Gooding & Company 2011 Auction Preview

With the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance a little less that two weeks away, we decided to take a look at the 2011 Gooding & Co Pebble Beach Auction that will be held at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center August 20-21.Gooding & Company have outdone themselves this year with a very strong diverse auction line up. Here is a list of out favorite cars scheduled to be auctioned.

1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster – Estimated Price $130,000 – $160,000

1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Factory Team Car – Estimated Price of $2,400,000 – $2,800,000

1935 Bentley 3 1/2 Litre Sportsman’s Coupe – Estimated Price $400,000 – $500,000

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV – Estimated Price $375,000 – $450,000

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

1931 Duesenberg Model J Long-Wheelbase Coupe

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1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

RM Auctions has raised the bar once again with it’s 2011 Monterey Auction, which takes place the same weekend as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

One of my favorite cars of all time will be auctioned.  A 250 Ferrari a factory restored, Classiche certified,  Lot No. 244: a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione.

This 250 GT is a rare alloy-bodied short wheelbase (94.5″) car with a 290 bhp, 2,953 cc, SOHC V-12 engine, three Weber 40 DCE/6 carburetors, four-speed synchromesh gearbox, independent front suspension with parallel A-arms, coil springs and tubular “Koni” shock absorbers and anti-sway bar, rear solid axle, trailing arms, leaf springs and tubular shocks, limited-slip differential, aluminum body paneling as per original.

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Ferrari FF

As a successor to the ever popular 612 Scaglietti, the Ferrari FF (FF – four seats and four-wheel drive) has finally been revealed to the consumer market. It claims to be the company’s most powerful and versatile 4-seater ever created, and is the first Ferrari ever to boast a four-wheel drive. Ferrari based the premise of the car as representing “not so much an evolution as a true revolution,” of the cars which are typically designed by the company.

It offers unparalleled levels of high-performance, a sporty look, incredible versatility, comfort, and sophisticated elegance which Ferrari is well known for; the manufacturer claims that both drivers and passengers will feel a new and unique driving experience in the FF. Offering a front design (inspired by the 458 Italia), and a larger hatch, the unique design has never been featured before in a Ferrari model. It can easily accommodate four passengers, and even has room for luggage in the cabin. The FF will also feature a dual 5 inch screen on the center panel, a center dash touch screen and optional third screen for the front side passenger, which displays speed, rpm, and gear.

Although it will set consumers back a few dollars, it is the first ever in the Ferrari family with so much room, and offers a completely new design style never seen by the manufacturer.

 

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