A 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Spider sold for $1,892,000 and a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso for $1,430,000 as the top results at Gooding Geared Online October 2020 sale.
Gooding achieved three million-dollar-plus results at the Gooding Geared Online October 2020 sale: 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Spider sold for $1,892,000, a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso for $1,430,000, and a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing for $1,254,000. The only top car failing to sell in the classic car auction was a 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400.
Gooding Geared Online October 2020 Classic Car Auction
Gooding & Company held its October Geared Online classic car auction from October 26 – 30, 2020. Bidding was only possible online.
The sale earned $9,284,031 with 51 of 66 lots sold — a sell-through rate of 77%.
Top Results at the Gooding Geared Online October 2020 Sale
The top results achieved at the Gooding Geared Online (October 2020) online classic car sale were:
|Lot||Year||Car Sold||Price ($)||Estimate ($)|
|1||1956||Maserati A6G/54 Spider||1,892,000||2,000,000 – 2,800,000|
|2||1964||Ferrari 250 GT Lusso||1,430,000||1,400,000 – 1,800,000|
|3||1957||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing||1,254,000||1,000,000 – 1,300,000|
|4||1956||Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet||748,000||750,000 – 950,000|
|Cars Not Sold:||Highest Bid|
|–||1975||Lamborghini Countach LP400||HB 750,000||900,000 – 1,100,000|
Million-Dollar Cars at Gooding Geared Online October 2020
Three of the four cars in the Gooding Geared Online October 2020 classic car auction with upper estimates exceeding a million-dollar were sold in the sale. The only top car failing to sell was a light blue 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 “Perisopica” that achieved a highest bid of $750,000.
1956 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Spider
The most-expensive car sold at the Gooding Geared Online October 2020 sale was as expected the 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Spider that achieved $1,892,000 — just below estimate.
This 1956 Maserati A6G/54 was the first of only ten fitted with Frua Spider body work. The car is fully restored in 2008 and subsequently won FIrst in Class at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Further work was done following its participation in the Maserati Centenary exhibition at the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena in 2014.
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
The 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso sold for $1,430,00, just above lower estimate, as the third 250 GT Lusso successfully sold at auction in 2020. This Lusso, chassis 5931 GT, was among the very last of the 350 examples built and was delivered new to US distributor Luigi Chinetti Motors in New York. Regarded as an automotive great from the outset, the 250 GT Lusso has always been one of the most desirable road-going Ferraris.
A 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta sold for a very strong €1,782,500 ($2,102,458) at the Bonhams De Zoute Sale in mid-October 2020.
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
The 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing sold for near upper estimate when it achieved $1,254,000 (Estimate: $1,000,000 – $1,300,000) at the Gooding sale.
The Gullwing was fully restored in 1997 by famed 300 SL restoration expert Jerry Hjeltness and the condition is described as incredibly fresh. It is finished in Silver (DB 180) over a green leather interior with matching green fitted luggage.
Gullwings remain hugely popular although prices are generally weaker than a few years ago. This was at least the fifth Gullwing sold in 2020 for over a million dollars and a few went for slightly less.
Gooding also had a good result with a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet that achieved $748,000 — although just below estimate, these larger cabriolets tend to struggle more at auction that the more popular SL Roadsters and Gullwings.
See also 2020 Gooding Geared Online October Sale (Highlights Announced) for more on the cars that were on offer.