Gooding adds significant Ferraris for Arizona auction

The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider will be offered in January | Gooding & Company
The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider will be offered in January | Gooding & Company

A pair of exceptional – and exceptionally valuable – classic Ferraris has been added to the docket for Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction in January during Arizona’s collector-car sales week.

One of the most legendary and beautiful road cars from Maranello, a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider with an estimated value of $8 million to $10 million, will cross the block during Gooding’s premium sale January 16 and 17. The Rosso Rubino red convertible, one of only 49 produced, comes out of 45-year private ownership by a noted California collector and is being offered at auction for the first time.

The rare 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico | Gooding & Company
The rare 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico | Gooding & Company

The other fabulous Ferrari is an evocative 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico, estimated value $4 million to $5 million, that is one of only 17 created with streamlined bodywork by Pinninfarina, and one of just seven with left-hand drive and covered headlights.

“We’re thrilled to expand our superb Scottsdale lineup with the addition of these two remarkable consignments,” said David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Company. “In 2014 we saw an overall increase in demand for exceptional and rare Ferraris amidst the marketplace, and we have no doubt that the trend will continue for the marque in 2015.”

With prices for rare and historic Ferraris roaring into the stratosphere of multi-million-dollar sales during the past few years, several of the other five Arizona collector-car auctions have also announced valuable Ferrari consignments for their 2015 sales in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, January 10 through 19. These two Gooding entries are the top Ferrari offerings, at least so far.

A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Spider was the highest-selling car at Arizona auctions in January 2014, sold by RM for $8.8 million. There has been a strong ramp-up in Ferrari values this year so the California Spider at Gooding could eclipse that number.

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