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Gooding & Company, Scottsdale auction preview

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, one-off 250 GT Coupe Speciale and original 1959 Porsche RSK just some of the cars heading to Scottsdale with Gooding.

Gooding & Company, Scottsdale auction preview

For the 2013 Scottsdale sale on 18-19 January, Gooding & Company is bringing a wide selection of what could be record-breaking cars to the mammoth Arizona sale.

Likely to be one of, if not the, most expensive car of the sale is the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider. 1073 GT is an early Scaglietti-built example – the 13th of 50 built – and features the desirable covered headlights. The estimate for this matching-numbers, Ferrari Classiche certified car is $ 5,500,000 - $ 7,000,000.

If you’d prefer your 250 with a roof, then perhaps the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale is more appealing. Formerly part of the Greg Garrison collection, this one-off Ferrari was built by Pinin Farina, and was first shown at the 1959 Geneva motor show. Recently restored by Bob Smith Coachworks, this important piece of Ferrari history has won major awards at Pebble Beach and Cavallino Classic and is estimated to sell for $ 1,700,000 - $ 2,100,000.

One of Porsche’s most significant early racers, the RSK, will also be offered in the sale with an estimate of $ 1,700,000 - $ 2,100,000. Porsche built the RSK out of the highly successful 550 Spyder, to take on Le Mans and the Targa Florio. This particular example was delivered new to the Miami-based sports car enthusiast Roy Schechter, and since its retirement in 1960, it has been restored and inspected by Porsche Historian Jürgen Barth.

Other cars to watch include the one-off 1957 Maserati 150 GT Spider prototype ($ 3,000,000 - $ 4,000,000), 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster ($ 1,000,000 - $ 1,300,000), and 2003 Ferrari Enzo ($ 1,000,000 - $ 1,300,000). Visit

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