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Gooding Scottsdale Auction 2013 – Featured Offerings

Mike Maez

Gooding and Company will feature a selection of collector cars when it returns to Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona on January 18-19, 2013. Among the headline offerings at the 6th annual Gooding auction include a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, 1959 Porsche RSK, 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina and Edsel Ford’s personal 1930 Ford Model A Sport Phaeton.

“We always look forward to January because Scottsdale automotive auction week is a dynamic and significant marketplace for our business as well as the collector car industry as a whole,” says David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Company. “With our latest additions, such as this early-series Ferrari long wheelbase California Spider and Porsche RSK, we anticipate an exciting return after a record-setting 2012 season.”

The latest consignments join previously announced collector cars, such as the 1957 Maserati 150 GT Spider prototype, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster and 2003 Ferrari Enzo, that will be offered over two auction days during the Arizona automotive auction week. In 2012, Gooding and Company sold 116 out of 118 cars, resulting in $39.8 million in gross sales with 98% sold and 13 world records.

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider (Chassis 1073 GT) – An early Scaglietti-coachbuilt example, this matching-numbers California Spider is the 13th of 50 built and features coachwork with covered headlights. The car was delivered new to Ferrari Representatives of California and has been cared for by only three owners in the past four decades. Following its restoration by Dennison International in 2012, this car received near-perfect scores at both the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Ferrari Club of America Meet, where it took home a Platinum trophy. It was also certified by the Ferrari Classiche department. Finished in metallic midnight blue over tan leather interior, this California Spider’s estimate is $5,500,000 – $7,000,000. (Photo: Mike Maez)
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, Chassis 1073 GT (Photo: Mike Maez)
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Engine
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, Chassis 1073 GT (Photo: Mike Maez)
1959 Porsche 718 RSK
1959 Porsche RSK (Chassis 718-023) – One of Porsche’s most significant open race cars, the RSK evolved from the 550 Spyder series. The RSK racing program served Porsche well in the late 1950s, with class wins at Le Mans, Targa Florio and the European Hill Climb Championship. One of 37 built, this RSK was delivered new to the Miami-based sports car enthusiast Roy Schechter, who first raced the car that same year in Cuba at the 4 Hours of Alamar where it finished in fourth place. At the Courtland Sports Car Races, Schechter and his RSK took home an overall win, beating both Jim Hall’s Maserati 450S and E.D. Martin’s Ferrari Monza. Soon after, the RSK participated in the Nassau Speed Week in the Bahamas, racing in the Governor’s Trophy, Porsche Trophy and the Nassau Trophy. Since its retirement in 1960, it has been restored and inspected by Porsche Historian Jurgen Barth. The estimate on the RSK is $2,800,000 – $3,200,000. (Photo: Mike Maez)
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale Pinin Farina
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale (Chassis 1187 GT) – Formerly part of the Greg Garrison collection, this one-off Ferrari debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1959. Design details that make this car unique from a standard Pinin Farina Coupe include a large wraparound rear window with rear quarter windows, slim pillars, and body flanks creating lines running from the front to rear wheels. Recently restored by Bob Smith Coachworks, this one-off show car has won major awards at Pebble Beach and Cavallino Classic. Finished in metallic silver over black leather interior, the estimate on he Speciale Coupe is $1,700,000 – $2,100,000. (Photo: Mathieu Heurtault)
1930 Ford Model A Sport Phaeton by LeBaron
1930 Ford Model A Sport Phaeton – In 1929, Edsel Ford, as President of Ford Motor Company, commissioned LeBaron to design a one-of-a-kind body for the new Model A chassis, an experimental project that married the mass-produced Ford car to bespoke style. The car’s specifications include French Stephen Grebel headlamps, a center-mounted Klaxon horn, exposed chrome detailing, and patent leather splash aprons. In the 1950s, this car was sold to antique car collector Vernon Jarvis, who stored it in an Illinois dairy barn where it remained for more than 50 years. The car was discovered in the dilapidated barn in 2007 and has since been restored to Concours standards. Edsel Ford’s LeBaron-bodied, bespoke Model A will make its first public appearance since restoration at the Scottsdale Auctions in January and will be offered with an extensive file of original documentation, photography, period magazine articles and Edsel’s Michigan registration. Its estimate is $325,000 – $400,000. (Photo: Mike Maez)

The Gooding & Company Scottsdale 2013 Auctions will be held on January 18 and 19, starting at 11 a.m. both days, at Arizona’s Scottsdale Fashion Square, located at the corner of E. Camelback Road and N. 68th Street. Guests may preview the cars Wednesday through Friday, January 16–18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, January 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 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.

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[Source: Gooding & Company]