1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 0666

Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2011 – Auction Preview

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction 2011 will be held Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August, 21st at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. Gooding’s 7th annual auction, again held in association with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will feature more than 150 cars, including 27 estimated to reach bids in excess of $1,000,000.

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2011 sale has several major offerings, highlighted by the 1931 Duesenberg Long Wheelbase Model J Whittell Coupe; 1927 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26/180 Sportwagen; 1921 Bentley 3-Litre; 1932 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton and 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Factory Team Car.

A host of important Ferraris are also featured at the Gooding Pebble Beach auction, headlined by the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype; 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta; 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider; 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamica; 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe; 1953 Ferrari 375 America and 1948 Ferrari 166 Spider Corsa.

While the estimate on the Ferrari 250 TR is “available upon request”, Gooding and Company previously said that, if sold, the Testa Rossa should break the all-time auction record of $12,402,500, currently held by the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 0714TR sold by RM Auctions in 2009.

In 2010, Gooding & Company offered 135 automobiles for sale, with 106 finding a new owner, reflecting a 79% sales rate. Total sales volume was $64,592,250, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $609,360. The top sale went to the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione at $7,260,000, followed by the 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza at $6,710,000 and 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod at $6,105,000. (See 2010 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction Report).

The Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction is located at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, located at the corner of Portola Road and Stevenson Drive. Auction preview days will be from Wednesday, August 17 through Sunday, August 21, 2011. The Saturday evening auction will start at 5:00 PM and the Sunday evening auction at 6:00 PM. Auction catalogs are available for $100 and admit two to the viewing and the auction. Bidder registration is $200 and includes reserved seating for two and a catalog. General admission to the viewing and the auction can be purchased at the tent for $40 per person.

For more information, contact Gooding & Company at (310) 899-1960 or visit www.goodingco.com.

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2011 – Auction Preview

1931 Duesenberg Long Wheelbase Model J
1931 Duesenberg Long Wheelbase Model J - Estimate Unavailable. Bodied by Murphy, this bespoke Model J was designed for Captain George Whittell Jr. and known as the Whittell Coupe. Under Whittell’s direction, the two-passenger, sporting coupe was constructed atop a long-wheelbase chassis, which added a dramatic 11 inches to the standard Model J frame. The most distinguishing feature of the Duesenberg is its low-slung, brushed-aluminum roof, designed with a complete folding top mechanism and exterior 'bows', to mimic the closed fabric top of a convertible coupe. The car is enhanced with numerous unique characteristics including a chrome-plated gas tank, port and starboard lights inspired by the Captain’s love of boats and a polished chrome 'waterfall' adorning the rear deck. The Whittell Coupe also boasts a black patent leather interior, decorated with a polished-aluminum and black Bakelite cockpit, as well as a red undercarriage, just as it did when Whittell took delivery in 1931 for $17,000. Fully restored, the Whittell Coupe is offered with only 12,000 original miles.
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype, 0666 TR
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype - Estimate Unavailable. Chassis 0666 TR started it all as the prototype and test-bed for the Testa Rossa line. The car debuted at the Nurburgring 1000kms where Masten Gregory and Olindo Morolli finished in 10th place. As a factory team car, 0666 TR practiced in Sweden and ran the GP of Sweden. After receiving pontoon-fender coachwork by Scaglietti, Ferrari campaigned the car in the Venezuelan Grand Prixand the 1000kms of Buenos Aires, where it placed an impressive 3rd and 2nd, respectively. It has been raced at all of the major events worldwide including Sebring, Nurburgring and Le Mans, as well as SCCA events.
1927 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26-180 Sportwagen
1927 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26/180 Sportwagen - Estimate $5,500,000 - $6,500,000. Coachwork by Sindelfingen; matching-numbers, original-bodied example won its class at Pebble Beach Concours in 2004; formerly property of Alliston Boyer, David Tunick and Henry Petronis, including over 40 years in Petronis Collection.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta - Estimate $3,500,000 - $4,500,000. Chassis 3409 GT; restored by Paul Russell; FCA Platinum Award and La Bella Macchina Winner at Cavallino; documented by Marcel Massini.
1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Factory Team Car, CSX2129
1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Factory Team Car – Estimate $2,400,000 – $2,800,000. Completed in May 1963, CSX2129 was built by Shelby to full ‘Sebring’ specification as a Factory Team Car. In what would become an unprecedented year for Shelby, CSX2129 competed through the 1963 USSRC season at the hand of Bob Bondurant and, predominantly, Ken Miles. Numerous class victories and pole positions marked CSX2129's successful 1963 season playing a major role in Shelby America's win of the USRRC Manufacturers Championship, USRRC Driver's Championship and an SCCA Championship. Successfully raced by Graham Shaw in 1964, the 289 team car returned to Shelby and was displayed at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Offered in its authentic 1963 team livery.
1921 Bentley 3-Litre - Chassis 3, the Oldest Surviving Production Bentley
1921 Bentley 3-Litre - Estimate unavailable. Chassis 3, the Oldest Surviving Production Bentley, was the first customer car to leave the Bentley factory. Chassis 3 is a matching-numbers car with brass brightwork and an original aluminum body with fully disappearing top as specified by the first owner. It’s participation in vintage Bentley rallies, and many other recent events, attests to the car’s usability.
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Two-Seat Sports
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Two-Seat Sports - Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,400,000. Rare semi-Le Mans specification chassis with period competition history; multiple award-winning example, including a class award at Pebble Beach.
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS - Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,300,000. Chassis 904-026; recorded several wins in the 1965 German Hillclimb Championship; recent restoration; equipped with correct-type, but non-original, four-cam engine.
1931 Brough Superior SS80 Steve McQueen
1931 Brough Superior SS80 – Estimate $100,000 – $200,000. Of the hundreds of motorcycles Steve McQueen personally owned, this pre-war SS80 was one of his personal favorites. It was also McQueen’s only Brough Superior, a historically significant, high-performance British motorcycle marque made famous by World War I British army officer T.E. Lawrence, otherwise known as Lawrence of Arabia, who for many years had been a major proponent of the motorcycles. Purchased in the 1970s and for some time thereafter, McQueen shared the Brough Superior SS80 with his close friend and renowned artist Von Dutch. The ex-McQueen and Von Dutch 1931 Brough Superior SS80 is offered in unrestored condition and with a letter of authenticity written by Steve’s son, Chad McQueen. Offered without reserve.
1937 Hispano-Suiza K6 Coach Mouette
1937 Hispano-Suiza K6 Coach Mouette - Estimate $700,000 - $900,000. One-off Chapron design; original chassis, engine and coachwork; discovered after 46 years of storage in France; 2009 Pebble Beach Concours award winner.
1909 Rolls-Royce 40-50 HP Silver Ghost Roi des Belges
1909 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roi des Belges - Estimate $800,000 - $1,300,000. Pebble Beach award winner in 2004; eligible for 2013 Alpine Centenary Tour.
1932 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton LeBaron
1932 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton - Estimate $1,500,000 - $2,000,000. Coachwork by LeBaron; original body, engine and chassis; continuous documented ownership from new; ACD Category 1 and CCCA Senior Premier.

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