1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)
1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

The Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2016 auction will be staged Friday, March 11th at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida. Gooding’s 7th annual Amelia sale held during the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend will see more than 80 cars cross the block, with 19 automobiles estimated to exceed $1,000,000.

The Jerry Seinfeld Collection will headline Gooding’s 2016 Amelia Island sale. Among the notable Porsches on offer will be Seinfeld’s 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder; 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder; 1959 Porsche 718 RSK; 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster; 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype; 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR; among 12 others.

“We are grateful and honored to be entrusted with these superb examples from the collection of Jerry Seinfeld, these cars epitomize the highest of quality and pedigree,” stated David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company. “Jerry’s keen eye for significant Porsches, the care and pride he takes in maintaining his spectacular collection and his enthusiasm and passion for the Porsche marque, makes this one of our most thrilling sales in our company’s history.”

The Jerry Seinfeld Collection 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, chassis 917-30-004, is one of six examples completed at the Porsche factory. 004 was intended to be the 1974 Penske-Sunoco team car but was instead sold to Australian Porsche Importer Alan Hamilton. Later purchased by the Porsche factory, this car was previously the centerpiece of the Drendel Family Collection. This 917/30 has been raced at the Monterey Historics and has been displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and Rennsport Reunion, among others (Estimate: $5,000,000 – $7,000,000).

“What’s very surprising about this car is how comfortable and easy to drive the most powerful race car the world will ever see is,” Mr. Seinfeld said. “I never drove it as fast as it can go. The car’s crazy. I’m not.”

The 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (Estimate: $5,000,000 – $6,000,000) remains in original condition, wearing its decades-old blue paint and retaining its well-preserved upholstery. With three owners over the past five decades, chassis 550-0060 is a matching-numbers example with 10,500 miles from new.

2016 Gooding and Company Amelia Island – Jerry Seinfeld Collection

  • 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, chassis 917-30-004 (Est. $5,000,000 – $7,000,000)
  • 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, chassis 550-0060 (Est. $5,000,000 – $6,000,000)
  • 1959 Porsche 718 RSK, chassis 718-019, one of 34 Type 718 RSK Spyders Built, extensive North American racing history (Est. $3,800,000 – $4,200,000)
  • 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster, chassis 84908, one of 56 built with alloy panels, equipped with Type 692/0 four-cam engine (Est. $2,000,000 – $2,500,000)
  • 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype, chassis 9R3/M 001, One of Two Carrera GT Prototypes built, purchased by Jerry Seinfeld directly from Porsche in 2007 (Est. $1,500,000 – $2,250,000)
  • 1990 Porsche 962C, chassis 962 012, Works 962C run by Joest Racing with factory support in 1990 FIA World Sports-Prototype and 1991 Interfere Championship (Est. $1,500,000 – $2,000,000)
  • 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR, chassis 911 460 0016, One of 15 RSRs built for IROC, raced in period by Revson, Johncock, Follmer, Forbes-Robinson and Minter (Est. $1,200,000 – $1,500,000)
  • 1998 Porsche 993 3.8 Cup RSR, chassis WP0ZZZ99ZVS398070, one of 45 built between 1996 and 1998, less than 6,000 km from new (Est. $1,200,000 – $1,500,000)
  • 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe, chassis 122561, factory upgraded in 1964 with GT-spec engine (Est. $1,100,000 – $1,400,000)
  • 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau, chassis WP0AC2968RS480403, One of 76 built, equipped with code X88 Engine, three owners and 12,500 miles from new (Est. $1,000,000 – $1,300,000)
  • 1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster, chassis 83124, Maintained in single family ownership for 50 Years, first in class and Best of Show (Restored) at the 2010 PCA Porsche Parade, matching-numbers example (Est. $500,000 – $600,000)
  • 2012 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 Cup “Brumos Commemorative Edition”, chassis WP0ZZZ99ZCS798179, One of five built, purchased new by Seinfeld directly from Brumos (Est. $300,000 – $500,000)
  • 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen, chassis 597 000 148, One of 71 Jagdwagens built and as few as 15 extant (Est. $350,000 – $425,000)
  • 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster, chassis WP0CB2A95BS795554, Number 009 of 356 examples produced, owned from new by Seinfeld (Est. $300,000 – $400,000)
  • 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster, chassis WP0EB0915KS173287, Less than 3,800 original miles (Est. $250,000 – $325,000)
  • 1966 Porsche 911, chassis 304182, Less than 19,000 original miles, Best in Class at three consecutive Porsche Parades (Est. $200,000 – $300,000)
  • 1964 Volkswagen Camper, chassis 1260046, less than 19,000 miles (Est. $80,000 – $100,000)
  • 1960 Volkswagen Beetle, chassis 2764371, less than 15,000 miles (Est. $35,000 – $50,000)

Not to be overlooked, especially in terms of pre-sale estimates, Gooding’s 2016 Amelia Island sale will also feature a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider and a 1966 Ford GT40 Mk1.

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider offered at the 2016 Gooding Amelia Island sale, chassis 2871 GT, is the 22nd short-wheelbase California Spider built and one of 37 covered-headlight examples produced. Chassis 2871 GT was purchased new in Milan, Italy by the Italian industrial designer, Gianfranco Frattini in September, 1961. While in Mr. Frattini’s care, chassis 2871 GT was featured in the Italian film Ieri, Oggi, Domani, which starred Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. Mr. Frattini owned the car for 17 years before selling it to Terzo Dalia in June, 1978. Mr. Dalia participated in two Ferrari events in the early-1980s before selling 2871 GT to the current owner in December, 1985. This Ferrari has been with its current owner for the last 30 years, is well-documented by Ferrari historian, Marcel Massini, and is presented the color combination of red with a black interior (estimate: $15,000,000 – $17,000,000).

The 1966 Ford GT40 Mk1 is one of 31 GT40 Mk I examples constructed for road use, and one of seven originally used by Ford for a dealer promotion program. Chassis GT40 P/1065 was earmarked for “Road Car Specifications,” and came equipped with a Weber-carbureted 289 Hi-Po engine. Offered in the original color of Azure Blue without racing stripes and sporting Halibrand wheels, this 3,200-original mile GT40 was acquired by the consignor in 2010. Marque expert Ronnie Spain has inspected the car and provided a 23-page report outlining the correctness of the car’s specification in relation to new. Additionally, P/1065 received attention from GT40 specialist Rare Drive (Est. $3,200,000 – $3,600,000).

Additional highlights at the Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2016 sale include:

  • 1931 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe, Gooding said this Model J is likely one of the most original examples available (Est. $2,500,000 – $3,000,000)
  • 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, Chassis 1695 GT, Fourth of 200 built, exhibited by Ferrari at 1960 Geneva Motor Show (Est. $1,500,000 – $1,800,000)
  • 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra, Chassis CSX 2433, extensive period SCCA race history, restored by Canepa (Est. $950,000 – $1,100,000)
  • 1959 Osca Tipo S-273, raced at the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring by Denise McCluggage, originally delivered in to Briggs Cunningham and maintained by Alfred Momo (Est. $650,000 – $800,000)

In 2015, Gooding and Company offered 85 automobiles for sale, with 76 finding a new owner, reflecting a 89.4% sales rate. Total sales volume was $26,967,150, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $354,831. Top sale went to the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 at $3,300,000, followed by the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet at $2,090,000 and the 1991 Ferrari F40 at $1,622,500. (See 2015 Gooding Amelia Island Report).

Gooding & Company returns to the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort at 6800 First Coast Hwy in Amelia Island, Florida on Friday, March 11, 2016. A preview will be held during March 10 from 9:00am – 6:00pm and March 11 from 9:00 am – 11:00am. Admission to the preview and general admission to view the auction are open to the public, while bidder registration costs $200 and includes a catalogue and two reserved seats during the auction.

Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2016 Auction Information

Date: Friday, March 11 at 11:00am
Location: Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Racquet Park, 6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Public preview: March 10-11
Auction catalogues: $75, admits two to all events
General admission: $30, admits one to all events

For additional information, visit Goodingco.com.

[Source: Gooding & Company]