Gooding takes a mammoth $115million over two days in Pebble Beach


The Monterey auctions juggernaut rumbled on last night with the second evening in the Gooding & Co tent smashing more records for classic cars.

The Ferrari 857S (as featured in C&SC, main image) made a huge £3,648,000 on the hammer, a world record for a four-pot Ferrari as Gooding cruised to a $115million total over two days at Pebble Beach.

There was a fine GT40 result, too, though not in the league of the $10million raised for the Gulf/Mirage by RM, when the 1964 Prototype amassed £2,880,000.

It's fair to say that most prices were going through the roof with a nice Hudson Hornet coming it at £104,000 (way more than the Steve McQueen car made), a Toyota 2000GT (above) at £364,800, an Aston DB4 at £288k and a Lamborghini Miura SV topping $1 million to make £800,000.

It wasn't all unbridled success, however. The gorgeous Clark Cable Duesenberg JN Bohman & Schwartz had all the razzmatazz and was even driven on to the dais by Gable's son John, but, perhaps surprisingly, the final bid of £4.096million wasn't enough to secure a sale.

A former Pebble Beach Best of Show winner (1967), a Rolls-Royce Phantom III, also failed to shift with bidding stalling at £100k.

As predicted, the barnfinds achieved big money, the Lancia Aurelia Spyder coming in ar $242k

Other key results from Sunday's sale included $6.6 million of the prototype 1957 Ferrari 250GT California Spider long-wheelbase, albeit it well down on the $11,275,000 raised by a 1960 example the previous night.

The star lot – it even had a its own hardback book as part of the catalogue – the von Krieger Mercedes Special Roadster set a new world record for the marque at $11.7million.

Saturday night's event was just as spectacular.

Stand-out for C&SC was far from the biggest price, but the $550,000 shelled out for a Ferrari 330GTC was extraordinary.

No less breathtaking was the $6.05million amassed by the 1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Le Mans Sports 'Bobtail',  the $4,730,000 taken for the 1953 Ferrari 340 MM Spider, or the results for 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC ($4,510,000), 1953 Jaguar C-Type ($3,725,000) or Porsche RS60 ($3,465,000).

One of C&SC's favourites, the 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico made $2,365,000



Strewth, serious numbers! Half a million dollars for a 330 is hefty too.
I have been looking out for the result on Jay Kays Frua bodied A6G Maserati. That car has been on tour with us with previous owner. Has it been through blocks yet?

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