Broadway legend's classic Rolls could go for a song at Pebble Beach



2015-06-26 12:22:08

Broadway legend's classic Rolls could go for a song at Pebble Beach

Gooding and Company's upcoming auction promises a convoy of glamorous autos, including Ferraris

Gooding & Company's Amelia Island sale on March had its share of million-dollar classic automobiles.

Among them were a number of gleaming Ferraris. These included, as we reported in our preview, a stunning 1960s Ferrari 275. In the end, Enzo's baby rolled to $1,155,000.

But high-end collectors who missed out on that event needn't worry, as Gooding & Co is already gearing up its next Pebble Beach auction.

 The iconic 1960s Ferrari 275, a highlight at Gooding & Co's last sale

The legendary event, which is sure to boast some of the most striking cars on Earth, will take place on the weekend of August 20-21.

Among the highlights will be this 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe. As well as boasting coachwork by HJ Mulliner, this Rolls also has stand-out provenance.

It was once owned and driven by none other than Frederick Loewe, the late Austrian-American composer whose achievements included helping to turn My Fair Lady and Camelot into long-running Broadway musicals.

 Driveit whilehumming a tune: composer Frederick Leowe's Rolls-Royce

 Magnificent: the 1953 Ferrari 375 America Coupe

Car collectors will undoubtedly clamour to add some Broadway magic to their collections at the California sale.

Other projected highlights include a 1953 Ferrari 375 America Coupe, with coachwork by Vignale.

A bona fide winner, its past achievements include the FCA Platinum Award, a Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Class win and first place at the1954 Torino Motor Show.

Watch this space for upcoming news on Gooding & Co's event.

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