Following up on the success of its record-setting Passion of a Lifetime sale and the confirmation of long-term sponsorship of its Concours of Elegance, Gooding & Company will return to lush Hampton Court Palace for its September 3 London Auction.
The Saturday auction will be held in conjunction with the weekend Concours of Elegance, the firm serving as the official auction house of the weekend.
“This stellar array of cars featuring some of the finest examples of beloved models from Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bugatti, and England’s own Frazer-Nash, embody the very essence of the collecting world in how they have been carefully maintained, restored, and now, offered for public sale” said Gooding & Company President and Founder, David Gooding. “In recent years, our successful presence at the Concours of Elegance has paved the path for what will certainly be a remarkable sale this September, bringing together some of Europe’s most earnest collectors at our exclusive marquee on the Palace grounds.”
Significant motorcars, including a 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet, a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible, and a 1952 Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica will join the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione at Hampton Court Palace.
The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, brainchild of three young engineers Mauro Forghieri, Giotto Bizzarrini, and Carlo Chiti, was unveiled at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1959, a particularly innovative moment in time for the legendary Italian marque. The then-all-new Berlinetta featured a shorter wheelbase than its predecessor and four-wheel disc brakes, and were available with either a road-going steel body, or a competition-specified alloy body.
The competition-proven variant offered here, chassis 2021 GT, is a 1960 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione that features lightweight aluminum coachwork by Scaglietti was a LeMans competitor and bears a vivid and historically significant livery.
A number of consignments from the upcoming auction, including the Ferrari and a 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet, will be on display at the June 28-30 London Concours, in the Artillery Gardens of the Honourable Artillery Company’s headquarters.
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