Gooding to sell ex-Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 212

| 28 Feb 2012

A Ferrari 212 Inter that belonged to 1958 F1 World Champ Mike Hawthorn heads the latest raft of star cars revealed for Gooding & Co's Amelia Island sale on 9 March.

With an estimate of $1.3-1.6million, the 1951 example – used by the British hero for practice at the 1953 Mille Miglia – is far from the most expensive lot and also not the only one with such impressive provenance.

A highly original 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder will set you back $1million more, while a 1967 906E with excellent Stateside competition history – including at Sebring – is expected to sell for $1-1.25million.

A very well known car in the US is the 1960 Chevy Corvette Race Rat, formerly owned by George Reed and a class winner at Sebring, at half a million dollars, the same sort of money put against a 1988 Porsche 959.

With Tucker prices going through the roof at recents sales, all eyes will be on the 1948 Torpedo coming up for sale with barely 5000 miles on the clock from new. The estimate is $950,000-1.3million, but it could go way above that.

As previously reported, the auction will also star the Drendel Collection of Turbo Porsches.

David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company, said: "With the exciting addition of consignments such as the Porsche 550 Spyder, Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe and 1948 Tucker chassis 1034, we are honoured to present the most exciting selection of collector cars we’ve ever had at our Amelia Island Auction."