A 1956 Jaguar D-Type and a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale are the lead cars for the Gooding Scottsdale 2018 classic car auction in Arizona, USA, in January 2018.
A red 1956 Jaguar D-Type, estimate $10 to $12 million, is the lead car for the Gooding Scottsdale 2018 classic car sale. This early production customer car was owned and raced in period by amongst others Peter Blond and Jean Bloxham. The top three Ferraris for the Scottsdale auction week in January 2018 are all on offer at Gooding: the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Special, estimate $8 to $10 million, that belonged to Battista Pininfarina, a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, estimate $7 to $8.5 million, and a 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial, estimate $5 to $5.75 million. The beautiful 1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster, estimate $4 to $5 million, was the first car produced in this iconic model range. Gooding has 22 cars with upper estimates exceeding a million dollar in the Scottsdale 2018 sale ranging from hypercars (Pagani Huayra, Porsche 918, McLaren P1) to five Mercedes Benz 300 SL sports cars.
Gooding Scottsdale 2018 Classic Car Auction
Gooding & Co will hold its 11th annual Scottsdale classic car auction on January 19 & 20, 2018, at the Scottsdale Fashion Square, in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
In 2017, Gooding gained $33.4 million at the Scottsdale auction by selling 106 of the 126 lots on offer – a good 84% sell-through rate. The top result in 2017 was $3.3 million – a new model record for a 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix. In 2016, Gooding grossed $43 million from 113 cars and in 2015 it achieved $51.5 million from 126 cars on offer.
Million-Dollar Cars at Gooding Scottsdale 2018
The following 22 cars on offer at the Gooding Scottsdale 2018 sale have upper estimates exceeding a million dollar:
|1956||Jaguar D-Type||10,000,000 – 12,000,000|
|1965||Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale||8,000,000 – 10,000,000|
|1958||Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet||7,000,000 – 8,500,000|
|1954||Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I||5,000,000 – 5,750,000|
|1931||Bugatti Type 55 Roadster||4,000,000 – 5,000,000|
|2014||Pagani Huayra||2,200,000 – 2,600,000|
|1967||Ferrari 330 GTS||2,000,000 – 2,400,000|
|2015||McLaren P1||1,800,000 – 2,200,000|
|2015||Porsche 918 Spyder||1,800,000 – 2,200,000|
|1954||Ferrari 250 Europa GT||1,600,000 – 2,000,000|
|1963||Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster||1,600,000 – 1,800,000|
|1961||Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet||1,500,000 – 1,800,000|
|1963||Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype||1,100,000 – 1,500,000|
|1956||Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing||1,100,000 – 1,300,000|
|1960||Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster||1,100,000 – 1,300,000|
|1954||Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing||1,100,000 – 1,300,000|
|1957||Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster||1,000,000 – 1,200,000|
|1953||Ferrari 212 Europe Coupe||900,000 – 1,300,000|
|1970||Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider||900,000 – 1,200,000|
|2012||Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package||900,000 – 1,200,000|
|1963||Shelby 289 Cobra||900,000 – 1,000,000|
|1922||Bugatti Type 29/30||800,000 – 1,000,000|
1956 Jaguar D-Type at Gooding Scottsdale 2018
As with RM Sotheby’s, Gooding’s lead car for the Scottsdale 2018 classic car auction week will be a Jaguar D-Type racing car. The 1956 Jaguar D-Type, chassis XKD518, estimate $10,000,000 – $12,000,000, at Gooding is an early-production customer car that was owned, and raced, in period by amongst others Peter Blond and Jean Bloxham.
Jaguar produced 73 D-Types including 6 for the works racing team, 51 for private customers and 16 road-going XKSS models. The 1956 Jaguar D-Type, chassis XKD518, was one of 24 D-Types delivered in the UK and was sold through Bernie Ecclestone to Peter Blond, its first private owner. It was extensively campaigned in period in the UK and various others raced in Europe.
The 1956 Jaguar D-Type, chassis XKD518, is presented in its original red color scheme – only two red D-Types were produced – but has been on static display for the past decade so may require some work before returning to the circuit.
The more desirably D-Type at Scottsdale, Arizona 2018, is the works team car at RM Sotheby’s but it may cost a few million more than the fine example on offer at Gooding. The record for a Jaguar D-Type is the 1956 Le Mans-winning 1955 Jaguar D-Type that RM Sotheby’s sold for $21,780,000 at Monterey 2016 – a record for Jaguar and a Le Mans-winning racer.
Top Ferraris at the Gooding Scottsdale 2018 Auction
Seven Ferraris at the Gooding Scottsdale 2018 classic car sale have upper estimates of a million dollar or more. Surprisingly, no modern F40, F50, Enzo or LaFerrari will be on offer. The more interesting of these Ferraris that are all from the 1950s or 1960s include:
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale
A Ferrari 275 GTB is usually good for around $2 million racing nearer to $4 million for an alloy version with competition versions selling for around $10 million. The 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale, chassis 06437, estimate $8,000,000 – $10,000,000, at Gooding Scottsdale 2018 must thus be special indeed.
The 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of automotive art. It was built by Carrozzeria Pinifarina for the personal use of Battista Pininfarina. Although it largely resembles a standard 275 GTB, almost none of the coachwork details are the same as the standard production version. Most noticeable details include the rear diffusor and the lack of a driver’s-side vent window. Pininfarina apparently disliked vent windows as distracting from the purity of the design (but not sufficiently to remove the one from the passenger door too!) The interior is also unique to the car.
The car was presented at Pininfarina’s winter press conference in 1965 and then shown at the Frankfurt, Paris, Torino and Brussels motor shows.
This 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale has been on statistic display for the past 25 years and rarely seen in public.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet
The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, chassis 1079 GT, estimate $7,000,000 – $8,500,000, was the 35th of only 41 Series I Pinin Farina 250 GT cabriolets produced. The car was originally displayed at the Torino Motor Show before being delivered to Prince Mohammed bin Faisal Al Saud.
The car is presented in its original colors and in exceptional original condition, as could be expected from a car with a lower estimate around a million dollar higher than recent results for the model.
1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I
In contrast to the other top Ferraris at Scottsdale 2018, the Pinin Farina-bodied 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I, chassis 0434 MD, estimate $5,000,000 – $5,750,000), is a pure racing car.
It was sold new to racecar driver Herman Roosdorp through famed dealer Garage Francorchamps. Roosdorp and second owner Hans Maasland successfully campaigned the car at numerous races between 1954 and 1956 in especially the Netherlands and Belgium.
The 500 Mondial has been on static display and not shown in public for the past two decades. The estimate is well above recent results for the model at public auctions.
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS
This 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, chassis 10703, estimate $2,000,000-$2,400,000, is a matching-numbers example of this iconic model. One of only 99 ever produced, 10703 has been fastidiously restored with its Pininfarina body painted in black over a gorgeous green leather interior.
The Ferrari has been dutifully maintained over the last 50 years and sparingly driven, with less than 25,000 miles since new.
At least seven Ferrari 330 GTS cars have sold for over $2 million since 2014.
1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster
The 1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster, estimate $4,000,000 – $5,000,000 is a classic pre-war car looking the part. This was the first Bugatti Type 55 produced and was delivered with unique Jean Bugatti roadster coachwork – later production versions had a slightly different design. Only 14 of the 38 Type 55 chassis produced had the timelessly attractive Bugatti roadster coachwork.
Unfortunately, the coachwork was updated to the more popular Fugoni style in the late 1930s and a correct replica body only fitted while the car was part of the Dr Peter and Susan Williamson Bugatti Collection (1963-2008).
This 1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster last sold at the 2008 Gooding Pebble Beach sale for $1,760,000.
The last time a Bugatti Type 55 Roadster was sold at auction was at Gooding Pebble Beach 2016 when a new marque record of $10,400,000 was achieved.
An older 1922 Bugatti Type 29/30, estimate $800,000 – $1,000,000, will also be offered at Gooding Scottsdale 2018. This car was the first eight-cylinder sporting Bugatti delivered and is the oldest known example of Ettore Bugatti’s two-seat configuration for Grand Prix cars.
Modern Hypercars at Gooding Scottsdale 2018 Auction
Gooding will cover the full spectrum of million-dollar cars at the Scottsdale 2018 auction with cars ranging from the 1922 Bugatti classic to modern hypercars.
2014 Pagani Huayra
The 2014 Pagani Huayra, estimate $2,200,000-$2,600,000, was the 87th of 100 Huayras produced and is believed to be the only one in existence that was special-ordered in Carbonio Rosso, an exposed red carbon fiber body. This unique Huayra in rare US specification has traveled less than 1,000 miles and is presented with its original tools, manuals, and custom-order fitted luggage.
At least two Pagani Huayras have sold for more than $2 million in the past two years.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
The Porsche 918 Spyder, estimate $1,800,000-$2,200,000, is one of the 294 Porsche 918 cars delivered to the US out of 918 built in total. At least three of these are due for the auction block in Arizona in January 2018.
The Porsche 918 on offer at Gooding Scottsdale 2018 offers a stunning one-of-one color scheme of Guards Red over a Garnet interior, highlighted by optional carbon fiber and Porsche “special wishes” features. Even more surprising, this 918 Spyder has traveled less than 100 miles since new and is offered with its original delivery accessories.
At least six Porsche 918 Spyders have been sold at auction with results ranging from $1,622,500 to $1,842,500. Most were low mileage cars but not below 100 miles.
2015 McLaren P1
The 2015 McLaren P1, estimate $1,800,000-$2,200,00,) at Gooding Scottsdale 2018 is one of only 375 examples built. It is a US specification car finished in a striking Special Carbon Black livery, and has traveled less than 1,700 miles since new.
At least six McLaren P1s have been sold at auction with results ranging from $1,925,000 at Gooding Pebble Beach 2015 to $2,392,500 at Gooding Amelia Island 2017.
2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package
The 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package, estimate: $900,000-$1,200,000, on offer at Gooding Scottsdale 2018 was the 498th of the 500 LFA models produced. In addition, this example is one of only 50 equipped with the Nürburgring Package, a track-focused option that delivers an increase in engine power, a recalibrated transmission for quicker shift points, and a revised racetrack-inspired sport suspension.
This LFA is finished in Whitest White with red and white upholstery. It has covered less than 60 miles from new and may be the only remaining delivery-mile example in existence.
Mercedes Benz 300 SLs at Gooding Scottsdale 2018
At recent auctions, the prices of Mercedes Benz 300 SLs have seemed firmer than during 2016 and early 2017 with results above a million dollar again common. It remains to be seen if Gooding’s decision to offer five – two Gullwings and three Roadsters – in the same auction is brave or foolish. Bonhams and RM Sotheby’s will each offer only one 300 SL in January 2018. The guide prices of just over a million dollar are realistic and maybe even slightly lower than recent results.
The 1963 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster, estimate $1,600,000 – $1,800,000, is the clear pick of the bunch. As a late-production car, it is one of the 210 examples fitted with the desirable disc-break, alloy-block specification. It is matching numbers example that was recently returned to its original white gray paintwork with black leather interior and soft-top. It is sold with a factory-supplied black hardtop.
The 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing, estimate $1,100,000 – $1,300,000, is at the other end of the production spectrum: it was the 128th of 1,400 coupes produced. It is a matching numbers car and offered by the owner since 1965. The car is maintained but not in concours condition.
The 1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing, estimate $1,100,000 – $1,300,000, and the 1960 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster, estimate $1,100,000 – $1,300,000, are sold from the same collection. Both cars are in a good maintained condition. The recently restored Roadster had only two private owners since 1961 and comes with a hardtop.
The 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster, estimate $1,000,000 – $1,200,000, is in its original color scheme of light blue over cream. It is a matching numbers example and comes with a factory hardtop.