2010 Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction Preview

Gooding & Company will hold its inaugural Amelia Island Auction event on Friday, March 12th on the grounds of the Amelia Island Plantation in Florida. Gooding becomes the second auction to be held during the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend, joining RM Auctions’ Automobiles of Amelia Island sale.

“The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has become one of the preeminent automotive events of the world, attracting some of the best cars and collectors,” says David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Company. “In terms of East Coast auctions, we identified a gap at the top of the market. We are very pleased to announce that Gooding & Company will soon be in Amelia Island with an auction at the Plantation that will reflect our high standards.”

Gooding & Company assembled more than 70 cars for its first-ever Amelia Island Auction, headlined by the 1931 Voisin C20 Mylord Demi-Berline, 1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix, 1961 Porsche RS61, 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Berlinetta Aerodinamica, 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’Mat Roadster and 1932 Bugatti Type 50 Drop Head Coupe.

Other featured entries include six Pininfarina-styled cars, among them are four Ferraris – a 1965 500 Superfast Coupe, a 1968 330 GTS, a 1973 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, and a 1985 288 GTO, as well as a unique 1956 Nash Rambler “Palm Beach” Coupe Special and a 1953 Nash-Healey Roadster.

David Gooding added, “Pininfarina has created some of the most beautiful automotive forms in history and the examples we’re presenting in Amelia Island are among the benchmarks of these designs.”

The Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction will be held on Friday, March 12 at 5:00pm on the grounds of the Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida. Auction previews will be held Thursday, March 11 at 9:00am-6:00pm and Friday, March 12 at 8:30am-5:00pm. An auction catalog for $75 admits two to the viewing and auction. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $30 per person.

For more information, visit www.goodingco.com or call (310) 899-1960.

2010 Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction Preview

Lot 9 - 1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix - Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,400,000. From the Collection of Peter and Susan Williamson; documented in the American Bugatti Registry; eligible for ABC and BOC events as well as vintage rallies and races.
Lot 30 - 1931 Voisin C20 V-12 Mylord Demi-Berline - Estimate Unavailable. Only surviving 12-cylinder Voisin on an underslung chassis; displayed at the Museé National de l’Automobile; 2009 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 'Best of Show'; formerly the Property of D. Cameron Peck and Dr. Gerald Rolph.
Lot 66 - 1932 Bugatti Type 50 Cabriolet - Estimate $1,250,000 - $1,500,000. Coachwork by Van Vooren, convertible Conversion by Corsica; from the Collection of Peter and Susan Williamson; completely documented by the Bugatti Trust.
Lot 50 - 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Roadster - Estimate $650,000 - $850,000. Designed by Georges Paulin with coachwork by Pourtout; won class at Pebble Beach Concours in 2004; one of approximately 30 surviving examples.
Lot 57 - 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Berlinetta Aerodinamica - Estimate $800,000 - $1,300,000. Features authentic pre-war 6C 2500 SS chassis and recreated coachwork by Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni of Carrozzeria Touring; competed in 2008 Colorado Grand and Amelia Concours.
Lot 45 - 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Tourer - Estimate $700,000 - $900,000. Coachwork by Wallis; one of only 100 8 Litre Bentleys; eligible for Bentley Drivers’ Club tours and events.
Lot 61 - 1961 Porsche RS61 - Estimate $1,200,000 - $1,500,000. One of only fourteen RS61s built; ex-Bob Holbert, Thomas Payne and Millard Ripley carries strong US racing history with 13 wins and 20 podiums in SCCA National competition; one of the few RS60/61s with original bodywork.
Lot 43 - 1953 Nash-Healey Roadster - Estimate $250,000 - $325,000. Coachwork by Pinin Farina; recent mechanical and interior restoration.
Lot 63 - 1956 Nash Rambler 'Palm Beach' Coupe Special - Estimate $700,000 - $900,000. One-off show car coachwork by Pinin Farina for Turin Auto Show; Motor Trend cover car; displayed at 2009 Pebble Beach Concours.
Lot 16 - 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast - Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000. Coachwork by Pininfarina; one of thirty-six 500 Superfasts; formerly the property of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan and Pierre Bardinon.
Lot 47 - 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS - Estimate $650,000 - $800,000. Coachwork by Pininfarina; matching-number example; cosmetic restoration in 2004; fully documented.
Lot 54 - 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta - Estimate $250,000 - $325,000. Coachwork by Pininfarina; restored at Symbolic in 2006.
Lot 68 - 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO - Estimate $550,000 - $650,000. Designed by Pininfarina; less than 23k original miles; complete with books, manuals, tools and catalytic converter.
Lot 19 - 1963 AC Ace Bristol - Estimate $275,000 - $325,000. Original paint, interior, engine, wheels, tires and clutch; less than 50k original miles; complete with tools, photographs and comprehensive paperwork; one owner for 45 years; won Preservation Class at 2009 Pebble Beach Concours.
Lot 40 - 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 C Station Wagon - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Coachwork by Binz; only known example; featured in Star Magazine and Mercedes-Benz Personenwagen.
Lot 28 - 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Drop Head Coupe - Estimate $225,000 - $275,000. Coachwork by Tickford; one of only six left-hand drive examples.
Lot 4 - 1967 Aston Martin DB6 - Estimate $200,000 - $250,000. Original left-hand drive; matching-numbers and with factory A/C; carries BMI Heritage Certificate.
Lot 14 - 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Litre Roadster - Estimate $120,000 - $150,000. Early, matching-numbers example; Best of Show at 2008 Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance; scored 99.72 at JCNA event in San Diego.
Lot 37 - 1962 Maserati 5000 GT - Estimate $575,000 - $675,000. Coachwork by Allemano; Only of 22 built; matching numbers and original color combination; restored in 2003.
Lot 23 - 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 - Estimate $300,000 - $400,000. Designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone; one of 157 Series One LP400s; recipient of two-year comprehensive restoration by Ultimate Motor Works.

[Source: Gooding & Co.]

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  1. I will be looking forward to seeing some of these cars. Now I have to convince the wife that we would look good driving a 1963 AC Ace Bristol around Gainesville, FL. I wonder how much I have stashed in my piggy bank?

  2. My impression of the 1956 Nash Rambler ‘Palm Beach’ Coupe Special- Pinnin Farina one-ups Raymond Lowey. Do you see it? Also, Ive seen Williamson’s Type 35C with the body removed. It’s beauty IS more than skin deep!

  3. I remember the Rambler Palm Beach. I also remember why I paid it so little attention when new. That sled has a flathead nash six. AMC was already making a fine V8 plus some OHV sixes. including an alloy die cast one, and yet they assembled this crate with their spavined flatty?