Gooding & Company Announces More Than $50 Million(1) in Sales at 2009 Pebble Beach Auction

    Gooding Sold 129 Exceptional Lots with Two $4+ Million Cars and Achieved
    Multiple World Records in 2 Days

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Aug. 19 /CNW/ -- Gooding & Company, the official
auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance , sold 129 lots over
their weekend auctions, achieving more than $50 million in sales.  Continuing
its successful presence as a leading auction house in Monterey, Gooding &
Company attracted thousands of collectors and enthusiasts from around the
world last week.


    Overall, the auction achieved $50+ million with 129 lots sold out of 159.
 Nine cars sold for more than $1 million.  Sunday evening's top five sales
were the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at $5,115,000, the 1933
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Drop Head Coupe at $4,180,000, the 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ
Roadster at $3,300,000, the 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I at $1,540,000
and the 1934 Mercedes-Benz 380 Sport Roadster at $1,078,000.

    Guests at the auction witnessed the historic sale at $550,000 of "Chassis
Number One" of Bentley Motors' Mulsanne, the new flagship grand tourer model
that was conceived, styled and engineered at Bentley's headquarters in Crewe,

    Saturday's highest sale was the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
at $2,750,000.  A highlight for enthusiasts was the sale of Ettore Bugatti's
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Special Coupe that found its new caretaker at a price of

    Several world records were broken - the 1953 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Drop
Head Coupe at $1,650,000, the 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster at $192,500 and
the 1938 Buick Limited Series 80 Opera Brougham at $506,000.

    Gooding & Company will be conducting its annual Scottsdale auction on
Saturday January 23, 2010 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  For more information visit

    About Gooding & Company
    Gooding & Company provides unparalleled service for those in the
collector car market. At its previous four auctions, Gooding & Company sold a
combined total of more than $178+ million in collector automobiles, with 55
vehicles selling for more than $1 million and nine vehicles selling for more
than $3 million.

    (1) The prices are in US Dollars, include the buyer's premium and are
rounded to the nearest dollar. Gooding & Company is not responsible for
typographical errors or omissions.


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