A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, estimate $9,000,000 – $11,000,000, is the top car at the Gooding Amelia Island 2020 classic car auction.
The most expensive car on offer at any of the Amelia Island 2020 collector car auctions is the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, estimate $9,000,000 – $11,000,000, at Gooding and Company. Other top cars include a 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpedo Phaeton, estimate $2,700,000 – 3,500,000, and a 2017 Lamborghini LP 770-4 Centenario, estimate $2,000,000 – 2,500,000. Gooding is the only top auctioneer with a wide selection of top modern supercars on offer at Amelia Island 2020.
Gooding Amelia Island 2020 Auction
Gooding & Company scheduled its Amelia Island Auction on March 6, 2020, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Florida, USA.
In 2020, Gooding earned $20,785,080 at the Amelia Island auction by selling 83 of 89 lots with a sell-through rate of 93%. The average price was $250,422.
In 2019, Gooding earned $22 million at Amelia Island selling 78 of 89 lots offered for a respectable sell-through rate of 88%.
In 2018, Gooding earned $35.5 million with a high 94% sell-through rate – 81 of 86 lots were sold. In 2017, Gooding gained $30.5 million with a sell-through rate of 78% with 69 of 88 lots offered sold. However, Gooding earned a record $60 million at Amelia Island in 2016, when the sell-through rate was 87%. The 2016 sale memorably included 14 Porsches from the Jerry Seinfeld Collection.
Preview of Top Cars at Gooding Amelia Island 2020 Sale
The top cars on offer at the Gooding Amelia Island 2020 collector car auction include:
|1||1958||Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider||9,000,000 – 11,000,000|
|2||1914||Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpedo Phaeton||2,700,000 – 3,500,000|
|3||2017||Lamborghini LP 770-4 Centenario||2,000,000 – 2,500,000|
|4||1969||Lamborghini Miura P400 S||1,400,000 – 1,800,000|
|5||1976||Porsche 934||1,250,000 – 1,600,000|
|6||1957||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster||1,000,000 – 1,300,000|
|7||2019||McLaren Senna||1,000,000 – 1,200,000|
|8||1972||Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider||900,000 – 1,100,000|
|9||2009||RUF CTR3||800,000 – 1,000,000|
|10||2017||Ford GT||800,000 – 1,000,000|
|11||2016||Ferrari F12tdf||750,000 – 800,000|
|12||2011||Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0||700,000 – 800,000|
|13||1998||RUF Turbo R||575,000 – 725,000|
|14||1986||Audi Sport Quattro||550,000 – 700,000|
|15||2003||BMW Alpina V8 Roadster||450,000 – 500,000|
|16||2015||Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta||425,000 – 500,000|
|17||1991||De Tomaso Pantera 90 Si||400,000 – 600,000|
|18||1961||Porsche 356 B Super Coupe||400,000 – 600,000|
|19||1964||Lamborghini 350 GT||400,000 – 500,000|
|20||2016||McLaren MSO HS||400,000 – 450,000|
Million-Dollar-Plus Cars at Gooding Amelia Island 2020
Gooding has ten cars with estimates exceeding a million dollar at the Amelia Island 2020 sale. This is more than RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams with Gooding the only auctioneer with a wide selection of top modern supercars.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider (Estimate: $9,000,000 – $11,000,000), chassis 0937 GT, is by far the most expensive car on offer at Gooding Amelia Island 2020. This car was the seventh of the 50 LWB California Spiders built and features the ultra-desirable covered headlights arrangement as well as an extremely rare factory hardtop.
This California Spider was sold new to a resident in Geneva and was later owned by pioneering Ferrari collectors in Switzerland and Japan. Chassis 0937 GT eventually made its way to its namesake state where, in 2005, its owner entrusted the esteemed Ferrari restorer Tillack & Co. to perform a painstaking restoration to bring the car up to concours standards. It is currently in an elegant dark red over tan color scheme and equipped with its distinctive factory hardtop and Borrani wire wheels.
This California Spider made its debut in 2007 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® where it was awarded a class award in the competitive Ferrari GT class. Its next showing was at the 2008 Palm Beach Cavallino Classic where it won the coveted Platinum Award as well as the Judges Cup. Later in 2008, this California Spider was certified by the Ferrari Classiche Department and was used to promote the program as a display during the Monterey car week. The current owner has enjoyed the Ferrari on several exclusive tours, including the California Mille and the Colorado Grand.
Ferrari 250 GT California Spider Prices at Auction
Ferrari 250 GT California Spiders are amongst the most expensive cars at public auctions. The first car to have sold for more than $10 million at public auction was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold by RM Auctions in Maranello in 2008 for $10.9 million.
In all, eight Ferrari 250 GT California Spiders have sold for more than $10 million at auction – Gooding sold 5 of these spiders including the Amelia Island record holder (pictured). The California Spider model record is $18,649,760 paid at Artcurial Paris 2015 for a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – a barn-find from the Baillon Collection.
Non-competition LWB California Spiders have mostly sold for just below $10 million at recent auctions.
1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton
The second-most-expensive car at Gooding Amelia Island 2020 is the Edwardian brass-era 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton, chassis 67RB, estimate: $2,700,000 – $3,500,000,
Chassis 67RB is fitted with the most desirable specifications on the pre-World War I cars including the large, London to Edinburgh carburetor and 22” radiator, a high compression engine, stronger springs, C-type steering, nickel fittings, and a four-speed gearbox. This chassis was sent to Kellner Frères of Paris in May of 1914, where it received this sporting open torpédo coachwork before being delivered to its original owner, M.M. Castanheira, through the Rolls-Royce agents Rugeroni Ltd., in Portugal.
Nearly 100 years later, after being discovered in Portugal, 67RB underwent a three-year, no-expense-spared restoration conducted by Silver Ghost expert Steve Littin of Vintage & Auto Rebuilds, Inc. Chassis 67RB’s debut came at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. The Rolls-Royce received numerous awards at its first concours including: Most Elegant Open Car, Revs Program at Stanford Award, First in Class, and was one of three Best of Show finalists. This Silver Ghost has also achieved worldwide recognition, including a class win and the Chairman’s Award at the Concours d’Elegance of America in 2017, the Most Elegant Rolls-Royce Trophy at the 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, and certification by FIVA.
Modern Supercars at Gooding Amelia Island 2020
Gooding is offering several top modern hypercars at Amelia Island 2020. Although a 2003 Ferrari Enzo is the most-expensive car on offer at RM Sotheby’s, it is also the only hypercar on offer while at Bonhams the newest million-dollar car is a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS. In contrast, four of the ten million-dollar cars at Gooding were made in the 21st century.
The 2017 Lamborghini LP 770-4 Centenario Roadster, estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000, is one of only 20 examples ever built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth. The Centenario, powered by a tuned version of the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V-12 engine, is capable of speeds up to 220 mph, and can accelerate to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. This unique Lamborghini has traveled just 665 miles since new and is finished in distinctive two-tone Blue Cepheus and Blue Hera livery with silver pinstripe accents over a Nero Ade interior.
If it sells, this will be the first Centenario Roadster to change hands at public auction.
The 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, often seen as the first modern supercar, is a three-owner car with only 17,500 miles on the clock. It is a matching numbers example with its original interior. Two Miuras sold at Scottsdale 2020 but for less than the lower estimate of this Lamborghini.
This 2019 McLaren Senna (Estimate: $1,000,000 – $1,200,000), finished in MSO Defined Amethyst Black paint over a matching interior, features an additional 23 extra-cost options, which include the Full VCF (Visual Carbon Fiber) Gloss Body option to make this Senna one of the most expensive produced. (Production will be limited to 500 Sennas). It has only 88 miles on the clock.
At least two Sennas have sold at public auction for over a million dollar but bidding for others had fallen short of reserve prices.
For the smaller budget, Gooding will also offer a 2016 McLaren MSO HS, estimate $400,000 – 450,000, and without a reserve, a 2018 McLaren MSO X, estimate $275,000 – 325,000.
The 2009 RUF CTR3 (Estimate: $800,000 – $1,000,000), chassis 006, is one of only two examples finished in vibrant Guards Red livery. Only 30 of the CTR3 cars were built. The CTR3 is capable of accelerating from rest to 60 mph in just over three seconds, and a top speed in excess of 230 mph. Chassis 006 was custom ordered with the optional 754 hp for an owner in Chile, who also requested the unique Gunmetal-painted central locking wheels, 19″ at the front and 20″ at the rear.
Gooding will also offer a 1998 RUF Turbo R (Estimate: $575,000 – $725,000) and a 2007 RUF RT12 (Estimate: $325,000 – $400,000).
The 2017 Ford GT (Estimate: $800,000 – $1,000,000) was delivered in Ingot Silver with Dark Energy interior and has less than 15 miles on its odometer. This GT is ideal for any collector looking to relive the passion and glory days of Le Mans.
At least ten Ford GTs have sold for over a million dollar at public auction but bidding for many more stopped short of this mark. The first ones offered at public auction achieved generally above $1.5 million but the price trend has been lower at recent auctions.
Further Million-Dollar Cars at Gooding Amelia Island 2020
Porsche prices have been weaker at recent auctions and the number of top-end Porsches being offered at auction has also dropped drastically. However, Gooding has an excellent record with Porsche at Amelia Island and not unsurprisingly also has the most-expensive Porsche of the week at its auction.
The 1976 Porsche 934 was the first of 31 examples built and delivered to Jürgen Kannacher. The 934 was raced in European events by Kannacher GT Racing and Kremer Racing. It in-period racing history includes a 3rd in class at the 1979 Le Mans 24 Hours race.
The 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is the most expensive of the three on offer at the various Amelia Island 2020 auctions. It was amongst the first 300 cars produced and custom-built for Princess Ashraf ol-Molouk Pahlavi of Iran. The car is unrestored and in a highly original condition. It has several special period rallying accessories fitted.
The 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider is one of only 30 US examples built and one of only 24 fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox.
Two cars to watch are the 1986 Audi Sport Quattro and the 2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster – both with eyewatering estimates.
Amelia Island Classic Car Auctions 2020
Amelia Island 2020 Classic Car Auction Results
- Bonhams – Amelia Island 2020 Auction Results
- Gooding – Amelia Island 2020 Auction Results
- RM Sotheby’s – Amelia Island 2020 Auction Results
Amelia Island 2020 Classic Car Auction Previews
- Amelia Island 2020 – General Auctions Presale Overview
- Bonhams: Amelia Island 2020 Classic Car Auction Preview
- Gooding: Amelia Island 2020 Classic Car Auction Preview
- RM Sotheby’s: Amelia Island 2020 Classic Car Auction Preview
Amelia Island 2020 Classic Car Auction Announcements
- Bonhams: Steve McQueen Con-Ferr Buggy Meyers Manx
- Bonhams: Dean S. Edmonds Estate (including Bugatti Type 55)
- Gooding: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
- Gooding: Brass Era 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
- Gooding: Modern Supercars
- RM Sotheby’s: Amelia Island Highlights
- RM Sotheby’s: Keith Crain Collection (incl. Duesenberg Model J)
Amelia Island Classic Car Auctioneers 2020
Major auction houses with collector car sales at the Amelia Island, Florida, USA, in March 2020 include:
- Bonhams: 5 March 2020 at Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
- Gooding & Company: 6 March 2020 at Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
- RM Sotheby’s: 6 & 7 March 2020 at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island.