Gooding & Enterprise has scheduled yet another “Geared Online” collector automobile auction for October 26-30, and one particular of the themes is Timeless 1950s as the docket involves a 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Spider, a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” and a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc cabriolet.
Gooding’s inaugural “Geared Online” sale was held in August and posted $14.5 million in sales, topped by the $3.08 million sale of a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, at the time an on-line-auction history price tag for a motorcar.
Since that sale, Gooding staged its first overseas auction, “The Enthusiasm of a Lifetime” sale in London, where by profits totaled $44 million.
Back in the US and again online in reaction to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Gooding’s current docket involves far more than 30 motor vehicles with pre-auction believed values ranging from $25,000 to $2.75 million.
Amid those car or trucks are the “timeless” 1950s versions that the auction home claims “represent the authenticity, provenance, elegance and heritage that today’s savviest collectors motivation most.”
The 1956 Maserati (estimate $2 million to $2.75 million) signifies “the top evolution of Maserati’s first postwar sporting activities automobile.” Centered on the A5GCS racing motor vehicle, the car carried more than this racing car’s braking, steering and suspension parts, Gooding notes.
“At the coronary heart of the vehicle is a lovely all-aluminum twin-cam 6-cylinder motor that Gioacchino Colombo had at first developed for competitors needs,” Gooding adds. “The A6G/54 was amongst the very best-performing two-liter cars of its era, equipped with a few Weber aspect-draft carburetors, and out there with an optional twin-plug cylinder head.”
9 vehicles ended up fitted with Spider coachwork by Frua. Up for bidding is chassis 2180, the first Frua Spider and as a result the prototype for the series. The car or truck was delivered in Paris but soon observed its way to the US and in 2008 was restored by a Carrozzeria AutoSport team led by Adolfo Orsi Jr. The automobile has won ideal in class honors at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como.
The 1957 “Gullwing” (estimate $1 million to $1.3 million) was restored by Jerry Hjeltness and due to the fact then has won very best of exhibit at the Le Cercle concours in California. The car is performed in silver over green leather-based with matching eco-friendly equipped luggage.
The 1956 Mercedes convertible ($750,000 to $950,000) is a single of only 49 develop. It was restored by Rudi Koniczek, who returned it to its factory hues of Tobacco Brown with tan inside and brown convertible top.
Amid other “timeless 1950s” on the Gooding on line auction docket are a 1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C cabriolet ($250,000 to $350,000) that has experienced the identical proprietor for extra than 55 a long time, and a 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS coupe ($240,000 to $280,000).
The finish auction docket is out there on the Gooding & Corporation website.