2010 Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction Results

Gooding & Company held its inaugural Amelia Island Auction event on Friday, March 12, 2010 in Amelia Island, Florida, achieving $16.1 million in total sales and a 82% of lots sold. Gooding’s debut Amelia Island auction featured 71 cars in total, with three cars eclipsing the $1 million barrier and one exceeding $2.5 million.

Top sale of the event went to the 1931 Voisin C20 Mylord Demi-Berline that sold for $2,750,000, followed by the 1961 Porsche RS61 at $1,705,000 and the 1932 Bugatti Type 50 Drop Head Coupe at $1,100,000.

The buyer of the RS61 was none other than Sir Stirling Moss, less than one week after his accident. Moss reportedly has long sought the RS61 – after driving RS series Porsches in period – and couldn’t let this one pass. Stirling and Lady Susie said “this makes a wonderful 30th Wedding Anniversary present” and added “its something to look forward too” when he recovers from his injuries.

David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Company, said, “One of my favorite moments at this auction was watching the incredible 1931 Voisin Mylord Demi-Berline set a world record up on our stage.” “With more than $16.1 Million in total sales this evening and a strong showing by many of our collectors and clients, I am very pleased with the results from our debut Amelia Island Auction.”

Click for complete results: 2010 Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction Official Results.

Gooding & Company offered 71 automobiles for sale, with 58 finding a new owner, reflecting a 82% sales rate. Total sales volume was $16,144,500, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $278,353.

2010 Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction Results

Lot 9 - 1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix - Sold for $900,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Sold for $2,750,000 versus 'unavailable' pre-sale estimate. 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.
1931 Voisin C20 Mylord Demi-Berline - Auction Block
Lot 66 - 1932 Bugatti Type 50 Cabriolet - Sold for $1,100,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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.
1932 Bugatti Type 50 Cabriolet - Auction Block
Lot 50 - 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Roadster - Did not sell at high bid of $600,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Sold for $748,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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.
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Berlinetta Aerodinamica - Auction Block
Lot 45 - 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Tourer - Sold for $605,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Sold for $1,705,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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.
1961 Porsche RS61 - Auction Block
Lot 63 - 1956 Nash Rambler 'Palm Beach' Coupe Special - Did not sell at high bid of $500,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Sold for $814,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Sold for $627,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $650,000 - $800,000. Coachwork by Pininfarina; matching-number example; cosmetic restoration in 2004; fully documented.
Lot 19 - 1963 AC Ace Bristol - Sold for $280,500 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Sold for $242,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Did not sell at high bid of $210,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $225,000 - $275,000. Coachwork by Tickford; one of only six left-hand drive examples.
Lot 4 - 1967 Aston Martin DB6 - Sold for $286,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $200,000 - $250,000. Original left-hand drive; matching-numbers and with factory A/C; carries BMI Heritage Certificate.
Lot 37 - 1962 Maserati 5000 GT - Did not sell at high bid of $520,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Sold for $330,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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.

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will be conducting its annual two-day Pebble Beach Auction on August 14 & 15, 2010. The Saturday and Sunday evening auctions will commence at 6:00 PM and are located at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. Guests and media may preview the cars from Wednesday, August 11 through Sunday, August 15. Pebble Beach Auction catalogues are available for $100 and admit two to the viewing and the auction. General admission tickets may be purchased at the tent for $40 per person.

For more information, visit www.goodingco.com.

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