Santa Monica, CA — Gooding has announced that its sale of the Phil Hill Family Automobilia Collection — encompassing items from the famous racer’s various automotive and personal interests, including his time with the Scuderia Ferrari racing team and his passion of restoring and collecting rare and unique pieces of motoring history — will be conducted in a series of three online-only auctions.
The first of the sales begins Nov. 30, with additional offerings from the Hill estate running from Feb. 8-19, 2021 and March 15-26, 2021. Gooding & Company will house all of the auction’s automobilia items within one accessible location for on-site inspections for interested bidders. Register to bid.
“My father was prone to keeping things he treasured, liked or found useful,” said his son, Derek. “From his unbelievable racing career with years of success at Ferrari to his post-racing life as a professional classic car restorer at his company Hill & Vaughn, he amassed a unique collection which reflects a golden era in motorsports and automobiles, while also including items from his diverse hobbies and love for music.”
“Opening up my father’s archive to part with so many of his coveted treasures is a momentously sentimental event,” he continued. “Even though I grew up around all these things which were simply a part of our family home or stored away in a garage or two, it leaves me excited to finally bring so much of this to light and to see it move on to folks who will absolutely cherish these long-held objects.”
The first sale from the Hill collection features items from a variety of marques such as Ferrari, Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Jaguar and many others. Rare automotive literature includes sales brochures, posters, prints, signs, scale models, artwork, and photographs.
Also on offer are selections from Hill’s personal library and archives comprising uncommon motoring books and magazines, car club publications and event programs.