Car Week Preview: Pebble Beach Auction

Car Week Preview: Pebble Beach Auction

A staple of car week activities for us is a visit to the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction. Since 2004, Gooding and Company is the official auction house of the world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and among our first stops when we arrive on the Monterey peninsula. Gooding also holds three of the top ten records for most expensive cars sold at auction.

It’s a magical place, and it’s ranked as one of the best car auctions in the world. Entering the auction tent, one is likely to be greeted by something Italian that will later sell in the weekend for millions. A further stroll could reveal a $10 million dollar Duesenberg or a restored barn find. Each step and glance is a revelation of automotive excellence and history. This is why the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction is how we begin our car week activities.

Here is a just a small taste of what will be up for auction during the weekend.

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

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  • An Elegant Early Production LWB California Spider

  • Desirable Covered-Headlight Example with Period SCCA Racing History

  • Provenance Includes Noted Ferrari Collectors Gerald Roush and Tony Wang

  • No-Expense-Spared, Platinum Award-Winning Restoration by Motion Products Inc.

  • Matching Numbers, Ferrari Classiche Certified, and Documented by Marcel Massini

  • Offered with Books, Tool Roll, Restoration Records, and More

  • 2,953 CC tipo 128D SOHC Alloy V-12 Engine with Three Weber 36 DCL/3 Carburetors generating 240 BHP at 7,000 RPM

1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport Berline

  • Among the Most Beautiful and Historically Significant Duesenbergs

  • Elegant, Technically Advanced, One-Off Coachwork by Murphy

  • Built to Order for Captain George Whittell Jr. and Known as “The Mistress Car”

  • Genuine Example Retaining Original Chassis, Engine, and Coachwork

  • Provenance Includes Distinguished Collectors J.B. Nethercutt and Bill Harrah among others

  • Award-Winning Restoration by Marque Specialist Chris Charlton

1975 Ferrari 312T

  • Ferrari’s 1975 Formula 1 Championship Winner Driven by Niki Lauda

  • One of Five Examples Built and One of Just Two Main Chassis Used by Lauda for 1975

  • Winner of the BRDC International Trophy and French Grand Prix

  • Impeccably and Accurately Restored by Marque Specialists

  • Class Award Winner at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

  • Among the Most Significant Formula 1 Cars Ever to Come to Public Sale

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT

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  • One of 75 Examples Originally Built; Just 30 in Left-Hand Drive

  • Aston Martin’s Famed GT-Class Racing Contender

  • Period Competition History Includes Bonneville Speed Record when New

  • Class Award Winner; 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

  • Beautiful Photo-Documented Restoration by Sports Leicht Restorations

  • Retains Matching-Numbers Engine per Factory Records

1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV

  • One of the Most Significant Postwar Alfa Romeos Extant

  • Exotic Competition Chassis Clothed in Spectacular Pinin Farina Coachwork

  • An Important Show Car Displayed at the Paris, Torino, and Geneva Motor Shows from 1956 to 1960

  • Featured in Numerous Books on the Marque and Model

  • Well-Documented Provenance; Owned by Noted Collectors for the Past 40 Years

  • First in Class at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and Best of Show at Salon Privé

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet

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  • A Masterpiece of Italian Design – Among the Most Beautiful Sports Cars of the 1950s

  • One of 40 Series I Cabriolets Built; Just Five with Factory Side Vents

  • Originally Delivered to Rome for First Owner Prince Alessandro “Dado” Ruspoli

  • Well-Documented Provenance; Just Two Owners in the Past Three Decades

  • Beautifully Restored in Elegant Colors; Multiple First in Class and Best of Show Awards

  • Matching-Numbers Throughout; Documented by Marcel Massini 2,953

1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Limousine

  • Desirable Parallel-Bonnet Silver Ghost with Extraordinary Original Coachwork

  • The Exact Car Pictured in the January 1914 Rolls-Royce Sales Catalogue

  • Notable Features Include One of the First Sliding Roof Mechanism

  • Exceptionally Extensive Records and Documentation Detailing History from New

  • Displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in 2004 and 2016

  • A Superb Example of the Edwardian Rolls-Royce, Ideal For Show Or Tour

(Note: All photos presented in this post are courtesy of Gooding & Company)

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