Gary Cooper’s 1935 Duesenberg SSJ and a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C are the leading cars for the Gooding Pebble Beach 2018 auction during Monterey Week.
Although Gary Coopere’s 1935 Duesenberg SSJ is the star car for the Gooding Pebble Beach 2018 classic car auctions during Monterey Week in California, USA, several classic racing Ferraris are also expected to sell for multimillion dollar prices. The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C is likely to attract the highest bids but the classic 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, 1950 Ferrari 166 MM / 195 S Le Mans and 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II remain highly desirable cars. Several special Porsches, Maseratis and Bugattis are also likely to achieve multimillion-dollar results.
Gooding Pebble Beach Classic Car Auction 2018
Gooding & Company, the official auctioneer of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, will have it annual Pebble Beach classic car auction on 24 and 25 August 2018. The auction is at Equestrian Center, Pebble Beach, California, USA, during the annual Monterey motor week that is held in 2018 a week later than usual to prevent a clash with a major golf tournament.
In 2017, Gooding earned $91.5 million with sell-through rate of 81% – 110 of the 135 lots on offer sold. 22 cars achieved a million dollar with two of these over $10 million. A new marque record of $14,080,000 was set by a 1970 Porsche 917K that was used in the filming of Steve McQueen’s Le Mans.
In 2016, Gooding set a company record when $129.8 million was earned by selling 115 of 138 lots (83%). 26 cars achieved over a million dollar with four selling for over $10 million.
Million-Dollar Cars at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2018 Sale
No fewer than 45 cars – nearly a third of all cars on offer at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2018 classic car auction – have presale estimates of a million dollar or more:
|1||1935||Duesenberg SSJ||Upon request|
|2||2007||Porsche RS Spyder||Upon request|
|3||1966||Ferrari 275 GTB/C||12,000,000 – 14,000,000|
|4||1958||Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta||6,500,000 – 7,500,000|
|5||1950||Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans||6,500,000 – 7,500,000|
|6||1955||Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II||5,500,000 – 7,500,000|
|7||1955||Maserati A6GCS/53 Spider||5,500,000 – 6,500,000|
|8||1956||Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta||4,300,000 – 4,600,000|
|9||1955||Porsche 550 Spyder||4,000,000 – 5,000,000|
|10||1959||Porsche 718 RSK||3,600,000 – 4,100,000|
|11||1966||Ford GT40 Mk I||3,500,000 – 4,000,000|
|12||1967||Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale||3,300,000 – 3,800,000|
|13||1931||Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix||3,200,000 – 3,700,000|
|14||2014||Ferrari LaFerrari||3,200,000 – 3,600,000|
|15||1938||Bugatti Type 57C Atalante||2,800,000 – 3,300,000|
|16||1975||Gulf-Mirage GR8||2,500,000 – 3,500,000|
|17||1967||Ford GT40 Mk IV||2,500,000 – 3,000,000|
|18||2014||Bugattin Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse||2,100,000 – 2,600,000|
|19||1966||Ferrari Dino Berlinetta GT||2,000,000 – 3,000,000|
|20||2013||Pagani Huayra||2,000,000 – 2,400,000|
|21||1961||Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet||2,000,000 – 2,300,000|
|22||1932||Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Grand Sport Roadster||1,800,000 – 2,200,000|
|23||1963||Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster||1,800,000 – 2,200,000|
|24||1952||Siata 208 CS Corsa Spider||1,800,000 – 2,200,000|
|25||1931||Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan||1,750,000 – 2,000,000|
|26||1963||Ferrari 250 GT Lusso||1,700,000 – 2,000,000|
|27||2015||Porsche 918 Weissach Spyder||1,600,000 – 2,000,000|
|28||1952||Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback||1,500,000 – 2,000,000|
|29||1955||Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America||1,500,000 – 1,800,000|
|30||1965||Ferrari 275 GTS||1,500,000 – 1,800,000|
|31||2010||Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport||1,500,000 – 1,800,000|
|32||1964||Ferrari 250 GT Lusso||1,400,000 – 1,800,000|
|33||2011||Ferrari 599 SA Aperta||1,300,000 – 1,600,000|
|34||1908||American Underslung 50 HP Roadster||1,200,000 – 1,400,000|
|35||1976||Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica||1,100,000 – 1,500,000|
|36||1993||Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8||1,100,000 – 1,400,000|
|37||1956||Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing||1,100,000 – 1,300,000|
|38||1930||Packard 734 Speedster Phaeton||1,000,000 – 1,400,000|
|39||1991||Ferrari F40||1,000,000 – 1,200,000|
|40||1939||Bentley 4 1/2 Liter Tourer||900,000 – 1,200,0000|
|41||1972||Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona||800,000 – 1,000,000|
|42||1949||Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet||800,000 – 1,000,000|
|43||1967||Toyota 2000 GT||800,000 – 1,000,000|
|44||1957||Mercedes Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet||750,000 – 1,000,000|
|45||1966||Porsche 911 Spyder||700,000 – 1,000,000|
1935 Duesenberg SSJ
The headline car for the Gooding Pebble Beach 2018 sale is the 1935 Duesenberg SSJ originally delivered to Gary Cooper. No presale estimate has been released but at the original announcement “in excess of $10 million” was mentioned. The current marque record is $10,340,000 achieved for a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Long-Wheelbase Coupe at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2011 sale.
The 1935 Duesenberg SSJ, chassis J-563, is one of only two Duesenberg SSJ models ever built, and was constructed on a specially shortened 125-inch wheelbase. It was originally delivered to Gary Cooper while chassis J-564 went to Clark Gabe in a planned publicity stunt that seemed to have had limited success. No photo of the two stars with an SSJ survived and Duesenberg shortly afterwards went out of business too.
The car had various subsequent owners but since 1949 only two: famed racing driver Briggs Swift Cunningham and equally famous car collector Miles Collier. The Duesenberg is highly original, as could be expected for such a car that spent most of its life on display and with only 20,000 miles on the clock.
Top Ferraris at Gooding Pebble Beach 2018
Gooding will offer 14 Ferraris at Pebble Beach 2018 with estimates above a million dollar. The more interesting Ferraris include:
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C
The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, chassis 09063, estimate $12,000,000 to $14,000,000, is the car with the highest presale estimate in the Gooding Pebble Beach 2018 sale.
The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C is one of 12 competition cars built by Ferrari for the 1966 season. It was originally owned and raced by Mexican racing driver Pedro Rodriguez but subsequently belonged to Luigi Chinetti Motors that entered it into the 24 Hours of Daytona as a NART entry in 1967 and 1970 but if failed to finish on both occasions.
The Ferrari was restored in the 1990s and is a matching numbers example. It has not been exhibited since 2005.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta
The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, chassis 0905 GT, estimate $6,500,000 to $7,500,000, was the fifth of 36 single-louver examples built. It is presented in its original stunning dark grey metallic livery.
The car had a limited in-period racing history including a DNF at the Targa Glorio and a third in class at the Trieste-Opicina Hillclimb in 1958.
Since 1966, Fred Peters owned this Tour de France. He frequently exhibited the car and had it completely returned to its factory appearance in 2014.
1950 Ferrari 166 MM / 195 S Le Mans
The 1950 Ferrari 166 MM / 195 S Berlinetta Le Mans, chassis 0060 M, estimate $6,500,000 to $7,500,000, is one of just six touring berlinettas built on the 166 MM chassis.
The Berlinetta was the display car at the Paris Salon in 1950 before Brigg Cunningham took ownership. He had the car upgraded to 195 S specification before racing it with success in the America for three years.
The Ferrari was last exhibited at Pebble Beach in 2001 when it won Second in Class.
1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II
The 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II, chassis 0556 (0446) MD, estimate $5,500,000 to $7,500,000, had a successful in-period racing history both by privateers and as a works entry. It famously finished the inaugural Venezuela Grand Prix in 1955 first in class (and fifth overall) as an official Ferrari entry when still painted French racing blue.
The Ferrari 500 Mondial belonged to Rear Admiral Robert Philips since 1960. It was successfully exhibited at many events in the USA, including a first in class at Pebble Beach in 2008.
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale
The 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale, chassis 9653, estimate $3,300,000 to $3,800,000, is one of four GTC Speciales built and amongst the final coachbuilt Ferraris. It was a Pininfarina show car at the Geneva Auto Salon in 1967. The car was restored in the 1990s and has not been exhibited in the past 20 years.
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
The 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari, estimate $3,200,000 to $3,600,000, is a single-owner, US-specification car with only 1,050 miles on the clock. The car is finished in triple black: black exterior, black interior and black seats. It is one of four LaFerraris on offer at the various Monterey Week 2018 auctions.
1966 Ferrari Dino Berlinetta GT
The 1966 Ferrari Dino Berlinetta GT, estimate $2,000,000 to $3,000,000, was the second Ferrari Dino prototype built by Pininfarina. It was displayed at the Ferrari stand at the 1966 Torino Motor Show and played an important role in the development of the Dino 206 and 246GT.
In contrast to the first Dino Berlinettta Speciale Prototype that was sold for $4,650,000 by Artcurial in Paris 2017, this prototype is a running and fully operational car.
Top Porsches at Gooding Pebble Beach 2018
Gooding has a good reputation for selling top Porsches at Pebble Beach, including both Porsche cars that sold for over $10 million dollar: the Le Mans-winning 1982 Porsche 956 in 2015 and the marque-record 1970 Porsche 917K used during the filming of the Steve McQueen movie Le Mans.
The more interesting Porsches on offer at Gooding Pebble Beach 2018 include:
2007 Porsche RS Spyder
The 2007 Porsche RS Spyder is offered without a presale estimate largely as this is the first of its kind ever offered at public auction – a marque record is unlikely. The car on offer was the last of six built for the 2007 season with around 15 produced in total of one of the most successful prototype racing cars in Porsches illustrious racing history. However, it was not raced in period and only sparingly at historic races.
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
The 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, chassis 500-0053, estimate $4,000,000 to $5,000,000, was successfully campaigned in period by privateer racer Eldon Beagle. It is a matching numbers car in good mechanical condition.
After Bonhams sold a Porsche 550A for a model record $5,170,000 at Scottsdale 2018, more came to auction. Mecum and RM Sotheby’s will both offer a 550A at the Monterey 2018 auctions. The model record for a 550 was set at Gooding Amelia Island 2016 when Jerry Seinfeld’s 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder sold for $5,335,000.
1959 Porsche 718 RSK
The 1959 Porsche 718 RSK, chassis 718-024, estimate $3,600,000 to $4,100,000, is one of only 34 built. It was sold new to American racing driver Ed Hugus who raced the car until 1963, including a DNF at Le Mans in 1959. The Porsche has not been displayed for two decades and has never before been offered at auction.
1966 Porsche 911 Spyder
The 1966 Porsche 911 Spyder, estimate $700,000 to $1,000,000, is a bit of a dark horse. It was produced by Bertone for influential car dealer John von Neumann in the hope that Porsche would produce it. The Spyder was shown at the 1966 Geneva Auto Show but Porsche ultimately preferred to produce the Targa that closely resemble the familiar 911 lines. This unique 911 Spyder would remain the only collaboration ever between Porsche and Bertone.
Top Bugattis at Gooding Pebble Beach 2018
Four Bugattis – two classic prewar cars and two modern Veyrons – will be on offer at Gooding Pebble Beach 2018:
- The 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix was an original Bugatti Works racing car. It comes with a comprehensive in-period racing history and retained its original bodywork.
- The 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante is a late production model in very original condition including its original engine and rare alloy coachwork.
- The 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is one of only 150 built. It had two owners and only 9,000 miles on the clock.
- The 2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is as new with only 400 miles on the clock.
Other Top Cars at Gooding Pebble Beach 2018
A few further million-dollar cars worth watching at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2018 sale include:
1955 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder
The 1955 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder is one of only three spiders built by Frua. It was displayed widely in the 1960s but more recently only at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este where it won Best in Class in 2010.
1956 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta
The 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta is one of only 20 with lightweight alloy Berlinetta bodywork by Zagato. After being raced at the 1956 Mille Miglia, 1957 Trieste-Opicina Hillclimb and other period races, 2155 was re-bodied by Zagato in 1958 as a unique design study for the new 3500 GT model.
1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1
The 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I was originally used by Shelby America for promotional purposes. It thus includes a very rare set of factory luggage boxes.
1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV
The 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV is one of only 12 produced. It was extensively raced, but mostly DNF, in the Can-Am Competition by Peter Revson, Jack Brabham and George Follmer.
1908 American Underslung 50 HP Roadster
The 1908 American Underslung 50 HP Roadster, estimate $1,200,000 to $1,400,000, is the only pre-Frist World War car on offer at the auctions during Monterey Week 2018 with a lower estimate exceeding a million dollar. The automobile retained its original body and the 50 HP engine is still capable of propelling the vehicle to over 60 mph.
2018 Monterey Week Classic Car Auctions
Monterey 2018 Auction Results
- List of the 69 Cars Sold for at Least a Million Dollar at Monterey 2018 (and 47 unsuccessful million-dollar highest bids).
- 2018 RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale Auction Results
- 2018 Mecum Monterey Sale Auction results
- 2018 Gooding Pebble Beach Sale (Auction Results)
- 2018 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale (Auction Results)
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – Most-Expensive Car Ever Sold at Public Auction
- 1935 Duesenberg SSJ – Most-Expensive American and Most-Valuable Pre-War Car Ever Sold at Public Auction
- 2018 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale (Auction Preview)
- 2018 Gooding Pebble Beach Sale (Auction Preview)
- 2018 RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale (Auction Preview)
- 2018 Mecum Monterey Sale (Auction Preview)
Bonhams Quail Lodge 2018:
- Golden Age Automobiles: 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport, 1931 Bentley 8-Liter Saloon and 1911 Mercedes 28/60 Tourer
- 1928 “W.O. Model” Bentleys: 6 ½ -Liter Open Sports Tourer by Barker & 4 ½-Liter Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
Gooding Pebble Beach 2018:
- 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II: the only Ferrari factory team entry not to have raced in red!
- Unrestored Icons – the first production Bentley R-Type Continental, a Gullwing and garage-find Ferrari Lusso.
- Competition Ferrari Berlinettas: a 275 GTB/C, a 250 GT Tour de France, and a 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans.
- 1935 Duesenberg SSJ – ex-Gary Cooper, ex-Briggs Cunningham
- Porsche Spyders – including a one-off 911 by Bertone.
- Coach-Built Italian Cars – Maserati A6GS/53 Spider, A6G/54 Berlinetta, Ferrari 330 GTC Special, Dino Berlinetta GT Prototype.
Mecum Monterey 2018:
RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018:
- Pebble Beach Winners – 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria by Dietrich & 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A S Roadster by Fleetwood
- 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Berlinetta
- 1968 Porsche 908 K Works Racer
- 1966 Ford GT40 – third place at Le Mans
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – expected to become the most-expensive car ever sold at public auction
- 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype – possibly the most-expensive Aston ever.
- Top Ferraris – 12 of 29 on offer have estimates above a million dollar.
- German racing cars: Mercedes Benz AMG CLK GTR & Porsche 550A