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Gooding at Amelia Sees Ferraris Strong

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015

Held March 13, 2015 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Gooding & Company’s auction achieved $11.7 million in Ferrari sales, with all 14 of 15 (93%) Ferraris offered finding new homes. The most expensive sale of the day belonged to the unrestored 275 GTB/4, s/n 09489, which sold for $3,300,000 (all prices include premium). Gooding had three additional Ferraris break the $1 million mark, including a white 250 GT PF Cabriolet Series 2, s/n 2489 GT, at $2,090,000, an F40, s/n 88374, at $1,622,500, which set a new record for that model, and a 599 SA Aperta, s/n 182522, the first of that model offered at auction which sold for $1,155,000.   Lot – Model – S/N – Exterior Color / Interior Color – Result – High Bid* Lot No. 009 – 365 GT 2+2 – 13069 – Silver...

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The Myth of the Auction Room

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015

Who will be the lucky new owner of the 1967 Le Mans winner? The new year begins with a celebration of the past. On January 15th, the most eagerly-awaited car at the Bonhams sales in Scottsdale goes under the hammer. It is, of course, the 11th 275 GTB Competizione of just 12 built by Maranello in 1966. Built specifically for the great GT races of the day, it was given a lighter chassis than the traditional 275, larger double fuel tanks and a new engine factory-modified to deliver in excess of 300 hp. Glorious competition history. Chassis no. 09079 was sold to the well-known Swiss team owner Georges Filipinetti who entered it in the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans under his own colours. The 275 GTB Competizione dominated the GT class from the very earliest stages, eventually winning in...

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“Tri Posti” Will Have Center Stage at Monterey

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014

A very rare and very unique model takes the spotlight at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auction – the 365 P Berlinetta Speciale “Tri Posti”, s/n 8971. Constructed in 1966, the 365 P Berlinetta Speciale was the first mid-engine, 12-cylinder Ferrari designed specifically for use as a road car. Using a 365 P2 chassis (s/n 8971) as its foundation, Pininfarina designed a radical Berlinetta body with a central driving position and distinctive three-seat layout. Aesthetically, this car has the characteristic lines of the Dino Special Berlinetta of 1965, and immediately, certain elements of the design stand out. There is a subtle asymmetrical beltline that runs between the wheel wells separating the upper and lower sections of the body. The beautifully sculpted engine lid – hinged at the rear of the roof, just aft of the passenger headrests –...

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California Dreaming at Gooding 2903 GT

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014

The Ferrari California spyder is the epitome of nearly everyone’s idea of what a true open sports car should look like. It was the right car at the right time for the right market, and was a happy marriage of raw Ferrari V-12 power and performance allied with the gorgeous coachwork by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. The earliest examples were built on the long-wheelbase (LWB) chassis shared with the 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta and Series I Cabriolet, and it was in 1960 that Ferrari introduced the short-wheelbase (SWB) version along with the SWB berlinetta. When compared to its predecessor, the 250 GT SWB California benefited from a more sophisticated chassis, and its Scaglietti coachwork was more aggressive and sporting in appearance – a function of its compact proportions. In total, Ferrari built just 106 250 GT Californias – 50...

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Rick Cole Auctions: Ferrari 410 Sport Prototype

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014

As the Ferrari factory’s 5.0 liter weapon of choice for the 1955 World Sportscar Championship, the 410 Sport, s/n 0592 CM, represented the ultimate evolution of the big-horsepower and big-torque Lampredi V-12s. One of only four 410 Sport examples originally developed and built for the grueling Carrera Panamericana road race in Mexico, it will be offered by Rick Cole Auctions at their upcoming Monterey sale and is being offered publicly for the first time in its 59-year history. The auction of the 410 Sport, together with approximately 35 other rare cars, will be headquartered at The Marriott Hotel in downtown Monterey. Two chassis were built to these specifications. Only one however, s/n 0592 CM, was bodied in the two-seat spyder configuration of the 410 Sport. The second chassis was bodied by Scaglietti as a closed Berlinetta and delivered to...

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Record Prices for Ferraris at RM Monaco Auction

Posted by on May 12, 2014

Ferraris made record prices at the largest luxury car auction of the spring which took place in Monte Carlo on Saturday, May 10th. The undisputed star of the event was a 1966 275 GTB/C with a Scaglietti body which changed hands for 5.7 million euro. The racing car is considered incredibly rare by experts and completely entranced the audience. The second highest bid of the day was also achieved by a Prancing Horse car: a first series 1959 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet. The open-top Ferrari (number 36 of a total of 40 built) sold for 4.7 million euro. A further two Maranello-built cars also went for over two million euro: the racing Dino 206 S that once belonged to gentleman driver Edoardo Lualdi Gabardi (2.72 million euro) and a 1967 330 GTS Pininfarina (2.12 million euro). Source: Ferrari...

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Stellar Line-Up of Ferraris at RM Auction Monaco

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014

World-class Ferraris are never far from any RM sale, and Monaco is no exception, featuring no fewer than 16 examples from the famed Italian marque. Amongst recent highlights is a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C with coachwork by Scaglietti. Chassis 09067 is the ninth of only 12 produced, and is arguably the finest and most original example of its kind as it boasts fully matching numbers and Ferrari Classiche certification. Unlike many 275 GTB/Cs, 09067 was not sold to a race team but rather delivered new to a private owner in Milan who registered it for road use. The car didn’t see track action until 1969, when its third owner competed in the Colle San Eusebio Hill Climb. It then passed onto its fourth owner in 1973, spending the next 22 years in the Netherlands. Most recently, the car has...

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Gooding & Company: Amelia Island Auction

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, announces that its annual Amelia Island Auction on March 7, 2014 will feature a selection of the most collectible and superior post-war sports cars to come to auction in recent years. Standouts include a 1964 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster barn find that has never previously been offered for public sale, one of the most original surviving examples of the celebrated Ferrari 250 Europa GT, a rare-to-market 1956 Lancia B24S Spider America and a low-mileage 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. These premier offerings along with more than 80 of the finest antique, classic and competition cars, will cross Gooding & Company’s auction stage on Friday, March 7, at 11 a.m. EST at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. David Gooding, President and founder: “Originality was the driving...

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