1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

A trio of Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 Gooding Pebble Beach sale, scheduled for August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. The offerings at Gooding’s 2015 sale will include a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe and 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast.

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider on offer, chassis 3095 GT, is one of 37 covered-headlight SWB examples. 3095 GT boasts FIVA and ASI certification, a Ferrari Classiche-department issued Red Book, as well as a noteworthy and well-documented ownership history. Estimated to sell for $16,000,000 – $18,000,000, the 2015 Gooding Pebble Beach auction is the first time 3095 GT has been made available for public sale in the United States since the 1960s. Unlike many Ferraris, 3095 GT has not yet been the subject of a full restoration, nor has it made the rounds at various Concours d’Elegance, offering its new owner the pleasure of being the first to exhibit this 250 Ferrari at events.

The Gooding and Company 2015 Pebble Beach sale will also feature a 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe estimated to fetch $5,000,000 – $6,000,000. With coachwork by Pinin Farina, this 410 is finished in Grigio Metallizzato (Metallic Grey) with a red roof and interior. Chassis 0717 SA was originally purchased by HRH Mohammad Shah Reza Pahlevi of Iran. Then, following his divorce in 1958 from the Princess Soraya, née Soraya Esfandiari-Bakhtiari, 0717 SA remained with her, reportedly as a parting gift. The Ferrari eventually made its way to the United States, taking on a Ferrari Concours career in the late 1970s, with consecutive showings at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1977 and 1978, when 0717 SA was awarded First in Class. Restored under its present ownership, proceeds of the sale of this Ferrari will benefit a foundation that provides funds to schools and universities for scholarships to students in need of financial aid.

1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe (photo: Brian Henniker)
1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe (photo: Brian Henniker)

The story of 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast, chassis 6049 SA, begins with Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, who acquired the vehicle new in 1965. Formerly part of the Bardinon collection, in 2013 the car underwent a two-year restoration by Wayne Obry’s Motion Products Inc. The Superfast, finished in dark blue with red leather upholstery, has polished Borrani wire wheels and a custom-made, three-piece fitted luggage set. Since its restoration, 6049 SA scored a Platinum award at the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, as well as an invitation to the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where the 500 Superfast was displayed among the Ferrari Grand Touring Class (Estimate $3,000,000 – $3,400,000).

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2015 – Auction Details

Dates: Saturday, August 15 at 5:00pm and Sunday, August 16 at 6:00pm
Location: Equestrian Center, corner of Stevenson Drive and Portola Road, Pebble Beach, CA
Public preview: Wednesday, August 12 – Sunday, August 16
Auction catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions
General admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions

For more information, visit GoodingCo.com.

[Source: Gooding & Company]