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Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 – Auction Preview

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 Auction will be held Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August, 17th at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. Gooding’s 11th annual auction will feature more than 120 cars, including 36 estimated to reach bids in excess of $1,000,000.

The official auction of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will feature a selection of more than 30 Ferrari street and race cars,including the following:

  • 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione, campaigned by the North American Racing Team (NART) in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1971 where it achieved 5th overall and won the Index of Thermal Efficiency, later campaigned by Baker Motors at Sebring, Daytona, and Watkins Glen, presented in its original 1971 NART Le Mans livery (estimate: $5,500,000 – $7,000,000)
  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, chassis 3113 GT is finished in its factory-delivered Silver Grey over black color scheme, less than 35,000 original miles (estimate upon request)
  • 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, chassis 1475 GT is the last example built, one of four examples built with the open headlamp treatment, one of two with the tall vertical tail lights, only 42,000 miles (estimate: $4,500,000 – $6,000,000)
  • 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, chassis 2903 GT features covered headlights, which Scaglietti applied to just 37 of the 56 examples built, factory equipped with an optional hardtop, Ferrari Classiche certified (estimate: $13,000,000 – $15,000,000)

The headline offering from Maranello is the 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale, the road-going ‘P’ car with three-seater, center-drive coachwork by Pininfarina sold new to Luigi Chinetti. Presented in original condition and boasting just 7,900 km, chassis 8971 features a Gardenia White exterior, black upholstery with bright red carpets, and distinctive moon roof. Never before offered at public sale, the Ferrari known as ‘Tre Posti’ has been consigned for auction directly from the Chinetti Family (estimate upon request).

1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale Tre Posti
1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’ (photo: Brian Henniker)

David Gooding, President, commented, “The Tre Posti stands alone. This work of automotive art represents the ultimate in 1960s sports car design. In my opinion, Tre Posti is an extraordinary coachbuilt tour de force and by all respects one of the most important and valuable Ferraris ever designed. Its competition underpinnings and special provenance make it one of the finest Ferraris in existence.”

Additional Ferrari highlights from the Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions 2014 will include a 1964 250 GT Lusso (estimate upon request), a 1956 250 GT Europa (estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,000,000), a 1960 250 GT Series II Cabriolet (estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,200,000), a 2001 333 SP (estimate: $1,750,000 – $2,250,000) and a 1968 Dino 206 GT (estimate: $600,000 – $700,000).

Further entries at Gooding’s 11th annual Pebble Beach sale include:

  • 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet with one-off Pinin Farina coachwork, One of approximately 20 examples of the Tipo 256, period competition record, displayed at the 2008 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (estimate: $5,000,000 – $7,000,000)
  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing 300 SL, the first production Gullwing delivered new to a private customer, none other than Briggs Swift Cunningham II, presented in its factory-original colors of German Racing Silver with a plaid cloth interior (estimate: $3,500,000 – $4,500,000)
  • 1927 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix, owned and raced by the “Bugatti Queen”, Hellé Nice, restored by Scott Sargent, presented in green with brown leather (estimate: $2,800,000 – $3,500,000)
  • 1929 Model J Duesenberg with coachwork by the Walter M. Murphy Company, unrestored example in original condition in black over black leather, five documented owners since 1929, FIVA award winner at Pebble Beach Concours (estimate: $1,350,000 – $1,750,000)
  • 1955 Aston Martin DB3S sports racer, one of 20 built for customer use, the 1955 Earls Court Motor Show car, part of Forshaw Collection for 40 years (estimate: $5,000,000 – $7,000,000)

This year Gooding & Company will begin its second decade as the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Other carefully selected collector cars on offer at the 2014 sale include:

  • 1956 Maserati 250F, Factory-raced example, one of two Built as “offset” models, driven to victory by Stirling Moss at the 1956 Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Ex-Tony Parravano, Sir Anthony Bamford and Joel Finn (Estimate: $4,000,000 – $6,000,000)
  • 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, One of 112 TZs Built Between 1963 and 1967, well-documented ownership history (Estimate: $1,250,000 – $1,500,000)
  • 1967 Ford GT40 Mk 1, One of 31 GT40 Mk1 road cars built, Ford Motor Company promotional car 1967–1968 (Estimate: $3,500,000 – $4,000,000)
  • 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS, One of 56 built, extensive period race history (Estimate: $900,000 – $1,200,000)
  • 1967 Brabham-Repco BT-24, 1967 Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship car, campaigned by three-time Formula 1 Champion Jack Brabham, Accompanied by FIA Historic Technical Passport and significant original and spare parts (Estimate: 1,200,000 – 1,500,000)
  • 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra, CSX 2005, Fifth production Cobra built, Carroll Shelby School of High Performance Driving trainer, driven by Miss Universe, James Garner and Steve McQueen (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,400,000)
  • 1995 McLaren F1, Original, three-owner, finished in Marlboro White, the only such example, only 1,004 miles from new, 2008 extensive service by McLaren (Estimate: $12,000,000 – $14,000,000)

Additional highlights include one of the last Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider Americas built, a Mercer Series 5 Raceabout owned by the same family since 1945 and a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra.

  • 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America, one of the last 240 Spider Americas built, never been shown, restored or offered for public sale (estimate: $900,000 – $1,100,000)
  • 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra, one of 453 examples of the road-going 289 Cobras, late production example, raced in several Southern California events throughout the 1960s (estimate: $800,000 – $1,000,000)
  • 1920 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout, Owned by the same family since 1945, participated in the 1949 Glidden Tour, featured in a famous advertisement for Gulf Oil (estimate: $300,000 – $400,000)

In 2013, Gooding & Company offered 127 automobiles for sale, with 116 finding a new owner, reflecting a 91% sales rate. Total sales volume was $112,018,350, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $965,675. The top sale went to the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta at $9,460,000, followed by the 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante at $8,745,000 and 1997 McLaren F1 at $8,470,000. (See 2013 Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach – Auction Report).

The Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction is staged at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, located at the corner of Portola Road and Stevenson Drive. Auction preview days will be from Wednesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 17, 2014. The Saturday evening auction will start at 5:00 PM and the Sunday evening auction at 6:00 PM. Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions catalogues are available for $100 and admit two to the viewing and the auctions. Bidder registration is $200 and includes a catalogue, admission for two to the viewing and auction with two reserved seats, subject to availability. General admission tickets to the viewing and auctions may be purchased on-site for $40.

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

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