A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta was announced as an early lead car for the Gooding Pebble Beach 2019 classic car auction in Monterey, USA.
Gooding announced several top Ferraris for the Pebble Beach sale during the annual Monterey motoring week in mid-August 2019 on the Monterey Peninsula in California, USA. The early lead car is a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, estimate $5,500,000 to $6,000,000, that was initially owned by Swedish racing car drivers. Other Ferraris announced thus far include a rare 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, estimate $2,000,000 to $2,400,000, and a low-mileage 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, estimate $750,000 to $850,000.
Gooding Pebble Beach Classic Car Auction 2019
Gooding and Company scheduled its 16th annual Pebble Beach classic car auction for 16 & 17 August 2019 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center on the Monterey Peninsula in California, USA.
In 2018, Gooding earned $116.5 million with an 84% sell-through rate with 123 of the 147 lots sold. The average price per car was $947,174 with 25 cars selling for above a million dollar and 23 world auction records set for models, including a new Duesenberg marque record.
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.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta
Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, announced a stunning competition 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, estimate $5,500,000 to $6,000,000, for the Pebble Beach 2019 auction.
The Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta has long been seen as one of the most sought-after GT racing cars of the 1950s, with just 78 examples produced. Chassis 0903 GT is the fourth of only 36 single-louver Tour de France Berlinettas built.
Delivered new to Sweden, this Tour de France was initially owned by two Swedish race car drivers; first by noted driving ace Sture Nottorp and later Kjell Lundberg. After remaining in Sweden for decades, the TdF eventually made its way to the United States. Its current owner undertook a complete, concours-quality restoration in 2012 by award-winning Ferrari specialist Motion Products Inc. This TdF is finished in a period grey and red livery, complemented by a beautiful light grey leather interior highlighted by special Heuer stopwatches mounted in a unique rally binnacle in the wrinkle-finish dashboard.
After undergoing a complete restoration to show condition, the Tour de France has amassed several concours accolades, such as a Platinum Award at the 2013 Cavallino Classic held in Palm Beach, Florida; a first-place Blue Ribbon at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance; and a “Premio d’Onore” award at Italy’s 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinettas at Recent Auctions
Gooding sold two single-louvre Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France competition berlinettas in the past year:
- The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, chassis 1037 GT, sold for $5,890,000, at Scottsdale 2019; and
- The (built in 1958) 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, chassis 0905 GT, sold for $6,600,000 as the top Ferrari result at Gooding Pebble Beach 2018.
The relatively low pre-sale estimate for the Tour de France on offer at the 2019 Pebble Beach sale reflects not only the current state of the market but also the relatively modest racing record of the car on offer.
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS
Gooding & Company’s additional consignments include a rare 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,400,000). With only 99 examples made, this stunning twelve-cylinder Spider comes from more than 35 years of single-family ownership, includes its original engine, and is accompanied by a report from the world’s top Ferrari expert Marcel Massini. Although relatively rare, Ferrari 330 GTS cars frequently come to auction. Around ten has sold in the previous five years, and more offered, with results usually within the estimate of this car.
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
The 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (Estimate: $750,000 – $850,000) is a highly original example with less than 21,000 miles from new and offered with its Ferrari Classiche Red Book, tool kit, and handbooks.
“We are thrilled to offer this selection of beautiful Ferraris coming from dedicated, long-term owners,” says David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “This offering of exceptional cars speaks to our commitment to deliver the very finest cars to auction and is what makes our Pebble Beach Auctions so thrilling and unforgettable.”
Monterey Week 2019 Car Auctions News
Pre-Sale Auction Announcements:
- RM Sotheby’s: 1939 Porsche Type 64
- RM Sotheby’s: Works 1954 Maserati A6GCS
- RM Sotheby’s: 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
- Gooding: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta
- Bonhams: Classic Pre-War Bentleys