Gooding & Company announced five Italian consignments for its August 14th & 15th Pebble Beach Auctions 2010. Spanning two important decades of Italian automotive design, these include the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod, Zagato-bodied 1954 Fiat 8V, 1955 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta with one-off coachwork by Zagato and a 1971 Lamborghini Miura S.
“We can thank Italy’s post-war carozzerias and style-focused performance manufacturers for creating some of the most exceptionally designed works of rolling art in automotive history,” says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. “From Ferrari’s legendary 250 GT SWB SEFAC Hot Rod to Maserati’s stunning A6G/54 Berlinetta, we are thrilled to offer these spectacular automobiles at this year’s Pebble Beach Auctions.”
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione
Arguably the most significant LWB California Spider ever built, this car – chassis 1603 GT – is a superlative dressed in 100% alloy. With many desirable one-off competition features including the highly-developed 508 D chassis, covered headlights and the most powerful engine still fitted to a California Spider, a Tipo 168, this important California Ferrari has finished well at a spectrum of racing events including 5th overall at Sebring 12 Hours as well as Bahamas Speed Week, many times with famous drivers including George Reed and Alan Connell behind the wheel. Noted as Estimate On Request, this car will be offered for public sale for the first time ever at the Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions in August.
The 2010 Pebble Beach Auctions will be held at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. Preview days will start on Wednesday August 11th and will continue through Sunday August 15th. The auctions will commence at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction catalogues are available for $100 and admit two to the viewing and the auction.