HomeThe MarketPreliminary results: Porsches set pace at Gooding’s Amelia Island auction

Preliminary results: Porsches set pace at Gooding’s Amelia Island auction


1968 Porsche 907 "longtail"
1968 Porsche 907 “longtail” | Gooding & Co.
1959 Porsche 718 RSK Gooding & Co.
1959 Porsche 718 RSK | Gooding & Co.

Preliminary results supplied to ClassicCars.com by Hagerty Insurance indicate  Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island auction generated $31.3 million in sales Friday. That total does not include any possible “after sale” of the cars that did not meet their reserve prices while on the block.

Hagerty’s preliminary figures show a 90-percent sell-through rate with 79 of 88 lots hammered sold. The average sales price was $395,840 (all prices include the buyer’s premium)

A pair of Porsches led the sale with a 1968 907 longtail coupe bringing $3.63 million and a 1959 718 RSK Spyder going for $3.3 million.

Nine cars, including two other Porsches, sold for $1 million or more, and a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc roadster barely missed that mark, going for $990,000.

Also impressive was the fact that two Ferrari Dino’s each sold for more than $600,000.

We’ll have complete wrap-up on the sale after Gooding & Company reports its official tally of the event.

Results (preliminary) for Gooding & Company sale at Amelia Island

Overall Total: $31.3 million

79/88 lots sold: 90-percent sell-through rate

Average Sale Price: $395,840

Overall Top 10 Sales:

1.       1968 Porsche 907 Longtail Coupe sold for $3,630,000
2.       1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder sold for $3,300,000
3.       1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe sold for $2,530,000
4.       1964 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster sold for $2,035,000
5.       1958 BMW 507 Roadster sold for $1,815,000
6.       1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley Roadster sold for $1,430,000
7.       1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Sport Lightweight Coupe sold for $1,402,500
8.       1956 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America sold for $1,292,500
9.       1988 Porsche 959 Sport Coupe sold for $1,100,000
10.   1955 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Roadster sold for $990,000

2013 Overall Results

Total: $28.1M

69/71 sold: 97% sell-through rate

Average Sale Price: $408,167



Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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