The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction 2012 will be held Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August, 19th at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. Gooding’s 8th annual auction, again held in association with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will feature approximately 125 cars, including 29 estimated to reach bids in excess of $1,000,000.
The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2012 sale has several major offerings, highlighted by the 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster; 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype; 1953 Jaguar C-Type; 1960 Porsche RS60; 1931 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre SC “Blower” Sports 2/3 Seater Boattail; 1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Le Mans Sports Bobtail; 1955 Maserati A6G/2000; 1959 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage; ex-Clark Gable 1935 Duesenberg Model JN Convertible Coupe; 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet.
While the estimate on the Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster is “available upon request”, David Gooding told the New York Times Magazine the von Krieger 540 K could break the all-time auction record of $16,390,000, currently held by the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 0666TR sold by Gooding in Pebble Beach last year. “If this car hits that number, it wouldn’t surprise me,” said Gooding.
A host of important Ferraris are also featured at the Gooding Pebble Beach auction, headlined by the 1955 857 Sport; 1957 250 GT LWB California Spider Prototype; 1960 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione; 1953 340 MM Spider and 1957 500 TRC.
In 2011, Gooding & Company offered 127 automobiles for sale, with 107 finding a new owner, reflecting a 84% sales rate. Total sales volume was $78,181,900, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $730,671. The top sale went to the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa at $16,390,000, followed by the 1931 Duesenberg Long Wheelbase Model J Whittell Coupe that sold for $10,340,000 and the 1927 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26/180 Sportwagen that made $5,040,000. (See 2011 Gooding & Co. 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 15 through Sunday, August 19, 2012. 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 2012 – Auction Preview