The 2022 Gooding & Company Amelia Island auction was the company’s most successful Amelia Island sale to date. The one-day sale finished with a final sales total of $69,209,480, and 93 of 99 lots sold for a strong sell-through rate of 94%. Equally stunning is the number of lots selling for over $1m — a healthy twenty.
The darling of the sale was without a doubt the Figoni et Falaschi-bodied 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop coupe that took top-sale honors at $13,425,000. An icon of automotive design, the sale of the curvaceous coupe broke two world records, becoming the highest-selling Talbot-Lago at auction and the most valuable French automobile sold at auction.
Another of the many record-setting sales was that of a 1967 Toyota-Shelby 2000GT. Rolling off the auction block at a final price of $2,535,000, the car is now the top-selling Japanese car at auction, as well as the top-selling Toyota at auction.
It comes as no surprise that Porsche was well-represented, as models from the German carmaker are always abundant in Amelia Island. This year about one-third of Gooding’s lots were Porsches, and 100% of them sold to new owners. Leading the pack was the 1959 Porsche 718 RSK selling for $2,975,000. It is headed to a new garage for the first time in fifty years. Not far behind in price was another race-bred Porsche, this one a 1965 Porsche 904/6 at $2,205,000. On the modern side, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT set a new world record after trading hands for $2,012,500.
Other highlights include the 1954 Bentley R-type Continental fastback at $2,975,000 — a record-setting sum for the model — and a 1959 BMW 507 Series II selling for $2,150,000. The sale of two C2 Corvettes were also noteworthy, a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 coupe that sold for $533k and a rare 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Split-Window coupe at $1,242,500 — the new record for a ’63 Z06 at auction and another of the many new benchmarks set at this Gooding sale.