Some big sales predictably with some of the great cars on offer - excluding the Seinfeld Porsche stuff which is covered below seperately - here are some highlights:
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for $17.16m or £11.93m- Covered headlight SWB - 1 of 37 - never been fully restored - cool history (but does a Cal Spyder exist with poor history?) - only 3 Italian owners from new and never publically offered for sale before - gone to UK owner?
1995 Ferrari F50 sold for $2.31m or £1.6m- 1 of 55 US spec cars - from total production of 349 - 5000 miles - engine derived from Ferrari 641 F1 car - sounds operatic - unfairly overlooked in comparison to it's older F40 sibling?
1966 Ford GT40 Mk I sold for $3.3m or £2.29m
- 1 of 31 Original Road Coupes Produced - 3200 miles(!) - just exquisite and valued against a 275 gtb/4 - think this is a different league of excitement? - well bought
1966 Abarth 1300 OT Periscopio sold for $506k or £352k- Unbelievably beautiful and exotic car with great period race history - ex Rosso Bianco - 1 of 50 built 1 of only 12? with periscopio fitted? - 1300 screamer with 145 hp and will weigh the square root of **** all - eligible for just about any event - when did you last see one? I simply cannot understand how if you attended Amelia Island with $500k to spend you could have overlooked this car - it is ****ing gorgeous!!!! Lucky new custodian - hope it is shown in public - preferably raced a little for all of us to enjoy.
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra sold for $1.32m or £917k- Sold above estimate of $950k-$1.1m - Extensive Period SCCA Race History - Quality Restoration by Canepa - Campaigned at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Goodwood Revival - came with Le Mans Hardtop and Spare Engine - proper blue-chip historic competition car which ticks all the boxes and unlikely to be anything than a solid safe haven store of your wealth - well bought.
JERRY SEINFELD PORSCHE COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS
Was Jerry bailing out because he believes it is top of the market time - or simply thinning out his extensive collection and getting rid of Pork that he does not use much - and it is time to hand over the baton to new custodians? I would have thought it is the latter - he does not need the money - he's had some fun - and still has A LOT of cars left to play with - and yes he will have trousered an 8 figure sum - which he doubtless can plough back into some other stuff.
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder sold for $5.335m or £3.719m- An Original, Unrestored 550 Spyder - Just Three Owners over the Past Five Decades - As-Delivered Color Scheme; Beautifully Preserved Upholstery - Matching-Numbers Example with Just 10,500 Miles from New - a pretty good example of a 4 cam Porsche Spyder
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR sold for $2.31m or £1.6m- One of Only 15 RSRs Specially Built for Roger Penske’s IROC Series - Raced in Period by Revson, Johncock, Follmer, Forbes-Robinson, and Minter - Well-Documented History and Complete Unbroken Provenance - Faithfully Restored by Jim Torres in Original Light Yellow Livery - Beautifully Presented, Consistently Maintained, and Road RegisteredOk - one of the best known 911's made - makes the lesser and much more populous 2.7 RS - either M472 or sexy M471 look expensive in comparison - this is on another league - gorgeous
1990 Porsche 962C sold for $1.65m or £1.147m - Works 962C Run by Joest Racing with Porsche Factory Support - Campaigned in 1990 FIA World Sports-Prototype and 1991 Interserie Championships - Driven by Bob Wollek, Frank Jelinski, “John Winter,” and Bernd Schneider - Restored in 2001 to Ultimate Singer Double-Wing Specification - Just Two Owners from New – Joest Racing and Jerry SeinfeldUltimate spec double wing good for 230 mph(!) - ok it's not a roadcar - but a serious amount of tackle for just over a bar
1966 Porsche 911 sold for $275k or £191k- An Exceptionally Well-Preserved SWB 911 - Striking(!) Original Color Scheme of Sand over Brown - Delivered New to Colorado; Less than 19,000 Original Miles - Owned by Noted Porsche Collectors for Over 30 Years - Best in Class and Division at Three Consecutive Porsche ParadesOk it's a show car really isn't it? - and as such does not float my boat - but gently exercised and preserved will doubtless continue to collect cups on concours lawns
2012 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Commemorative Edition sold for $462k or £321k- One of Five GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Commemorative Editions Built - Specification Matches the 2011 Championship-Winning Grand-Am Car - Purchased New by Jerry Seinfeld Directly from Brumos Porsche - Virtually As-New Condition with Less than Two Hours of Track Use - A Highly Collectible Factory-Built Racing 911So - for the price of a LHD GT3 RS 4.0 - you could be into this racecar. It has had 1.5 hours track exercise from new - got great provenance and I am sure you could road register it with a bit of creativity - this was not an expensive car
1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau sold for $1.017m or £707k- One of Only 76 Examples of the Porsche Exclusive-Built 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau - Equipped with High-Performance Code X88 Engine - One of 39 US-Spec Models Built; the Sole Example Finished in Polar Silver Metallic - Just Three Private Owners and Just Over 12,500 Miles from New - Complete with Handbooks, Tool Roll, and Certificate of AuthenticityOk - as a 964RS owner - I love 964's but without any real race lineage - I don't really get this car BUT - it's probably the reference example and for a collector it ticks all the boxes
1959 Porsche 718 RSK sold for $2.86m or £1.99m- One of Only 34 Type 718 RSK Spyders Built - Extensive Decade-Long North American Racing History - Driven in Period by Motorsport Legends Roger Penske and Lake Underwood - Restored by Noted Porsche Spyder Specialist Joe Cavaglieri - Eligible for just about any event - revs to 7600 rpm...
The 917/30 was unsold - but you need elephant size balls to drive it and if you want it - you know who to contact.
All in all - good results sum up the current trend - great cars sell for great money - market is more selective these days - but there is still a load of money out there for collector cars with great provenance and superb condition.
Buy of the sale? For me - the 1966 Abarth 1300 OT Periscopio which sold for $506k or £352k - mere chump change in this company!
Full results from Goodings
Lot 1 - 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe $121,000Lot 2 - 1962 MGA Mk II 1600 Roadster $35,200Lot 3 - 1973 Fiat 130 Coupe $29,700Lot 4 - 1977 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser $63,800Lot 5 - 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina $236,500Lot 6 - 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S $156,750Lot 7 - 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster $396,000Lot 8 - 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL $115,500Lot 9 - 1966 Porsche 912 $66,000Lot 11 - 1979 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet $28,600Lot 12 - 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi $297,000Lot 13 - 1936 Cord 810 Cabriolet "Sportsman" $143,000Lot 14 - 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra $1,320,000Lot 15 - 1979 Porsche 930 $200,750Lot 17 - 1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal $110,000Lot 18 - 1953 Muntz Roadster $205,000Lot 19 - 1963 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet $187,000Lot 20 - 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet $1,512,500Lot 21 - 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS $187,000Lot 22 - 1931 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Co… $2,640,000Lot 23 - 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster $203,500Lot 25 - 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 Coupe $83,600Lot 26 - 1972 Iso Grifo Series II $396,000Lot 28 - 1991 Ferrari Testarossa $170,500Lot 30 - 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL $104,500Lot 31 - 1966 Porsche 911 $275,000Lot 32 - 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster $440,000Lot 33 - 1964 Volkswagen Camper $99,000Lot 34 - 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder $5,335,000Lot 35 - 1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster $682,000Lot 36 - 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR $2,310,000Lot 37 - 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster $363,000Lot 38 - 1990 Porsche 962C $1,650,000Lot 39 - 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS/GT Carrera 2 Coupe $825,000Lot 41 - 1997 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 RSR $935,000Lot 42 - 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen $330,000Lot 43 - 2012 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Commemorative Editi… $462,000Lot 44 - 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder $3,000,000Lot 45 - 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau $1,017,500Lot 46 - 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster $1,540,000Lot 47 - 1960 Volkswagen Beetle $121,000Lot 48 - 1959 Porsche 718 RSK $2,860,000Lot 49 - 1948 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible $132,000Lot 51 - 1976 Triumph TR6 $46,200Lot 52 - 1941 Lincoln Zephyr $214,500Lot 53 - 1970 Porsche 911 2.2 T $165,000Lot 55 - 1973 Maserati Bora 4.9 $170,500Lot 56 - 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort $1,120,000Lot 57 - 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL $192,500Lot 59 - 1989 Porsche 930 $129,250Lot 60 - 1966 Abarth 1300 OT Periscopio $506,000Lot 61 - 1959 MGA 1500 Coupe $50,600Lot 62 - 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I $3,300,000Lot 63 - 1973 Lamborghini 400 GT Espada Series III $99,000Lot 64 - 1995 Ferrari F50 $2,310,000Lot 65 - 1960 Bentley S2 Continental Saloon $82,500Lot 67 - 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster $115,500Lot 68 - 1968 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL $143,000Lot 69 - 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider $17,160,000Lot 70 - 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS $192,500Lot 71 - 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso $1,875,000Lot 72 - 1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S Targa $198,000Lot 74 - 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale $253,000Lot 76 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL $36,300Lot 77 - 1937 Cord 812 Custom Roadster $48,400Lot 78 - 1951 Volkswagen Beetle $63,800Lot 79 - 1976 Maserati Merak SS $60,500Lot 80 - 1947 Kurtis Kraft Midget Racer $35,200Lot 81 - 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster $209,000