A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione and a 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet were the top results at the Gooding London 2022 sale.
A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione sold for a strong £7,762,500 (US $8,974,000) as the top result in the second Gooding London auction in September 2022. It was followed by a 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet that achieved £2,925,000 ($3,382,000). Seven cars sold for more than a million dollars at Gooding’s London Sale 2022.
Gooding London Auction 2022
Gooding & Company, conducted its second-ever live sale in the UK on 3 September 2022 realizing a total of £22,811,938 million ($26.4 million). The London Auction, conducted on the historic grounds of Hampton Court Palace, resulted in the sale of 31 out of 39 lots, achieving a 79% sell-through rate. Seven cars brought in figures over the £1 million mark, and the average price per lot was £735,869.
Top Results at Gooding London Sale 2022
The top seven million pound results at the Gooding London 2022 classic car auction were:
|Year||Car||Price ($)||Price (£)|
|1||1960||Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione||8,974,000||7,762,500|
|2||1932||Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet||3,382,000||2,925,000|
|3||1956||Porsche 550 Spyder||2,341,000||2,025,000|
|4||1965||Ferrari 275 GTS||1,560,000||1,350,000|
|5||1965||Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ||1,365,400||1,181,250|
|6||1956||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing||1,300,000||1,125,000|
|7||1932||Bentley Eight Litre Sports Saloon||1,268,000||1,096,875|
Note: Auction in pounds.
Million-Dollar Car Results at Gooding London Sale 2022
The top result at the Gooding London 2022 car auction was for a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione with a well-documented period race history, which sold for £7,762,500. A world record at auction was also set with another Italian masterpiece from the 1960s, a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, which sold for £1,181,250 – the highest price ever achieved for a Giulia. The wonderfully presented Giulia TZ, featuring coachwork by Zagato, came to auction with a known competition history and impressive provenance.
Another highlight of the Gooding London 2022 auction was the sale of the genuine barn-find 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder, which was offered from over 40 years of single-family ownership and sold well above estimate for an incredible £2,025,000. The 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS finished in an elegant color scheme of Bianco over black also sold handsomely, achieving a final figure of £1,350,000.
Prewar Classics at Gooding London 2022
Gooding & Company had the honor of presenting exceptional Vintage Bentleys from The Timeless Collection, coming to auction from a highly-regarded European collector of prestigious and elegant classics. The top sale of the collection was the 1932 Bentley Eight Litre Sports Saloon, sold for £1,096,875. Also sold was a historic supercar 1932 Bentley Eight Litre Sports Tourer, configured for optimal performance with a short-wheelbase chassis and Le Mans-style tourer coachwork, which achieved £759,375.
Additionally, in the realm of prewar classics, the 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet, one of the finest examples of the highly sought-after Type 55 extant, yielded a final price of £2,925,000.