Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime sale takes at over $44 Million

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A trio of Bugattis set three entire auction records in Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime sale. Gooding & Company

Santa Monica, Calif. – Gooding & Company realized $44,297,600 in total sales at its Passion of a Lifetime auction. The company’s first-ever UK sale, ran in the historical Hampton Court Palace through the prestigious Concours of Elegance, saw 14 of this group’s 15 a lot sold, achieving an impressive 93percent sell-through speed with eight automobiles realizing more than #1 million. The company also set a world auction record for the greatest average price per car with an auction at $3,164,115, combined with six new documents, such as the most precious Bugatti and Vauxhall sold at auction. Enthusiasts from around the world tuned to the live broadcast as the once-in-a-lifetime occasion, composed of telephone, and absentee bidding, in addition to limited in-room bidding, delivered the most enjoyable and productive auto market in 2020.

Bidding was strong from the very start, together with all the 1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Sports Tourer earning $448,800. Without a doubtthe star of this auction has been the highly publicized 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports, that became the most precious Bugatti sold at auction for $12,405,000. The next of three Bugattis was met with resounding applause from Concours attendees if the superbly maintained Type 35C Grand Prix sold for $5,119,400. The 1937 Bugatti Type 57S functioned as the grand finale for its group, attaining $10,219,350. In complete, Bugatti put new world auction records to its French marque’s revered units and accounted for more than $27 million of the whole sale.

One among their very exciting lots available has been that the record-breaking 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Speciale. Applause erupted through the Palace grounds following a rousing bidding war led to a last cost of 4,172,300.

Viewers from above 73 countries tuned in through the company’s dwell HD webcast to see spirited bidding controlled by famous auctioneer Charlie Ross. As bidders competed for outstanding tons, Mr. Ross’ attractive style energized the lively event. Most especially the magnificent 1955 Aston Martin DB3S created a cost of $3,917,300, although the 1935 Aston Martin Ulster discovered a new home after selling for an outstanding $2,059,480. The impeccable 1924 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Wensum attained a world record price of 1,622,350, as well as also the 1919 Rolls Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle Tourer fulfilled a last cost of $1,330,900.

Complete List of Lots Sold:

  • 1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Sports Tourer, sold for $448,845
  • 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Speciale, sold for $4 ),172,307
  • 1955 Lancia Aurelia B ) 24S Spider America, sold for $922,929
  • 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports, sold for $12,405,035
  • 1924 Lancia Lambda 3rd Series Torpédo, $508,691
  • 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT, $493,729
  • 1959 Lancia Flaminia 2500 Sport, sold for $403,960
  • 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Cabriolet, $673,267
  • 1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix, sold for $5 ),119,435
  • 1935 Aston Martin Ulster, sold for $2,059,483
  • 1924 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Wensum, sold for $1,622,347
  • 1955 Aston Martin DB3S, sold for $2,917,311
  • 1919 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle Tourer, sold for $1,330,923
  • 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, sold for $10,219,355

Gooding & Company has announced its next installation of Geared Online, the company’s new system of auctions must be stored exclusively via the company’s site and cellular bidding program. Following the achievement of this inaugural August Geared Online, the auction house’s next online sale starts on October 26th and finishes October 30th. Gooding & Company’s online auction show complements the company’s annual live auction occasions and provides a choice of book and no book lots, giving a superb variety of automotive brilliance and automobilia for every level of collector.

Geared Online | October 2020 Online
Catalogue Available:
Monday, October 19
Auction Begins: Monday, October 26, 9:00 AM PDT
Lots Begin Closing: Friday, October 30, 12:00 PM PDT
Phone: + 1 310. 899. 1960


About Gooding & Company
The “Passion of a Lifetime” Auction was introduced with Gooding UK, LLC, a branch of Gooding & Company. Gooding & Company. The auction home proceeds to deliver market-leading outcome, while establishing new trends and selling best-of-category automobiles across a number of collector auto verticals. Gooding & Company always presents the highest-quality consignments while working with integrity and openness, that have made the company a reputation of trust and esteem unmatched in the business. Offering a broad array of services such as personal and estate sales, appraisals and assortment direction, the auction house is ready to help you with numerous collector’s services.

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