A 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, and a 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux were announced for sale at the Gooding London 2022 classic car auction.
The latest million-dollar cars announced for the Gooding London 2022 sale include a 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Tourer with original open coachwork, a rare 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ seemingly without racing history, and a 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux that still has its original factory supercharged engine and original upholstery.
Gooding London Sale 2022
Gooding & Company London classic car auction: 3 September 2022 at Hampton Court Palace in conjunction with the Concours of Elegance.
London is currently the only location outside the USA where Gooding stage an annual classic car auction. At the first London sale, the Passion of a Lifetime Auction in 2020, Gooding earned £34,048,900 ($45,285,037) with a recorded average price per car of £2,432,064 ($3,234,645). The sale included two Bugattis for over $10 million including the most expensive Bugatti ever — a 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports that Gooding sold for $12,681,550.
In 2021, the London sale was a more modest online-only auction with £5,259,650 earned from only 14 cars with a 86% sell-through rate. The top result was for the 1969 Ford GT40, chassis P/1085 that sold for £2,508,000 ($3,462,000).
1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Tourer
The 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Tourer (Estimate: £2,500,000 – £3,000,000 / $3,000,000 — $3,700,000), is the most expensive British car thus far announced for the Gooding London 2022 classic car auction.
The Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP model entered the world stage when it debuted at the Olympia Motor Show in 1906, and it quickly awarded the English automaker with a reputation for making “The Best Car in the World.” For the next two decades, Rolls-Royce would go on to produce 6,173 Silver Ghosts, celebrated for their quality, engineering, and reliability.
The 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Tourer, chassis 1921, is a remarkable parallel-bonnet example and one of the precious few that retains its original open coachwork. This well-regarded Rolls-Royce has survived intact for over a century, serving as a marvelous testament to the inspired engineering of the Silver Ghost. Chassis 1921 is presented with exceptional provenance, consisting of notable owners such as pioneering American car collectors Bill Pollock and Henry Petronis.
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ
The 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ (Estimate: £1,000,000 – £1,200,000 / $1,200,000 – $1,500,000) is one of only 112 built between 1963 and 1967.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ was one of the most successful competition cars of the 1960s. The beautiful Tubolare Zagato (TZ) models were introduced in 1963 to succeed the Sprint Zagato (SZ) models. They featured a new tube-frame chassis that allowed for a more lightweight, aerodynamic body. The TZs were built in the shops of Autodelta, the official race team of the Alfa Romeo factory. These very rare and purpose-built competition cars quickly became successful racers, capturing wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Targa Florio, Nürburgring, and Le Mans.
The 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, chassis 750081, was sold new to Luigi Citeroni of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, and it remained in the country for many decades, undergoing a restoration in 1984 by noted marque specialist Dino Cognolato. Among its many outings with enthusiast owners, this spectacular Alfa was entered in the 2011 Tour Auto, which celebrated the longstanding and influential legacy of Zagato.
1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux
The 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux, chassis 57506, (Estimate: £800,000 – £1,200,000 / $980,000 – $1,500,000), joins the previously announced rare 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet, chassis 55230, estimate: £3,750,000 – £4,750,000 ($4,700,000 — $6,000,000) at the Gooding London sale 2022.
Unveiled in 1934, the Bugatti Type 57 was masterfully designed by Jean Bugatti as the successor car to the Type 49 model. The 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux, chassis 57506, is a stunning example that still possesses its factory-delivered supercharged engine. Beautiful both in appearance and stature, this sympathetically restored Bugatti is presented in attractive colors and retains its spectacular, well-preserved original upholstery. The Ventoux is often the more affordable Bugatti Type 57.
More on Gooding London 2022 Sale
- 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione
- 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet
- 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder (Barn-Find)
- 1950s British Classics: 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible and 1952 Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica
- More cars: 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, and a 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux
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