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

| 20 Aug 2012

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