Pebble Beach Auction Preview – Gooding & Company

The 2008 Gooding & Company “The Pebble Beach Auction” will be held Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August, 17th at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California.

Gooding & Company’s 4th annual auction, held in association with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will feature over 140 cars, collectively valued by Sports Car Digest at approximately $75 million. Gooding has several very notable cars, highlighted by the high-quality Williamson Bugatti Collection, a Bentley 4.5 liter “Blower” and a Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder.

Gooding also features many significant race cars, including the Jaguar D-Type that finished 3rd at Le Mans in 1957, a Ferrari 166 MM and 500 TRC and the Gulf Oil Sebring-winning Chevrolet Corvette, among others.

In total, there are approximately 25 cars expected to crack the $1 million barrier.

Admission to the auction is $40 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free of charge. Alternatively, the purchase of an auction catalog for $100 will admit two people. Previews will take place on August 13th – 17th from 9am – 5pm at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. Signs along famed 17-Mile Drive will direct cars to the Gooding & Company auction site, and parking can be found in several lots nearby throughout the week.

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Here are several of Sports Car Digest’s favorite consignments:

1962 Gulf Oil Chevrolet Corvette, ex-Dr. Dick Thompson Daytona and Sebring-Winning, SCCA A-Production National Champion, Estimate $950,000 – $1,250,000

1926/41 Bugatti Type 35/Miller V-8, Estimate $800,000 – $1,200,000

1963 Shelby Cooper-Monaco King Cobra, Ex- Ken Miles, Bob Holbert, Dave MacDonald and Parnelli Jones, Estimate $1,500,000 – $1,800,000

1963 Lotus 23-Porsche Sports-Racer, 1965 USRRC Winner, Estimate $550,000 – $750,000

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, First in Class at Pebble Beach Concours, Estimate Unavailable

1957 Ferrari 500 TRC, Monte-Pellegrino Hillclimb-Winning, Five-Time Targa Florio Participant, Estimate Unavailable

1955 Jaguar D-Type, 3rd Place Finish at Le Mans In 1957, Estimate Unavailable

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[Source: Gooding & Company]