Gooding & Company Achieves Over $49m in Scottsdale

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, continued its tradition as a market leader by realizing $49,215,650 at the company’s 11th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions. President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sold 110 of 129 lots for an 85% sales rate, which resulted in a robust average price of $447,415 per car sold. An impressive 12 cars sold over the $1 million mark.

A wall-to-wall crowd watched as the stars of the weekend rolled across the block, with the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale – originally owned by Battista Pininfarina – selling for a world-record price of $8,085,000, the 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial selling for a world-record price of $4,455,000, and the 1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster selling for $4,070,000. The crowd erupted with applause after hearing that the 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS would be returning to the original owner’s family with a final sale price of $2,530,000. Additional highlights included the striking 2014 Pagani Huayra (sold for $2,090,000), the Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype (sold for $1,760,000), the 2015 McLaren P1 (sold for $1,732,500), and the 1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe (sold for $1,067,000). The company also achieved a new world-record price for the Lexus marque with the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package sold for $825,000.

“What a thrill to sell such a sensational group of cars, especially the most valuable car of the week,” states David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “Our team worked hard to curate such a fantastic group of historic, high-quality cars and the record-breaking results speak for themselves.”

Top Ten Sales

  • Lot 134 – 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale, sold for $8,085,000
  • Lot 34 – 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I, sold for $4,455,000
  • Lot 122 – 1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster, sold for $4,070,000
  • Lot 138 – 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, sold for $2,530,000
  • Lot 47 – 2014 Pagani Huayra, sold for $2,090,000
  • Lot 28 – 1963 Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype, sold for $1,760,000
  • Lot 26 – 2015 McLaren P1, sold for $1,732,000
  • Lot 16 – 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, sold for $1,320,000
  • Lot 151 – 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, sold for $1,155,000
  • Lot 22 – 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, sold for $1,100,000
  • Lot 114 – 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, sold for $1,083,500
  • Lot 24 – 1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe, sold for $1,067,000

Top Five World-Record Prices

  • Lot 134 – 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale, sold for $8,085,000
  • Lot 34 – 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I, sold for $4,455,000
  • Lot 28 – 1963 Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype, sold for $1,760,000
  • Lot 124 – 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package, sold for $825,000
  • Lot 136 – 1951 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint, sold for $616,000

Image: President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sell the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale for a record price of $8,085,000.
Image copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Jensen Sutta.