AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., 14 March, 2017
Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s
most significant and valuable collector cars, realized $30,568,700 in a single
day at the company’s annual Amelia Island Auction held on March 10,
2017. The auction house achieved a 78% sales rate as 69 of 88 lots were
sold, producing a $443,025 average price per car. An impressive number of
nine cars sold over the $1 million mark, with the star of the day, the exotic
1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion selling for $5,665,000, a new world
record price for the model and for the Porsche 911.
Thirteen new benchmarks were set across Porsche, McLaren, Aston Martin
and Mazda. Highlights included the striking 2015 McLaren P1 (sold for
$2,392,500), the 1989 Mazda 767B (sold for $1,750,000) that raced at the
1989 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the 1949 Aston Martin DB Mk II (sold for
$1,540,000) that was formerly owned by company head David Brown.