Gooding & Company’s annual Amelia Island auction is only a few short weeks away — and the company has announced its list of consignments, which includes a number of high-level Porsche and Ferrari collector cars.
First up, Porsche, which has traditionally been a staple for Gooding & Co. at its Amelia Island events in the past. One of this year’s headliners is a 1961 Porsche RS61 s/n 718-076, which was raced in period and has known history from new. The car was delivered in silver to Austrian racer Hermann Muller, who used it for hillclimb and circuit racing. It and later went to South Africa, where it won the 1964 South African Sports Car Championship with then-owner Dr. Dawie S Gous. The car went on to Clive van Buuren, who won the South African 6 Hours in it and later took several top-ten finishes at the Kyalami 9 Hours. It was sold to the US in 1987. Owner Jeffrey Keiner had the car restored, and it later entered the Brumos Collection before making its way to Stanley Gould’s Porsche collection in the mid-2000s. It’s said to have had expert care and maintenance in the years since, and is one of fewer than 30 that survive. Gooding estimates it to be worth from $4m to $5m.
Beyond the RS, Gooding will also offer a 2015 918 Spyder Weissach, estimated at $2.5m to $3m. This car is one of 28 allocated to Canada and is one of two ordered new with Gulf Oil livery by the consignor — an option not offered by Porsche and produced only after special permission was given by Gulf Oil. The interior features a matching Gulf Oil scheme as well, and the car is one of the 230 fitted with the Weissach package. Options include front end lift and the Burmester Surround Sound system. The car shows fewer than 400 miles on the clock.
Three cars from the Porsche 991 Motorsport Collection have also been consigned, each of them one-owner cars. The consist of a 2019 Porsche 935 in Martini livery, optioned with factory-applied gray paint protection and a $44k spare parts package. It’s estimated at $1.5m to $1.75m and is offered without reserve. Alongside that is a 2019 Porsche 991 GT2 RS Clubsport in Pure White and a $25k spare parts package and a 2019 Porsche 991 GT3 Cup in unused, delivery-mile condition. These cars are estimated at $550k to $650k and $250k to $350k, respectively, and both are offered without reserve.
Joining these is a 1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Reimagined by Singer “Classic Study,” dubbed the “Amsterdam Commission,” estimated at $1.1m to $1.3m and offered without reserve, as well as a 1957 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster — one of 90 built in GS/GT spec with an extended range fuel tank and 60mm vented front brakes, as well as the hot-tempered 4-cam Carrera engine. It’s thought to be worth from $1.3m to $1.5m.
On the Ferrari side, Gooding will offer a 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spider, s/n 0434 MD. This is one of 22 Series I Mondials prodded for 1954, each equipped with the 2.0L twin-cam 4-cylinder engine with gear-driven cams, dry-sump oiling, twin-spark ignition and hemispherical combustion chambers. This car was delivered new to Jacques Swaters’ Garage Francorchamps and sold to first owner Herman Roosdorp, who immediately went about racing it. It went on to take at least one first in class finish before coming to the U.S. in the 1960s, and by 1978, it was restored and on the green at Pebble Beach. It’s been owned by Peter Sachs and David Sydorick, and is presented here with its original chassis, Pinin Farina coachwork, engine and transaxle. Gooding estimates it to be worth from $4m to $5m.
Alongside the Mondial is a 1967 Ferrari GTB/4 in original, unrestored condition. This car, s/n 09689, was originally finished in Blu Chiaro over black leather and was owned first by racing driver Jo Siffert. The car’s third owner had it refinished in red, which remains on the car today. It came to the US in 1972 and has been driven very little since 1974 — and has been static for the past 25 years. It has all its original glass and its original interior, as well as the proper seatbelts and straight-edge wheel knockoffs. Gooding estimates it to be worth from $3m to $3.5m.
A 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider — one of 121 — has also been consigned, this one being one of five finished from new in green. This car, s/n 15477, has had just four owners from new and features an unrestored interior and shows just 7,811 miles from new. It’s estimated at $2.5m to $3m.
In addition to those Ferraris, Gooding has also consigned a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet that was originally owned by Prince Alessandro “Dado” Ruspoli and later owned by Robert Wagner. During Wagner’s ownership, the car was featured in the movie “The Pink Panther.” This car, s/n 1879 GT, is in bare metal and is in need of a complete restoration. Gooding has it estimated at $1m to $1.3m.
These cars will be offered alongside a lot more — including a selection of lots from the Mullin Collection — at the upcoming Amelia Island auction on February 29 and March 1 at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia Island, FL. See the complete catalog here.
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