It looks like much of the 2021 Arizona Auction Week will go online.
Gooding & Company made the move on Monday, November 23.
Gooding’s Geared Online Scottsdale Edition will crank up on January 18, 2021, with a lineup of no-reserve and reserve cars available through January 22. The complete online catalog will go live on January 11, 2021.
Gooding’s announcement was not a surprise, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to skyrocket in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 184,591 new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in the United States on November 21, and the current seven-day moving average is 168,815 new cases a day.
Vaccines are in the pipeline, which bodes well for the 2021 summer season of car auctions, shows, concours and rallies, However, those vaccines aren’t yet available, and it is unlikely that many people will be inoculated before early January.
More than 350,000 gearheads usually visit Phoenix and Scottsdale during Arizona Auction week, which usually features blue-chip cars at Gooding & Co., RM Sotheby’s Bonhams, Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele and Worldwide Auctioneers.
A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose, chassis 08863, is the Gooding Geared Online Scottsdale Edition star car of the moment. The car’s pre-auction estimate is $2m to $2.4m. The car has the torque-tube driveshaft and has just over 40,000 original miles. It has never been restored or shown.
“We are very excited to showcase such an incredible Ferrari at our online Scottsdale sale,” Gooding & Company President and Founder David Gooding said in a press release. “Our January event has always attracted a wide-reaching number of enthusiasts across the globe. Introducing our Scottsdale auctions onto our Geared Online platform will give collectors the same opportunity to take home incredible pieces of automotive fervor while remaining safe and in the comfort of their homes during this ongoing pandemic.”
All the vehicles consigned to the Geared Online Scottsdale Edition will be at Gooding & Company’s Southern California storage area, and bidders can arrange for on-site inspections.
For more information, visit www.goodingco.com