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Unusual offerings at Gooding’s Geared Online Scottsdale Edition auction

Coachbuilt Citroen, Bronco roadster on the docket of the hybrid live/online sale


Unusual and intriguing vehicles are a hallmark of every Gooding & Company collector car auction, and the Geared Online Scottsdale Edition includes several cars with a difference in the boutique hybrid sale.

Unlike past years with live sales, Gooding will have its cars available for viewing in Scottsdale to a limited selection of people during Arizona Auction Week, but with all bidding done online.


A rare custom 1966 Citroen DS21 Concorde, a coachbuilt creation by Chapron, will be offered at Scottsdale, one of just six updated second-series models styled in avant garde fashion by the French design company.

Chapron dramatically accentuated the long-wheelbase stance of the daringly aerodynamic DS21 in 35 custom examples – each one unique – built for wealthy clients, this one first owned by a Versailles architect who ordered it with a host of luxury options.  The estimated pre-auction value for this Citroen is $125,000 to $150,000.

Gooding also will auction a rare antique runabout, a 1913 White Model 30 G.A.D. Roadster described in the catalog as “an incredibly well-preserved, working time capsule of a bygone motoring era.”

The 1931 White is presented as a well-preserved survivor

Though more than a century old, the White is in remarkably original condition, and according to Gooding, has been well-researched and examined for authenticity, and “has been expertly returned to operational status.”

“Astoundingly original as well as operational, this White Model 30 Roadster is surely one of the best-preserved automobiles of its era to be offered for public sale,” says the auction company, which estimates its value at $150,000 to $170,000.

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The doorless roadster is a rare version of the first-year Bronco

Price tags for early Ford Broncos are skyrocketing, but here’s one that might not be on everybody’s radar, a 1966 Bronco U13 Roadster, a doorless 4-wheel-drive utility truck that emulates the Jeep CJ. 

They are quite rare because of the limited numbers originally sold in their single year of existence; of the 23,776 Broncos built in the first model year, just 1,400 were roadsters.

This roadster also benefits from hardly ever being used, driven just over 15,000 miles and in original condition other than mechanical refurbishment.  The original owner used the Bronco on a farm in Brattsburg, New York, mainly as a snowplow.   The estimated value is $40,000 to $50,000, offered at auction without reserve.

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The diminutive race car was driven by a Can Am champion’s son

A vintage quarter-midget race car is also on the Scottsdale docket, a 1958 Wahlborg offered after 63 years of single ownership, originally purchased by Can Am racer Oscar Koveleski for his 5-year-old son, Robert, who competed with it in 44 races from 1958 through 1961, often winding up in the winner’s circle.

The petite open-wheeler is powered by a rare Continental AU7-R single-cylinder engine.

“Though it has not run in over five decades, the motor was recently turned over by the consignor in preparation for the auction,” Gooding says in the catalog description.  The estimated value is $12,000 to $15,000, offered at no reserve.

The Gooding sale is reduced in size compared with past Scottsdale auctions, but the 57-car docket includes a good selection of desirable American classics, European sports cars and late-model exotics, among others. 

While five other sales held during Arizona Auction Week have pretty much returned to normal with COVID restrictions, including the signature Barrett-Jackson auction, Gooding has opted to conduct its hybrid sale with the vehicles available for viewing August 26-28 at Scottsdale Hangar One in north Scottsdale and bidding held January 24-28 on Gooding’s Geared Online internet platform.

For more information and to view the online catalog, visit Gooding’s website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


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