2010 Scottsdale Auction Preview – Gooding & Company

Gooding & Company will hold its 2010 Scottsdale Auction event on January 22-23 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 3rd annual Scottsdale auction will comprise two days for the first time, with an additional auction on Friday, January 22nd in addition to the previously scheduled Saturday, January 23rd sale.

Gooding has assembled approximately 125 cars for its 2010 Scottsdale Auction, headlined by the 1956 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer, 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet, 1927 Bentley 6 1/2-Litre Sport Coupe, 1962 Shelby 260 Factory Competition Cobra, 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Gran Sport, 1959 Jaguar Costin Lister Sports Racer and 1934 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe. Estimates for these featured cars are all “available upon request.”

“This January marks Gooding & Company’s third year in Scottsdale which has been a successful venue for us since the beginning,” says owner and President David Gooding. “Following a strong 2009 Arizona sale, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to extend our Scottsdale auction to two days. With sensational cars such as a 1956 Jaguar D-Type, a 1959 Ferrari Series 1 Pinin Farina Cabriolet and a one-off Murphy- bodied 1934 Duesenberg, we expect to have an exciting two days in Arizona.”

Previous Scottsdale Auction Results – Gooding & Company
Gooding does not have a Ferrari 250 GT California Spider on offer this year, which is only interesting because Cal Spiders were the top sale in previous years. Last year saw the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider bring $4,950,000, while a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider made $3,300,000 in 2008. All is not lost however, as Gooding has an impeccable 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet that should garner a very strong number.

Gooding’s 2009 Scottsdale auction
was very successful with a 83% sales rate and more than $32 million in total sales, although they should eclipse that number in 2010 with their strong list of consignments, additional 70 cars on offer, plus the perceived strength in the underlying economy.

2009 Gooding Scottsdale Results
2008 Gooding Scottsdale Results
Cars Offered
101
71
Cars Sold
84
64
Sales Rate
83%
90%
Total Sales
$32,442,950
$21,029,700
Average Price
$386,225
$328,589
Top Sale
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider; $4,950,000
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider; $3,300,000

The Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auction will be held on Friday, January 22 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. at 68th Street and East Camelback Road adjoining Scottsdale Fashion Square. Auction previews will be held Thursday, January 21 from 9:00am – 6:00pm, Friday, January 22 from 9:00am – 6:00pm and Saturday, January 23 from 9:00am – 6:00pm. 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, contact Gooding & Company at (310) 899-1960 or visit www.goodingco.com.

2010 Gooding Scottsdale Auction Highlights

Lot 118 - 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet - Estimate Unavailable. Coachwork by Pinin Farina; one of only 40 Series 1 Pinin Farina Cabriolets ever built and last to wear covered headlights; 1959 New York Auto Show Car; formerly owned by Bob McKelvy and Bob Grossman.
Lot 39 - 1927 Bentley 6 1/2-Litre Sport Coupe - Estimate Unavailable. Coachwork by Surbiton Carriage Company; retains original engine, chassis and coachwork.
Lot 16 - 1956 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer - Estimate Unavailable. Chassis XKD528 began its racing career in 1956 with driver Pearce 'Pete' Woods, followed by Ken Miles, Bobby Unser and Carlyle Blackwell; well-known race and ownership history; retains its original, matching numbers engine.
Lot 132 - 1965 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra - Estimate $1,800,000 - $2,500,000. Chassis CSX3021 was first of 29 427 S/C Cobras built by Shelby American; only 427 S/C still with original owner; one of two Cobras finished in Hertz Gold paint.
Lot 47 - 1962 Shelby 260 Factory Competition Cobra - Estimate Unavailable. First Cobra to win race and championship; last of four factory 260 Competition Cobras; driven by Bob Johnson to 1963 SCCA A-Production National Championship.
Lot 141 - 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Gran Sport - Estimate Unavailable. Coachwork by Zagato; matching-numbers engine and original coachwork; known, unbroken ownership history, including Ralph Stein and David Tunick.
Lot 130 - 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta - Estimate $375,000 - $450,000. Coachwork by Allemano; one of only 15 examples of Allemano-bodied Maseratis built in 1956.
Lot 23 - 1959 Jaguar Costin Lister Sports Racer - Estimate Unavailable. Ex-Briggs Cunningham, Stirling Moss, Walt Hansgen and Bob Grossman; driven by Hansgen to 1959 SCCA C-Modified National Championship.
Lot 109 - 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Berline - Estimate $700,000 - $900,000. Coachwork by LeBaron; ACD Club Category One example – original engine, chassis and body; CCCA Senior Premiere Award Winner.
Lot 9 - 1934 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe - Estimate Unavailable. Coachwork by Walter M. Murphy Company; multiple Concours award-winner including Best in Class at Pebble Beach Concours.
Lot 127 - 1936 Hispano-Suiza Type 68 J12 Cabriolet - Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,400,000. Coachwork by Saoutchik; One of only 9 original-bodied open J12s known to exist; engine displacement of nearly 9.5 liters.
Lot 41 - 1931 Cadillac 452A V-16 Sport Phaeton - Estimate $425,000 - $525,000. Coachwork By Fleetwood; multiple-award winner in AACA and CCCA competition.
Lot 131 - 1956 Porsche 356A European Coupe - Estimate $80,000 - $100,000. Coachwork by Reutter; complete with tool kit, certificate of authenticity and restoration documents.
Lot 160 - 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB - Estimate $650,000 - $800,000. Coachwork by Scaglietti; late '80s restoration.
Lot 52 - 1937 Kurtis 'Tommy Lee Speedster' - Estimate $250,000 - $350,000. One-off Frank Kurtis-Built Special; raced by Tommy Lee; multiple Concours award winner.
Lot 154 - 1946 Hudson Series 58 Carrier Six 3/4-Ton Pickup - Estimate $50,000 - $70,000. Lifelong Arizona truck; fully restored; offered without reserve.
Lot 43 - 1965 Shelby GT350 Supercharged Prototype - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Chassis SFM5010; tenth GT350 built; used as prototype and for publicity and display purposes.
Lot 11 - 1955 Facel-Vega FV-1 Coupe - Estimate $175,000 - $225,000. Likely the 1st Facel-Vega delivered to US; Past Pebble Beach and California Mille entrant.
Lot 34 - 1967 Ghia 450 SS Convertible - Estimate $125,000 - $175,000. Offered without reserve.
Lot 164 - 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series II - Estimate $300,000 - $400,000. Coachwork by Touring; US-delivery left hand drive.
Lot 158 - 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible - Estimate $225,000 - $275,000. Less than 100 examples known to exist; Certified Milestone Car by the Milestone Car Society.
Lot 10 – 1967 Maserati Mexico Speciale - Estimate $75,000 - $100,000. Offered without reserve; coachwork by Frua; one of three prototypes commissioned by Maserati.

[Source: Photo credit: Pawel Litwinski © 2009 Courtesy of Gooding & Company]