So there you are, a kid in some kind of fantasy candy story, stacked high with all manner of sweet goodies, and you want them all. But you can only have a few of them and must leave the rest. What an ordeal.
That’s what I faced wandering around the motorized goodies at Gooding & Company’s auction preview in Pebble Beach, California, trying to pick among the mouth-watering collection of collector cars that will cross the block this weekend. If I could have only a few of them, which ones would I choose?
Trying not to rate them according to their values, although some of these are considerably pricey, or even which ones might be most attractive to a big-money collector, I tried to cut a swath of favorites among the cars I saw under the tent. I know I missed a few (the 1961 Maserati 5000 GT “Indianapolis” coupe and the 1959 Ferrari California Spider come to mind), but here’s what I came up with: