Exclusive ‘Passion Of A Lifetime’ Event Heads To London

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1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider - $13,000,000 - Photo by Mathieu Heurtault

Following a successful 2019 auction sales, Gooding & Company announced they will be presenting an exclusive ‘Passion of a Lifetime’ event featuring selections from one of the world’s most revered private collections.

The highly acclaimed auction house reported year-end auction sales total of more than $147 million, spearheading all auction houses and boasting an 82% rise in sales rate with 291 lots sold, with 32 cars selling in excess of $1 million.

Gooding & Company also saw the highest per car average sale of $505,537 from its three respected auctions which this year witnessed Ferraris dominating the market, with over $75 million sold at an average price of $1,390,364.

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – Photo by Mathieu Heurtault

The exclusive ‘Passion of a Lifetime‘ event will feature selections from one of the world’s most revered private collections, to be sold at Somerset House in central London on 1 April 2020.

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These stunning motorcars are the culmination of decades of research, dedication, and a meticulous commitment to bring together the most coveted and valuable examples of European sports and racing automobiles of the 20th century. London’s historic and majestic Somerset House will provide a superb backdrop for the vehicles in this unique auction.

This 18th-century Neo-classical building is one of London’s best-loved public spaces and a global platform showcasing ground-breaking contemporary culture.

Top Ten Lots Sold at Auction in 2019

  • 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, sold for $9,905,000
  • 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, sold for $7,595,000
  • 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, sold for $6,800,000
  • 1975 Ferrari 312T, sold for $6,000,000
  • 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, sold for $5,890,000
  • 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Spider Series II, sold for $5,395,000
  • 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, sold for $5,100,000
  • 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT, sold for $3,600,000
  • 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Coupe, sold for $2,755,000
  • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy, sold for $2,750,000

All images copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company.
Photos by Mathieu Heurtault.

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