The most significant sale of the week was a 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe, which sold for $13,425,000 and set a new world record for the French marque at auction. But two rare racing machines played significant roles in Gooding & Company’s early March 13th annual Amelia Island Auction, the company notching $66,534,480 in sales, achieving a 92 percent sales rate and selling 19 lots for more than $1M each in a single day.
Gooding & Co. topped its first live event of 2022 auctioning off the striking Figoni et Falaschi-bodied Talbot-Lago Teardrop Coupe which will go down in history now as the most valuable French automobile ever sold at auction.
But the sale of the 1967 Toyota-Shelby 2000 GT previewed on this web site also made global headlines when it sold for $2,535,000, simultaneously setting the world records for both the most valuable Japanese car ever purchased at public auction, and the most valuable Toyota sold at auction.
All Porsche lots offered at the sale were sold, and the German automaker was the most represented marque at the auction, comprising one third of all cars. The leading Porsche sale was a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK, which achieved $2,975,000 after an engaging bidding war that had the whole crowd cheering. This particular race car came to auction after 50 years of single-family ownership, and boasted a proven history both on and off the racetrack.
Yet another well sold competition Porsche was the 1965 Porsche 904/6, which brought $2,205,000. More modern icons from the German marque also realized record-setting figures, confirming the current uptick of both value and demand for Porsches produced in the 1990s and after.
“We could not be more gratified and proud of the tremendous success of our Amelia Island Auction this year, which marks a milestone in our 13 years of history at this venue,” said Gooding & Company President and Founder, David Gooding. “Our targeted offerings reflected the tastes and interests of our buyers at this moment in time, and also reiterated recent trends in the market, especially with increased demand in rare, desirable, and customized Porsches and competition cars. Additionally, as demonstrated with the sale of the utterly incomparable 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe or the 1967 Toyota-Shelby 2000 GT, we brought to market some of the world’s greatest and most unique automobiles ever produced, and the market responded accordingly.”
Lots Sold Over $1 Million:
- Lot 54 – 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe, sold for $13,425,000
- Lot 63 – 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback, $2,975,000
- Lot 27 – 1959 Porsche 718 RSK, $2,975,000
- Lot 42 – 1967 Toyota-Shelby 2000 GT, $2,535,000
- Lot 52 – 1991 Ferrari F40, $2,452,500
- Lot 61 – 1965 Porsche 904/6, $2,205,000
- Lot 39 – 1959 BMW 507 Series II, $2,150,000
- Lot 31 – 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, $2,095,000
- Lot 69 – 1998 RUF Turbo R Limited, $2,040,000
- Lot 33 – 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, $2,012,500
- Lot 57 – 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 Clubsport, $1,875,000
- Lot 82 – 1979 Porsche 935, $1,765,000
- Lot 83 – 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC, $1,627,500
- Lot 77 – 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, $1,600,000
- Lot 88 – 1979 Porsche 935, $1,462,500
- Lot 71 – 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Split-Window Coupe, $1,242,500
- Lot 48 – 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB, $1,215,000
- Lot 66 – 2019 Ford GT, $1,077,500
- Lot 50 – 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, $1,050,000
Later this month, Gooding & Company will conduct an online-only auction spanning two weeks consisting of prized automobilia lots, commencing on Monday, March 28. Lots begin closing on Friday, April 8. The company will also return to the live auction stage later this year, first hosting its signature two-day sale as the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 19-20, and then as the official auction house partner and sponsor of the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace on Saturday, September 3.
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