Santa Monica, CA — Gooding & Company has provided some details on the nine cars from a private United Kingdom-based collection that will cross the block in the company’s Jan. 28-Feb. 5 Geared Online European Sporting & Historic Collection auction.
“Our first U.K. auction — the Passion of a Lifetime sale held at Hampton Court Palace — presented new opportunities for Gooding & Company, and thanks to the record sales, we are able to once again deliver one of the most well-regarded private collections to the international market,” said David Gooding, the company’s President and Founder.
Docket highlights include:
Handsomely finished in a striking black over green color scheme with a rich history documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, this car was featured as the 1967 Brussels show car before being sold new to its first owner via Garage Francorchamps. It’s Ferrari Classiche Red Book Certified.
Based on the DP199/1 prototype — which won at its first race at Silverstone with Stirling Moss — the DB4 GT debuted at the London Motor Show in 1959, the year of Aston Martin’s 1–2 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and World Sportscar Championship title.
This particular car is one of only 75 DB4 GTs originally built, of which only 30 were specified in left-hand drive. It retains the matching-numbers engine and benefits from a no-expense-spared restoration by marque specialist RS Williams Ltd. in 2020. Presented in its striking original color scheme of Black Pearl over Dark Blue interior, this car comes with extensive service and restoration records as well as a detailed history.