Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction 2011 Consignments

1949 Jaguar XK120 - Gooding Amelia Island 2011Gooding & Company will hold its Amelia Island Auction 2011 on Friday, March 11th at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida.

Gooding announced three consignments that represent Britain’s pre- and post-war automotive achievements: the first 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy imported to America, a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drop Head Coupe by Gurney Nutting and a 1962 Lotus 23B vintage racer formerly owned by racing driver Brian Redman.

“We achieved great results and received a tremendous positive reaction following our 2010 Amelia Island Auction,” says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. “Our team is thrilled to return to the enchanting Omni Amelia Island Plantation this March, when we will be bringing more of the world’s very best examples to auction.”

The inaugural Gooding & Company Amelia Island auction resulted in more than $16.14 Million in sales for 58 lots sold, setting world records for the weekend’s top-selling $2.75 Million 1931 Voisin Mylord Demi-Berline and the $1.705 Million 1961 Porsche RS61 Spyder purchased by the legendary Sir Stirling Moss.

(See Gooding & Company 2010 Amelia Island Auction Results).

The Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011, commencing at 5 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. – 5 p.m., at the Racquet Park located at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation at 6800 First Coast Highway in Amelia Island, one mile south of the Amelia Island Parkway. Local 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.

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Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction 2011 – Featured British Consignments

1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drop Head Coupe
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drop Head Coupe - With its close-coupled body, two-position convertible top and low windshield, the Midnight Blue 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drop Head Coupe being offered remains one of the best looking cars of the period. It is a genuine, highly-desirable automobile with all its original parts and is one of four Sedanca Coupes designed by the legendary coachbuilder Gurney Nutting. The estimate for this exceptional classic Rolls-Royce is $400,000 - $500,000.
1963 Lotus 23B
1963 Lotus 23B - The 1963 Lotus 23B is a powerful and agile race car, formerly owned by the legendary British race car drivers Brian Redman and Bob Snodgrass of Brumos Racing. Throughout the years, this car has enjoyed many miles of vintage racing and is still very capable. Following a fully-documented, two-year restoration in 2008, this Lotus is one of the best-prepared examples and is equipped with a 167 hp Ford-Lotus 1600 cc twin-cam engine. This car’s estimate is $175,000 - $225,000.
1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy
1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy - The alloy-bodied 1949 Jaguar XK120 offered is one of the oldest surviving examples, the first XK120 ever imported to the U.S. and the only example finished in Blue Sheen paint. Initially delivered to influential New York foreign car dealer and racing enthusiast 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. The current owner has completed an exhaustive, multiple-award winning restoration, participated in the XK60 Diamond Tour and set a new record in JCNA Slalom. Its auction estimate is $375,000 - $550,000.

[Source: Gooding; photos by Scott Nidermaier © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company]