Santa Monica, CA, October 2, 2008 -– Gooding & Company is delighted to announce the early consignments for its second annual Scottsdale auction, which will be held on January 17, 2009. In keeping with the tremendous $64+ million results from its Pebble Beach auction, Gooding & Company is offering a prime selection of rare and exceptional automobiles. More than 70 cars are anticipated to cross the auction block including the 1999 Pebble Beach Best-of-Show Winning 1932 Daimler Double Six Sport Saloon, a 1937 Talbot Lago Teardrop Coupe and a 1933 Isotta Fraschini 8A used in the film Giant starring James Dean.
“This year we are pleased to offer automobiles for many levels of collectors with values under $100,000 and over $3 million. We want to fill the void in the auction market place with a broader range of vehicles of the highest quality in their categories,” said David Gooding, president and CEO of Gooding & Company. “Our 2008 Scottsdale auction was so well received by our clients and the city of Scottsdale that we are looking forward to more record-breaking results this coming January.”
Gooding & Company is extremely delighted to offer the 1999 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance “Best of Show” winner for auction in Scottsdale, a spectacular 1932 Daimler Double Six 40/50 Sport Saloon. The Double Six is one of the era’s most complex, expensive and exotic luxury cars, boasts some of the most impressive technical specifications, details and dramatic proportions of any car built in the 1930s. This Sport Saloon, bodied by Martin Walker, features an incredibly complex and equally beautiful 6.5 liter sleeve-valve 12 cylinder engine, advanced gearbox and massive chrome wire wheels. Although all Double Sixes were custom-built, this car is distinguished by a wheelbase that exceeds four meters (13 feet), making it the largest of the 26 Double Sixes. Comprehensively restored to its original specifications and supported by its illustrious history, it was deservedly awarded the coveted “Best of Show” award in 1999 at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Another early consignment for Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction is a 1937 Talbot Lago T150 C SS Teardrop Coupe by Figoni & Falaschi. This fabulous French automobile was owned by iconic American industrial designer and automotive enthusiast Brooks Stevens. Combining the best of avant-garde French coachbuilding with Talbot’s racing pedigree, Figoni and Falaschi created an impressive “rolling sculpture,” which exemplified the European passion for speed, power and technological innovation. This 1937 Talbot Lago Teardrop Coupe is undoubtedly one of the most revered automobiles ever built, and this particular car boasts an unmatched provenance, unquestioned originality and a competition history. A car so brilliantly designed it prompted the famed automotive designer Strother MacMinn once said “The Talbot Teardrop Coupe represents what may be one of the finest examples of assembled form applied to the automobile.”
Also consigned by Gooding & Company for Scottsdale 2009 is a 1933 Isotta Fraschini 8A Dual Cowl Sports Tourer – an extravagant coachbuilt Italian automobile from the Classic era. This opulent and very rakish open car made its debut at the 1933 Paris Auto Show before being sold to American comedian Joe Penner. This stunning car was later featured in the 1956 film “Giant” starring James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor. The car has since been included in the renowned Otis Chandler collection among other esteemed collections.
Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction preview days will be held on Thursday, January 15 and Friday, January 16 from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, as well as on Saturday, January 17 from 8:30AM – 10:30AM, prior to the auction. Gooding & Company’s auction will be located in downtown Scottsdale at 68th Street and East Camelback Road adjoining the Scottsdale Fashion Square, adjacent to Neiman Marcus. Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auction catalogs are available for $75 and admit two to the viewing and the auction. General admission to the viewing and the auction can be purchased at the tent for the price of $30 per person. Bidder registration forms, press credentials and additional auction information are available on www.goodingco.com. To consign your classic car to the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auction, please call at (310) 899-1960.