The Gooding Scottsdale 2017 auction was held January 20-21 nearby the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $33.4 million in total sales and an 84 percent sell-through rate. President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sold 106 of 126 lots at Gooding’s 10th annual Arizona Auction Week sale, with an average price of $315,327 per car sold.
The 2017 Gooding and Company Scottsdale sale posted nine new benchmarks from Ferrari, Bugatti, Porsche and AMC. The most notable sales were the highly original 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix, which sold for a world record price of $3,300,000 and the 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast, which sold for $2,915,000.
“Our clients understand the rare and important opportunity to own a significant car that is highly sought after, such as the three-owner 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix and the one-owner 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing,” notes David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “These types of cars, which are rarely seen at auction and boast incredible provenance, may not come up for sale again for many decades.”
Pre-war classics attracted strong bidding from the standing-room-only crowd, as the 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Grand Sport sold for $1,595,000, the 1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Open Sports Tourer sold for $1,100,000, as well as the 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster sold for $693,000. A new world auction record was set with the 1920 Stutz Series H Bearcat that sold for $451,000.
Paddles were also flying for Postwar sports cars, with the 1969 AMC AMX/3 selling for $891,000, a world record price for the AMC marque. Additional sports cars sold included: the 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta sold for $1,485,000, a record price for the model, the one-owner 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing sold for $1,457,500 and the 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra sold for $1,100,00.
Gooding Scottsdale 2017 – Top Ten Auction Results
1. 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix – $3,300,000
2. 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast – $2,915,000
3. 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Grand Sport Roadster – $1,595,000
4. 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta – $1,485,000
5. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing – $1,457,500
6. 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra – $1,100,000
6. 1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Open Sports Tourer – $1,100,000
8. 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort – $1,089,000
9. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster – $1,034,000
10. 1969 American Motors AMX/3 – $891,000
Gooding & Company’s next auction will take place in Amelia Island, Florida, on Friday, March 10th at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. The sale will include an array of motorcars from a variety of marques. Most notably, four supercars from a private Porsche Collection will cross the auction block, consisting of the 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion, the 1993 Porsche 964 Turbo S Fleichtbau, the 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 and the 2011 Porsche 997 GT2 RS.
Another highlight will be the 2015 McLaren P1, with proceeds from the sale benefiting a professorship at the Rose-Hulman Insititute of Technology. In addition, Gooding & Company will present a selection of race cars, including the 1989 Mazda 767B and the 1977 Porsche 934/5.
Gooding and Company Amelia Island – Auction Details
Date: Friday, March 10, 11:00am
Location: Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034 (1 mile south of Amelia Island Parkway)
Public preview: March 9-10
Auctions catalogues: $75, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions
General admission: $30, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions
Bidder Registration: $200 includes a catalogue, admission for two to the viewing and auction with two reserved seats, subject to availability.