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.
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.
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)
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.