Gooding & Company sets the record again for most valuable car sold in Amelia Island history
Gooding & Company returned to Amelia Island to conduct the highest grossing vehicle sale and make auction week history with its 2023 two-day event. Eclipsing its 2022 record-setting total, Gooding & Company achieved a new top figure of $72,676,188, making 2023’s Amelia Island Auctions its most successful sale at the venue to date.
Additionally, the firm again sold the most valuable automobile in Amelia Island history with the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Presenting a two-day auction for the first time in its 13 years at the venue, Gooding & Company sold 148 out of 155 lots, culminating in a 95% sales rate. Over the course of the Thursday, March 2, and Friday, March 3 event, 15 lots were sold for over $1,000,000.
Steered by celebrated auctioneer Charlie Ross, Gooding & Company sold half of the top 10 lots of the week, comprising five highly significant Ferrari examples that achieved remarkable results on the auction stage. The top lot was, of course, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, which sold for $18,045,000.
An immediate postwar competition veteran, the 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Spider Series II sold for an impressive $3,525,000. Just before the sale, Gooding & Company was proud to announce that this vehicle had a combined acceptance to two forthcoming 1000 Miglia events, and was also the recipient of the 1000 Miglia’s Amelia Island 2023 Spirit of 1000 Miglia Award.
A largely original, unrestored low-mileage 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 performed well at market, achieving $3,525,000
“In recent years, Gooding & Company has emerged as a true market leader at Amelia Island, and this year, we really solidified this status with yet another record-setting sale that presented the most valuable car ever sold in this market,” said Gooding & Company President and Founder, David Gooding. “We are perpetually grateful to our loyal clientele for trusting us with their prized consignments, and we are thankful to everyone who has helped our Amelia Island event grow to what it is today.”
Gooding & Company Amelia Island Top 10:
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – $18,045,000
1953 Ferrari 250 MM Spider Series II – $3,525,000
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 – $3,525,000
1990 Ferrari F40 – $3,085,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider – $2,535,000
1931 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan – $2,205,000
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB – $2,040,000
1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast – $2,012,500
1958 BMW 507 Series II – $1,820,000
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster – $1,792,500
The full list of lots and results can be found HERE.
Up next for Gooding & Company is the Estate of Mark Smith Auction to be held next month in Lynchburg, Virginia.