Ferraris and an Alfa Romeo are the leading the top entries for the 2016 Gooding & Company Scottsdale, Arizona 2016 classic car auction. The 1950 Ferrari 166 MM /195S Berlinetta Le Mans (estimate $5,750,000 – $6,500,000) is likely to achieve the highest price but the 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Coupe Speciale should also attract interest. No fewer than 11 Ferraris are expected to sell for more than a million dollar while three Mercedes Benz 300 SLs are also on offer in the auction.
Gooding & Company Scottsdale 2016 Auction
The annual Gooding & Company Scottsdale classic car auction is scheduled for January 29 and 30, 2016, at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona, USA.
Around 120 cars will be on offer, of which 20 have upper estimates of $1 million or more:
|1955||Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Coupe Speciale||Upon Request|
|1950||Ferrari 166 MM /195S Berlinetta Le Mans||5,750,000 – 6,500,000|
|1967||Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale||3,400,000 – 4,000,000|
|1966||Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose||2,600,000 – 3,000,000|
|1995||Ferrari F50||2,500,000 – 2,900,000|
|2003||Ferrari Enzo||2,400,000 – 2,800,000|
|1964||Ferrari 250 GT Lusso||2,200,000 – 2,500,000|
|1985||Ferrari 288 GTO||2,000,000 – 2,400,000|
|1960||Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet||2,000,000 – 2,300,000|
|1929||Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton||1,800,000 – 2,400,000|
|1960||Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet||1,800,000 – 2,200,000|
|1990||Ferrari F40||1,300,000 – 1,600,000|
|1955||Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback||1,300,000 – 1,600,000|
|1959||Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster||1,250,000 – 1,500,000|
|1954||Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing||1,200,000 – 1,400,000|
|2005||Porsche Carrera GT||1,100,000 – 1,400,000|
|1972||Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona||950,000 – 1,100,000|
|1957||Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster||900,000 – 1,100,000|
|1948||Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet||800,000 – 1,000,000|
|1934||Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drophead Coupe||800,000 – 1,000,000|
Million-Dollar Plus Cars at Gooding Scottsdale 2016 Sale
1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Coupe Speciale
The 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Coupe Speciale is the only car on offer at the Gooding & Company’s 2016 Scottsdale classic car sale without a published pre-auction estimate. However, the top Ferraris are likely to sell for more.
The 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Coupe Speciale has a one-off Boano coachwork used to display the car at the 1955 Torino Motor Show. The body is very similar to the car Boano earlier built for Argentinian leader Juan Peron. More recently, the Alfa was shown at the 2014 Retromobile show in Paris, and in 2015, in the invitation-only Preservation Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
1950 Ferrari 166 MM /195S Berlinetta Le Mans
The 1950 Ferrari 166 MM /195S Berlinetta Le Mans, chassis 0060 M, (estimate $5,750,000 – $6,500,000) is likely to fetch the highest price at the Gooding 2016 Scottsdale classic car auction. This 1950 Paris Salon car is one of just six Touring Berlinettas built on the 166 MM chassis.
The 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta Le Mans was twice raced by the Ferrari works team and won the 1950 Giro delle Calabria outright. After the Paris show, the car was sold to Briggs S Cunningham who had Ferrari upgrade the specification to that of a 195S.
The car was the first closed Ferrari competition car delivered to the USA. It was successfully raced for around three years at various races in the Americas with a couple of first in class victories.
The car is presented in its original light blue livery and one of very few 166 MMs not currently held in a major collection.
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale
The 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale with coachwork by Pininfarina was the third of only four examples built. It is therefore not only special in name – the pre-auction estimate of $3.4 to $4 million is around five times higher than a standard 330 GTC could expect to achieve. (Gooding has a 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC – est. $750,000 – $ 850,000 – on offer for convenient same-auction comparison.)
This 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale was originally driven by Maria Maddalena Da Lisca – a Tuscan heiress and wife of Piettro Barilla, the famous pasta maker. She drove over 33,000 km in the car in less than two years while only 24,000 km were added since.
The car was originally finished in silver but was repainted black three decades ago. It has not been shown at recent concours d’elegance events.
Other Ferraris in the Gooding Scottsdale 2015 Classic Car Auction
Several further Ferraris are expect to sell for more than a million dollar at the 2015 Gooding Scottsdale classic car auction:
- 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose (est. $2.6 – $3 million) – one of only 107 long-nose, torque-tube examples.
- 1995 Ferrari F50 (est. $2.5 – $2.9 million) – the original Geneva auto show car that introduced the model in 1995 and used for display at many further events including the Tokyo Motor Show.
- 2003 Ferrari Enzo (est. $2.4 – $2.8 million) – the one built for the Pope sold for $6 million but the estimate is realistic given prices achieved in 2015 for other models.
- 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso (est. $2,2 – $2.5 million) – the 275th of 350 examples built.
- 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO (est. $2 – $2.4 million) – a fine example of a model that has gained in value fast in recent years.
- 1990 Ferrari F40 (est. $1.3 – $1.6 million) – F40s have consistently sold for over a million dollar despite the relatively high production numbers (over 1,300). This one was the 49th of 213 made in US specification.
- 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet (est. $2 – $2.3 million) – the 39th of around 200 built
- 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet (est. $1.8 – $2.2 million) – the 46th example built, this one is restored and in its original livery. (RM Sotheby’s will sell the 98th example the same week.)
- 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (est. $950,000 – $1.1 million) – Daytonas rarely exceed the million-dollar mark but this one will be helped by being a five-time Ferrari Club of America platinum award winner.
Mercedes Benz 300 SLs at the 2016 Gooding Scottsdale Auction
Mercedes Benz 300 SLs are almost obligatory at major classic car auctions. Gooding will have three on offer at the 2016 Gooding Scottsdale classic car auction with estimates reflecting the inability of some 300 SLs to have sold in 2015 at too high valuations. (RM Sotheby’s will offer a further three and Bonhams one during the same week.)
- The 1959 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster (est. $1.25 – $ 1.5 million) is a matching numbers example finished in the original Hellblau (light blue) livery. It had only four owners since new.
- The 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing (est. $1.2 – $1.4 million) was the 101st of the 1,400 Gullwings Mercedes built during the 1950s. Although running, it was for two decades on static display and may need some major mechanical attention.
- The 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster (est. $900,000 – $1.1 million) is a never restored and highly original example that has been unused for the previous three decades. The current owner must be hoping the fad in barn-finds of 2015 continue into 2016.
Other Million-Dollar Plus Cars at Gooding 2016 Scottsdale Sale
A few further interesting cars on offer at the 2016 Gooding Scottsdale classic car auction include:
- 1929 Duesenberg Model J LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton in show quality condition.
- 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback – one of only nine left-hand drive, automatic examples with coachwork by HJ Mulliner.
- 2005 Porsche Carrera GT – the car cost almost $500,000 new but has covered less than 500 miles since new.
- 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet – a second special Alfa from the post-war period on offer at the 2016 Gooding Scottsdale auction.
- 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drophead Coupe – a fine Phantom with coachwork by Gurney Nutting.
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