September 22, 2021

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Coachbuilt Italians Primed for Gooding Pebble Beach

Monterey Car Week is just around the corner, and Gooding & Co has announced a handful of high-profile consignments for its return to Pebble Beach on August 13 and 14.

Among the consignments are a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet, a 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Coupe, a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico, a 1953 Siata 208 CS, a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 and a 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Villa d’Este.

“We’re incredibly excited to be returning to Pebble Beach and are grateful to be entrusted with such an outstanding group of cars that typify what a Gooding & Company auction is all about: rare, top-quality offers brought fresh to the market and made available to our loyal clients,” said company President and Founder, David Gooding. “We are proud to present our selection of coachbuilt Italian cars that are among the finest examples of their type and are all sourced from private, California-based collections.” 

The 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Coupe is one of four examples built by Frua out of the 60 chassis built. This car, s/n 2140, took part in the 1956 Paris Motor Show on the Maserati stand, after which it sold to Jacques Fildier. After that, it wound up in the Roger Baillon Collection, where it stayed from 1959 until 2015. It’s in unrestored, barn-find condition. Since 2015, it’s run on the California Mille and has been displayed at Villa d’Este and Hampton Court. Gooding’s estimate on the car is $2.5m to $3.25m.

The 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico is one of 22 Series II LWB cars built. This car, s/n 4251 SA, was delivered new to American distributor Luigi Chinetti and was displayed at the 1963 New York International Auto Show. It’s documented by Marcel Massini and has had only two owners for the past 35 years. It was restored in 2004 and has won Best of Show at the Ferrari National Meet and Best of Class at Cavallino, Amelia Island, Palos Verdes and Meadow Brook. it also achieved the Pininfarina Award at Villa d’Este and a Second in Class at Pebble Beach. It’s estimated at $2.2m to $2.6m.

The 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400, s/n 3378, is a completely restored example, with the work handled by Cairati in Milan, Italy. The car has been certified by Lamborghini historian Polo Storico and has its original matching-numbers engine and body panels and was restored in its original color scheme. It’s never been shown, but it’s ready. It’s estimated at $1.4m to $1.8m.

Photo copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Image by Brian Henniker.

The 1953 Siata 208 CS features a two-liter V8 engine, a 5-speed manual, and independent front and rear suspension. Only nine are thought to have been built by Balbo in Torino. 

This car came to the US in the 1950s and was reportedly once owned by Ferrari collector Charles Betz. It was also part of the Rosso Bianco collection in Germany, and has been completely restored. It achieved a Class Award at Pebble Beach in 2017 and was shown at The Quail in 2019. It’s estimated at $1.4m to $1.8m.

Photo copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Image by Brian Henniker.

The 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Villa d’Este is one of 34 examples of the model — a lightweight sporting coupe named after the hotel on Lake Como. The car was originally delivered to a member of the Egyptian royal family and was later owned by Alfa collector Malcolm Harris. It’s won awards at Pebble Beach, The Quail and the Art Center Classic. It’s estimated at $1.25m to $1.5m.

The Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auctions are scheduled for Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14 at the Pebble Beach Parc du Concours.

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