Twelve cars on offer at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 classic car auction during Monterey car week have pre-sale lower estimates exceeding $3 million.
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, estimate $9,000,000 to $11,000,000, is the most expensive car on offer in the Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 classic car auction. The magnificent 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster with original Jean Bugatti coachwork is hardly cheaper with a presale estimate of $8,000,000 to $10,000,000. The most expensive racing car on offer is a 1960 Porsche RS60. Two American brass-era automobiles — a 1912 Simplex 50 HP Toy-Tonneau and a 1914 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout — are expected to sell for $3 to $4 million each. Twelve of the cars on offer have lower estimates of $3 million or more.
Gooding Pebble Beach Sale 2023
Gooding & Company Pebble Beach classic car auction 2023: 18 and 19 August 2023 at the Pebble Beach Parc du Concours during the annual Monterey Motoring Week in California, USA.
Previous Gooding Pebble Beach sale results during Monterey Week:
|Year||Earnings ($ million)||Million-Dollar Cars||Lots Sold & Sell-Through Rate|
|2023||$95||24||133 sold, average price $714,522|
|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.
Top-Ten Cars on Offer at Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 Sale
The following cars on offer at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 classic car auction have lower estimates of $3 million or more:
|1||1962||Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta||9,000,000 – 11,000,000|
|2||1933||Bugatti Type 55 Roadster||8,000,000 – 10,000,000|
|3||1960||Porsche RS60||5,500,000 – 6,500,000|
|4||1933||Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet||4,000,000 – 5,000,000|
|5||1962||Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico||3,500,000 – 4,500,000|
|6||1972||Lamborghini Miura P400 SV||3,500,000 – 4,250,000|
|7||1967||Ferrari 275 GTB/4||3,250,000 – 3,750,000|
|8||1914||Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout||3,000,000 – 4,000,000|
|9||1952||Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta||3,000,000 – 4,000,000|
|10||1930||Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl ‘Barrelside’ Phaeton||3,000,000 – 4,000,000|
|11||1912||Simplex 50 HP Toy-Tonneau||3,000,000 – 4,000,000|
|12||1991||Ferrari F40||3,000,000 – 3,750,000|
Top Cars on Offer at Gooding Pebble Beach 2023
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (Estimate: $9,000,000 – $11,000,000) is the most expensive car on offer at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 classic car auction.
Now in the care of its fourth owner, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta GT is particularly noteworthy for its remarkably original and well-preserved condition. Unlike most 250-series Ferraris, this example has never been restored; instead, it has been regularly exercised and maintained in good working order. This SWB retains its original beige leather upholstery, complemented by the car’s mottled gray paintwork, and its original details throughout – original glass, period Irvin seat belts, and proper Borrani RW3690 wire wheels. Even original grease pencil markings bearing the chassis number remain intact underneath the trunk lid. The SWB Berlinetta has only covered approximately 53,000 km (33,000 miles) from new.
1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster
A 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster (Estimate: $8,000,000 – $10,000,000) is the most expensive pre-war car on sale at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 classic car auction. It is one of only 14 originally fitted with the Jean Bugatti roadster coachwork and is one of only seven to preserve the original body. It retains its original chassis frame, engine, gearbox, rear end, and coachwork.
1960 Porsche RS60
The 1960 Porsche RS60 (Estimate: $5,500,000 – $6,500,000) chassis 718-060, is among the finest, most original Porsche Spyders extant, possessing an illustrious period competition history, well-documented provenance, and uncommon originality.
One of only six customer RS60s delivered new to the US, it was ordered for its first owner, William Wuesthoff of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 718-060 was originally finished in silver and equipped with Type 547/3 four-cam engine no. 90254. Upon its arrival, Wuesthoff painted a distinctive metallic blue accents on the body, immediately distinguishing it from other silver Spyders. Between 1960 and 1963, Wuesthoff campaigned the RS60 in 17 races throughout the US, achieving 12 class wins in the process. This RS60 comes to market as one of the finest and most original surviving Porsche four-cam Spyders, retaining its original Wendler-built aluminum coachwork and its factory-delivered engine.
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet by Castagna
The 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet by Castagna (Estimate: $4,000,000 – $5,000,000), chassis 2311214, was originally sold in Italy but reached the USA by 1939. In early 1942, enthusiast Haig Ksayian purchased the car and it remained in his ownership for just about 50 years. The 8C was preserved in static storage for 40 of those years, no doubt contributing to its impeccably preserved condition. Following restoration, the completed car made its debut at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, and after running on the Tour d’Elegance, won its prestigious class, the European Classic Open 1922-1934.
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico
The 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico (Estimate: $3,500,000 – $4,500,000), Chassis 3221 SA, is one of just 14 examples of the Coupé Aerodinamico built on the original short-wheelbase chassis exclusive to the Series I 400 Superamericas. Just seven examples of the Series I Coupé Aerodinamico were originally specified with the desirable covered-headlight treatment, a signature Pininfarina flourish. Completed by Ferrari in March 1962, this Coupé Aerodinamico was originally finished in Bianco (white) and upholstered in Grigio (gray) Connolly leather.
1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
Widely regarded as the first true supercar, the Lamborghini Miura represented a new phase in the evolution of automotive design, wholly rewriting the rulebook upon its unveiling. The ultimate development of the Miura came with the P400 SV — between 1971 and 1973, Lamborghini constructed just 150 examples of the P400 SV.
The 1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV (Estimate: $3,500,000 – $4,250,000), chassis 5066, was completed in May 1972 and originally finished in a one-off color scheme of Bleu Tahiti (Tahitian Blue) with gold accents over white leather upholstery.
A late-production, European-specification example, it was factory-equipped with improved split-sump lubrication and optional Borletti air-conditioning. 5066 was delivered new to its first owner, Domenico Schiavo of Padova, Italy, who retained the car for 38 years, driving it nearly 80,0000 km during his ownership. The SV remained with its first owner until 2010 when it joined a private European collection. Between 2011 and 2013, it was extensively restored by Cremonini Carrozzeria of Modena.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (Estimate: $3,250,000 – $3,750,000), chassis 09909, is presented in its original factory color scheme of Giallo Fly (Fly Yellow) over Nero (Black) leather. The car was delivered new to Sweden and has been enthusiast-owned for decades. It comes to market with Ferrari Classiche Red Book certification and has been documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. 09909 is a remarkably low-mileage example, showing just 29,000 miles.
1912 Simplex 50 HP Toy Tonneau
The 1912 Simplex 50 HP Toy Tonneau (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $4,000,000) on offer at Gooding Pebble Beach 2023 Auctions is offered from single-family ownership after 111 years. This Simplex was originally purchased new for the consignor’s great-grandfather, William Penn Snyder Jr., when he was just 24 years old.
1914 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout
The 1914 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $4,000,000), chassis 1967, is one of just four known 1914 Raceabouts to survive today. It features a highly desirable and rare four-speed gearbox, as opposed to the three-speed gearbox cars produced for 1911-1912. It is powered by a four-cylinder T-head engine that produces 60 hp at 1,900 rpm, and its low-slung chassis is laid out in right-hand drive. It is appropriately finished in a bright Canary Yellow with black striping and black leather upholstery. The Mercer is offered from the estate of Jerry S. Foley III, who owned the automobile for over 50 years.
1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl ‘Barrelside’ Phaeton
More powerful, faster, and better built than any other American car of its time, the Duesenberg Model J was an instant sensation upon its debut at the 1928 New York International Auto Show. A total of seven Barrelside Phaetons were built by LeBarron, immediately distinguished by their sculpted cowl, folding windscreens, and distinctive side moldings. This one-off 1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl ‘Barrelside’ Phaeton (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $4,000,000), chassis no. 2323, engine no. J-318, is the sole example built on the more costly long-wheelbase chassis and bears a unique hood louver treatment. It has been collector owned for decades, with just three owners since 1954.
1952 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta
The 1952 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $4,000,000), chassis 0202 A, is one of fewer than 30 ever produced. It comes with a rich in-period racing record. First tested by the factory on June 1, 1952, 0202 A was sent to France just five days later to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans, entered by Luigi Chinetti. Despite a bad clutch and only two working gears when it crossed the finish line, the car placed a remarkable fifth overall and second in class.
1991 Ferrari F40
The 1991 Ferrari F40 (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $3,750,000), chassis 87568, is the 105th of 213 examples built for the US market. Delivered new to Texas, it has been collector-owned from the start, with just four owners in total. It comes to market with less than 1,800 miles on the clock. .
Monterey Week 2023 Classic Car Auctions
Monterey Week 2023 Auction Results
- Top Ten Monterey Week Auction Results
- Bonhams: Quail Lodge Sale Results, 1967 Ferrari 412P
- Gooding: Pebble Beach Sale Results
- Mecum: Monterey Sale Results
- RM Sotheby’s: Monterey Sale Results, Lost & Found Ferrarir Results
Monterey Week 2023 Auction Previews
Monterey Week 2023 Pre-Auction Announcements
- Bonhams: 1967 Ferrari 412P Berlinetta
- Gooding: 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster
- Gooding: Top Ten Ferraris (including a 250 GT SWB Berlinetta)
- Gooding: Top American Brass-Era Cars (including a Simplex and Mercer)
- RM Sotheby’s: Top Ten Ferraris (including a 250 LM and California Spider)
- RM Sotheby’s: The Lost and Found Collection of 20 Ferraris
- RM Sotheby’s: Steve McQeen’s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
- RM Sotheby’s: 1938 BMW 328 ‘Special Competition’ Roadster
Previous Monterey Week Auction Results