One of the unexpected perks of going to Pebble Beach Concours is all other amazing cars you get to see. A high yield visit at Pebble can be had at the auto auction houses. When I saw a Ferrari FXX sitting out side the Gooding Auction tent, I knew I had to go in to see what else they had.
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In the lobby area they had classic, numbers matching, Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta which had raced in the 1957 Mille Miglia. This 250GT would go on to sell for $9.6 Million. Gooding even had a 2002 Ferrari F1 car but how this old 250GT sold for more than Michael Schumacher’s 2002 F1 car, I don’t know.
BMW highlights under the tent were an Isetta 300 that sold for $33,000 and a gorgeous 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo that still had vignette stickers from its European lineage that sold without reserve at $66,000. Previous years Gooding has sold an 1980 M1, a 1958 507 Series 2, and a 1957 503 Cab.
The red F40 race car which had been raced by Hurley Haywood in our pictures sold for just over $2 million. In the Pebble Beach Auction, Gooding sold $112,018,350. Not too shabby for 2 days of sales under the tent!
Here’s Gooding press release on the 1957 Ferrari:
“This 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta (estimate: $9,000,000- 11,000,000). An important competition Ferrari, this car boasts coachwork by Scaglietti and is unrivaled in its rarity and beauty. It is one of only nine examples built and just eight remaining. This matching-numbers, original-bodied car is a racing machine constructed of lightweight aluminum, with Plexiglas windows and minimal trim.
This example is the ultimate Tour de France variant and it boasts an important racing history including 9th overall and 4th in Class at the 1957 Mille Miglia and a 4th place finish at the 1957 Coppa Inter-Europa. -Later owned by noted Ferrari collectors Norman Silver and John Apen, the car participated in the inaugural Colorado Grand and countless historic races. It features detailed restoration by Dennison International, a noted marque specialist. In addition, this car has won many accolades including a class award at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance award-winner.
It is currently eligible for many of the best international driving events including the Mille Miglia.”
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