14.03.2011 HISTORIC FERRARI AND LAMBORGHINI SPORTS CARS BREAK AUCTION RECORDS AT AMELIA ISLAND

FERRARI 212 EXPORT CABRIOLET
FERRARI 212 EXPORT CABRIOLET

There were new sales records posted for Ferrari's 212 and Lamborghini's Miura as a stunning 212 Export Cabriolet (top) which fetched US1.89 million and a Miura P400 SV Prototype (bottom) which crossed the block for US1.7 million locked out the top two slots at Gooding & Co's Amelia Island auction.

There were new sales records posted for Ferrari's 212 and Lamborghini's Miura as a stunning 212 Export Cabriolet which fetched US1.89 million and a Miura P400 SV Prototype which crossed the block for US1.7 million locked out the top two slots at Gooding & Co's Amelia Island auction.

Gooding & Company achieved more than US$17.8 million in sales at its second-annual Amelia Island Auction, an 11 percent increase since last year in its new Southern Atlantic auction market. Among the 85 top-quality and rare automotive and motorcycle consignments presented (two lots were withdrawn prior to auction), 70 lots sold to a domestic and international clientele of discerning collectors, resulting in a strong auction sales rate of 82 percent. 

Brimming with guests both seated and standing, Gooding & Company's auction room energy was palpable, especially with several thrilling moments driven by David Gooding and Charlie Ross. Bidding escalated between those in the room and callers on the phone, resulting in the exceptional sales of US$1.87 million for a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet and US$1.705 Million for a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype. Another significant sale was a Ferrari F50 for US$660,000.

Remarking on collector trends, Gooding & Company specialists noted how well the post-war European sports cars performed in yesterday's auction. World records in seven different European categories, including unrestored, preservation-quality cars, demonstrate the influence of best examples within this sector of the collector car market. "I'm very happy with our second Amelia Island auction results and the overall growth we saw in guest attendance, sales, and number of records" says David Gooding, President and founder.  "Great examples of post-war European sports cars performed extremely well and in several instances surpassed our original estimates, resulting in extraordinary sales."

Gooding & Company achieved seven world records while in Amelia Island this weekend, a big increase from last year's two world records. Out of those seven records the Ferrari 212 and Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype were both new records while a third Italian car, a 1953 Siata 208 CS Berlinetta, also posted a record for this model.

Gooding & Company's top ten automobiles sold at its Amelia Island Auction are listed below in order of value:

Lot

Year, Make and Model

Price

29

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet

$1,870,000

34

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype

$1,705,000

56

1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider

$1,320,000

76

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

$1,155,000

64

1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

$770,000

81

1995 Ferrari F50

$660,000

58

1955 Austin-Healey 100S

$632,500

23

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

$632,500

41

1953 Siata 208 CS Berlinetta

$605,000

48

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

$561,000


 

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