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Gooding & Company – The Pebble Beach Auctions 2014

Posted: 17.06.2014
Source: Event Website

Event Information:

Date and Time: Viewing:
Wednesday, August 13 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 14 – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, August 15 – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 16 – 9:00 am – 4:30pm
Sunday, August 17 – 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Auction:
Saturday, August 16 – 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 17 – 6:00 pm
Location: Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, Corner of Stevenson Dr. and Portola Rd.
Website: Gooding & Company – The Pebble Beach Auctions 2014

 

Gooding & Company – The Pebble Beach Auctions 2014 in pictures by Manfred Steinert and Pauline Burns-Steinert

Posted: 02.09.2014
Source: Mitorosso.com / Manfred Steinert and Pauline Burns-Steinert

 

Gooding & Company – The Pebble Beach Auctions 2014 – The Ferrari Lots

Posted: 25.07.2014
Source: Event Website

Lot Ferrari S/N Remarks
004 330 GT 2+2 6113  
010 Dino 246 GTS 07976  
018 250 GT SWB California Spider 2903 GT  
024 F 40 ZFFMN34A2L0085596  
026 250 Europa GT 0427 GT  
029 365 GTC 12541  
033 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 14229  
045 365 GTC/4 15653  
048 330 GTC 9659  
055 330 GT 2+2 Speciale 7979  
058 333 SP 041  
060 250 GT/L “Lusso” 5249 GT  
062 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series II 1817 GT  
107 Dino 206 GT 00126  
109 330 GTC 11113  
113 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy 07993  
120 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 3113 GT  
123 365 P Berlinetta Speciale “Tre Posti” 8971  
127 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione 12467  
133 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series I 1475 GT  
136 275 GTS 07205  
141 250 GT/L “Lusso” 5791 GT  
146 330 GT 2+2 6089  

 

The 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale … Tre Posti … A Mid-Century Masterpiece

Posted: 23.07.2014
Source: Gooding & Company

SANTA MONICA, Calif., 23 July, 2014

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® is honored to announce that it will be presenting a bespoke 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale at its Pebble Beach Auctions on August 16 and 17. Known as Tre Posti due to its groundbreaking front three-seat layout, this exceptional Ferrari represents the intersection of three great names working at the height of their careers: Enzo Ferrari, Sergio Pininfarina, and Luigi Chinetti. Presented in wonderfully original condition and boasting just 7,900 km, the automotive masterpiece has captivated admirers since it was first introduced with its striking and glamorous Gardenia White exterior, black upholstery with bright red carpets, and distinctive moon roof. Never before offered at public sale, Tre Posti has been consigned for auction directly from the Chinetti Family.

David Gooding, President
“The Tre Posti stands alone. This work of automotive art represents the ultimate in 1960s sports car design. In my opinion, Tre Posti is an extraordinary coachbuilt tour de force and by all respects one of the most important and valuable Ferraris ever designed. Its competition underpinnings and special provenance make it one of the finest Ferraris in existence.”

Luigi Chinetti Sr.
Luigi Chinetti Sr. was an Italian-born racecar driver who was instrumental in introducing the Ferrari marque to the world. He famously arranged a groundbreaking deal with Enzo Ferrari to become the first, and for many years, the only, Ferrari Factory dealer in the US. A larger-than-life figure, Chinetti’s awards and accolades included three wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, two outright victories at the Spa 24 Hours race, and served as captain of the North American Racing Team (NART). He won both Ferrari’s first and its last victory at Le Mans in 1949 and 1965. Chinetti’s love for automobiles and racing, as well as his appreciation of technology and engineering drove his business choices. Under his guidance he directed the cultivation of many outstanding Ferrari collections, only occasionally keeping a select few gems, including Tre Posti, for himself.

Tre Posti in Detail
The culmination of visionary ideas of proportion and detail resulted in one of the most exquisitely-executed Ferraris of all time. Tre Posti, a powerful three-passenger sporting coupe was a prototype based on the racing Ferrari 365 P2. One of the most distinguishing features and a central element of the design was the Ferrari’s three-seat cockpit layout, which places the driver in the center of the car, slightly in front of a passenger seat flanking each side. It is surely among the most remarkable layouts ever created for an automobile. Tre Posti also boasts a lavish interior with a seamlessly integrated chrome roll bar, competition pedal box, and gated shifter, which are further hints at the Tre Posti’s thoroughbred bloodline. In addition, the Ferrari is enhanced with numerous unique characteristics including an expansive moon roof with state-of-the-art bronze-tinted glass and other signature Pininfarina styling cues such as covered headlamps, classic egg-crate grille and sweeping rear sails. From one’s first look, the 365 P Berlinetta Speciale is in the pinnacle of a long line of coachbuilt Ferraris and leads the most elegant and enduring sports car designs of the 1960s.

Significant History
Tre Posti is the result of a unique collaboration between Enzo Ferrari, Sergio Pininfarina, and Luigi Chinetti. Constructed at the height of the P car program in 1966, the 365 P Berlinetta Speciale, chassis 8971, was the first mid-engine 12-cylinder Ferrari designed specifically for use as a road car. Tre Posti is a prototype model based on the Ferrari 365 P2, a model that was successfully campaigned by Chinetti’s NART. According to Pininfarina, the 365 P Berlinetta Speciale has the distinction of being the last car made by the firm for a private client. Before it was purchased by Chinetti Motors, this car was unveiled at the 53rd International Paris Motor Show as the key Pininanfarina show car. A global tour in 1966 and 1967 followed, including engagements at key auto shows in Brussels, London and Los Angeles. Dubbed “a world-wide novelty” in a Pininfarina press release from October 16, 1966, Tre Posti was met with great fanfare on the show circuit and was prominently featured in numerous magazines and publications. Since its delivery to Chinetti Motors in 1967, the car has only been sold twice to important Ferrari clients but returned to Chinetti family ownership in 1969, where it has remained ever since.

By any standard, Tre Posti is among the most important Ferraris of all time. Gooding & Company is honored to offer such a powerful mechanical treasure during our Pebble Beach Auctions this August. (estimate upon request)

The Pebble Beach Auctions Dates: Saturday, August 16 at 5:00 pm PST and Sunday, August 17 at 6:00 pm PST
Location: Equestrian Center, Corner of Stevenson Drive and Portola Road, Pebble Beach
Public preview: August 13-17
Auction catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions
General admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions
Live auction broadcast: www.goodingco.com

 

Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions to Feature Exquisite Ferraris

Posted: 18.07.2014
Source: Gooding & Company

Ferraris Roar into Pebble Beach

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 18, 2014) – The official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Gooding & Company, will be hosting its annual Pebble Beach Auctions on August 16 and 17. As an industry leader, the world turns to Gooding & Company for spectacular auctions featuring extraordinary, rare-to-market automobiles from across the collecting spectrum. This year’s Pebble Beach Auctions will be no exception with outstanding Ferraris leading the way. Exquisite entries from the marque include a 1961 250 GT SWB California Spider (estimate: $13,000,000-15,000,000), a 1962 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (estimate upon request), a 1969 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione (estimate: $5,500,000-7,000,000), a 1959 250 GT Series I Cabriolet (estimate: $4,500,000-6,000,000), a 1964 250 GT Lusso (estimate upon request) and a 1956 250 GT Europa (estimate: $2,500,000-3,000,000), among other highlights.

David Gooding, President and Founder: “We have recognized the demand for special Ferraris with exceptional originality. It is our privilege to be entrusted with some of Maranello’s best examples. Each of these special automobiles that we have consigned, from the California Spider all the way through to the Daytona Competizione, are respected by Ferrari enthusiasts for their desirability, exceptional provenance and phenomenal histories.”

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

This Ferrari 250 GT presented here, chassis 2903 GT is among the most desirable of the SWB California Spiders. It features the highly attractive covered-headlight treatment, which Scaglietti applied to just 37 of the 56 examples built. In addition to this significant distinction, 2903 GT is one of a limited number of SWB California Spiders factory equipped with an optional hardtop. This car has spent its life in the care of dedicated owners, including famed actress Barbara Hershey, and in prominent collections. Chassis 2903 GT has the distinction of having been displayed at world renowned events including Concorso Italiano, Monterey Vintage Ferrari Concours and Cavallino Classic as well as participating in important rallies such as the Colorado Grand and the Copperstate 1000. Offered for sale for the first time in over 14 years, this exceptionally desirable 250 GT is accompanied by a Ferrari Classiche certification and would surely complete any world-class collection. (estimate: $13,000,000-15,000,000)

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

An exceptionally original 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, chassis 3113 GT has a rich, well-documented history and provenance that begins with its first owner, Doris C. Blackwood, the 46th member of the Ferrari Club of America. This late-production SWB Berlinetta ranks among the most beautiful and iconic sports cars ever built. Finished in its elegant factory-delivered Silver Grey over black color scheme, this SWB Berlinetta has benefited from exceptional stewardship and its outstanding presentation reflects the care and attention it has continued to receive. Here is a significant 250 Ferrari that has never required a full, ground-up restoration. Rather, it has always been maintained as needed and, as a result, gives an insight into what these cars were like when they were new. With less than 35,000 original miles, this Ferrari was driven sparingly and, with the exception of an appearance at the inaugural Santa Fe Concorso, it has not been seen on the show circuit. For one who has a deep appreciation for extraordinary automobiles and the fascinating lives they have led, 3113 GT is a unique prize. (estimate upon request)

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione

Based on factory records, this Daytona began life as a European-specification road car but in April 1971, it became much more. A significant piece of Ferrari racing history, this Daytona’s story truly begins when it was serviced at the Ferrari Factory Assistenza Clienti and then sent to Autofficina Sport Auto in Modena, where it was prepared for competition use. During its prestigious racing career, this car was campaigned by the North American Racing Team (NART) in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1971 where it achieved 5th Overall and won the Index of Thermal Efficiency. Following this Daytona’s outstanding result at Le Mans, Ferrari recognized the model’s potential as a GT-class winner and developed three series of purpose-built Daytonas for endurance racing. Following its triumph with the NART team, the car went on to be successfully campaigned by Baker Motors at Sebring, Daytona, and Watkins Glen. Today, this car is presented in its original 1971 NART Le Mans livery. Considering its remarkable race record, documented provenance, and extraordinary versatility, this 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione is an indisputable piece of Ferrari racing history and a worthy addition to any collection. (estimate: $5,500,000-7,000,000)

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet

The 250 GT Series I Cabriolet presented here, chassis 1475 GT, the very last example built. As such, this is a virtually unique example in terms of its coachwork and mechanical specification. Given its late build, this body displays clear evidence of the transition from the ornate designs of the late 1950s to the clean, modern styling that characterized Pinin Farina coachwork in the early 1960s. As with nearly all late-production Cabriolets, 1475 GT features full-width bumpers, and its flanks are unadorned with vents, emphasizing the long, elegant lines of the front wings. Additionally, this Series I Cabriolet is one of only four examples built with the open headlamp treatment, and one of only two that features the tall vertical tail lights that were later incorporated into Pinin Farina’s 250 GT Coupe and Series II Cabriolet. Amazingly, since it was delivered to its first owner in fall 1959, this Pinin Farina Cabriolet has covered just over 42,000 miles. As presented today, this Ferrari remains in outstanding condition throughout and is finished in a very attractive color combination of Amaranto Bull Lea, a rich metallic dark red, with Crema Connolly leather upholstery. While all Series I Pinin Farina Cabriolets are among the top tier of collector cars, 1475 GT is surely a star among the best of them. (estimate: $4,500,000-6,000,000)

Additional Ferrari highlights from Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions will include a 1964 250 GT Lusso (estimate upon request), a 1956 250 GT Europa (estimate: $2,500,000-3,000,000), a 1960 250 GT Series II Cabriolet (estimate: $1,800,000-2,200,000), a 2001 333 SP (estimate: $1,750,000-2,250,000) and a 1968 Dino 206 GT (estimate: $600,000-700,000).

The Pebble Beach Auctions

Date(s): Saturday, August 16 at 5:00 pm PST and Sunday, August 17 at 6:00 pm PST
Location: Equestrian Center, Corner of Stevenson Drive and Portola Road, Pebble Beach
Public preview: August 13-17
Auctions catalogues:  $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions
General admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions
Live auction broadcast: www.goodingco.com
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