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The Ultimate Sports Car Wish List on Offer at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auctions This January

Highlights Include the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing and the 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 2, 2016) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is honored to announce exceptional sports cars from Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and Shelby at its 10th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions on January 20 and 21, 2017. Known as the auction industry leader for its expertly selected and curated collector cars, Gooding & Company looks forward to delivering another alluring assortment of best-of-category sports cars this January.

“Every one of these iconic sports cars delivers a remarkable and exciting driving experience,” notes David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company. “From the incredible designs to the distinct exhaust notes, there is an aura of something special when you get behind the wheel of each car.”

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (Estimate: $3,000,000-$3,400,000) From the perfectly sculpted coachwork designed by Pininfarina to the race-bred performance of its magnificent four-cam, six-carb, 12-cylinder engine, the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is a model that perfectly encapsulates the Ferrari mystique. This is a special example of the four-cam 275 GTB, chassis 10563, is finished in its original Pine Green (or Verde Pino) livery with striking orange (Arancia) upholstery. It was sold new through Bill Harrah's Ferrari dealership, Modern Classic Motors, and has always resided in the US. Since the 1970s, this car has been owned by prominent collectors, including Dr. Ronald Finger and Sherman M. Wolf. This Ferrari looks fantastic in its rare original color scheme and drives exactly as a classic front-engine V-12 Ferrari should.

1964 Aston Martin DB5 (Estimate: $1,000,000-$1,200,000) The DB5 is the most revered Aston Martin model, made famous for its elegant styling, worldclass performance, and starring role in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Fewer than 900 DB5 Coupes were built, and this car is one of just 220 originally supplied as left-hand-drive cars for the export market. Finished in a handsome Dark Green over black color scheme, chassis DB5/1612/L is a wonderful example that has been owned by one Southern California collector for the past three decades. Featuring its original engine and equipped from new with airconditioning and a limited-slip differential, this is a sensational and highly collectible English GT. It is a true automotive icon that offers an ideal entry into many of the best concours, tours, and wide variety of events held by the Aston Martin Owners Club.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (Estimate: $900,000-$1,100,000) This incredible 300 SL Gullwing is the quintessential garage find. Stored by its original owner in his aircraft hangar since 1976, this Gullwing features its original engine, plaid interior, and many unique accessories and details. Remaining in remarkably sound condition, and showing just over 31,000 miles from new, this legendary sports car presents a fantastic opportunity for a sympathetic preservation or restoration. Gooding & Company is honored to have been selected by the original owner’s family to offer this amazing motorcar. There are very few one-owner 300 SL Gullwings in existence and even fewer chances to purchase one.

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra (Estimate: $900,000-$1,100,000) One of the most iconic sports cars of the 1960s, the Shelby Cobra was envisioned by famed racing driver Carroll Shelby and developed by his team of talented engineers. The Shelby team successfully combined the best qualities of European competition machinery and California hot rods, which resulted in this distinctive Anglo-American sports car. This 289 Cobra, CSX2411, is a late-model example with the coveted rack-and-pinion steering, and it has been beautifully restored by marque specialist Rare Drive Inc. Following the restoration, CSX2411 was displayed at the 2007 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and successfully completed four Cobra Tours. Presented today in the stunning original color combination of Princess Blue over black upholstery, this classic offers a great opportunity to own an exceptional Shelby Cobra.

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