A 1957 Jaguar XKSS is the leading car at the Gooding Amelia Island 2017 classic car auction – the pre-sale estimate is $16,000,000-$18,000,000.
The top result at the Gooding Amelia Island classic car auction is expected from a 1957 Jaguar XKSS that may set a new auction week record if it sells at mid-estimate. Multimillion-dollar results are also expected from a 1988 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion – basically a road-legal Le Mans-winning racer – and two modern hypercars: a Ferrari LaFerrari and a McLaren P1. Gooding hopes to sell 14 of the 88 cars on offer at the Amelia Island 2017 sale for more than a million dollar.
Gooding & Co Amelia Island Auction 2017
Gooding & Co will hold its traditional Amelia Island classic car auction on March 10, 2017, at Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, in Florida, USA. RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams will also have collector car sales during the same weekend.
In 2016, Gooding had a record sale in Amelia Island earning $60 million from 79 cars on offer. The sell-through rate was 87% with an average price of $871,915 per car sold. The 2016 sale memorably included 14 Porsches from the Jerry Seinfeld Collection.
In 2016, Gooding also set a new Amelia Island auction record of $17,160,000 for a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider.
Million-Dollar Cars at Gooding Amelia Island 2017 Sale
In 2016, Gooding sold 15 cars for more than a million dollar. In 2017, Gooding expects to sell the following 14 cars for more than a million.
|1998||Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion||Upon Request|
|1949||Aston Martin DB Mk II||1,500,000-2,250,000|
|1955||Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America||1,500,000-1,700,000|
|1993||Porsche 964 Turbo S Leichtbau||1,300,000-1,600,000|
|1993||Porsche 964 Carrera 3.8 RSR||1,200,000-1,400,000|
|1965||Aston Martin DB5 Vantage||1,100,000-1,300,000|
|1988||Porsche 959 Komfort||1,000,000-1,250,000|
|2005||Porsche Carrera GT||875,000-1,100,000|
Top British Cars at Amelia Island 2017
A 1957 Jaguar XKSS is the top car on offer at the Amelia Island 2017 classic car auction. If it sells at estimate, it could become the second most-expensive British car sold at public auction. A modern McLaren and two classic Aston Martins are also expected to achieve million-dollar results at the sale.
1957 Jaguar XKSS at Gooding Amelia Island 2017
The leading car at the Gooding Amelia Island 2017 sale is undisputedly the 1957 Jaguar XKSS, chassis XKSS716, estimate $16,000,000-$18,000,000. This car is one of only 16 ever built.
For many, the Jaguar XKSS is the ultimate Jaguar road-going car. The XKSS was developed out of the three-time Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type, as a dual-purpose car: regular road use but completely at ease on the racing track too.
The 1957 Jaguar XKSS on offer was developed on the chassis of an unsold D-Type and sold new to a Canadian buyer. It was successfully raced in period in Canada but suffered no serious accidents and thus still has its original chassis, engine and bodywork.
See also: 1957 Jaguar XKSS Announcement for more on this car.
A 1966 Jaguar XKSS Recreation by Tempero built on an E-Type chassis will be available for considerably less at the RM Sotheby’s sale – estimate $150,000-$200,000.
2015 McLaren P1 at Gooding Amelia Island 2017
A 2015 McLaren P1, estimate $2,000,000-$2,500,000, is expected to be the second multi-million dollar British car at the Gooding Amelia Island 2017 sale – three P1s have achieved just over two million dollar at auctions in 2016.
The McLaren P1 on offer has covered only 1,100 miles since new. The car is offered without reserve with the proceeds being donated to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
See also: 2015 McLaren P1 Announcement for more on this car and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Aston Martins at the Gooding Amelia Island 2017 Sale
Two Aston Martin cars are expected to sell for more than a million dollar each at the Gooding Amelia Island 2017 classic car auction:
- The 1949 Aston Martin DB Mk II, estimate $1,500,000-$2,250,000, was the personal car of David Brown. It was developed from the Le Mans participating cars and served as development vehicle for the road-going DB2. The car also successfully raced during the 1950s.
- The 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage, estimate $1,100,000-$1,300,000, is one of only 65 of the top-specification DB5s produced. It is one of only around 25 that the factory made with left-hand drive for the export market.
See also: Gooding Amelia Island Aston Martin Announcement for more on these cars.
Top Porsches at Gooding Amelia Island 2017
Gooding traditionally had good result with Porsches at Amelia Island even before the records-setting Seinfeld Collection that was sold in 2016. Porsches generally have been selling well at recent auctions and once again will be available in large numbers at the Amelia Island 2017 auction week. Gooding alone will offer 25 (out of 88 cars total) with around the same number of Porsches expected at RM Sotheby’s.
1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion
Of all the road-legal Porsches on offer at the Amelia Island 2017 auctions, none is as brutally fast and aggressive as the 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion (estimate upon request). This car is one of only 20 built by Porsche as the street-legal version of its Le Mans-winning 911 GT1. This is the only car Porsche ever built as a racing car first and then homologated for road use.
Delivered new in Germany, this 911 GT1 is finished in its original Artic Silver Metallic livery and has covered less than 5,000 miles from new. The low mileage was helped by the current owner having the Porsche in the US under the NHTSA’s Show or Display exemption.
A 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution – one of the racing cars made road legal – sold for €2,772,000 at the RM Sotheby’s Monaco 2016 sale.
1993 Porsche 964 Turbo S Leichtbau
The bright yellow 1993 Porsche 964 Turbo S Leichtbau (estimate $1,300,000-1,600,000) is with less than 2,500 km from new another low-mileage car in part due to the US owner operating under a NHTSA’s Show or Display exemption. Porsche built only 86 examples of the Turbo S with the car on offer one of the 67 left-hand drive models. Porsche took the lightweight in Leichtbau seriously – the car makes do without unnecessary sound deadening, undercoating, power windows, power steering, air-conditioning or rear seats.
1993 Porsche 964 Carrera 3.8 RSR
The speed yellow 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera 3.8 RSR (estimate $1,200,000-1,400,000) is another air-cooled 911 Turbo derivative but in contrast to the Turbo S was always sold as a competition car that could not be registered for road use. This car is one of the 51 Porsche built for privateers to race in international GT races. The 964 RSRs were spectacularly successful but buyers for the car on offer will have to balance the exceptionally good condition against its total lack of competition history.
1977 Porsche 934/5
The 1977 Porsche 934/5, chassis 0956, estimate $1,400,000-1,600,000, is one of only ten built and the only one originally delivered to a European rather than American buyer. In contrast to the other nine cars, car 0956 is fitted with a Group 4 body and other performance upgrades including a more powerful 600 hp engine. The car was successfully raced in period to many first places in especially Italy, Germany and finally Australia. The car was rstored in 2015 and refinished in its 1979 DRM silver, blue, and red “BOSS” livery as raced by Jürgen Lässig in the 1979 DRM series.
1988 Porsche 959 Komfort
The 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort (estimate $1,000,000-1,250,000) is one of only three produced in black and believed to be the only one delivered in black over black. This car is one of the 242 Komfort models made. RM Sotheby’s sold one of the 29 Sport models for a model record $2,093,000 in Paris 2017. The Komfort models usually sell for just over a million but this car should be helped by having a factory-installed Stage II power kit and at 10,000 km relatively low mileage. RM Sotheby’s sold this car at Monaco 2016 for $1,017,000.
2005 Porsche Carrera GT
Hardly a classic car auction is complete without a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (estimate $875,000-1,100,000) – Bonhams will have one and RM Sotheby’s two more during the Amelia Island 2017 week. Thus far, only Mecum has successfully sold a Carrera GT for more than a million dollar (and Mecum did it twice). The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at Gooding should be helped by low mileage – the previous three owners have driven it for less than 900 miles. The car is one of 644 in US specification and one of 44 finished in seal gray in 2005.
Top Italian Cars at Gooding Amelia Island 2017
In 2016, Gooding set a new Amelia Island auction record with a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider but in 2017 classic Ferraris are taking a backseat with only two more modern Ferraris expecting to sell for more than a million dollar. Classic Ferraris will lead the sales of RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams.)
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari
The yellow 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari, estimate $3,800,000-$4,500,000, will be the top Ferrari on offer at Gooding Amelia Island 2017. The car is one of 120 produced for the US market and its single owner had covered only 130 miles with this hypecar. Thus far only three LaFerraris have been sold at auction: at Monterey 2016 Bonhams sold one for $3,685,000 while Mecum achieved a stunning $5,170,000. The 500th LaFerrari produced sold new for $7,000,000 at a special charity sale by RM Sotheby’s in 2016.
1990 Ferrari F40
The 1990 Ferrari F40, estimate $1,300,000-$1,600,000, is the only other Ferrari at the Gooding Amelia Island 2017 sale that is expected to sell for more than a million. The F40 is the most common Ferrari with just over 1,300 produced and several struggled at recent auctions to find buyers far above a million dollar. The F40 on offer should be helped by low mileage – below 1,600 miles despite five owners – and being the 77th of 213 built in US specification.
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
The 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America, estimate $1,500,000-$1,700,000, is one of only 181 left-hand-drive cars built. It is believed to be the second-oldest surviving example. This particular car was sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach 2014 for $1,347.000. Since then, Gooding achieved over two million dollar for this model but many others failed to find buyers at various auctions. RM Sotheby’s will offer a similar car for slightly less.
1989 Mazda 767B
The 1989 Mazda 767B, estimate $1,800,000-$2,400,000, is a rare rotary engine racing car. It is one of only three built. The 1989 Mazda 767B is a two-time factory entrant at Le Mans and was a class winner in 1990 when it finished 20th overall. (It was 12th overall in 1989.) The Mazda has been completely restored to its 1990 specification and recently raced at the 2014 Spa Classic and the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
More on Amelia Island 2017
- The Annual Amelia Island Auctions & Concourse d’Elegance
- 2017 Amelia Island Classic Car Auction Results: Bonhams, Gooding, RM Sotheby’s
- 2017 Amelia Island Auctions Previews: Bonhams, Gooding, RM Sotheby’s
- 2017 Amelia Island Auction Press Announcements: RM Sotheby’s (Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet, Ferrari 250 GTB SWB Berlinetta, Orin Smith Collection, Bentley Le Mans, Ferrari 166 MM), Gooding (Jaguar XKSS, Racing Cars, Porsche Supercars, McLaren P1, Aston Martins)
- 2016 Amelia Island Auction Results Overview
Amelia Island auctions in 2017 were on the following dates: 9 March – Bonhams, 10 March – RM Sotheby’s (Orin Smith Collection) & Gooding, 11 March – RM Sotheby’s (main auction).