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.”
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
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.