 16 through Saturday, August 19 Auction catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auction General admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auction Live auction broadcast: www.goodingco.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/GoodingandCompany Twitter: @goodingandco #goodingpebble Instagram: @goodingandcompany #goodingpebble YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/GoodingandCompany Phone: 310.899.1960