A 1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atalante and a 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe were the top results at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2022 sale.
The top result at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2022 classic car auction was $10,345,000 paid for a 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante — the second most expensive car sold during the Monterey Week 2022 sales. It was followed by the 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico, sold for $6,000,000. Good results were also achieved with modern Ferraris including an F50, an Enzo, and a new world record $3,965,000 paid for an F40. The 2007 Porsche RS Spyder Evo, sold for a model record $5,615,000, while the 1969 Porsche 908/02 similarly achieved a world record at $4,185,000. Gooding achieved million-dollar-plus results on 28 cars at the Pebble Beach 2022 classic car auction.
Gooding Pebble Beach Sale 2022
Gooding & Company Pebble Beach classic car auction 2022: 19 and 20 August 2022 at the Pebble Beach Parc du Concours during the annual Monterey Motoring Week in California, USA.
Previous Gooding Pebble Beach sale results during Monterey Week:
|Year||Earnings ($ million)||Million-Dollar Cars||Lots Sold & Sell-Through Rate|
|2022||$109||28||135 of 158, 85%, average price of $810,758|
|2021||$107||24||115 of 132, 87%, average price of $930,829|
|2020||–||5||55 of 77, 71% (online-only auction)|
|2019||$76.8||17||108 of 140, 77%|
|2018||$116.5||25||123 of 147, 84%, average price of $947,174|
|2017||$91.5||22||110 of 135, 81%, average price of $832,670|
|2016||$129.8||26||115 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 2022 Sale
The following 28 cars sold for over a million dollar at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2022 classic car auction during Monterey Motor Week 2022:
|1||1937||Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante||10,345,000||10,000,000 – 12,000,000|
|2||1961||Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico||6,000,000||4,000,000 – 5,000,000|
|3||2007||Porsche RS Spyder Evo||5,615,000||6,000,000 – 8,000,000|
|4||1995||Ferrari F50||4,625,000||4,500,000 – 5,500,000|
|5||1969||Porsche 908/02||4,185,000||4,000,000 – 5,000,000|
|6||2004||Ferrari Enzo||4,130,000||3,500,000 – 4,000,000|
|7||1990||Ferrari F40||3,965,000||2,750,000 – 3,250,000|
|8||1994||Bugatti EB110 Super Sport||3,167,500||3,000,000 – 3,500,000|
|9||1937||Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sports Cabriolet A||3,085,000||1,750,000 – 2,000,000|
|10||1973||Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight||2,425,000||1,750,000 – 2,250,000|
|11||1954||Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spider||2,095,000||2,500,000 – 3,000,000|
|12||1955||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing||2,040,000||2,000,000 – 2,500,000|
|13||1966||Ferrari 275 GTS||1,765,000||1,700,000 – 2,000,000|
|14||1930||Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster||1,655,000||1,500,000 – 2,000,000|
|15||1957||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster||1,600,000||1,500,000 – 2,000,000|
|16||1960||Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet||1,600,000||1,500,000 – 1,800,000|
|17||1962||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster||1,572,500||1,750,000 – 2,250,000|
|18||1957||Jaguar XKSS Continuation||1,545,000||1,500,000 – 2,000,0000|
|19||2020||Porsche 935||1,462,500||1,000,000 – 1,400,000|
|20||1988||Porsche 962C||1,435,000||1,400,000 – 1,800,000|
|21||1950||Gilco-Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Supergioiello Coupe||1,380,000||1,400,000 – 1,800,000|
|22||1958||Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedsger||1,325,000||1,400,000 – 1,800,000|
|23||1976||Porsche 934||1,275,000||1,250,000 – 1,500,000|
|24||1955||Lancia Aurelia B23S Spider America||1,225,000||1,400,000 – 1,800,000|
|25||1993||Porsche 964 Carrera RSR 3.8||1,215,000||700,000 – 900,000|
|26||1964||Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Coupe Speciale||1,215,000||NA|
|27||1994||Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau||1,160,000||1,000,000 – 1,300,000|
|28||1914||Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer||1,160,000||1,200,000 – 1,500,000|
Top Bugatti Results at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2022 Sale
The top sale of the Pebble Beach Auctions was the elegant 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante, which achieved an impressive figure of $10,345,000. Among the most important and desirable Bugattis ever created, this special Atalante also became the second most valuable sale of the entire week. It was the fourth Bugatti to sell for over $10 million — the other three were also sold in Gooding auctions.
The incredibly low-mileage 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport — 991 km on the clock — also set a new world record at auction for the model, achieving $3,167,500.
A 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux from the Mark J. Smith Collection sold for $940,000, while the 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix failed to sell with the highest bid of $2,150,000.
Top Ferrari Results at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2022 Auction
The second most expensive car in the Gooding sale was the 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico which sold for $6,000,000. It was one of the first examples to wear the new Coupé Aerodinamico body style, which was inspired by Pininfarina’s sensational Superfast II show car. In total, Pininfarina built just 14 examples on the original short-wheelbase chassis, and of these, seven were completed with the desirable covered headlamp treatment, including the car offered here. The body of 2809 SA is especially noteworthy, as it was the sole example built from lightweight aluminum rather than the default steel.
Confirming the ever-increasing surge of demand for exceptionally well-kept, modern supercars, Gooding also set new records with the sale of ’90s exotics from Ferrari and Bugatti. This year, the 1990 Ferrari F40 on offer sold for $3,965,000, setting a new world record at auction for the model. This figure eclipsed the previous auction record of $2,892,500, which was set by Gooding & Company at its 2021 Pebble Beach Auctions.
Other stellar supercar sales included the 2004 Ferrari Enzo, which sold for $4,130,000, and a 1995 Ferrari F50 previously owned by heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson, which sold for $4,625,000.
Two of the most expensive Ferraris in the auction failed to sell: a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta Le Mans (highest bid $4,900,000) and a 1999 Ferrari 333 Sp (highest bid $3,750,000).
Top Porsche Results at Gooding Pebble Beach 2022
Porsches continued to constitute a significantly large portion of Gooding’s lineup, and several world records were set with especially rare, important models. The top Porsche sale of the weekend was the 2007 Porsche RS Spyder Evo, which achieved $5,615,000 and set a new world record at auction for the model. With an outstanding race record, including two outright wins and four class wins, this Penske Racing Spyder sits among the most successful prototype racers in all of Porsche history.
Yet another significant competition Porsche to cross the auction block was a 1969 Porsche 908/02, which set a new world record at auction for the 908 model by achieving $4,185,000. With a competition history including races at Brands Hatch, Targa Florio, and Nürburgring, this factory-works Porsche 908/02 represented an important moment in time for the marque’s legacy as a competition powerhouse.
In addition to these tried-and-true racing Porsches, Gooding & Company sold a number of dual-purpose and road-going examples, including a stunning 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight in Seeblau which set a new world record at auction for the model by bringing in $2,425,000.
The 1959 Porsche 718 RSK failed to sell with a highest bid of $3.9 million.
Top Mercedes-Benz Results
The auction house also had the honor of presenting cars from the collections of highly regarded, passionate enthusiasts and collectors, including the late Tony Vincent, privateer legend William M. Wonder, and Rudy “Mr. 993” Mancinas. The Tony Vincent Estate Collection of predominantly Classic Era offerings was led by the sale of a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A, which sold for $3,085,000 — a very strong result well above estimate during a week when RM Sotheby’s seemed to have cornered (flooded?) the market for large 1930s Mercedes-Benz cabriolets.
The top sale of the William M. Wonder Collection of motor sports icons was a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, which achieved $2,040,000. Two further Roadsters sold for above $1.5 million but the more interesting result was the $1,215,000 paid for the 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Coupe Speciale.
Top Cars Not Sold at Gooding Pebble Beach 2022
Some of the top cars with highest bids (as reported by Hagerty) that failed to sell during the Gooding Pebble Beach 2022 classic car auction included:
|Year||Car||Highest Bid ($)||Estimate|
|1930||Bentley 4 ½ Litre Supercharged Blower Sports Tourer||HB 6,600,000||7,000,000 – 9,000,000|
|1931||Bentley Eight Litre Sports Tourer||HB 5,950,000||7,000,000 – 9,000,000|
|1950||Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta Le Mans||HB 4,900,000||5,500,000 – 6,500,000|
|1959||Porsche 718 RSK||HB 3,900,000||4,500,000 – 5,500,000|
|1999||Ferrari 333 SP||HB 3,750,000||4,500,000 – 5,500,000|
|1931||Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Grand Sport||HB 2,500,000||2,700,000 – 3,200,000|
|1931||Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix||HB 2,150,000||2,750,000 – 3,250,000|
|1955||Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback||HB 1,500,000||1,800,000 – 2,500,000|
|1961||Maserati 5000 GT Indianapolis Coupe||HB 1,100,000||1,300,000 – 1,600,000|
|1955||Jaguar D-Type Continuation||HB 1,075,000||1,200,000 – 1,500,000|
|1963||Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Continuation||HB 1,050,000||1,200,000 – 1,500,000|
Once again, the expectations of vendors of large 1930s Bentleys and buyers failed to align at a major auction. Although the Jaguar XKSS sold just within estimate, the D-Type Continuation and C-Type Continuation failed to advance much past a million dollar. The Alfa Romeo and the Maserati are not the easiest cars to find buyers for and for the sellers, this may well have been an opportunity missed.
Monterey Week 2022 Classic Car Auctions
Top classic car auctioneers with sales during Monterey Week 2022 include Gooding (Pebble Beach), Bonhams (Quail Lodge), RM Sotheby’s, Broad Arrow, and Mecum.
Monterey Week 2022 Auction Results:
Monterey Week 2022 Auction Previews:
Monterey Week 2022 Pre-Auction Announcements
- Bonhams: 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante
- Bonhams: 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition (ex-Brigg Cunningham)
- Gooding: Top Bugattis (incl: Type 57SC Atalante & Type 35 Grand Prix)
- Gooding: Top Ferraris — classics and modern supercars
- Gooding: Top British Cars (incl: Bentley Blower and Eight Litre Sports Tourer)
- Gooding: Wonder Collection including 1999 Ferrari 333 SP
- Gooding: 1930s Classics from the Vincent Estate
- Mecum: Ferrari Prototypes and Marmon Classics
- RM Sotheby’s: 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti
- RM Sotheby’s: Schumacher 1998 Ferrari F300
- RM Sotheby’s: Masterworks of Design Collection (1924 Hispano-Suiza H6C “Tulipwood” Torpedo, 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster)
- RM Sotheby’s: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing
- RM Sotheby’s: 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C
- RM Sotheby’s: The Oscar Davis Collection of 27 vehicles valued at $100 million
Previous Monterey Week Auction Results