by Mike –
Here are my favorite cars at the Gooding auction in Arizona on January 20 & 21, 2012.
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder
Estimate is $700,000 – $900,000
This is a very hefty estimate and certainly would be a world record. There is another Ghibli Spyder at RM for a much lower estimate.
“*Likely the Finest Ghibli in Existence
*Exceedingly Rare as One of Just 11 European SS Versions
*Ordered New in Striking Colors with “All the Extras”
*Offered with Factory Hardtop and Fitted Luggage
*Exceptional Restoration to Factory Specifications
*An Important Maserati”
For this price a few tons of gold should be included.
1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
Estimate is $750,000 – $900,000
This seems like a high estimate as well. I can remember these cars going for $500 to $600K not long ago – this one seems to be an exceptional example, however.
“*Certified by Ferrari Classiche
*Exquisite Restoration by F40 Motorsports and Greg Jones
*Stunning Period Color Combination
*The Ultimate Evolution of the 250 GT with Timeless Pininfarina Design
*Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini”
Maybe the Ferrari Classiche certification is worth big bucks?
1958 BMW 507
Estimate is $900,000 – $1,200,000
Wow, I just pick the expensive cars, or maybe they are all expensive. This one is a real beauty with gorgeous lines.
“*Refined Series II Example
*Beautifully Presented Throughout
*Nearly 30 Years in a Prestigious Private Collection
*One of the Most Desirable European Sports Cars Built
*One of Only 252 507s Produced”
A little detail work in the engine bay would not hurt.
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1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
Estimate is $1,200,000 – $1,400,000
I still do not understand why the SV model commands such a premium over the P400S and P400 models.
“*An Exceptional Example of Lamborghini’s Groundbreaking Supercar
*One of Only 150 Factory-Built SVs
*Significant Bertone Design in Iconic Livery
*Authentic, Matching-Numbers Example
*Comprehensive Restoration by Miura Specialist Jeff Stephan
*Proven Best of Show and Best in Class Winner
*Featured on the Cover of Sports & Exotic Car
*A Desired Entry into the Most Exclusive Concours and Tours”
Another exceptional car at the Gooding auction is the purple Iso Grifo.
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