Publish date: 2016-10-07 10:05:41
It is very hard to choose the best among a collection of stunning and rare classics. This is the case for the Gooding and Company’s auction opening in Pebble Beach, California. The auction was filled with eye-catching classics that is certainly worthy of being part of any prestigious collection. Each one has their own unique charm and would be hard to compare all of them.
Here are some of the stars of the Gooding and Company’s auction:
1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster
With an estimated value between $10 million $14 million, there is no doubt that this 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster is one of the head-turners during the show. Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean Bugatti, was responsible for the beautiful design of this classic roadster and is considered as one of the most impressive Type 55s. Unfortunately, this roadster isn’t really for all sizes and with the crazy price tag, it is also not for everyone.
1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster
One of the most popular classics from the post-war era, the silver finish on the classy Boattail Speedster looks perfect. The black cloth top adds to its classy look. And of course this Speedster isn’t all about beauty, it features a supercharged engine that certainly packs a punch. It’s not surprising that it is estimated to reach the million-dollar mark.
1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport
The 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport is one of the very few Japanese cars to be admired by collectors in the United States. With the unique design of the Cosmo Sport, that’s not really surprising. The Cosmo Sport draws power from the Wankel rotary engine which is also used by most Mazda sports cars. Because this coupe was originally marketed in its home country, it features a right-hand drive setup.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta features a body designed by Pininfarina that is both powerful and beautiful. The Berlinetta’s unique charm is both admired by racers and the elites. This beautiful coupe is powered by a roaring V12 engine and matched with incredible handling. This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta is estimated to be sold between $10 million and $12 million.
1955 Porsche 356 Speedster
This bright white 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster is a beautiful example of the 356 Speedster after it went into a rigorous restoration. The estimated price is certainly high for its model, between $350,000 and $425,000.
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
This 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza has a very successful road-racing history and racked a number of car show awards. This Alfa features a Brainza-designed body that is believed to be the last of the 8C 2300 to be built. It is estimated to be sold from $12 million to $15 million.
1958 Porsche 550A Spyder
The 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder is one of the rarest early Porsche classics with its beautiful open top design that lets you feel the wind as you speed through the road. Only 40 of the beautiful racers were made. This Spyder is the class winner during the 6 hours of Nürburgring, a 1000 Km endurance race. It also became second in Class and placed 5h in the Overalls at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is the only 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder to enter a Grand Prix. With its excellent racing history, this Spyder is estimated to be auctioned between $5 million and $6 million.
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
This 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America is both a great sports car and a street cruiser. A very comfortable two-seater classic that is great for long trips across the country without feeling sore. It is one out of 181 Spider America to be built with left-hand drive. It is becoming a popular collectors car and has certainly climbed the price ladder. This beautiful blue 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America with its red interior is expected to reach $2 million.
1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint
This 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint may not be as expensive as the rest of the classics in this list but it still holds its own. It is a rare Giulia that features and 1600 Engine matched with a 5-speed Gearbox. It is estimated from $80,000 to $100,000.
References & Photo Credits: