Skip to main content

Gooding & Company's 2013 Scottsdale Auctions Realize $52.5 Million, up 31% from 2012
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
By: Gooding & Company

Gooding & Company's 2013 Scottsdale Auctions Realize $52.5 Million, up 31% from 2012  • Gooding & Company breaks an Arizona auction week record selling the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider for $8.25 million

• Seven cars sell above the $2 million mark and 12 cars sell above $1 million

• Sixteen World Records Realized for Best-of-Category Cars Sold

SCOTTSDALE, Az. (January 20, 2013) —Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, realized $52.5 million at its annual Scottsdale Auctions this weekend. The auction house sold 101 of 104 lots, resulting in a 97% sales rate and an impressive average price of $519,727 per car sold. With a 31% increase from last year's Scottsdale Auctions, these superb results demonstrate the increasing international demand for the rare, best-of-category collector cars that Gooding & Company specializes in bringing to market.

'With our significantly higher total for fewer cars sold at this year's Scottsdale Auctions, the 2013 season looks brighter than ever for the high-end collector car market,' says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. 'In line with this market strength, we also continue to develop and improve as a company. The Gooding & Company team is proud to continue providing the best quality service and presentation possible.'

Gooding & Company's 2013 Scottsdale Auctions Realize $52.5 Million, up 31% from 2012  The top-selling lot of the week, Friday's $8.25 million 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, broke records for both a steel LWB California Spider and is the most valuable car ever sold in Arizona auction week's history. Its sale marks the sixth consecutive year the auction house achieved the top-selling lot during January's annual auction week. In addition, Gooding & Company sold six of the top 10 most valuable cars of all the houses this week.

Power of Preservation and Limited Ownership

All original, low-mileage preservation cars with limited-ownership history brought extraordinary results, sometimes doubling estimates for the best models. Examples include a 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America that sold for $803,000 (estimate of $400,000 - $450,000), a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra that sold for $1,320,000 (estimate of $850,000 - $1,100,000), and a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet that sold for $825,000, doubling its estimate of $400,000 - $450,000. New owners of these rare, time-capsule cars are among very few in the world who can say they own cars of equal authenticity.

American Top Sales

On Saturday, the powerful and exceptionally well-documented 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Roadster sold for $825,000, setting a new record for the model and raising the bar for American collector enthusiasts' ultimate big-block engine icon. Also, a 1941 Packard Custom Super-8 One-Eighty Sport Brougham sold well at $176,000 without reserve, surpassing its high estimate.

Excellent examples of Duesenberg consistently bring in strong multi-million dollar sales such as the 1933 Disappearing-top Murphy Roadster that sold on Saturday for $2,695,000.

Gooding & Company achieved 16 world records over the weekend:

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider (lot 30) at $8,250,000

A world record for a steel Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider at auction.

1959 Porsche 718 RSK (lot 112) at $3,135,000

A world record for a Porsche 718 RSK at auction.

1957 Maserati 150 GT Spider (lot 122) at $3,080,000

A world record for a Maserati 150 GT Spider.

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A (lot 38) at $2,750,000

A world record for a Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet at auction.

1933 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe (lot 116) at $2,695,000

A world record for a Duesenberg Model J Murphy Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe at auction.

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante (lot 25) at $2,035,000

A world record for a Bugatti Type 57C at auction.

2003 Ferrari Enzo (lot 45) at $1,485,000

A world record for a Ferrari Enzo at auction.

1995 Ferrari F50 (lot 8) at $1,375,000

A world record for a Ferrari F50 at auction.

1965 Shelby 289 Cobra (lot 135) at $1,320,000

A world record for a Shelby 289 Cobra at auction.

1957 Ferrari 250 GT Low-Roof Berlinetta (lot 139) at $836,000

A world record for a steel Ferrari 250 GT Low-Roof Berlinetta at auction.

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Roadster (lot 128) at $825,000

A world record for a Chevrolet Corvette L88 at auction.

1947 Cisitalia 202 SMM Spider Nuvolari (lot 16) at $650,000

A world record for a Cisitalia at auction.

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS (lot 14) at $506,000

A world record for a Ferrari Dino 246 GTS at auction.

1955 Porsche 356 Continental Cabriolet (lot 131) at $310,750

A world record for a Porsche 356 Continental Cabriolet at auction.

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale (lot 132) at $198,000

A world record for an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale at auction.

1963 Studebaker Avanti R2 (lot 9) at $74,800

A world record for a Studebaker Avanti R2 at auction.

Gooding & Company's Top 12 results from the Friday and Saturday Scottsdale Auctions:

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider; $8,250,000 (lot 30)

1959 Porsche 718 RSK; $3,135,000 (lot 112)

1957 Maserati 150 GT Spider; $3,080,000 (lot 122)

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A; $2,750,000 (lot 38)

1933 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe; $2,695,000 (lot 116)

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale; $2,365,000 (lot 126)

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante; $2,035,000 (lot 25)

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster; $1,540,000 (lot 110)

2003 Ferrari Enzo; $1,485,000 (lot 45)

1995 Ferrari F50; $1,375,000 (lot 8)

1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Gran Sport; $1,375,000 (lot 32)

1965 Shelby 289 Cobra; $1,320,000 (lot 135)

Photo credit: Gooding & Company

   Recent Articles
Ultra Rare and Incredibly Powerful Corvette at Russo and Steele's Scottsdale Auction Event

Scottsdale, Arizona (December 6th, 2016) – One of just 80 built in 1968, this Corvette L88 coupe retains its original matching-numbers engine and drivetrain and was expertly restored by Tim Thorpe in 1987, after which it earned Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top Flight certifications and was included in the 1988 Bloomington Gold Earthquake 88 Special Collection.

The year 1968 was the second year of production for the L88 option package, but the engine itself famously made its debut in the....
EX-MILLE MIGLIA, 24 HOURS OF LE MANS SCUDERIA FERRARI SPIDER TO STAR IN SCOTTSDALE

Exceptional, highly historic 1952 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider consigned to Bonhams' January sale; Limited consignments still invited

Bonhams is very pleased to announce the consignment of a very special automobile: the ex-Factory Team Entry Mille Miglia and 24 Hours of Le Mans 1952 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider.

This rare and historic Scuderia Ferrari sports racer, replete with pedigree and provenance, is to be one of the featured stars at the Bonhams Scottsdale Auction ....
LEGENDARY FACTORY LIGHTWEIGHT COMPETITION E-TYPE HEADS TO SCOTTSDALE

FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN A DECADE THIS MODEL HAS APPEARED AT AUCTION
• Exceedingly well preserved and documented championship-winning example and one of the most original of the 12 built


Bonhams is very pleased to welcome yet another exceptional competition racing car to its Scottsdale auction in January. Complimenting the incredible German and Italian examples already consigned, this newest addition represents the very best of Britain.

The 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Comp....
AUSTIN-HEALEY 100S, IN SAME OWNERSHIP FOR 50 YEARS, JOINS BONHAMS SCOTTSDALE AUCTION

Bonhams is delighted to announce the addition of a very special car to its sixth annual Scottsdale sale: a 1955 Austin-Healey 100S Sports-Racer that's been in the same ownership for half a century.

The Austin-Healey 100S was a limited production out-and-out sports racing car, designed to challenge for honors in the blue ribbon international races, as well as the active club racing scene in Europe and North America.

During the 1950s it was arguably the most accessible, most appealing and i....
BAC JOINS FORCES WITH CJ WILSON RACING AS TWO NEW DEALERSHIPS AND SERVICE CENTRES OPEN IN THE USA

Former Major League Baseball All-Star CJ Wilson has announced a multi-level dealership agreement with British car manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) and CJ Wilson Racing.

The partnership will see CJ Wilson Racing and Entertainment become the exclusive dealership and service facility for BAC's Mono supercar in the Arizona and North Texas markets.

Wilson has been a long-time fan of the 2.5-litre, four-cylinder British single-seater supercar and is delighted to promote this highly ....
Worldwide Auctioneers' Scottsdale Auction slated to be the first catalogue sale off the block at Arizona Auction Week

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA. November 1, 2016. Worldwide Auctioneers has confirmed plans to kick off the year with the first catalogue sale of Arizona Auction week. Their inaugural Scottsdale Auction is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, January 18th in Old Town Scottsdale, presenting an exciting selection of 80 fine motorcars including some spectacular no-reserve collections. 'My partner John Kruse and I have been attending the auctions out in Arizona for many years', said Principal & Chief....
CAMARO CONQUERS THE QUARTER-MILE

• Drag Race Development Program, new COPO Camaro advance drag-racing legacy


PAHRUMP, Nev. – For 50 years, the Camaro and the quarter-mile have stuck together like a drag slick on a well-prepped starting line, and Chevrolet is pushing that winning legacy forward with the new Camaro SS Drag Race Development Program and the 2017 COPO Camaro.

The Camaro SS Drag Race Development Program explores the quarter-mile capability of the Gen Six Camaro with concept parts designed to suppo....
2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro  
2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package
2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package  2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package  2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package  2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package  2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package  
2013 Dodge Viper SRT
2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  
2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER
2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER  2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER  2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER  2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER  2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER  
2013 Tesla Model S
2013 Tesla Model S  2013 Tesla Model S  2013 Tesla Model S  2013 Tesla Model S  2013 Tesla Model S  
2012 Chevrolet Inferno Orange COPO Camaro
2012 Chevrolet Inferno Orange COPO Camaro  2012 Chevrolet Inferno Orange COPO Camaro  
2012 Ford Mustang Grabber Blue Boss 302 Laguna Seca
2012 Ford Mustang Grabber Blue Boss 302 Laguna Seca  2012 Ford Mustang Grabber Blue Boss 302 Laguna Seca  
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indy Pace Car
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indy Pace Car  2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indy Pace Car  2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indy Pace Car  
2011 Ford GT350 Mustang
2011 Ford GT350 Mustang  2011 Ford GT350 Mustang  2011 Ford GT350 Mustang  2011 Ford GT350 Mustang  2011 Ford GT350 Mustang  
2011 Ford Mustang GT Daytona 500 Pace Car
2011 Ford Mustang GT Daytona 500 Pace Car  2011 Ford Mustang GT Daytona 500 Pace Car