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Porsche 959 Sport, Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ and Ferrari F1 car headline Gooding & Company's 2015 Scottsdale Auction

Early consignments for Gooding’s 2015 Scottsdale auction are rolling in, for the huge auction that is taking place in Arizona on 16-17 January. Amongst the most interesting, the 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato, Porsche 959 Sport, as well as the ex-Nigel Mansell 1990 Ferrari 641/2 Formula 1 car stand out.

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ is one of around 200 that were originally built, and this one comes with some interesting competition history. Having competed in the 1961, ’62 and ’63 Targa Florio road race, adds to the cars desirability, with notable drivers Gianni Bulgari and Maurizio Grana behind the wheel.

After it was imported into the USA 50 years ago, the Zagato-bodied Alfa has remained hidden away until now. In a largely original and patinated condition, this is the first time the car has come onto the market, and Gooding has put an estimate of $600,000-$800,000 on the car.

Another rare car that will be going under the hammer is the Porsche 959, estimated at $1,500,000-$2,000,000. Being the more desirable Sport specification makes this 19,000-mile example even rarer. Thanks to a factory-installed Stage 2 power upgrade, the twin-turbo flat-six engine is pushing out 540bhp, up from a standard 450bhp.

Nigel Mansell managed to pilot his Ferrari 641/2 to a significant race win at the 1990 Portuguese Grand Prix, a car which will also be offered at the auction. Powered by the iconic Ferrari V12 engine, 641/2 was designed by F1 legend John Barnard. Gooding & Company expect this sleek F1 car, recently exhibited by the Museum of Modern Art, to fetch in the region of $800,000-$1,100,000.

Other exciting cars expected to make an appearance at the sale include a completely original 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Coupe, a 1970 Dino 246 GT as well as a pair of muscular Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaros.

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