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Scottsdale Auction 2009 Preview – Gooding & Company

Gooding & Company will hold its Scottsdale Auction event on January 17th, 2009 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Gooding has assembled approximately 100 cars for its 2nd annual Scottsdale auction, headlined by the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Tear Drop Coupe, 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, 1932 Daimler 40/50 Double Six Sport Saloon, 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Competizione and 1931 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan. Estimates for these five featured cars are all “available upon request,” which is auction speak for way up there.

Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction event will be held at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday, January 17th, 2009. Full day previews will be held on Thursday, January 15th and Friday, January 16th. Doors open on January 17th at 8:30am, with the auction starting at 11am. Admission to this sale can be accomplished by purchasing the auction catalog for $75, which will admit two, or with individual $30 tickets.

For more information, contact Gooding & Company at (310) 899-1960 or visit

Scottsdale Auction 2009 – Noteworthy Consignments:

1937 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Tear Drop Coupe – Estimate Available Upon Request. Considered by many to be the most original and correct Figoni et Falaschi Tear Drop Coupe, chassis number 90105 has a storied history that includes competition and ownership by Tommy Lee and Brooks Stevens.

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder – Estimate Available Upon Request. Offered without reserve, this very original, matching-numbers and covered headlight California Spyder has been out of the public for 30 years. Interestingly, Sports Car Digest featured this very car as one of our Classified Ads from the Past.

1932 Daimler 40/50 Double Six Sport Saloon – Estimate Available Upon Request. The 1999 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show winner should command top dollar, as its extensively documented past, coupled with a graceful, yet imposing style will bring out the big guns. What a stunning presence.

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Competizione – Estimate Available Upon Request. Presented in its 1960 Le Mans N.A.R.T. livery where it finished 7th overall. Eligible for nearly any driving event you desire to enter, including Ferrari Challenge, Monterey Historics, Tour Auto and the Colorado Grand.

1931 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan – Estimate Available Upon Request. This ex-Phillip Wrigley, A.C.D Category One Certified original car has a long and impressive ownership history that will be welcomed by fans of the Model J.

1933 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Dual Cowl Sports Tourer – Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,500,000. This Isotta Fraschini features a very attractive handsome one-off Castagna body, and an impressive provenance that includes major roles in several classic films and an unblemished history – all of which contribute to a highly sought-after classic.

1937 Bentley 4 1/4 Fixed Head Sport Coupe
Estimate $900,000 – $1,400,000.

1966 AC Shelby Cobra 427
Estimate $750,000 – $850,000.
1954 Fiat 8-V
Estimate $875,000 – $975,000.
1966 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Alloy
Estimate $525,000 – $600,000.
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
Estimate $320,000 – $370,000.
1953 Allard J2X
Estimate $225,000 – $275,000.

[Source: Gooding & Co.; photos by Pawel Litwinski © 2008]