Gooding & Company brings in $26.9million at its Amelia Island sale, with 13 new auction records set
A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, fetching $3,300,00, was the top seller at this year’s Gooding & Company Amelia Island sale, with a further six cars selling for over $1million. A total of 77 out of 85 cars sound new homes, meaning an 89 per cent sell-through rate and total sales of $26.9million.
There were a total of 13 individual auction world records, from a 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta selling for $1,155,000 to a 1974 Volkswagen Thing, which sold for $52,800 (see the full list below).
The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was a particularly nice example, which had been in the USA since 1972. After it was sold to an enthusiast in Massachusetts, it was driven up to 1982 until it was taken off the road and place into storage. Another important Ferrari sale includes the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, which sold for $2,090,000.
Porsche had a good showing at the auction too, with the highly anticipated 1974 Hector Rebaque-Café Mexicano Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR selling for $1,237,500. The somewhat limited and wild-looking 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 ended up selling for $973,500.
David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company commented: ‘Gooding & Company was proud to continue our established reputation of presenting rare, best of category cars, such as the impeccable 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, confirming Ferrari demand continues to dominate the market. Limited production sports and racing cars also performed extremely well, highlighting the widespread demand for modern collectibles that resonate with a new generation of collectors.’
World Auction Records from Amelia Island
- 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR $1,237,500
- 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta $1,155,000
- 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 $973,500
- 1932 Lincoln KB Custom Stationary Coupe $836,000
- 1990 AAR/Toyota Eagle HF89 $660,000
- 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS $561,000
- 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S $440,000
- 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 $330,000
- 1951 Lotus Mk IIIB $247,500
- 1985 Penske-March 85C $231,000
- 1999 Ferrari F355 Spider Serie Fiorano $198,000
- 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230 S $55,000
- 1974 Volkswagen Thing $52,800