Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction is the company’s flagship event of the year — and this year’s event, slated for August 19 and 20, has just gotten bigger.
The company has just announced the addition of the William M. Wonder Collection to this year’s event — a collection primarily made up of significant competition cars. Wonder was a longtime racer himself, running at Sebring, Daytona, Bridgehampton and others. He raced in Can-Am, Trans-Am, SCCA and FIA events over a 50 year span — that is, when he wasn’t flying as a commercial pilot.
“Bill Wonder was well known in racing circles as the ultimate privateer and gentleman racer, successfully competing with the greatest drivers of his era and leaving a broad and accomplished on-track resume during his 50-plus years behind the wheel,” said Gooding & Company President and Founder, David Gooding. “His incredible taste and persistent curiosity led him to own a wide range of remarkable automobiles, from the ultra-desirable Ferrari 333 SP, to a German icon in the 300SL Gullwing, and it is our great honor to offer many of them at this year’s Pebble Beach Auctions.”
The cars on offer include a 1999 Ferrari 333 SP (estimate: $4.5m to $5.5m), a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (estimate: $2m to $2.5m), a 1986 Ford Mustang Probe GTP (estimate: $350k to $450k), a 1990 Spice SE90P GTP (estimate: $400k to $500k), a 1985 March 85G GTP (estimate: $250k to $350k) and a 1972 AAR Gurney Eagle Indy Car (estimate: $250k to $350k).
Gooding’s Pebble Beach Auctions take place at the Pebble Beach Parc du Concours on August 19 and August 20.