Alfa 8C 2300 Monza Featured at Gooding Pebble Beach 2010

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MonzaThe 1947 Italian Championship-winning 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza and a 1995 McLaren F1 have been consigned to Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction, to be held August 14-15, 2010 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California.

“We have more consignors and exceptional cars from around the world than ever before,” says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. “The diversity and quality of our cars this year is the best we have ever presented at Pebble Beach.”

The 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza and 1995 McLaren F1 join a list of consignments for Gooding & Company’s Sunday Auction, which also includes the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K, 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Boattail Speedster, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod and 1956 Maserati 200SI. Additional Saturday Auction highlights include Gil Nickel’s 1951 Ferrari 340 America Spider, the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione and the barn discovery 1933 Duesenberg SJ LWB Convertible.

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza with coachwork by Brianza
This Alfa Romeo Monza was piloted by a few noteworthy Genovese drivers during the 1930s and 1940s, including the famous Renato Balestrero. In his hands, chassis 2311218 competed successfully at all the major European racing events, including San Remo, Gran Prix of Bari, Circuito di Senigallia, Circuito di Modena, and Circuito di Voghera, all of which supported Balestrero’s achievement of winning both the 1947 Sport Nazionale and Sport Internazionale Championships with this 8C Monza. In the Monza’s later years of racing, it competed successfully in the Mille Miglia twice (1997 and 2001), Laguna Seca (1997, 1998, and 2008), Copperstate 1000, New England 1000, Colorado Grand and the 8C Tour. Notably, this car has an unbroken ownership history from new and has had only three Californian owners since 1954. The 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza with coachwork by Brianza is an Estimate Upon Request consignment.

1995 McLaren F1, Chassis No. 062
The 1995 McLaren F1 car being offered was sold new to Larry Ellison, the co-founder and CEO of Oracle, who is also a major financier of the BMW Oracle Racing team. An elite car by many standards, it is one of a few McLaren supercars registered, titled and certified for use in California. Finished in Magnesium Silver over a black interior, this car is in original factory-delivered form and will arrive at auction complete with the factory-delivered luggage and tools. Gooding & Company’s estimate for this car is between $2.5 – $3.5 Million.

The 2010 Pebble Beach Auctions will be held at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. Preview days will start on Wednesday August 11th and will continue through Sunday August 15th. The auctions will commence at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 6:00 p.m. (PST) on Sunday. Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction catalogues are available for $100 and admit two to the viewing and the auction.

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[Source: Gooding & Company]