An award-winning 1959 Ferrari 250 GT
California Spyder was sold yesterday by
Gooding & Company for more than US $3
Million, the top selling lot of the 2008
Scottsdale Auction Week.
award-winning 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder sold
yesterday for more than US $3 Million, the top selling
lot of the 2008 Scottsdale Auction Week.
Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auction was a stunning success,
with a grand total of more than US$21 million for 64 cars
sold, of which 7 cars sold for more than US$1 million
individually. A world-record sale was also set for and Alfa
Romeo 6C 1750 (US$1.54 million).
highlights from the dynamic auction included the 1963
Ferrari 400 Superamerica and the Packard Individual Custom
Eight Convertible, which each sold for more than US$1
million. The Model J Duesenberg "Clear-Vision" Sedan also
broke the million dollar mark, due in part to its refined
sedan body and its remarkable history.
Company's star car, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California
Spyder, sold for US$3.3 million, the highest price paid
during the week-long Scottsdale auctions as of press time.
This vehicle was one of only fifty long-wheelbase California
Spiders ever produced.
thrilled by the exceptional turnout and results from our
first Scottsdale auction. 90% of our cars sold for more than
their estimate," said President and Founder David Gooding.
"With 64 lots, the average price per sale exceeded
note-worthy sales of the Gooding & Company Scottsdale
Auction include the Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale by Pininfarina,
which sold for US$550,000 and the one-of-a-kind 1941 Lincoln
Continental Coupe designed by Raymond Loewy, which caught
the attention of numerous auto aficionados and was purchased
for US$451,000. Boasting an elaborate provenance, the
Eisenhower/Nimitz 1934 Packard Super 8 1104 Touring dropped
the gavel at an impressive US$231,000.
The day began
with an elegant champagne breakfast where bidders and
consigners feasted on everything from Rolls-Royces to
Lamborghinis. The energy and excitement in the tent during
the auction was contagious, as enthusiastic attendees from
around the world anticipated their moment to bid in a
standing-room only crowd of bidders. The impressive results
of the auction established and insured Gooding & Company's
continued presence at the 2009 Scottsdale Auction Week.
Company hosted preview days open to the general public on
Thursday, January 17, 2008 and Friday, January 18, 2008. The
auction was held on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at Scottsdale
Company, the Santa Monica based auction house, provides
unparalleled service for those in the close-knit world of
classic car collecting, offering a wide range of services,
including private and estate sales, appraisals, collection
management and estate and tax planning assistance. The
company has set numerous world records for sales at auction
and by private treaty. Gooding & Company conducts the
official Pebble Beach Auction at the annual Pebble Beach
Concours d'Elegance on August 16 and 17, 2008. Gooding &
Company also conducts live, intellectual property auctions
for Ocean Tomo, a fully integrated intellectual capital
merchant bank specializing in understanding and leveraging