It is full speed ahead for the staff at Gooding & Company as they approach their Amelia Island auction in Florida. Gooding’s auction at the Omni Amelia Island Resort will see cars rumble across the block on Friday, March 4. The sale may be more than a month away, but the auction house’s automotive lineup is already packed — and some great American makes will be part of the action.
The first duo is comprised of two Dietrich-bodied Packards. A 1932 Packard Model 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe and a 1932 Packard Model 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Victoria. The coupe is one of only two known to exist — both of which were built on the Deluxe Eight chassis — and the Convertible Victoria is one of four extant. The red over tan leather Convertible Victoria finished first in Class at the 1982 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and has been shown selectively since. Most recently in 2018 when it received a First Premier Badge at a CCCA Grand Classic. Two sporting Dietrich automobiles with their raked V-windshields presented in the same auction is sure to be a spectacle no Packard fan will want to miss.
The other duo is a pair of original and unrestored Chevrolet Corvette C2 coupes. The first, a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 split-window with just 5,400 miles on the odometer, was part of the 2009 Bloomington Gold Special Collection XXV: The Grand Finale before being inducted into The Great Hall in 2010. Finished in Sebring Silver over a Saddle Tan leather interior, it is the only Z06 built in that color combination and is being sold with documentation that includes an original dealer invoice.
A 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 coupe is the second half of the ‘Vette duo. Carefully preserved with single-family ownership from new, the original big-block car is the epitome of a “Survivor.” The Black-on-Black Corvette has covered less than 11,000 miles and has been well maintained throughout its life.