Gooding moving up Pebble Beach auction to end before concours

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1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 on docket for Gooding auction | Gooding / Brian Henniker photo
Some of the cars at Gooding & Company's 2016 Pebble Beach auction | Larry Edsall photo
Some of the cars at Gooding & Company’s 2016 Pebble Beach auction | Larry Edsall photo

Gooding & Company is moving its Pebble Beach auction up this summer, with the two-day sale scheduled for Friday, August 18, and Saturday, August 19.

The auction traditionally has been held on Saturday and Sunday, with the Sunday sale taking place during and after the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Gooding has the only collector car auction staged on the Pebble Beach golf course property, at its Equestrian Center. Other auctions are held at various venues on the Monterey Peninsula.

A Gooding spokesman explained that the change is being done “to allow our clients to enjoy the full Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event, as this prestigious celebration is what brings all of us enthusiasts together for Pebble Beach Automotive Week.”

Gooding & Company, which remains the “official auction house” of the concours, also announced that it would start its auction preview viewing on Wednesday, August 16.

With the change in scheduling, Gooding’s auction will be over Saturday evening, leaving Sunday totally open to the concours activities.

1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 joins docket for Gooding's 2017 Pebble Beach sale
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 headed to auction | Gooding / Brian Henniker photo

In other news, Gooding & Company announced the consignment for the auction of a Zagato-bodied 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Gran Sport. The car won best-in-class honors at Pebble Beach in 1996.

Gooding & Company said it expects the car to sell for $2 million to $2.7 million.

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Further, Gooding announced the dates for some its 2018 sales, including January 19-20 at Scottsdale, Arizona, and March 9 at Amelia Island, Florida.

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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.