Gooding Prepares for 2012 Classic Car Auction

By Paul Joseph

Gooding & Company, the world-renowned auction house for collectors of rare and exceptional cars, have announced its line-up for the 2012 Scottsdale Auctions in Arizona early next month.

Amongst the cars going under the hammer at the prestigious auction will be three pedigreed Italian collector cars: a 1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider, a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone and a 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider by Ghia.

With an auction estimate of $2.1-2.6 million, the Ferrari 500 Testa Ross was the first Ferrari to use the Testa Rossa name. American motorsport legends John von Neumann, Bruce Kessler and Pete Lovely all raced this 1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa in its early years at many of the country’s greatest racetracks.

Speaking ahead of the auction, David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Company, said: “These days, extraordinary cars that are rare and have great provenance are of paramount importance to collectors.

“Whether it is the ultimate Maserati or Lamborghini road car or an early version of one of Ferrari’s most important racing models, the common thread connecting the Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa, Lamborghini Miura P400 SV and Maserati Ghibli Spider is that they are the best examples of quality, significance and performance for which each marque has become renowned.”

The annual Scottsdale Auctions will take place at the Scottsdale Fashion Square at 68th Street and East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 20 and 21.

By Paul Joseph