A trio of collector cars are among the early offerings at the Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 auction, to be held January 16-17 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona. An original 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato, a 1988 Porsche 959 Sport and a 1990 Ferrari 641/2 Formula 1 will be featured at Gooding’s 8th annual two-day Scottsdale sale.
The 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato (SZ) is one of approximately 200 built and displays wonderful patina. With its extensive race history and original Zagato coachwork, it’s a time capsule of the 1960s Italian racing scene. The SZ competed in several events including the 1961, 1962 and 1963 editions of the Targa Florio road race. In both the April 1961 and May 1962 races the SZ was manned by noted drivers Gianni Bulgari and Maurizio Grana, who went on to pilot other Italian GTs, such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ and the Ferrari 250 GTO. Hidden away since its arrival in the United States 50 years ago, this Giulietta SZ is being offered for public sale for the first time, presenting collectors with an opportunity to acquire a Zagato-bodied Alfa Romeo with both a rich racing history and exceptional patina.
This 1988 Porsche 959 Sport offered at the Gooding Scottsdale 2015 auction is the ultimate evolution of this landmark Porsche model. One of only twenty-nine Sport models produced and one of eleven specified in Grand Prix White, this 959 is a correct and original example with 19,000 miles from new, a recent factory service and extensive documentation. Significantly, this particular 959 Sport benefits from the factory-installed Stage II power upgrade that increased horsepower from the standard 450 hp to 540 hp.
This 1990 Ferrari 641/2 F1 is defined by its sleek silhouette crafted by F1 designer, John Barnard. The Museum of Modern Art recently recognized its level of artistic and cultural significance by exhibiting the Ferrari as a prominent lobby display. Notably, this 641/2 was driven by British Formula One World Champion, “Il Leone” Nigel Mansell. Mansell and the 641/2 raced to victory in the 1990 Portuguese Grand Prix, finishing over two seconds ahead of the competition.
Gooding’s 2015 Scottsdale sale will also showcase several Italian originals like the 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Coupe by Allemano, a 1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT, as well as American muscle with two documented Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaros.
Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Information
Dates: Friday, January 16, 11:00am and Saturday, January 17, 11:00am
Location: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Public preview: January 14-17
Auctions catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions
General admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions