Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gooding Expects to Break the All-time World Auction Record in Pebble Beach with the Legendary 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype



Gooding + Company Expects to Break the All-time World Auction Record in Pebble Beach with the Legendary 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype
The leading auction house consigns two iconic sports racing stars for its Pebble Beach Auctions: the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype and the 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Factory Team Car

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 20, 2011) – Gooding + Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is delighted to announce that two legendary sports racing stars, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype and the 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Factory Team Car, will be presented at auction for the first time in history at the world-renowned Pebble Beach Auctions on August 20 & 21. Since its inception, the Pebble Beach Auction has welcomed significant and rare cars and now with these exciting additions, the star-studded 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions will once again be the world’s premier stage for the collector car market.

"Being in the presence of the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa Prototype is a visceraland breathtaking experience unlike anything I’ve ever known," says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding + Company. "We will all witness a historic day when this incredible car – one of the greatest race cars of all time – crosses our stage in Pebble Beach this August."

While it exists in a class of its own, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype joins an elite list of extraordinary competition Ferraris that have crossed the block at Gooding + Company’s auctions, including the record-breaking 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider that sold for $7.26 Million and the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod that sold for $6.105 Million last year.

http://www.sportscarmarket.com/news/4692-gooding-to-offer-250-testa-rossa-prototype-at-pebble-beach