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Headline Offerings at Gooding Pebble Beach Auction 2012

Gooding & Company announced early featured consignments for the 2012 Pebble Beach auction, scheduled for August 18th and 19th in Pebble Beach, California. Headline offerings include a 1955 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Berlinetta owned by Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jay Kay, lead singer of Jamiroquai, a 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra and Prince Louis Napoleon’s 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio.

“Our team of experts has a deep understanding of the best, the rarest, the most beautiful and the highest quality cars,” says David Gooding, Gooding & Company President and Founder. “Therefore, we tailor all of our sales, including the Pebble Beach Auction, with exceptional consignments such as the Maserati A6G/54, Bugatti Type 57C and Shelby 427 Cobra to capture the international collecting community of buyers and sellers.”

Staged in association with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the 8th annual Gooding Pebble Beach sale aims to repeat last year’s results when Gooding captured $78 million in total sales topped by the $16.39 million paid for a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype and the Whittell Coupe Duesenberg that sold for $10.34 million.

The 2012 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auctions will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 & 19 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, located at the corner of Portola Road and Stevenson Drive. Preview days will start on Wednesday, August 15 continuing through Sunday, August 19. The auctions will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Auction catalogues are available for $100 and admit two to the viewing and the auctions. General admission tickets to the viewing and auctions may be purchased on site for $40. For additional information, visit or call (310) 899-1960.

Headline Offerings at Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction 2012

1955 Maserati A6G 2000 bodied by Frua
1955 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Berlinetta - Estimate $1.5 to $2 million. This Maserati A6G/54 debuted in Paris as the 1955 Auto Show car. The Frua-bodied Berlinetta with original coachwork has been the longtime property of enthusiast Jay Kay, lead singer of Jamiroquai, the Grammy Award-winning, acid jazz and funk band that has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Under his ownership, this Maserati has won Best of Show at Salon Prive and has participated in the Mille Miglia Storica more than once. (Photo: Mathieu Heurtault)
1955 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Coupe
1955 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Berlinetta (Photo: Mathieu Heurtault)
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, CSX 3216
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra - Estimate $750,000 to $950,000. The Cobra that will be offered at the 2012 Gooding Pebble Beach Auctions is just one of 260 road cars produced. CSX 3216 has a genuine, date-coded 427 FE big block engine and has been restored to its original livery of Wimbledon White over an original black interior. The car is equipped with a complete file of documentation dating back to its first owner. (Photo: Mathieu Heurtault)
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra (Photo: Mathieu Heurtault)
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio, Prince Louis Napoleon
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio - Estimate $1.3 to $1.6 million. Under the pseudonym Louis De Montfort, Prince Louis Napoleon received this 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio from Molsheim on May 10, 1938. Grandson of the nephew of Emperor Napoleon I of France, the prince favored Bugattis, reputedly having owned close to three dozen in his lifetime, and this matching-numbers, black and cream Type 57C (supercharged from new) was the last one he purchased before leaving to serve in the war. From new, Napoleon specified that Bugatti add a Cotal gearbox and Houdaille shock absorbers, two additions that remain on the car today. (Photo: Simon Clay)
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio (Photo: Simon Clay)

[Source: Gooding & Company]