2023 Gooding Pebble Beach Sale Results (Monterey Week Auction)

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB was the most expensive car of the 24 million-dollar results at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 classic car auction.

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta topped the results at Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 sale
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Gooding sold an unrestored 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta for $9.4 million as the top result in the 19th Pebble Beach classic car auction in August 2023. Although nine of the 24 million-dollar cars were Ferraris, the most remarkable results at the Pebble Beach 2023 auction were probably for the American brass-era cars that included new Mercer and Lozier marque records.

Gooding Pebble Beach Sale 2023

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach classic car auction 2023: 18 and 19 August 2023 at the Pebble Beach Parc du Concours during the annual Monterey Motoring Week in California, USA.

Previous Gooding Pebble Beach sale results during Monterey Week:

YearEarnings ($ million)Million-Dollar CarsLots Sold & Sell-Through Rate
2023$9524133 sold, average price $714,522
2022$10928135 of 158, 85%, average price of $810,758
2021$10724115 of 132, 87%, average price of $930,829
2020555 of 77, 71% (online-only auction)
2019$76.817108 of 140, 77%
2018$116.525123 of 147, 84%, average price of $947,174
2017$91.522110 of 135, 81%, average price of $832,670
2016$129.826115 of 138, 835, average price of $1,128,606

The Pebble Beach auction record is $22,000,000 paid for the 1935 Duesenberg SSJ in 2018. It is the most expensive car ever sold by Gooding, the most expensive American car ever, the most expensive pre-war car ever, and of course the Duesenberg marque record holder.

Million-Dollar Results at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 Sale

1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl ‘Barrelside’ Phaeton
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The following 24 cars achieved a million dollars or more at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 classic car auction during Monterey car week 2023:

YearCarPrice ($)Estimate
11962Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta9,465,0009,000,000 – 11,000,000
21914Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout4,790,0003,000,000 – 4,000,000
31933Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet4,515,0004,000,000 – 5,000,000
41912Simplex 50 HP Toy-Tonneau4,075,0003,000,000 – 4,000,000
51972Lamborghini Miura P400 SV3,580,0003,500,000 – 4,250,000
61966Ferrari 275 GTB3,415,0002,800,000 – 3,500,000
71967Ferrari 275 GTB/43,277,5003,250,000 – 3,750,000
81962Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico3,167,5003,500,000 – 4,500,000
91991Ferrari F403,085,0003,000,000 – 3,750,000
101952Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta3,085,0003,000,000 – 4,000,000
111930Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl ‘Barrelside’ Phaeton2,975,0003,000,000 – 4,000,000
122007Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa2,480,0002,500,000 – 3,000,000
131968Lamborghini Miura P4002,260,0002,000,000 – 2,400,000
141965Aston Martin DB5 Convertible2,205,0002,500,000 – 3,000,000
151936Hispano-Suiza J12 Cabriolet2,040,0002,500,000 – 3,500,000
161953Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe1,985,0002,000,000 – 2,500,000
171913Lozier Type 72 Meadowbrook Runabout1,765,0001,000,000 – 1,500,000
182006Bugatti Veyron 16.41,545,0001,000,000 – 1,300,000
191913American Underslung Type 56-A Traveler1,490,000800,000 – 1,200,000
201930Bentley Speed Six Sports Saloon1,462,5002,250,000 – 2,750,000
211932Bugatti Type 49 Roadster1,325,000900,000 – 1,200,000
221960Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet1,300,0001,500,000 – 2,000,000
232011Ferrari 599 SA Aperta1,215,0001,000,000 – 1,300,000
241937Lagonda LG45 Rapide1,055,500900,000 – 1,200,000

Top Results at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 Sale

most expensive of the top Ferraris on offer at Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 sale - 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
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Italian Cars at Gooding Pebble Beach 2023

Blue 1952 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta
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The Gooding Pebble Beach Auctions 2023 featured an especially strong stable of offerings from the Prancing Horse marque, led by the headlining, highly original 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta that achieved $9,465,000, as the most expensive car at the Pebble Beach sale and the second-most expensive Ferrari at any Monterey 2023 sale other than the $30,2550,000 1967 Ferrari 412P sold at Bonhams Quail Lodge 2023.

A beautiful 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB in rarely seen Verde Medio (Medium Green) sold for $3,415,000, and the 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico brought in $3,167,500. A 1952 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta with notable racing pedigree also sold well at $3,085,000. 

1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV (Estimate: $3,500,000 – $4,250,000)
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An electrifying pair of Lamborghini Miuras captivated much attention. The one-off Blu Tahiti (Tahitian Blue) 1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV was sold for the first time in the US, achieving $3,580,000. The impeccably restored Rosso Miura (Miura Red) 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 sold for $2,260,000, surpassing its own auction record for a P400 set by chassis 3378 at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions in 2021

Brass Era and Pre-War Automobile Results

Top pre-First World War brass era cars including a Mercer, Simplex, and Lozier are on offer at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 sale during Monterey week.
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Brass Era antiques dominated much of the auctions, setting several major marque records. Gooding & Company presented two exceptional American Brass Era offerings from the Jerry S. Foley III Estate. The 1914 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout, sold for $4,790,000, became the most valuable Mercer ever sold at auction by a large margin, and the 1913 Lozier Type 72 Meadowbrook Runabout, which achieved $1,765,000, set a new marque record for Lozier. The historic 1912 Simplex 50 HP Toy-Tonneau, offered from 111 years of continuous single family ownership, sold for $4,075,000. 

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet by Castagna
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Classics from the prewar era also bode well, with the beautifully restored, Castagna-bodied 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet commanding a handsome figure of  $4,515,000. The exceptionally rare 1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl ‘Barrelside’ Phaeton, one of just seven Barrelside Phaetons built, brought in $2,975,000.

The 1932 Bugatti Type 49 Roadster set a new record for the Type 49 at auction when it sold for $1,325,000. The top classic Bugatti at Monterey Week 2023 auctions, the 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster failed to sell with a highest unsuccessful bid of $7.2 million.

Gooding presented the 2023 Bugatti Baby II in partnership with The Little Car Company and Pebble Beach Foundation. Sold as an automobilia lot, the Bugatti Baby achieved an incredible $262,500, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Pebble Beach Foundation. 

Monterey Week 2023 Classic Car Auctions

Top classic car auctioneers with sales during Monterey Week 2023 include Gooding (Pebble Beach), Bonhams (Quail Lodge), RM Sotheby’sBroad Arrow, and Mecum.

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