Gooding & Company held its Amelia Island Auction event on Friday, March 12, 2011, achieving more than $17.8 Million in sales and an 11% increase from the inaugural sale last year. The Gooding Amelia Island Auction 2011 saw 85 collector automotive and motorcycle consignments presented (two lots were withdrawn prior to auction), with 70 lots sold to a domestic and international clientele for a sales rate of 82%.
The top sales at the Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2011 were the 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet at $1,870,000, the 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype that sold for $1,705,000, followed by the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider at $1,320,000.
Remarking on collector trends, Gooding & Company specialists noted how well the post-war European sports cars performed in yesterday’s auction. World records in seven different European categories, including unrestored, preservation-quality cars, demonstrate the influence of best examples within this sector of the collector car market.
“I’m very happy with our second Amelia Island auction results and the overall growth we saw in guest attendance, sales, and number of records” says David Gooding, President and founder. “Great examples of post-war European sports cars performed extremely well and in several instances surpassed our original estimates, resulting in extraordinary sales.”
Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2011 – Top Ten Sales
The official auction house of the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Gooding & Company will host its annual Pebble Beach Auctions on Saturday and Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2011, at 5 p.m. both evenings. Auction catalogues cost $100 and admit two to the viewing and auction. General admission tickets to the viewing and auction may be purchased on site for $40.