Auction News | Gooding&Company: Geared Online Scottsdale Edition
Auctions are an important part of the classic car market. Rare and special vehicles in particular are sold for sometimes extraordinary sums. In our “Auction News” section, we regularly look at the results of recent auctions.This time the Geared Online Scottsdale Edition from Gooding & Company.
THE AUCTION – GEARED ONLINE SCOTTSDALE EDITION
The auction Geared Online Scottsdale Edition took place on 03 May 2021. 47 different vehicles were offered to the interested parties. The offer ranged from sports cars like the 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S (Estimate $ 600,000 – 700,000) to classics like the 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (Estimate $ 1,100,000 – 1,300,000).
THESE WERE THE LOTS TO WATCH OUT FOR
1973 Porsche 911 2.4 T
Among others, this 911 was offered with CIS injection. Only a relatively small number of these were built. Although all of them were built in the second half of the 1973 model year, they are widely regarded as the most powerful of all Ts. They deliver 140 hp and a smooth, torque-optimised powerband.
Sold for: $ 100.100
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Another eye-catcher was the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. The Ferrari, which came at the end of a long and distinguished line of V-12 front-engined grand touring coupes, more than fulfilled the marque’s proven formula of stunning looks and outstanding performance. For most, if not all, of its production life, it was considered the fastest car in the world in terms of top speed.
Sold for: $ 528.000
1993 Porsche 968 Turbo S
Porsche has always had a tradition of adapting popular racing cars for the road. This proud tradition was continued with the Turbo RS – a fully-fledged racing version of the 968 developed by Porsche Motorsport for private customers for use in the ADAC GT Cup.
In typical Porsche fashion, a complementary road-going model was announced soon after, aimed at “dedicated sports drivers”, as the factory jargon goes. This car was called the 968 Turbo S. Although a run of 100 was planned, Porsche management cancelled the 968 Turbo S programme for fear of competing with the 911.
As a result, only 14 examples were built, making this model, the ultimate evolution of the front-engined range, one of the rarest and most exclusive of modern times. This 968 Turbo S, chassis 0064, was produced in June 1993 and is one of two examples painted in the striking, true-to-pattern colour blood orange
Sold for: $ 792.000
THE BEST RESULTS AT GEARED ONLINE SCOTTSDALE EDITION.
A rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 whose true beauty of design lies beneath the surface. Its centrepiece was the new 3.3-litre Tipo 226 engine fitted with a twin overhead cam cylinder head, this was derived from Ferrari’s successful line of four-cam V-12 sports racing and Grand Prix machines. This object of desire sold for $3,586,000 immediately after its unveiling.
THE NEXT GOODING & COMPANY AUCTION
14. August 2021.
Text: Lennart Klein Pictures: Gooding & Company
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