High-dollar classic car auction houses in the US have always presented the most persuasive spectacle for the audience around the globe. Gooding and Co. is surely among the most prominent of these auction houses worldwide. They not only participate in but also organize private sales. The Santa Monica based auction house took part in Monterey, Carmel and Pebble beach car week in August earlier this year.“These auction houses are good at finding cars that they think would fit the audience,” said Mackeel Hagerty, founder of Hagerty insurance.
With the week’s event starting, Gooding and Co. had a big opportunity to grab attention of the international crowd and make a big sale. Gooding and Co. and 4 other auction houses sold 71 vehicles of worth 1 million or more this year which rose from 57 in 2012 and 31 in 2011, according to Hagerty. Evidently, Gooding and Co. contributes to present this indulging prospect to the fans worldwide. Although RM auctions, rival auction house, stole the spotlight and made the biggest sale of the week, 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider for $27.5 million, Gooding and Co. concluded the event with their final sale which landed them in the top five of all cars sold this week, a 1997 McLaren F1 coupe for $8.5 million.
Gooding and Co. are also unveiling their marvellous collection including 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe, 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet and many more, at the upcoming Scottsdale auction being held on January 17 & 18, 2014 and the Amelia Island auction on March 7, 2014.