2010 Scottsdale Auction Results – Gooding & Company

Gooding & Company held its 2010 Scottsdale Auction event on January 22-23 in Scottsdale, Arizona, achieving nearly $34 million in total sales and an impressive 91% of lots sold.

Gooding’s 3rd annual Scottsdale auction lasted two days for the first time, with an additional auction on Friday, January 22nd in addition to the original Saturday, January 23rd sale. Gooding offered 125 cars in total, with seven cars eclipsing the $1 million barrier and five exceeding $1.5 million.

“This year was our most successful Scottsdale auction to date with a total of 91% sold,” said David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Company. “We were thrilled to bring such an outstanding collection of automobiles to Arizona and to have so many cars break the $1 Million range.”

Top sale of the event went to the 1956 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer at $3,740,000. Recently restored by Cavallo Motorsports, chassis XKD-528 was driven by Ken Miles and Carlyle Blackwell to victory at the 1958 Ponoma Six-Hour Enduro and it retains its original, matching numbers engine. The sale of the D-Type marks the third consecutive year that Gooding & Company sold the top-selling car of Scottsdale Auction Week.

Rounding out the top five sales include the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet at $2,145,000, 1934 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe that sold for $1,815,000, the 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Gran Sport at $1,540,000 and the 1936 Hispano-Suiza Type 68 J12 Cabriolet that also brought $1,540,000.

Other noteworthy offerings include the 1959 Jaguar Costin Lister Sports Racer, winner of the 1959 SCCA C-Modified National Championship, that made a world record $1,100,000, the 1965 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra at $1,028,500 and the non-sale of the 1962 Shelby 260 Factory Competition Cobra at $1,600,000.

Click for complete results: 2010 Gooding Scottsdale Auction – Official Results

Gooding & Company offered 125 automobiles for sale, with 114 finding a new owner, reflecting an 91% sales rate. Total sales volume was $33,990,250, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $298,160.

2010 Results
2009 Results
2008 Results
Cars Offered
125
101
71
Cars Sold
114
84
64
Sales Rate
91%
83%
90%
Total Sales
$33,990,250
$32,442,950
$21,029,700
Average Price
$298,160
$386,225
$328,589
Top Sale
1956 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer; $3,740,000
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider; $4,950,000
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider; $3,300,000

2010 Gooding Scottsdale Auction Results (prices include 10% buyer’s premium)

Lot 118 - 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet - Sold for $2,145,000 versus unavailable pre-sale estimate.
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 16 - 1956 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer - Sold for $3,740,000 versus unavailable pre-sale estimate.
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 - Sold for $1,028,500 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 141 - 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Gran Sport - Sold for $1,540,000 versus unavailable pre-sale estimate.
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 - Sold for $429,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Sold for $1,100,000 versus unavailable pre-sale estimate.
Ex-Briggs Cunningham, Stirling Moss, Walt Hansgen and Bob Grossman; driven by Hansgen to 1959 SCCA C-Modified National Championship.
Lot 47 - 1962 Shelby 260 Factory Competition Cobra - Did not sell at high bid of $1,600,000 versus unavailable pre-sale estimate. CSX2026; 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 9 - 1934 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe - Sold for $1,815,000 versus unavailable pre-sale estimate. Coachwork by Walter M. Murphy Company; multiple Concours award-winner including Best in Class at Pebble Beach Concours.
Lot 109 - 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Berline - Sold for $825,000 verus pre-sale estimate of $700,000 - $900,000. Coachwork by LeBaron; ACD Club Category One example – original engine, chassis and body; CCCA Senior Premiere Award Winner.
Lot 127 - 1936 Hispano-Suiza Type 68 J12 Cabriolet - Sold for $1,540,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Sold for $410,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $425,000 - $525,000. Coachwork By Fleetwood; multiple-award winner in AACA and CCCA competition.
Lot 39 - 1927 Bentley 6 1/2-Litre Sport Coupe - Sold for $726,000 versus unavailable pre-sale estimate. Coachwork by Surbiton Carriage Company; retains original engine, chassis and coachwork.
Lot 131 - 1956 Porsche 356A European Coupe - Sold for $99,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $80,000 - $100,000. Coachwork by Reutter; complete with tool kit, certificate of authenticity and restoration documents.
Lot 15 - 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 Coupe - Sold for $203,500 versus pre-sale estimate of $200,000 - $250,000. Factory four-cam engine and sunroof; multiple award winner.
Lot 160 - 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB - Sold for $737,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $650,000 - $800,000. Coachwork by Scaglietti; late '80s restoration.
Lot 52 - 1937 Kurtis 'Tommy Lee Speedster' - Sold for $258,500 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Sold for $44,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $50,000 - $70,000. Lifelong Arizona truck; fully restored; offered without reserve.
Lot 43 - 1965 Shelby GT350 Supercharged Prototype - Sold for $418,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $300,000 - $400,000. Chassis SFM5010; tenth GT350 built; used as prototype and for publicity and display purposes.
Lot 11 - 1955 Facel-Vega FV-1 Coupe - Sold for $137,500 versus pre-sale estimate of $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 - Sold for $99,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $125,000 - $175,000.
Lot 158 - 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible - Did not sell at high bid of $145,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $225,000 - $275,000. Less than 100 examples known to exist; Certified Milestone Car by the Milestone Car Society.
Lot 164 - 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series II - Sold for $407,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $300,000 - $400,000. Coachwork by Touring; US-delivery left hand drive.
Lot 10 – 1967 Maserati Mexico Speciale - Sold for $187,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $75,000 - $100,000. Coachwork by Frua; one of three prototypes commissioned by Maserati.
Lot 18 - 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Drop Head Coupe - Sold for $451,000 versus pre-sale estimate of $400,000 - $500,000. Powered by 27-Litre V12 Rolls-Royce Merlin Mark I aircraft engine with approximately 1,100 hp at 3,000 RPM; award winner at 2008 Pebble Beach Concours.

Gooding Amelia Island Auction
Gooding & Company will be conducting its first-ever Amelia Island Auction on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Amelia Island Plantation, where it will be showcasing more than 50 collector cars, including the Best of Show 1931 Voisin C20 “Mylord” Demi-Berline, a stunning light blue 1937 Peugeot Darl’Mat Roadster, a rare 1956 Mercedes-Benz Station Wagon and a 1963 Jaguar E-Type.

Auction catalogs at the Amelia Island Auction cost $75 and admit two to the viewing and auction. General admission tickets can be purchased for $30 per person. Bidder registration forms and additional auction information are available on www.goodingco.com or by calling (310) 899-1960. For additional vehicle information, follow Gooding & Company on Facebook and Twitter @GoodingCompany.

[Source: Photo credit: Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company]