Gooding Scottsdale Auction 2011 – Benny Caiola Collection

1999 Ferrari 333 SP Side PhotoGooding & Company will offer a collection of Ferrari and Italian supercars on behalf of the estate of the renowned collector Benny Caiola and his family at their upcoming 2011 Scottsdale Auction, to be held January 21-22 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“We are honored to present the private collection of Benny Caiola in Scottsdale this January,” says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. “These modern supercars represent an exciting shift in the collector hobby, where today’s leading prototypes are now being considered to be instant collectibles on the international stage.”

Designed especially for a select few of Ferrari-Maserati’s best clients, three highlights of the Benny Caiola Collection include a 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione, one of 30 FXX examples of Ferrari’s most advanced production car ever created; a 2005 Maserati MC 12 purchased direct from the factory, the 31st car of 50 built; and a 1999 Ferrari 333 SP, an unmodified example of the manufacturer’s last sports racing prototype.

Benny Caiola was larger than life, generous in nature and philanthropy, respected and loved by his friends in the collector community as well as by members of the Ferrari family. Benny’s involvement in elite rallies, track trials and other select automotive events over many years ensured him a place among the glitterati of the car community, cementing strong friendships with the world’s finest racing and design figures including Enzo Ferrari, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Michael Schumacher and Horacio Pagani.

The following 11 Caiola Collection supercars will be presented at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction on Friday, January 21, 2011.

Gooding Scottsdale Auction 2011 – Benny Caiola Collection

— 1973 Ferrari Dino Estimate: $160,000 – $180,000
— 1990 Ferrari F40 Estimate: $475,000 – $550,000
— 1995 Ferrari F50 Estimate: $750,000 – $850,000
— 1999 Ferrari 333 SP Estimate: $800,000 – $1 Million
— 2005 Maserati MC 12 Estimate: $1.1 Million – $1.4 Million
— 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Estimate: $2.2 Million – $2.5 Million
— 2007 Ferrari F430 Challenge Estimate: $125,000 – $150,000 (No Reserve)
— 2008 Ferrari F430 Scuderia Estimate: $215,000 – $240,000
— 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster Estimate: $240,000 – $325,000
— 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Estimate: $175,000 – $225,000
— 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE Estimate: $275,000 – $315,000

The annual Scottsdale Auctions will be held on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22, commencing at 11 a.m. Guests may preview the cars on Thursday and Friday, January 20-21, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday, January 22 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., at 68th Street and East Camelback Road adjoining Scottsdale Fashion Square. An auction catalogue for $80 admits two to the viewing and auction. General admission to the viewing and auction can be purchased at the tent for $30 per person.

For additional information, visit www.goodingco.com.

[Source: photo by Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company]