David Gooding was all smiles Thursday as he ambled through the tents of his company’s Amelia Island collector car auction, where about 80 vintage vehicles beckoned to onlookers.
The seventh annual Gooding & Company sale is dominated this year by Jerry Seinfeld’s consignment of 16 glorious Porsches and two early-’60sVolkswagens from his personal collection. Auction watchers are waiting with anticipation to see how the celebrity ownership effects the values of his cars, many of them already rare and highly desirable models in pristine condition.
Gooding, founder and president of the auction house, glanced around the collection and said simply with a wave of his hand, “Isn’t this something?”
But there are many other superb automobiles that will cross the block today during the Gooding auction. Narrowing my favorites was no easy task since there are very few of the Gooding cars that I wouldn’t mind taking home.
But here is what I came up with as my choices: