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Coming to Gooding & Company (Pebble Beach) in August

The official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Gooding & Company, today unveiled its entire catalogue for its upcoming auction event this August, revealing its largest selection of diverse and varied offerings ever presented at the venue. Led by an incredible 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante, the catalogue is filled with a plethora of historic cars from the prewar period, as well as prized collectibles from the most prestigious names in motoring. These offerings, alongside the rest of the firm’s robust group of collector cars, will cross the auction block on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 in Pebble Beach.

“I truly could not be more proud of the lineup for this year’s Pebble Beach Auctions, and am eager to see these important cars take the stage at our most anticipated event of the year,” said Gooding & Company President and Founder, David Gooding. “The sheer quality and significance of these offerings, from the masterpiece that is the Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante to a pair of historic vintage Bentleys, are sure to inspire awe in every individual who witnesses their timeless elegance in our auction tent at Pebble Beach. This year, we look forward to presenting our largest catalogue to date, and are excited to host our attendees at our marquee next month.”

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1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante (Estimate: $10,000,000 – $12,000,000)
The pinnacle of Bugatti production, the Type 57S emerged in 1936 as a sportier version of the Type 57. This uncompromising, high-performance machine was lighter, faster, and more technically advanced than the already superb Type 57. The supercharged Type 57SC variant offered even more exceptional performance, and by producing about 200 hp, was among the fastest production cars built before WWII. In total, Bugatti built just 42 examples of the Type 57S between 1936 and 1938, and the most famous examples were outfitted with bodies designed by Jean Bugatti himself. Among these designs were the Atalante and Atlantic, widely regarded as two of the most attractive, influential, and recognizable automotive masterpieces of all time. Just 17 Type 57S chassis were originally supplied with Atalante coachwork, including the example offered here, which was constructed at Molsheim in April 1937.

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Chassis 57523 possesses several unique characteristics, including its large Scintilla headlamps, fully skirted rear fenders, and beautifully sculpted tail. Once completed and finished in a splendid monochromatic black color scheme, 57523 was delivered to the official Bugatti agent in Paris and sold to its first owner, Alphonse Gandon. Early on, the car was returned to Molsheim, where it would receive a Roots-type supercharger to become one of the very first 57SCs. Throughout the years, this ultra-desirable Atalante was housed in the world’s finest European and American collections, including those of George W. Huguely, Jr. and Ray Scherr. The current owner, a discerning American collector, acquired 57523 in 2019 with the assistance of Gooding & Company, and had it sent to noted Bugatti specialist Ivan Dutton Limited in Aylesbury, England for a mechanical restoration. Today, this Type 57SC Atalante stands as one of the most important Bugattis ever built, and is only one of two examples fitted with a supercharger by the Bugatti factory. A true objet d’art, this exclusive sporting Bugatti of unrivaled beauty, rarity, and sophistication is among the uppermost echelon of collectible automobiles.

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1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster (Estimate: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000)
Cadillac’s legendary V-16 model, launched at the 1930 New York International Auto Show, is among the most important, admired, and desirable of all American classics. Lauded for their performance and modern Harley Earl designs, the V-16s cost more than 10 typical American family cars combined, and were an absolute sensation. Over 1,000 V-16s were built in the first several months of production, and each V-16 was built to its customer’s precise specifications, down to the smallest detail. The V-16 Roadster presented here, chassis 7-926, still sports its stylish, purposeful configuration that it wore when ordered new by Floyd E. Becker of New Jersey.

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This extremely rare, rear-mounted spare example is one of approximately 10 original V-16s known to exist, and throughout the past 90 years, has been owned by famed collectors, including S. Prestley Blake, Briggs S. Cunningham, and Mark J. Smith. In 1999, this V-16 Roadster underwent an exquisite, concours-winning restoration in accordance with its factory build record. Today, 7-926 is unquestionably one of the most important American automobiles remaining from the Classic Era, and will grace the collection of its next custodian with its lasting character and elegance.

Photo By: Mathieu Heurtault

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer (Estimate: $1,200,000 – $1,500,000)
Of all the British-built Silver Ghosts, the Edwardian models were the ones that best exemplified the robust, road-going prowess of “The Best Car in the World.” A prime example of an Edwardian Silver Ghost is chassis 6TB presented here, an F-series Colonial model specified with a London-to-Edinburgh engine and wearing dashing torpedo coachwork in the style of Barker. Delivered new to its first owner in Australia, 6TB has a detailed ownership history from the start, as well as an unmatchable touring history as the three-time veteran of the grueling Alpine Trials Re-Enactment, among many other prestigious events.

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This beautifully maintained Silver Ghost wears deep red paintwork, offset by a gray top, lustrous black leather upholstery, tufted seat backs, and an Auster-type wind deflector screen. The striking example is best appreciated at speed, when it demonstrates not only its impeccable design and bodywork, but also its enduring mechanical capabilities – a real treat for its next fortunate owner.

All of these offerings, along with the rest of Gooding & Company’s comprehensive catalogue, can be viewed online on the company’s website ahead of the two-day auction event in August.

Pebble Beach Auctions
Date:
Friday, August 19, at 5 p.m. PDT, and Saturday, August 20, at 11 a.m. PDT
Location: Pebble Beach Parc du Concours
Public Preview: Wednesday, August 17 through Saturday, August 20
Auction Catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auction
General Admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auction
Bidder Registration: www.goodingco.com/register
Live Auction Broadcast: www.goodingco.com
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