A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose sold for $1,936,000 and a 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe for $968,000 as the top results at Gooding Scottsdale 2021 classic car auction.
The most-expensive car sold at the Gooding Scottsdale 2021 auction was a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose that achieved $1,936,000. A 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe sold for $968,000 while a 1926 Bugatti Type 37 Grand Prix increased the model record to $935,000. The top car failing to sell in the auction was a Koenigsegg Regera.
Gooding Scottsdale Classic Car Auction 2021
Gooding & Company’s annual Scottsdale classic car auction was online only in 2021. Bidding opened on 18 January with lots closing from 22 January 2021. Cars on offer were available for inspection in California, not in Arizona.
- In 2021, Gooding earned $7,092,031 from 39 of 49 lots for an 80% sell-through rate and an average price of $181,846 per lot sold.
- In 2020, Gooding earned $35,867,560 by selling 123 of 138 lots for an 89% sell-through rate.
- In 2019, Gooding earned $48 million by selling 105 of 124 lots for a sell-through rate of 85% and an average price of $459,417 per car. The top result was $7,595,000 for a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta.
- In 2018, Gooding earned $49.2 million by selling 110 of 129 lots for a sell-through rate of 85% and an average price of $447,415 per car. The top result was $8,085,000 for a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale.
- In 2017, Gooding gained $33.4 million at the Scottsdale auction by selling 106 of the 126 lots for a sell-through rate of 84%. The top result was $3,300,000 for a 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix.
Top Results at Gooding Scottsdale 2021
The five top results at Gooding Scottsdale 2021 classic car auction were:
- 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose, sold for $1,936,000
- 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe, sold for $968,000
- 1926 Bugatti Type 37 Grand Prix, sold for $935,000
- 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, sold for $517,000
- 1965 Shelby GT350, sold for $385,000
With all the Scottsdale, Arizona Auctions in 2021 scaled back, canceled, or postponed, it was no real surprise that Gooding earned only a fraction from the results it achieved in 2020. Few million-dollar cars were on offer and only one broke this margin.
A well-preserved 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose achieved the highest result at the Gooding Scottsdale 2021 auction when it sold for $1,936,000. The 275 GTB remains a hugely popular car at auction and generally performs well all over the world — a black one will be on offer at Gooding’s Geared Online UK auction in early February 2021, while a yellow one was announced for RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island in May 2021.
One of the most exciting cars of the week, the 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe, saw bidding placed up until the very last second before ultimately selling for $968,000. The timeless 1926 Bugatti Type 37 Grand Prix reached a final sale price of $935,000, which set a new auction world record for a Type 37.
Rounding out the company’s top five sales was an attractive 1965 Shelby GT350 that ended a lengthy bidding war with a winning price of $385,000.
Further Top Results at Gooding Scottsdale 2021
One of the most distinctive lots from the online sale, the record-breaking 1972 Citroen SM Land Speed Racer, successfully sold above estimate at an impressive $203,500. A 1968 Meyers Manx more than doubled its low estimate by selling for $101,200, setting a new auction world record for the model in the process.
In addition to a stunning array of collector cars on offer, Gooding & Company sold 100% of its automobilia lots, highlighted by the extremely rare c. 1963 Midway Race-Way Pinball Machine. This original and operational electro-mechanical pinball machine smashed its pre-auction estimate for a final price of $27,500, becoming one of the most expensive pinball machines ever sold at auction. The fifth lot in the sale, a Bugatti Type 59 Grand Prix Model by Antonietti-Bossac, ultimately sold for an outstanding $16,875. In total, the company sold all 15 of its automobilia lots, continuing its success in selling a range of automotive history.
“We are pleased with the results of our Geared Online Scottsdale Edition sale,” states Gooding & Company President and Founder, David Gooding. “Although we miss interacting with our clients one-on-one and commanding the auction stage at our annual Scottsdale event, it is exciting to see such incredible engagement on our Geared Online platform.”
Top Cars Not Sold at Gooding Scottsdale 2021
The top car failing to sell at the Gooding Scottsdale 2021 auction was a 2020 Koenigsegg Regera, estimate $2,800,000 – 3,500,000. Only 80 Koenigsegg Regera cars were built but the first two to ever appear at auction turned up only two days apart and both failed to sell. The higher unsuccessful bid was at Goodings — $2,560,000 — but the difference to the $2,450,000 bid for the car at RM Sotheby’s hardly makes up for the nearly half-million-dollar options on the Gooding car versus “only” $217,000 options on the RM Sotheby’s car. The latter has only 200 miles on the clock while the Goodings car had already done 369 miles and is listed as available after the auction for $2,950,000.
Gooding & Company’s next sale will be its Geared Online UK auction, The European Sporting & Historic Collection. This online-only sale auction will begin on Thursday, 28th January, and run through Friday, 5th February 2021, with lots closing beginning at 17:00 GMT. Only nine cars will be offered.
Scottsdale and Arizona Car Auctions 2021
Scottsdale & Arizona Auctions 2021
Many auction houses have sales (live, online, or a combination) during the annual Scottsdale week in mid-January (and end March 2021), including amongst others:
- Barett-Jackson: Postponed until the week of 22 March 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona — live auction.
- Bonhams: 21 January 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona — live auction.
- Gooding & Company: 22 January 2021 — online only.
- RM Sotheby’s: 22 January 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona — live auction.
- Russo and Steele: 23 January 2021 in Scottsdale, live but private event with restricted admission.
- Worldwide Auctioneers: 23 January 2021 in Auburn, Indiana (but keeping the Scottsdale auction name!)
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2021 — Auction Results
- Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale March 2021 Auction Results
- Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale March 2021 Charity Lots Auction Results
- 2021 Scottsdale, Arizona, January Auctions Results Overview
- Bonhams Scottsdale 2021 Auction Results
- Gooding Scottsdale 2021 Auction Results
- RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2021 Auction Results
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2021 — Auction Previews
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2021 — Pre-Auction Announcements:
- Barrett-Jackson: Carroll Shelby’s Personal Cobra 427 Super Snake
- Barrett-Jackson: Reschedule Announcement
- Barrett-Jackson: First Cars Announced
- Bonhams: Early Highlights
- Gooding: Ferrari 275 GTB
- RM Sotheby’s: Early Highlights
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2020 – Auction Results
- 2020 Gooding Scottsdale Sale (Auction Results)
- 2020 RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale (Auction Results)
- 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Sale (Charity Lots Auction Results)
- 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Sale (Auction Results Announcement)