2022 Gooding Amelia Island Sale (Porsche 718 RSK Announced)

Gooding announced several Porsche cars including a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK and a 2005 Carrera GT for the 2022 Amelia Island classic car auction.

1959 Porsche 718 RSK on sale at Gooding Amelia Island 2022 classic car auction
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The lead car thus far announced for the Gooding Amelia Island 2022 sale is a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK (Estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,500,000). This 718 RSK comes with a successful in-period racing history and over 50 years of single-family ownership. The 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 (Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,400,000) is one of 11 Clubsport versions of the 58 cars built for homologation purposes. The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT is a rare paint-to-sample Polar Silver version and comes with a whopping estimate of $1,800,000 – $2,400,000.

Gooding Amelia Island 2022 Auction

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Amelia Island Record
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Amelia Island Record (2016) © Gooding

Gooding & Company: Amelia Island Auction on March 4, 2022, at the Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Resort, Florida, USA.

2022 was the most successful Amelia Island auction ever for Gooding with $69,209,480 earned in sales and a 94% sales rate from 93 out of 99 lots sold. The average price per car was $744,188.

In 2021, Gooding held an online auction in place of the regular Amelia Island sale.

Gooding Amelia Island Classic Car Auction Results 2016 – 2024:

YearEarnings — % Sell-Through — Car Lots Sold
2024$67,342,270 — 87% — 111 of 127 lots
2023Record $72,676,1888 — 95% — 148 of 155 lots
2022$69,209,480 — 94% — 93 of 99 lots
20212021, Gooding held an online auction in place of the regular Amelia Island sale.
2020$20,785,080 — 93% — 83 of 89 lots
2019$22 million — 88% — 78 of 89 lots
2018$35.5 million — 94% — 81 of 86 lots
2017$30.5 million — 78% — 69 of 88 lots
2016$60 million — 87%
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Top Porsches Announced for Gooding Amelia Island 2022 Sale

Gooding has good form with Porsches at the annual Amelia Island sale with the Jerry Seinfeld Porsche collection sold in 2016 particularly memorable. Three top Porsches are amongst the first cars announced for the 2022 auction:

1959 Porsche 718 RSK

1959 Porsche 718 RSK on sale at Gooding Amelia Island 2022 classic car auction
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The 1959 Porsche 718 RSK (Estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,500,000), chassis 718-018, is an exceptional offering from long-term family ownership with a proven racing history. It was purchased new by California privateer racer and Porsche-Volkswagen dealer Emile Pardee, who campaigned the car successfully in various SCCA events. Demonstrating speed and ability, Pardee won his class in 10 races with chassis 718-018 from 1959 to 1961, including three overall wins.

Courtesy of Revs Institute, Webb Canepa Photograph Collection

Following its successful racing career, the car eventually made its way to the East Coast and the consignor’s father purchased it in 1970 from a physician in South Carolina. Chassis 718-018 has been with the consignor’s family ever since and remarkably comes to auction after over 50 years of single-family ownership. 

718-018 remained in static storage until 2014, when it underwent a painstakingly complete, photo-documented restoration over the course of four years by noted Porsche four-cam specialist Ray Morgan of Vintage Motorcar Restorations in Jasper, Georgia. The restoration was meticulous in its attention to detail, and the car was even painted in nitrocellulose lacquer as it was originally presented by the Porsche factory. The paint was sourced directly from Germany, and antique spray guns were used in the name of ultimate authenticity.

Since the restoration was completed, chassis 718-018 has been shown selectively, only making appearances at the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia. It is an exciting example that has been seldom seen over the last 50 years and presents stunningly today.

One of the most iconic and influential Porsches of all time, the 718 RSK was developed to be the ultimate lightweight sports racing car when introduced in 1957. Replacing the then-dominant Porsche 550A, the new four-cam Spyder, named the 718 RSK, emphasized innovation. The RSK featured faired-in headlamps and a far more aerodynamic body than its predecessor, along with a revised chassis and suspension setup. These improvements resulted in countless wins at the most important races of the time, and the RSK was unstoppable, taking on competition at Sebring, Le Mans, and the Targa Florio. In 1958, the RSK finished first in class and third overall at Le Mans, and in 1959, it won the Targa Florio outright, dominating the track. Porsche built a total of 34 RSKs, and the car solidified its status as an utter racing powerhouse in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

At least four Porsche 718 RSK cars were sold at public auction since 2014: three by Gooding and two of those at Amelia Island auctions. Results ranged from $2.2 million to $3.74 million with the Jerry Seinfeld / Roger Penske Porsche in 2016 achieving a somewhat disappointing $2,860,000.

1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8

Black 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 on sale at Gooding Amelia Island 2022 classic car auction
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The 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 (Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,400,000) on offer at Gooding Amelia Island 2022 is one of 11 Clubsport models out of a total 55 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 built for homologation purposes.

A motorsports thoroughbred, the Porsche Carrera RS 3.8 was engineered for optimized performance and racing prowess. In the early 1990s, engineer and race car driver Jürgen Barth proposed a new 964-based racing car, and in 1993, the Carrera RSR 3.8 was unveiled, instantly becoming a success by taking wins at Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring, Nürburgring, and Spa. In order to homologate the RSR, Porsche built a number of road-going models with the same general characteristics of the race cars, and thus, the 964 Carrera RS 3.8 was born. Boasting specialized suspension and braking capabilities, the model also featured a seam-welded chassis, lightweight glass and aluminum panels, a 300 hp flat-six engine, wide Speedline wheels, and an aerodynamic package. 

Porsche manufactured just 55 RS 3.8 examples in total, and of these, only 11 Clubsport models (Option Code M003) were produced. The Clubsport models offered specifications that made these cars as close as a customer could get to buying a road-going RSR 3.8. As the most highly optioned and unique car of the 55 RS 3.8 examples built, the 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 on sale at Amelia Island 2022 is also one of the ultra-rare Clubsport models. It was a factory one-off built by special request for Tobias Hagenmeyer, the CEO of Getrag Group, a transmission supplier to Porsche.

This striking example is presented in sleek black livery with yellow-painted seatbacks, brake calipers, and model designation, among other details. It features seven wholly unique characteristics not found on any other RS 3.8. The car is offered with an exceptionally well-documented history file, including the factory notes that confirm its special build details, and comes complete with books, tools, a warranty card, and accessories. As the lowest-mileage, most original Clubsport extant, and arguably the finest and most important of all 55 RS 3.8s, this car has never before been publicly exhibited or offered for sale, making this auction opportunity second to none. 

Three Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 cars were sold at public auctions for over a million dollar since 2018 — all three at Gooding events at prices ranging from $1,001,000 to $1,710,000.

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

Polar Silver 2005 Porsche Carrera GT on sale at Gooding Amelia Island 2022 classic car auction
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The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,400,000) is one of only 58 ordered in paint-to-sample colors, of which just 19 were built for the US. It is the sole US car finished in paint-to-sample Polar Silver.

Often referred to as the last analog supercar, the powerful Carrera GT made its debut at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show, effectively becoming the most recent Porsche supercar since the introduction of the 911 GT1 in 1996. Featuring an advanced carbon fiber monocoque chassis and subframe, pushrod-activated suspension, carbon-ceramic ventilated disc brakes, and a normally aspirated 5.7-liter V-10 engine, the Carrera GT was a road-going phenomenon with equal capabilities on the race track. Initially engineered in the abandoned LMP1-98 prototype program, Porsche built just 1,270 of these cars, concluding production in 2006. 

The Carrera GT on offer in the Gooding auction is highly optioned with a Dark Grey leather interior and is accented with over $27,000 in exclusive options including carbon fiber trim and red seat belts. Presented in pristine original condition with approximately 2,500 miles from new, this example is accompanied by books, luggage, a hardtop, accessories, and a clean DME report. As one of the most unique and highly optioned Carrera GTs ever offered for public sale, it joins a slate of extremely desirable Porsches at the upcoming Amelia Island Auction.

The whopping estimate is a bit of a surprise: only five Carrera GT cars have ever sold for over a million dollars at public auction — four were sold by Mecum at four different Monterey auctions and one by RM Sotheby’s at Monterey 2019. Two Carrera GT cars will be on offer at Scottsdale 2022 (at RM Sotheby’s and Barrett-Jackson) and both come with a more regular around a million dollar estimate.

Amelia Island Classic Car Auctions 2022

1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop "Goutte d’Eau" Coupe
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Top Amelia Island 2022 Auctions

The top auctions at Amelia Island are by:

  • RM Auctions at the Ritz Carlton hotel on 5 March 2022.
  • Gooding & Co at the Omni Amelia Island Resort on 4 March 2022
  • Bonhams at the Fernando Beach Golf Club on 3 March 2022

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