July 31, 2021

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Geared for the Automotive Life

Gooding & Co to Auction Private European Collection

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After the successful $45.1m London-based Passion of a Lifetime sale in September 2020, Gooding & Company has announced another UK-based event. This auction, called Geared Online — The European Sporting & Historic Collection, will feature nine cars via Gooding’s online platform. The event starts on Thursday, January 28 and runs through Friday, February 5.

“Our first UK auction 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 President and Founder of Gooding & Company, David Gooding.

“I have admired this incredible selection of cars over a period of time and am delighted to have secured them to form the first European-based online auction for Gooding & Company,” said Joe Twyman, Gooding & Company’s UK Specialist. “Carefully curated by the current owner who had a fastidious eye for presentation and detail, this diverse selection offers a great opportunity for a wide range of tastes and interests. Each of the cars has its own individual outstanding qualities and as such we have worked hard together with our consignor to create a sale that reflects and does justice to this wonderful collection.”

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A highlight of this collection is a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, s/n 09389, finished in black over green. It was the 1967 Brussels show car before being sold to its first owner through Garage Francorchamps. It’s Ferrari Classiche Red Book Certified and carries an estimate of £1.75m – £2m ($2.37m – $2.7m).

A 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT, s/n DB4GT.0144/L, is one of 75 such examples built and one of only 30 in LHD. It was restored with its matching-numbers engine and in its original Black Pearl over Dark Blue color scheme by RS Williams Ltd in 2020. With detailed history and service receipts, it’s estimated at £2m – £2.5m ($2.7m – $3.38m).

The 1963 Aston Martin DB5 convertible, s/n DB5C/1261/R is one of 123 convertibles produced by the factory. It was delivered new to Scotland and is appearing at auction for the first time here, after a complete restoration by Post Vintage to factory specifications. Estimate is £750k – £1m ($1m – $1.35m).

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The 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster is one of only 26 built that year — representing the height of the model in terms of development. The car was restored by Swiss specialist Pichler GFG AG in Gelb (yellow) over biscuit leather, and it comes with extensive documentation and factory hardtop, fitted luggage and tool kit. It’s estimated at £900k – £1.2m ($1.2m – $1.6m).

In addition, the sale will also offer a 1930 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Sports Tourer, a 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Pointed Tail Two Seater, a 1950 Bentley B Special Speed 8 by Racing Green Engineering, a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental DHC, and a 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental.

Prior to the auction, all the cars on offer will be housed in a central location just north of London. While there, the cars will be available by appointment for inspection by qualified bidders. All bidding, however, will be handled online, with registration available on Gooding’s site, and via mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.

Learn more at www.goodingco.com.