A Sneak Peek At Gooding & Co’s Amelia Island Auction 2011

If vintage cars are your weakness, this is the event for you. Gooding & Company has scheduled its Amelia Island Auction event to start from 3pm on Friday, 11 March. Previews will be held from 9am-6pm on 10 March and from 9am-3pm on 11 March. Last year, 71 collector cars went under the hammer. This year, Gooding & Company will be auctioning off over 85 vintage and modern collector cars. Here is a preview of what lies in store.

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet by Vignale (in picture above)
Estimated to fetch between $800,000 and $1.1 million, this Ferrari with Vignale coachwork has changed hands only twice since 1960. The black car with dark green upholstery and chassis No. 0106 E is fully-documented and has a known provenance.

1953 Siata 208 CS Coupe
Only nine units of this Balbo-bodied Siata sports car were built. This road racer has a Fiat Otto Vu (8V) engine and should fetch between $650,000 and $850,000.

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype
This award-winning prototype was an effort to develop the Miura SV. Believed to have appeared at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, it was restored by Wayne Obry and Jeff Stephan.

1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback
This elegant automobile has a 4.9-litre engine and Fastback coachwork by H.J. Mulliner. It includes plenty of original records and documents.

1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy
This eye-catcher is one of the oldest surviving examples of its type and the only one in Blue Sheen paint. The first XK120 imported into the US, this Jag initially was a promotional in early sports car races. The current owner had the XK120 restored, after which it won several awards and participated in the XK60 Diamond Tour. Pre-sale estimates put this at $375,000 to $550,000.

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV
This is the first time that this factory-driven Aston Martin is being put up for sale since 1961. It comes with the original tools and owner’s manual, plus a rare workshop manual. It should fetch between $425,000 and $475,000.

1928 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Coupe
This Bentley won the Supreme Champion Award at the Bentley Drivers Club Kensington Gardens Concours in 1969. Owned by well-known collector Reg Parker, this Bentley has original coachwork and should sell for between $750,000 and $950,000.

1955 Austin-Healey 100S
This well-documented beauty is part of a limited edition of 50, and is one of 41 surviving units. It participated in several racing events including the Mille Miglia and Le Mans Classic. Restored by Hill & Vaughn, this baby should sell for between $600,000 and $800,000.

1962 AC Cobra
Priced between $450,000 and $550,000, this red Cobra was initially steel grey over blue. Historically-authentic and well-documented with an SCCA racing pedigree, this early Cobra made appearances at the Paris and London Shows in 1962.

1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drop Head Coupe
This is one of only four Sedanca Coupes to be designed by Gurney Nutting. It is estimated to fetch from $400,000 to $500,000.

1963 Lotus 23B
This car was once owned by Brian Redman and Bob Snodgrass of Brumos Racing. Restored in 2008, this documented car should sell for around $175,000 to $225,000.

Via: Sports Car Digest

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