Top Ferraris announced for the Gooding Amelia Island 2023 include a California Spider, Tour de France, MM Spider, 275 GTB/4, and Daytona Spider.
Gooding will offer a range of top Ferraris at the Amelia Island 2023 classic car auction in addition to the headline 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Further 250 models include a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta and a 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Spider Series II. The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is a rare unrestored example while the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider was one of just 14 examples originally finished in Argento Metallizzato. The quality of the top Ferraris on offer is so high that the F40 and 500 Superfast almost go unnoticed.
Gooding Amelia Island 2023 Auction
Gooding & Company: Amelia Island Auction on March 3, 2023, at the Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Resort, Florida, USA. Gooding is skipping Scottsdale, Arizona, in January 2023 but traditionally performed strongly at Amelia Island.
In 2023, Gooding achieved a record $72,676,1888 by selling 148 of 155 lots for a 95% sell-through rate. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for $18,045,000 to set a new Amelia Island classic car auction record.
Gooding previous earnings at Amelia Island auctions included:
- 2022 — $69,209,480 earned, its most successful Amelia Island auction ever, a 94% sell-through rate with 93 out of 99 lots sold. The average price per car was $744,188.
- 2021, Gooding held an online auction in place of the regular Amelia Island sale.
- 2020 — $20,785,080, 93%, selling 83 of 89 lots.
- 2019 — $22 million, 88%, selling 78 of 89 lots.
- 2018 — $35.5 million, 94%, selling 81 of 86 lots.
- 2017 — $30.5 million, 78%, selling 69 of 88.
- 2016 — $60 million, 87%. The 2016 sale memorably included 14 Porsches from the Jerry Seinfeld Collection.
Top Ferraris at Gooding Amelia Island 2023 Sale
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
The most-expensive car on offer at the Gooding Amelia Island 2023 classic car auction is a rare aquamarine-hued 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (Estimate: $18,000,000 – $20,000,000), which is likely to set a new Amelia Island auction record.
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1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta
The 250 GT Berlinetta was introduced in the late 1950s as Ferrari’s response to the FIA’s new GT class championship, incorporating a competition-tuned three-liter V-12 engine and lightweight aluminum coachwork by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. This new model proved especially apt for the grueling, multi-stage Tour de France, which it won for four consecutive years beginning in 1956. Fittingly nicknamed the Tour de France (TdF), approximately 78 examples of the 250 GT Berlinetta model were built in four distinct body styles: no-louver, 14-louver, three-louver, and single-louver.
The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta (Estimate: $6,000,000 – $8,000,000), chassis 0909 GT, at Gooding Amelia Island 2023 is the seventh of just 36 single-louver variants, and one of an even fewer number originally fashioned with the elegant covered-headlight treatment. This example is specified with a competition-prepared type 128C engine, 8 x 34 final drive ratio, polished Borrani wire wheels, and dark red bodywork over black leather upholstery. Chassis 0909 GT was campaigned in numerous European hill climbs between 1958 and 1961 and was owned by various serious collectors throughout the years.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, this example was under the ownership of the great Swiss collector Carlo Vogele, during whose ownership the car was Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified as retaining its original chassis, bodywork, engine, gearbox, rear end, and other major components. In 2017, 0909 GT was sold to the consignor, a respected American collector, who had the Tour de France completely restored by the leading Ferrari specialists at Motion Products Inc. of Neenah, Wisconsin.
Its body was tastefully finished in a period-correct paint scheme of silver-gray accented by a central tricolore stripe. Following the restoration, 0909 GT made its debut at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, and since then, it has received many awards and accolades, including the Platinum Award at Cavallino Classic and Best of Show and the Enzo Ferrari Memorial Award at the 2019 Ferrari Club of America Nationals.
1953 Ferrari 250 MM Spider Series II
In 1953, Ferrari unveiled the 250 Mille Miglia, powered by a capable three-liter V-12 engine that quickly proved its competition potential at Giro di Sicilia, the Pebble Beach Road Races, Monza, and the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti. Ferrari built just 31 examples of the 250 MM, with Pinin Farina bodying the majority in Berlinetta form, leaving Vignale to body the remaining 13, all but one as spiders. Of the 12 Vignale Spiders built for the 250 MM chassis, 10 were fashioned in an updated “Series II” style, featuring compact proportions, rounded forms, and imposing grilles.
The 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Spider Series II (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $5,000,000), chassis 0274 MM, was the first of three examples built with dramatically staggered seating and a long-range 150-liter fuel tank, a configuration almost surely built at the request of the car’s first owner, Florentine racing driver Piero Scotti. Frequently entered in hill climbs and circuit races, 0274 MM garnered an extensive international race history in the 1950s, including the Mille Miglia and the Targa Florio.
Formerly owned by noted American collectors P. Paul Pappalardo and Bob Rubin, the 0274 MM joined the famed Jess Pourret Ferrari Collection in 1987, where it remained for over three decades. During this time, noted Ferrari specialist DK Engineering did a complete restoration, repainting it in the attractive two-tone livery seen today. After the restoration was completed in 1992, 0274 MM went on to participate in many classic Ferrari tours, and even graced the cover of Cavallino magazine.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
In 1964, the 275 GTB was introduced alongside its open 275 GTS stablemate to replace the long-running 250 GT and its many variants. The 275 GTB was differentiated with a fully independent suspension layout, and was bodied by Scaglietti. The celebrated four-cam 275 GTB/4, launched in 1966, heralded what many Ferraristi consider to be the finest evolution of the series.
The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (Estimate: $3,500,000 – $4,000,000), chassis 10803, is a highly desirable, unrestored, and almost entirely original vehicle. Chassis 10803 comes to market with limited ownership and use, and presents with fascinating documentation from new. First sold by Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut to Edward A. Sake of Lake Forest, Illinois, 10803 was then sold to its second owner, Carl C. Gagliano of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1969. It remained with the Gagliano family until early 2013, when Peter Klutt acquired this time-capsule 275 GTB/4 and proceeded to show it to great preservation-class acclaim, due to its exceptional dark blue paint finish and incredibly preserved undercarriage. Under the ownership of a more recent owner, Motion Products Inc. performed a thorough mechanical overhaul, and today, chassis 10803 presents in exceptionally well-preserved but useable condition with under 10,800 miles at the time of cataloguing, ready to be entered by its next loyal custodian in many of the finest driving tours and rallies. Likely one of the most original examples of one of Ferrari’s most beautiful and purposeful models, this time-capsule, low-mileage 275 GTB/4 certainly grants a noteworthy auction opportunity.
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider
Making its debut in Paris in 1968, the 365 GTB/4 succeeded the 275 GTB/4 as Ferrari’s top-of-the-line, two-seat gran turismo, almost immediately adopting the “Daytona” moniker in honor of Ferrari’s podium sweep at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. An especially important model, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona was the last front-engine, V-12 GT model designed before Fiat’s takeover of Ferrari road-car production in 1969. The 365 GTB/4 differed dramatically with its bold Pininfarina styling, rendered in steel and aluminum by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. With a top speed in excess of 170 mph, the Daytona was the fastest production sports car of its day. At the 1969 Frankfurt International Auto Show, Ferrari unveiled a prototype for the Daytona Spider. The most exclusive of the road-going Daytonas, the Spider had a very limited production run, with only 121 examples built and almost all destined for the US market.
The 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider (Estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,000,000), chassis 16793, is the 84th of the 121 cars built by the factory and was one of just 14 examples originally finished in elegant Argento Metallizzato (Silver Metallic) over black. Acquired by the consignor, a prominent collector, in 2015, 16793 recently underwent a concours-quality bare-metal repaint and detailed cosmetic and mechanical work carried out by the renowned Motion Products Inc. Upon completion of this work, 16739 earned its third Platinum Award and the prestigious ‘La Miglior Daytona Award’ for an outstanding 365 GTB/4 at the 2018 Ferrari Club of America National Meet in Corning, New York. Showing just 17,456 miles at the time of cataloging, this fast, beautiful, and rare GTB/4 Daytona Spider embodies all the fine qualities of an Italian sports car, and with its color scheme, low mileage, and award-winning restoration, just may very well be the finest of its type.
Further Top Ferraris at Gooding Amelia Island Sale 2023
The Amelia Island Auctions will present an additional number of significant classic Ferrari examples, including a time-capsule, US-specification 1990 Ferrari F40 (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $3,500,000) and a rare 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,5000,000) with just three owners from new and accompanied with extensive documentation and provenance.
Also offered is a short-nose Rosso Rubino over black 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,400,000) that was featured in the Italian film Un Detective (1969) starring Franco Nero. Serious Ferrari collectors will also be intrigued by the Platinum Award-winning 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso (Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,400,000), and the well-kept, low-mileage 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (Estimate: $550,000 – $650,000) offered from over 32 years of single family ownership.
Amelia Island Classic Car Auctions 2023
Top Amelia Island 2023 Auctions
The top auctions at Amelia Island are by:
- Bonhams at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on 2 March 2023
- Broad Arrow at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island on 3-4 March 2023
- Gooding & Co at the Omni Amelia Island Resort on 3 March 2023
- RM Auctions at Fernandina Beach on 2 March 2023.
Amelia Island 2023 Auction Results
- Amelia Island 2023 Million-Dollar Results Overview
- Gooding Amelia Island 2023 Auction Results
- RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2023 Auction Results
Amelia Island 2023 Pre-Sale Announcements
- Gooding: Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
- Gooding: More Top Ferraris
- Gooding: 1950s German Sportscars
- Gooding: Four RUF Cars
Previous Amelia Island Auction Results