Last year, Gooding & Company broke several all-time sales records when it came to vintage exotica, specifically Ferraris. This year, the auction house plans to do much the same. During 2011, no fewer than 15 coachbuilt examples dating from 1950 to 1963 will be up for grabs at various events including the August 20-21 Pebble Beach auction.
Examples slated to cross the block include a 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Coupe with bodywork by Touring, a car that was displayed at the Turin Motor Show back in 1951; a 1953 Ferrari 375 America by Vignale; a 1957 Pininfarina bodied Series II 410 Superamerica (shown), which was also displayed at a show, in this case that year’s Paris Auto Salon, plus a 1963 400 Superamerica Aerodynamica, another ex-Turin show car.
“We are delighted to present more than 15 collector-quality Ferraris at our Pebble Beach Auctions this year,” declared company president and founder David Gooding. “These ultra-rare, low-production Ferraris, such as the ‘50s- and‘60s-era show cars we’re offering, will continue to hold their value and reward those with a passion for the best.”
To give you an idea of how much some vintage Ferraris go for, at Scottsdale back in January a 1959 Ferrari 250 long wheel base California Spider Competizione went for a whopping $7.26 million, while at Pebble Beach last year, a 1961 250 short wheelbase Berlinetta SEFAC brought in a cool $6.105 million.
[Source: Gooding & Company]