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Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction August 18th & 19th

Gooding & Company launches its entire online catalogue for the Pebble Beach Auctions, announces a remarkably original 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta along major Italian star cars. 

Santa Monica, Calif. (July 20, 2023) — Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, today launched its entire online catalogue for its upcoming Pebble Beach Auctions, set to take place on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 at the firm’s world-famous marquee. The catalogue, consisting of 170 lots, marks the auction house’s largest offering of vehicles for a single event to date, presenting a diverse and robust selection suitable for just about any collector’s taste and inclination. The headlining lot of the Pebble Beach Auctions is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, presented in wonderfully patinated, unrestored condition. Gooding & Company has unveiled additional prized Italian offerings, ranging from 1950s competition cars to 1990s supercars. Interested parties are encouraged to visit goodingco.com to view the entire catalogue online and register to bid for the much-anticipated sale.

“We are proud to announce yet another company record for the largest offering of vehicles at our upcoming Pebble Beach Auctions. I have no doubt our selections span virtually all categories and all eras of motoring up to the modern era,” said Gooding & Company President and Founder, David Gooding. “Notably, the recently announced Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta is one of a very limited handful of 250 GT Ferraris to survive in wholly unrestored, impeccably well-preserved condition. Cars such as these grace the market only ever so often, and each sale presents an opportunity to acquire a piece of virtually untouched history that carries with it all of the most cherished names, memories, and legacies.”


1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (Estimate: $9,000,000 – $11,000,000) 
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1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (Estimate: $9,000,000 – $11,000,000) 
Throughout the decades, Ferrari’s 250 GT Short-Wheelbase (SWB) Berlinetta has developed an unchallenged reputation for its timeless beauty, brilliant performance, and all-around versatility. Developed under the guidance of Giotto Bizzarrini, Carlo Chiti, and Mauro Forghieri, the 250 GT SWB was unveiled at the 1959 Paris Motor Show as the successor to Ferrari’s dominant Tour de France. The SWB Berlinetta immediately established itself as a competition powerhouse, outshining its contemporaries at the highest levels of international GT racing. Between 1960 and 1963, just 165 SWB Berlinettas of all types were built, including this car, chassis 3507 GT. Delivered new to Italian industrialist Giovanni Renato Scalabrin, 3507 GT was finished in the tasteful, understated color scheme of Grigio Metallizzatto (Metallic Gray) with beige leather upholstery. According to Jess Pourret’s definitive book Ferrari 250 GT Competition Cars, 3507 GT was completed as a “Lusso Berlinetta with 36 DCS Weber carburetors, light pistons, and tuned exhaust.” Throughout his ownership, Sig. Scalabrin had the car routinely serviced at Ferrari’s Assistenza Clienti department in Modena.

Sig. Scalabrin kept his SWB Berlinetta until 1967, when it was sold to its second owner, the pioneering Italian car collector Giulio Dubbini. During his ownership, 3507 GT was registered in Padova and later accepted by the Registro Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI). In 1985, Sig. Dubbini sold the car to a fellow Padova-based collector, who registered it under his company’s name, Autobarche di Fabrizio Areni Bentivoglio & C. S.a.s. For the next two decades, the SWB Berlinetta was maintained in order and driven on special occasions, such as the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti Storica in 2010. Now in the care of its fourth owner, 3507 GT is particularly noteworthy for its remarkably original and well preserved condition. Unlike most 250-series Ferraris, this example has never been restored; instead, it has been regularly exercised and maintained in good working order. Today, this SWB retains its original beige leather upholstery, which possesses a fantastic, irreplaceable patina. This upholstery is complemented by the car’s mottled gray paintwork, and its original details throughout – original glass, period Irvin seat belts, and proper Borrani RW3690 wire wheels. Even original grease pencil markings bearing the chassis number remain intact underneath the trunk lid.

Furthermore, this elegant and enticing SWB Berlinetta has only covered approximately 53,000 km (33,000 miles) from new. Its unrestored condition contributes to its refreshingly authentic character, providing a lens into the world of yesteryear when these cars were new – something unattainable in a restored counterpart. Examples of the SWB Berlinetta that have survived in similarly well-maintained, unrestored condition can be counted on one hand, and one of this caliber, character, unrivaled rarity, and remarkably well-documented history is truly priceless.

 


1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico (Estimate: $3,500,000 – $4,500,000)

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1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico (Estimate: $3,500,000 – $4,500,000)
Ferrari’s iconic Superamerica series remains one of the marque’s most memorable creations to this day, due in large part to its ultra-exclusive status and breathtaking 150 mph performance. The 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico offered here is a marvelous example boasting the most desirable 400 SA specifications, Ferrari Classiche certification, and an exquisite presentation in distinctive original colors. Chassis 3221 SA is one of just 14 examples of the Coupé Aerodinamico built on the original short-wheelbase chassis exclusive to the Series I 400 Superamericas. In total, just seven examples of the Series I Coupé Aerodinamico were originally specified with the desirable covered-headlight treatment, a signature Pininfarina flourish. Completed by Ferrari in March 1962, this Coupé Aerodinamico was originally finished in Bianco (white) and upholstered in Grigio (gray) Connolly leather.

Sold new through Ferrari’s official French importer, Franco-Britannic Autos Limited, it went to its first owner, Hubert Charpentier of Paris. It passed through the hands of several owners in France and Luxembourg before joining the collection of Alain Dominique Perrin, then Director of Cartier International and Cartier SA, in 1986. M. Perrin commissioned a restoration of the 400 Superamerica, and upon completion, it went on to join the prestigious Pozzi Collection in Levallois-Perret. In 2005, under the ownership of noted Belgian Ferrari enthusiast Philippe Lancksweert, the Superamerica underwent another, more thorough restoration, entrusted to the renowned Carrozzeria Autosport of Bastiglia. Having been maintained by respected US collectors for the past 15 years, this covered-headlight, short-wheelbase Coupé Aerodinamico is a true masterpiece, documented by Marcel Massini and certified by the Ferrari Classiche Department.

 


1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV (Estimate: $3,500,000 – $4,250,000)

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1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV (Estimate: $3,500,000 – $4,250,000)
Widely regarded as the first true supercar, the Lamborghini Miura represented a new phase in the evolution of automotive design, wholly rewriting the rulebook upon its unveiling. Long, lean, and impossibly low, the Bertone-bodied Miura was as modern as it was exotic. The ultimate development of the Miura came with the P400 SV, which made its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1971. This final iteration was an altogether faster and more composed machine than its predecessors, and its style and exclusivity easily set it apart from every other car on the road. Between 1971 and 1973, Lamborghini constructed just 150 examples of the P400 SV. According to factory records, this example, chassis 5066, was completed in May 1972 and originally finished in a one-off color scheme of Bleu Tahiti (Tahitian Blue) with gold accents over white leather upholstery.

A late-production, European-specification example, it was factory-equipped with improved split-sump lubrication and optional Borletti air-conditioning. 5066 was delivered new to its first owner, Domenico Schiavo of Padova, Italy, who reportedly purchased the car to honor the memory of his late brother, who had dreamed of owning a Miura. Sig. Chiavo retained the car for 38 years, driving it nearly 80,0000 km during his ownership. The SV remained with its first owner until 2010, when it joined a private European collection. Between 2011 and 2013, it was extensively restored by Cremonini Carrozzeria of Modena, one of the world’s leading Miura specialists, prior to its acquisition by the consignor in 2018. Never before offered for sale in the US, and yet to be exhibited on the international concours scene, this exceptionally rare, unique P400 SV is among the most sought-after Miuras extant.

 


1952 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $4,000,000)

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1952 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $4,000,000)
The impressive Aurelio Lampredi-designed, V-12 powered Ferrari 340 America was the fastest sports car of its time, proving itself at motor racing’s greatest events upon its debut. Although Ferrari produced less than 30 examples of the 340 America in total, the model had a disproportionate influence on American enthusiasts as the leading competition car of the era. This fascinating and significant 1952 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta presented here, chassis 0202 A, possesses a rich history consisting of impressive racing achievements, having been campaigned by some of the greatest drivers of all time. First tested by the factory on June 1, 1952, Ferrari sent the car to France just five days later to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans, entered by Luigi Chinetti. Painted French Racing Blue and wearing no. 14, the car was piloted by French privateer racers André Simon and Lucien Vincent. Despite a bad clutch and only two working gears when it crossed the finish line, the car placed fifth overall, and Second in Class.

After Le Mans, 0202 A was sold to Luigi Chinetti, and raced throughout the summer and fall at various events. It soon made its way to Los Angeles-based racer Ernie McAfee, who put it to use with Jack McAfee at the wheel for the Lone Star National Sports Car Races. In May 1953, it traded hands to Masten Gregory, one of the most famous racing drivers of the period. After passing through the hands of several owners, 0202 A would go on to join the collection of the consignor in 2013, who then commissioned the Ferrari Classiche department in Maranello to restore the car to its 1952 Le Mans configuration. The 340 made its post-restoration debut to great acclaim at the Ferrari North America display at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. Certified as having its original engine and chassis by Ferrari Classiche, its Red Book bears a white stripe, denoting it as a significant competition car. This Ferrari not only possesses a distinguished racing pedigree and Classiche restoration, but also a rich provenance comprising some of the most important names in racing history.

 


1991 Ferrari F40 (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $3,750,000)

Image by Don Hudson III.

 

1991 Ferrari F40 (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $3,750,000)
The monumental Ferrari F40 is a modern supercar that needs no introduction. 35 years after its unveiling in Maranello, it continues to capture the hearts of car enthusiasts worldwide with its iconic visual presence and breathtaking performance. This 1991 Ferrari F40, chassis 87568, is the 105th of just 213 examples ever built for the US market. Delivered new to Texas, it has been collector-owned from the start, with just four owners in total. Under the ownership of its second owner, the F40 was displayed at the 2000 Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, where it received a Platinum Award. Soon after, the F40 was acquired by the Ming Collection, a carefully curated assemblage of pristine, low-mileage Ferraris. It remained with the Ming Collection for nearly two decades, during which time it was regularly serviced on a strict, time-related schedule. Acquired by the current owner in 2019, the Ferrari has since received a thorough detailing and belt service overseen by the consignor’s in-house, factory-trained technician, in preparation for the highest levels of concours judging. This effort resulted in a Platinum Award in the F40’s debut at the 2019 Ferrari Club of America National Concours in Phoenix, as well as the prestigious Ferrari Supercar Cup and yet another Platinum Award at the 2020 Cavallino Classic in Florida. Today, this highly sought-after US-specification, Platinum Award-winning F40 comes to market with less than 1,800 miles from new at the time of cataloguing, presenting in exceptional condition in all respects.


2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa (Estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,000,000)
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Gooding & Company is also proud to offer an exceedingly rare 2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa (Estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,000,000), one of just 12 production examples built in total. Additional Italian offerings include an exquisitely restored 1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000) with Michelotti-designed Vignale coachwork, and a desirable 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America (Estimate: $1,000,000 – $1,200,000) which features a rare, optional hardtop.

Pebble Beach Auctions
Dates: Friday, August 18, at 5 p.m. PDT, and Saturday, August 19, at 11 a.m. PDT
Location: Pebble Beach Parc du Concours
Public Preview: Wednesday, August 16 through Saturday, August 19
Auction Catalogues: $120, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auction
General Admission: $50, 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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