Monday, March 15, 2010

Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction

As racing enthusiast, we specifically wanted to look at and observe the auctions of three racing cars at Gooding & Company Auction on Friday March 12, 2009 . However we walked away with a deep respect for many of the other cars sold that evening, especially the 1931 VOISIN C20 MYLORD DEMI-BERLINE.

The three cars we especially were interested in were all impressive in their own way:

The 1961 Porsche RS61 that went for $1.705 Million, made a great entrance and get away as they did have the engine running. The sound and vibration were better than expected. I can't even imagine sitting and driving it as my Porsche 911 just doesn't compare.

1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix
the gavel fell at $900,000- It was better looking than I thought from the catalog. And I walked away with a greater appreciation of what Bugatti was capable of crafting in 1928. I hope the new owner tries it out on a track.

1938 Peugeot 402 Darl'Mat Roadster Did Not Meet The Reserve- And it should not have sold for less because this car is worth every penny. The details were carefully thought out and crafted. See some of our favorite details posted up above.

My favorite of the Auction was the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 C Station Wagon- This was originally crafted by Binz in Germany for Mrs. Caroline Folke... One lucky woman. It was sold for $220,000.

The Aston Martin's seem to draw many interested parties and fiercer bidding than some of the others. I also really liked the 1956 Facel Vega FV2B Coupe and felt that it deserved a higher price than the $71,500 it sold for.

In addition, we want to thank Gooding & Company for providing us with excellent hospitality and an enjoyable evening.