A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider has officially been sold at the most recent Gooding & Company auction for a cool $17.1 million.
The auction occurred at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance that is held yearly in Florida. The hammer price of $17,160,000 for the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider is the highest recorded selling price for a car at any Amelia Island auction.
The Gooding & Company also played host to the sale of a handful of Porsche’s from Jerry Seinfeld’s personal prized collection. The most sought after car from Seinfeld’s collection was a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder which sold for a final hammer price of $5,335,000 and claimed the spot for 2nd highest selling lot of the auction.
The third highest selling car at the auction was a 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I Road Coupe which sold for a final hammer price of $3,300,000.
Gooding and Company claim a weekend haul of $60,162,150 in total sales with 87% of all cars being sold during the auction event.
“We are delighted with our auction results and are proud of the new auction records we have set, which demonstrates that there is a strong demand for high quality cars,” stated David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company. “The room was electric from the beginning and the crowd’s intensity only grew when Mr. Seinfeld joined Charlie and me on stage to present his stunning offerings.”