Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2011 – Preview

1949 Jaguar XK120 AlloyGooding & Company will hold its Amelia Island Auction event on Friday, March 12, 2011 on the grounds of the Amelia Island Plantation in Florida.

Gooding & Company assembled more than 85 vintage and modern collector cars for its 2nd annual Amelia Island Auction, headlined by the 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet by Vignale; 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype; 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy; 1953 Siata 208 CS Berlinetta; 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV and 1928 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Coupe.

Other featured entries include a barn-find 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback, ex-Brian Redman 1963 Lotus 23B, 1955 Austin-Healey 100S and a 1962 AC Cobra.

“A true connoisseur’s car, the Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback has a place in the world’s finest collections,” said David Gooding, President and founder. “This recently-discovered, two-owner R-Type is the ultimate collector’s Bentley for its role in luxury motoring history and sophisticated performance specification.”

In 2010, Gooding & Company offered 71 automobiles for sale, with 58 finding a new owner, reflecting a 82% sales rate. Total sales volume was $16,144,500, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $278,353. Top sale went to the 1931 Voisin C20 Mylord Demi-Berline at $2,750,000. (See 2010 Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction Results).

The Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2011 will be held on Friday, March 11, commencing at 3 p.m. Guests may preview the cars on Thursday, March 10, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday, March 11, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Racquet Park located at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation at 6800 First Coast Highway in Amelia Island, Florida, one mile south of the Amelia Island Parkway. Complimentary shuttles running from the Racquet Park auction site to other areas of interest will be available for guests’ convenience. Auction catalogues cost $75 and admit two to the viewing and auction. General admission tickets to the viewing and auction may be purchased for $30 per person.

Gooding adds, “With more cars than last year and an increase in registered guests, we decided that an earlier start time of 3 pm would allow our Amelia Island guests a more comfortable and leisurely auction experience.”

For more information, visit www.goodingco.com or call (310) 899-1960.

Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2011 – Preview

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet by Vignale
1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet by Vignale - Estimate $800,000 - $1.1 Million. Coachwork by Vignale; only two well-known owners since 1960; chassis No. 0106 E is a matching-numbers, fully-documented example with a known provenance; finished in a black over dark green leather and outfitted with a 'cruciform' grille.
1953 Siata 208 CS Coupe
1953 Siata 208 CS Coupe - Estimate $650,000 - $850,000. One of only nine examples built, this Balbo-bodied Siata sports car (Chassis No. CS*073) was originally designed to be homologated for road racing; features a Fiat Otto Vu (8V) engine; eligible for the Mille Miglia, Colorado Grand and Tour Auto.
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype- Estimate unavailable. Chassis No. 4758 was hand-built as part of a factory project to develop the Miura SV; believed to have been shown at the 1971 Geneva Auto Show; restorated by Wayne Obry and Jeff Stephan; won an award in the featured Lamborghini class at Pebble.
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback - Estimate unavailable. Offered in 'as found' condition; 4.9-Litre engine, left-hand drive, manual centre-shift and bucket seats; fitted with H.J. Mulliner Fastback coachwork; complete with countless original records, photos and documents.
1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy
1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy - Estimate $375,000 - $550,000. One of the oldest surviving examples; first XK120 ever imported to the U.S. and the only example finished in Blue Sheen paint; initially delivered to Max Hoffman, the car was used as a promotional model at early sports car races, including the 1949 Watkins Glen Grand Prix, where he drove it in the parade preceding the main event; current owner has completed a multiple-award winning restoration, participated in the XK60 Diamond Tour and set a new record in JCNA Slalom.
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV - Estimate $425,000 - $475,000. Matching-numbers, factory left-hand drive Aston Martin DB4 is being offered for sale for the first time publicly since 1961; recently-discovered after more than 50 years with the same family who purchased it new; presented with its original tools, jack, owner's manual and rare workshop manual.
1928 Bentley 6.5 Litre Coupe
1928 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Coupe - Estimate $750,000 - $950,000. Bentley Speed Six fitted with original coachwork; received the Supreme Champion Award at the Bentley Drivers Club Kensington Gardens Concours in 1969, where W.O. Bentley himself presented the award to Reg Parker, a renowned collector who cherished this car for more than 20 years.
1955 Austin-Healey 100S
1955 Austin-Healey 100S - Estimate $600,000 - $800,000. One of only 41 surviving examples of 50 built; initially shipped to Southern California where it participated in numerous regional racing events; originally restored by the famed Hill & Vaughn restoration shop, this matching-numbers and well-documented 100S maintains an outstanding appearance; candidate for historic racing tours including the Mille Miglia, Le Mans Classic and Colorado Grand.
1962 AC Cobra 289
1962 AC Cobra - Estimate $450,000 - $550,000. Originally finished in steel grey over blue, this early Cobra was the 1962 Paris and London Show car and today remains a historically-authentic, well-documented and well-kept example; interesting SCCA racing pedigree; one owner for the past 35 years.
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drop Head Coupe
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drop Head Coupe - Estimate $400,000 - $500,000. Offered with all its original parts and is one of four Sedanca Coupes designed by Gurney Nutting.
1963 Lotus 23B
1963 Lotus 23B - Estimate $175,000 - $225,000. Formerly owned by Brian Redman and Bob Snodgrass of Brumos Racing; fully-documented, two-year restoration in 2008.

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