Two unique classics added to Gooding & Company Pebble Beach sale



2015-07-22 09:22:12

Two very different but equally unique cars have been added to the line up for Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach auction next month.

First is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale, described as "quite possibly the most important 250 GT SWB ever to be presented at public auction".

The car was created by Nuccio Bertone and stylist Giorgetto Giugiaro, with a design inspired by the Grand Prix world championship-winning Ferrari 156 F1. Finished in Blu Notte Metallizzato, and featuring a stylish 'sharknose' front-end, the car was owned and driven by Bertone himself and has won numerous awards throughout its existence.

Having spent more than 30 years as the "crown jewel" in the renowned collection of Lorenzo Zambrano, the car will now be offered at auction for the first time in its history with an estimated price of $14-$16 million.

The second unique car added to the Pebble Beach roster is a 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Sedan, regarded as "one of the most beautiful closed cars ever created".

The car was one of just three Dietrich Individual Custom Sport Sedans ever built, and the only example to feature polished belt molding along the length of the coachwork. The design was originally unveiled at the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago, where it quickly became known as 'The Car of the Dome'.

Having passed through the esteemed collections of William F. Harrah, Bob Bahre, and Lee Herrington, the car has claimed prizes at numerous concours events around the world and is expected to sell for $2-$3 million.

The Gooding & Company Pebble Beach sale takes place on August 15-16, as part of the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California.

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