Press Release

Gooding & Company Leads the Pack with Another Successful Auction in Scottsdale With $48.2 Million Sold

The auction house sold the top three most expensive cars during Arizona Auction week, and posted five of the top ten sales across all other auction houses.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (January 20, 2019) – Gooding & Company, the auction house known for selling the most valuable and sought after cars, has capped off another monumental weekend in Scottsdale, totaling over $48 million in sales with an 85% sell rate, including the top three highest prices realized across all auction houses. Gooding & Company has once again proven to be an industry leader at Scottsdale in its 12th annual two-day auction by staying consistent in a market that saw competitors with larger inventories perform below their projections.

On a weekend that brought in crowds of aficionados, Ferraris dominated the top of the market days with several sales in the top ten coming from the marque, including the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta which sold for an astonishing $7,595,000, the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France selling for $5,890,000, the 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Spider Series II selling for a world-record $5,395,000, the 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO selling for $2,507,500, the 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Cabriolet for $1,930,000, and the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso which sold for $1,902,500. Other standout cars from the weekend were the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (sold for $1,435,000), the 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra (sold for $1,050,000), Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (sold for $1,006,000), and the 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Two-Light Ventoux for a world-record $885,000.

With nine cars selling for over $1 million, President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sold 105 of 124 lots, averaging a price of $459,417 per car sold. There was plenty to gush about as the packed audience expressed all emotions from “ooh’s” and “aah’s” to roaring applause.

“I am delighted to close out another fantastic week resulting in the top three sales across the board and new world records,” states David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “Bidding was strong and demonstrated our clientele’s confidence in our consignments and our brand.”

Top Ten Sales

  • Lot 121 – 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, sold for $7,595,000
  • Lot 28 – 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, sold for $5,890,000
  • Lot 42 – 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Spider Series II, sold for $5,395,000
  • Lot 52 – 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, sold for $2,507,500
  • Lot 129 – 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Cabriolet, sold for $1,930,000
  • Lot 135 – 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, sold for $1,902,500
  • Lot 39 – 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, sold for $1,435,000
  • Lot 17 – 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra, sold for $1,050,000
  • Lot 21 – 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, sold for $1,006,000
  • Lot 133 – 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra, sold for $912,500

Previewing Amelia Island 2019

As Scottsdale closes, Gooding & Company is looking ahead to our Amelia Island Auction to be held on Friday, March 8, 2019. Keeping with the company’s standard of excellence, we have consigned ten of the most desirable and unique Porsches from WhatsApp co-founder, Jan Koum. Highlights of Mr. Koum’s collection include the 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8, the 2008 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 3.6, and the 2011 Porsche 997 GT2 RS. All are offered without reserve. For more information on the Jan Koum collection, please see our release.

The Amelia Island Auction

Date: Friday, March 8 at 11:00 am EST
Location: Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034 (1 mile south of Amelia Island Parkway)
Public preview: March 7-8
Auction catalogue:  $75, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions
General admission: $30, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions
Live auction broadcast:
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Phone: 310.899.1960

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