Gooding & Company (classic car auctioneer)

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Gooding & Company (classic car auctioneer)

Gooding & Company is a US auctioneer, specialising in classic cars.

It hosts a small number of high volume auctions each year at Scottsdale, Arizona; Amelia Island, Florida and Pebble Beach, California.

The California-based company was founded by David Gooding who remains its president to this day.

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The auctioneer hosts a classic car sale at Pebble Beach, California every August to coincide with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The two-day 2011 event was the highest grossing classic car sale in Pebble Beach history, netting a total of $78m.
Highlights of the auction included:

  • A 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa prototype - $16.39m
  • 1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Coupe - $10.3m
  • 1927 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26/180 Sportwagen - $5.0m
  • 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider - $3.3m
  • 1963 Shelby Cobra Factory Team Car - $2.5m

Notable sales

  • A 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa prototype set a new record for a classic car at auction with a $16.39m showing at Pebble Beach, US in August 2011.
  • A 959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione made $7.2m at Pebble Beach, US in August 2010.
  • A 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza sold for $6.7m at Pebble Beach, US in August 2010, a record for an Alfa Romeo at auction.

 

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