2009 Pebble Beach Auction Preview – Gooding & Company

Gooding & Company’s 2009 Pebble Beach Auction will be held Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August, 16th at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California.

Gooding & Company’s 5th annual auction, held in association with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will feature over 160 cars, including more than 15 estimated to reach bids of $1,000,000 and 80 cars at no reserve.

Gooding has several very notable cars, highlighted by Ettore Bugatti’s personal 1938 Bugatti Type 57C; Pininfarina-designed 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “Rondine”; 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder; 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder; 1955 Ghia Streamline X “Gilda”; 1935 Duesenberg SJ Roadster and 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 300 Drop Head Coupe.

Gooding also features many significant race cars, including the Don Lyon Collection’s 1967 Gurney Eagle Indy Car and 1964 Dean Van Lines Roadster, in addition to the 1953 Bell Engine “Crankshaft Special,” 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I, 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Race Rat and 1969 Ferrari 312 Formula One.

Gooding’s 2008 Pebble Beach auction netted $64,228,300, boosted by the 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe that sold for $7.92 million, a record for the highest price ever paid for an automobile at a North American auction. The record may be short-lived, as the ex-Ettore Bugatti 1938 Bugatti Type 57C has what it takes to set the bar even higher.

The Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction is located at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. Auction preview days will be from Wednesday, August 12 through Sunday, August 16, 2009. The Saturday evening auction will start at 5:00 PM and the Sunday evening auction at 6:00 PM. Auction catalogs are available for $100 and admit two to the viewing and the auction. Bidder registration is $200 and includes reserved seating for two and a catalog. General admission to the viewing and the auction can be purchased at the tent for $40 per person.

For more information, contact Gooding & Co. at (310) 899-1960 or visit www.goodingco.com.

Notable 2009 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction Consignments:

<strong>1963 Chevrolet Corvette 'Rondine' – Estimate Unavailable.</strong> Unique Pininfarina design was held in the PininFarina museum for 45 years; only 3,670 miles from new. Last sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2008 for $1,760,000; from Michael Schudroff Collection.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette 'Rondine' – Estimate Unavailable. Unique Pininfarina design was held in the PininFarina museum for 45 years; only 3,670 miles from new. Last sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2008 for $1,760,000; from Michael Schudroff Collection.
<strong>1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Mille Miglia – Estimate $1,500,000 - $2,000,000.</strong> Never restored Alfa would be perfect for Preservation Class at 2010 Pebble Beach Concours or any major Concours; spent 40 years with one owner.
1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Mille Miglia – Estimate $1,500,000 - $2,000,000. Never restored Alfa would be perfect for Preservation Class at 2010 Pebble Beach Concours or any major Concours; spent 40 years with one owner.
<strong>1935 Duesenberg SJ Roadster – Estimate Unavailable.</strong> – One-off body by Bohman & Schwartz; ex-Prince Serge M'Divani and Jerry Gebby.
1935 Duesenberg SJ Roadster – Estimate Unavailable. – One-off body by Bohman & Schwartz; ex-Prince Serge M'Divani and Jerry Gebby.
<strong>1938 Bugatti Type 57C Special Coupe - Estimate Unavailable.</strong> Formerly the property of Ettore Bugatti; one-off Jean Bugatti coachwork; cared for by the factory until its closing in 1959; offered without reserve.
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Special Coupe - Estimate Unavailable. Formerly the property of Ettore Bugatti; one-off Jean Bugatti coachwork; cared for by the factory until its closing in 1959; offered without reserve.
<strong>1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – Estimate Unavailable.</strong> Ferrari Classiche Certified and restored by Paul Russell; award winner at Pebble and Amelia Concours; formerly the property of Mark Tuttle, Anthony Wang and Bud Lyon.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – Estimate Unavailable. Ferrari Classiche Certified and restored by Paul Russell; award winner at Pebble and Amelia Concours; formerly the property of Mark Tuttle, Anthony Wang and Bud Lyon.
<strong>1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – Estimate $2,700,000 - $3,600,000.</strong> Ferrari Classiche Certified; 2008 Palm Beach Cavallino Classic Platinum and Judges Cup Award Winner; 2007 Pebble Beach Concours Award Winner; original covered headlight with factory hardtop.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – Estimate $2,700,000 - $3,600,000. Ferrari Classiche Certified; 2008 Palm Beach Cavallino Classic Platinum and Judges Cup Award Winner; 2007 Pebble Beach Concours Award Winner; original covered headlight with factory hardtop.
<strong>1955 Ghia Streamline X 'Gilda' – Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,300,000.</strong> One-off 1955 Turin Auto Show car powered by a 70 HP gas turbine engine.
1955 Ghia Streamline X 'Gilda' – Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,300,000. One-off 1955 Turin Auto Show car powered by a 70 HP gas turbine engine.
<strong>1969 Ferrari 312 Formula One – Estimate Unavailable. </strong>Ex-Chris Amon and Pedro Rodriguez. Formerly part of Jon Shirley Collection; class winner at the 2008 Monaco Historic Races.
1969 Ferrari 312 Formula One – Estimate Unavailable. Ex-Chris Amon and Pedro Rodriguez; formerly part of Jon Shirley Collection; class winner at the 2008 Monaco Historic Races.
<strong>1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I – Estimate $1,500,000 - $1,700,000.</strong> Chassis 0418 MD was Scuderia Ferrari entry for 1954 Mille Miglia; Platinum award at Cavallino Classic; multiple Mille Mille Storica participant.
1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I – Estimate $1,500,000 - $1,700,000. Chassis 0418 MD was Scuderia Ferrari entry for 1954 Mille Miglia; Platinum award at Cavallino Classic; multiple Mille Mille Storica participant.
<strong>1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Competition Spider – Estimate Unavailable.</strong> One of three originally produced. From Michael Schudroff Collection.
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Competition Spider – Estimate Unavailable. One of three originally produced; from Michael Schudroff Collection.
<strong>1967 Gurney Eagle Mk III Indy Car – Estimate $350,000 - $450,000.</strong> Only six 1967 Gurney Eagles exist; this was tuned by Smokey Yunick; Dennis Hulme piloted to 4th place finish at 1967 Indianapolis 500; offered without reserve.
1967 Gurney Eagle Mk III Indy Car – Estimate $350,000 - $450,000. Only six 1967 Gurney Eagles exist; this was tuned by Smokey Yunick; Dennis Hulme piloted to 4th place finish at 1967 Indianapolis 500; offered without reserve.
<strong>1964 Dean Van Lines Special Roaster – Estimate $300,000 - $400,000. </strong>Launched Mario Andretti's career; had countless wins in its much documented history; featured In IMAX Movie <em>Super Speedway; </em>offered without reserve.
1964 Dean Van Lines Special Roaster – Estimate $300,000 - $400,000. Launched Mario Andretti's career; had countless wins in its much documented history; featured In IMAX Movie Super Speedway; offered without reserve.
<strong>1966 Gerhardt-Offy Indy Car – Estimate $200,000 - $275,000.</strong> Indy 500 veteran; powered by turbocharged Offenhauser; offered without reserve.
1966 Gerhardt-Offy Indy Car – Estimate $200,000 - $275,000. Indy 500 veteran; powered by turbocharged Offenhauser; offered without reserve.
<strong>1954 Cunningham C-3 Coupe – Estimate $475,000 - $575,000. </strong>Only three owners from new.
1954 Cunningham C-3 Coupe – Estimate $475,000 - $575,000. Only three owners from new.
<strong>1960 Chevrolet Corvette Race Rat – Estimate $700,000 - $825,000.</strong> Class Winner and 16th overall at the 1960 Sebring 12 Hours driven by Bill Fritts and Chuck Hall for RRR Motors; Rare RPO 687, 276 And 1625 Optioned Big-Tank Version; 2009 NCRS American Heritage Award Recipient.
1960 Chevrolet Corvette Race Rat – Estimate $700,000 - $825,000. Class Winner and 16th overall at the 1960 Sebring 12 Hours driven by Bill Fritts and Chuck Hall for RRR Motors; Rare RPO 687, 276 and 1625 Optioned Big-Tank Version; 2009 NCRS American Heritage Award Recipient.
<strong>1930 Stutz Series M Indy Race Car - Estimate $250,000 - $350,000.</strong> Finished 10th at 1930 Indianapolis 500.
1930 Stutz Series M Indy Race Car - Estimate $250,000 - $350,000. Finished 10th at 1930 Indianapolis 500.
<strong>1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 300 Drop Head Coupe – Estimate Unavailable.</strong> Pebble Beach Best in Class.
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 300 Drop Head Coupe – Estimate Unavailable. Pebble Beach Best in Class.
<strong>1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Coupe – Estimate $225,000 - $310,000.</strong> One-off Savonuzzi design is one of approximately six surviving examples of a series of nine unique 1900s produced by Ghia throughout 1954. From Michael Schudroff Collection.
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Coupe – Estimate $225,000 - $310,000. One-off Savonuzzi design is one of approximately six surviving examples of a series of nine unique 1900s produced by Ghia throughout 1954; from Michael Schudroff Collection.
<strong>1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS – Estimate $150,000 - $200,000. </strong>From Michael Schudroff Collection.
1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS – Estimate $150,000 - $200,000. From Michael Schudroff Collection.
<strong>1927 Packard 343 Convertible Sedan – Estimate Unavailable.</strong> From the estate of racing legend Phil Hill; Best of Show at 1977 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
1927 Packard 343 Convertible Sedan – Estimate Unavailable. From the estate of racing legend Phil Hill; Best of Show at 1977 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
<strong>1953 Bell Engine 'Crankshaft' Special – Estimate $200,000 - $250,000.</strong> Fully documented, class-winning, 133.33 MPH historic drag racer; eligible for 2010 Pebble Beach Concours Legends of the Lakes Class.
1953 Bell Engine 'Crankshaft' Special – Estimate $200,000 - $250,000. Fully documented, class-winning, 133.33 MPH historic drag racer; eligible for 2010 Pebble Beach Concours Legends of the Lakes Class.
<strong>1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drop Head Sedanca Coupe – Estimate $525,000 - $575,000. </strong>Mark Tuttle Collection for nearly 50 years; H.J. Mulliner coachwork.
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drop Head Sedanca Coupe – Estimate $525,000 - $575,000. Mark Tuttle Collection for nearly 50 years; H.J. Mulliner coachwork.
<strong>1966 Shelby Cobra 427 – Estimate $550,000 - $750,000.</strong> Not seen in public for over 20 years; only two owners since 1973 and 26,000 documented miles from new.
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 – Estimate $550,000 - $750,000. Not seen in public for over 20 years; only two owners since 1973 and 26,000 documented miles from new.
<strong>1958 BMW 507 Series II – Estimate $750,000 - $900,000.</strong> Extensive documentation and only two owners and 27,000 miles from new.
1958 BMW 507 Series II – Estimate $750,000 - $900,000. Extensive documentation and only two owners and 27,000 miles from new.
<strong>1957 AC Ace Bristol – Estimate $225,000 - $275,000.</strong> From Michael Schudroff Collection; original black California plates; offered without reserve.
1957 AC Ace Bristol – Estimate $225,000 - $275,000. From Michael Schudroff Collection; original black California plates; offered without reserve.

[Source: Gooding & Co.]