At the recently concluded Amelia Island Auction’s, Gooding & Company managed to rake in a total of $26,967,150 worth of sales. By comparison, RM Sotheby’s posted sales in excess of $60 million at the famous annual auction.
A total of 87 classic cars were sold by Gooding & Company throughout the course of the event with a handful selling for over one million dollars each. The most expensive was a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 which brought in $3.3 million by the time the final hammer dropped. The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 in question was a well-preserved garage find and was last registered for road use in 1982. Pre-auction estimates indicated it would sell for between $3.4 million and $3.8 million.
The next most expensive car sold was unsurprisingly another Ferrari from the 1960’s; a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet which fetched $2.09 million right where pre-auction estimates suggested. It was one of just 200 Series II 250 GT Cabriolet’s produced and the recipient of no less than five Ferrari Club of America Platinum Awards.
Other cars which sold for over $1 million were a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR, 1991 Ferrari F40, 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta and a 1957 300 SL Roadster.