2021 Gooding Pebble Beach Sale (American Racing Cars Announced)

American racing cars announced for the Gooding Pebble Beach 2021 sale include an Indianapolis 500-winning 1986 March 86C, a 1966 Lola T-90, and a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Trans Am.

1986 March 86C on sale at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2021 classic car auction
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Gooding announced several further American racing cars for the Pebble Beach 2021 sale. These cars include Bobby Rahal’s Indianapolis 500-winning 1986 March 86C, Jackie Stewart’s Fuji 200-winning 1966 Lola T-90 that he also drove at Indianapolis, and a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Trans Am raced by Mark Donohue. These competition cars join the previously announced 1966 Ford GT40 Alan Mann Lightweight (Estimate: $7,000,000 – $9,000,000) at the traditional Monterey motoring week auction in mid-August 2021.

Gooding Pebble Beach Sale 2021

Gooding & Company will hold its traditional Pebble Beach sale on 13 and 14 August 2021 at the Pebble Beach Parc du Concours during the annual Monterey Motoring Week in California, USA. It will be a traditional live auction.

In 2021, Gooding earned $107,045,410 at Pebble Beach selling 115 of 132 lots for a sell-through rate of 87% and an average price of $930,829 per lot.

After Monterey Week 2020 was canceled, Gooding earned $14,497,443 in the replacement Geared Online 2020 auction selling 55 of the 77 lots on offer for a sell-through rate of 71%. Five cars sold for more than a million dollar.

In comparison, at Pebble Beach in 2019, Gooding earned $76,824,740 with a sell-through rate of 77% – 108 of 140 lots offered — and 17 cars sold for over a million dollar each. This was already down on the  $116.5 million earned in 2018 and the record  $129.8 million earned in 2016 at the peak of the market.

Racing Cars at Gooding Pebble Beach 2021 Sale

1986 March 86C

1986 March 86C on sale at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2021 classic car auction
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The 1986 March 86C (Estimate: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000), chassis 86C-13, was famously driven to victory in the 1986 Indy 500 by Indianapolis Speedway Hall of Famer Bobby Rahal. The brainchild of March Engineering and Jim Trueman’s Truesports racing team, the March 86C was designed by Adrian Newey as a versatile car to be successful in various styles of races and tracks. Indeed, it proved itself in countless races, culminating in five more wins with Rahal in that season alone, and a 1st place finish in the 1986 CART Championship.

The offering of 86C-13 presents the rare opportunity to own an Indy 500 winner and iconic competition car. It still retains the same Cosworth DFX turbocharged V-8 engine that powered its win at Indianapolis, and it has impeccable provenance, having been purchased by the consignor in 1990 directly from the Truesports racing team. Its decorated livery includes prominent Budweiser sponsorship, as well as Jim Trueman’s “Happy Birthday” sticker.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Trans Am

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Trans Am on sale at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2021 classic car auction
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As the first of just six Chevrolet Camaros built and raced by Penske Racing, this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Trans Am (Estimate: $1,400,000 – $2,000,000), chassis 7N163378, represented a new era of competitive American muscle car production. It is just the 14th Z/28 built and was the first Chevrolet Camaro to ever win a professional race, paving the path for fellow pony cars from the legendary domestic marque. Throughout its extensive racing career, it was primarily driven by the incomparable racing superstar Mark Donohue.

In its present state, chassis 7N163378 honors its lengthy career on the competition circuit and has been meticulously restored by notable Chevrolet expert Kevin Mackay to the specification of its first victory. This sale gives admirers of American muscle and competition icons the chance to acquire one of the most significant Chevrolet racing cars ever produced.

1966 Lola T-90 Racing Car at Gooding Pebble Beach 2021

1966 Lola T-90 on sale at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2021 classic car auction
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This early model of the notable British racecar engineering brand, Lola Cars, was a powerhouse in significant competitions of the era, paving the road for future examples from this historic supplier of competition champions. One of only three Lola T-90s built, this 1966 Lola T-90 (Estimate: $1,000,000 – $1,400,000), chassis 90/2, was driven by Jackie Stewart at the 1966 Indianapolis 500, where he was crowned Rookie of the Year. The famous F1 driver had a substantial career with this T-90, also racing it to a win at the Fuji 200 in Japan for legendary car owner John Mecom.

Not only was chassis 90/2 a formidable competitor, but its sleek, performance-driven design and striking livery make it a head-turner off the track, too. Chassis 90/2 is powered by Ford’s famous four-cam V-8 racing engine and boasts an aluminum monocoque supported by steel subframes. It has been in the consignor’s possession since 1995, when it was purchased from the significant collection of David Uihlein. This is an incredible opportunity to acquire a competition veteran from one of the golden eras of motorsports.

Monterey Motoring Week 2021

Most of the traditional Monterey Motoring Week events returned in mid-August 2021 after the cancellations in 2020. Top classic car auctioneers with sales during Monterey Week 2021 included Gooding (Pebble Beach), Bonhams (Quail Lodge), RM Sotheby’s, and Mecum.

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