Gooding & Company has lined up a strong array of high-value post-war sports and GT cars for its Monterey auction in August, featuring a group of cars from the collection of Peter Klutt, the host of the TV show Dream Car Garage.
Klutt, the owner of Legendary Motorcars, has consigned 13 cars to the Gooding sale on August 15 and 16, which coincides with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 16. The Klutt cars are all offered at no reserve and include American and European sports cars and classic 1950s American cruisers.
The collection is highlighted by an award-winning, all-original 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, a four-cam coupe with just 10,000 miles. Gooding has not disclosed an estimated value for the unrestored survivor, but the Hagerty Price Guide rates it north of $3 million.
Other top cars in the Klutt collection are a 1967 Ferrari Dino 206 SP with an estimated value of $2.6 million to $3 million and a 1966 Ford Shelby Cobra 427 with an estimated value of $1.2 million to $1.4 million. The collection also includes four C1 and early C2 Corvettes, and Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac convertibles from the mid-50s.
The Monterey sale features some other bragging-rights cars, such as a one-of-a-kind 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort painted black with black wheels, valued at $1.6 million to $1.8 million, and a lovely 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II fixed-head coupe that is being offered publicly for the first time since it was built nearly 60 years ago. The Aston, valued at $300,000-$400,000, features a rare Tickford Notchback body, finished in Bottle Green with a Silver Gunmetal roof, just as it left the factory.
David Gooding, president of the auction company, said the sale of the Klutt cars at no reserve is an exciting development for the Monterey sale.
“Peter is recognized around the world for his hit show ‘Dream Car Garage,’” Gooding said in a news release. “His vast knowledge of cars comes from years of restoring, racing, buying and selling muscle, sports, and racing cars. His keen eye for quality and originality are evident in the cars that he has chosen to sell publicly.
“It is a pleasure to work with someone who is so knowledgeable and passionate about his cars. Every example will be sold without reserve to the highest bidder, which is sure to cause a sensation amongst collectors.”
Gooding, which boasts that it is the only Monterey auction held within the gates of the famed 17-Mile Drive at Pebble Beach, recorded auction results last year of more than $106 million with 107 of 121 lots sold. More than 30 of those cars sold for more than $1 million.
For more information about the Monterey auction, see Gooding’s website.