Pebble Beach, 16th August, 2021
After last year’s hiatus from live auctions, enthusiasm and anticipation for this year’s event was at an all-time
high, and the weekend kicked off with a record-setting series of sales on Friday evening. A sleek red 1992
Ferrari F40 from the collection of Donald L. Weber achieved $2,892,500, setting a new world record price at
auction for an F40. Additional stunners from the Weber estate excited the audience, with the 1967 Ferrari
275 GTB/4 raking in a hefty $3,662,500, and the robust collection garnered an overall 100% sales rate. The
evening continued with the sale of a pristine, show-quality 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400, which sold for
$1,902,500 and set a new world record for a Miura P400 at auction. The crowd in the packed marquee
cheered excitedly as celebrated auctioneer Charlie Ross presented fan favorites, including an elegant 1963
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, selling for a remarkable $3,085,000. Heads were turned by the
gorgeously vibrant Tricolore livery of the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione, which
achieved a final selling figure of $10,840,000 — the second highest price of the week.
The star of the show, and all of car week in entirety, was surely the unparalleled, time-capsule 1995 McLaren
F1, which set a world record auction price for the model at $20,465,000. Tensions were high across the tent
as bidders and spectators witnessed automotive history written in front of their very eyes with this historic
sale. Notably, the F1 also made headlines as the most valuable car sold at auction this year. The
monumental evening closed out with yet another captivating bidding war with the record-setting sale of the
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300 SD. The car achieved $156,800, a figure triple that of the estimated value,
surprising each head in the room.
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Saturday’s auction kept up the momentum with yet another host of incredible sales, including the 1930
Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe, which brought in $3,965,000, and the 1958
Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, which achieved $4,405,000. An iconic 1914 Stutz 4E Bearcat also
crossed the block with a selling price of $2,920,000, setting a world record for any Stutz ever sold at auction.
Gooding & Company also held the honor of selling the collection of the late and great Neil Peart, the
world-renowned lyricist and drummer for Rush. In an endearing and bittersweet moment, the crowd witnessed
his “Silver Surfers” presented on stage, embodying Mr. Peart’s deep passion for collector cars.
he star car of the second day’s auction was undoubtedly the 1929 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix, which
made a grand entrance on stage through the enthralling roar of its engine. Selling for a world record auction
price of $5,615,000, this historic Grand Prix-winning veteran stole the show with its unmatched pedigree and
provenance. It was also decorated with designations at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® on Sunday,
being awarded with the Chairman’s Trophy presented by Sandra Button.
“It was beyond a pleasure and joy to return to the live stage with our expert auctioneer Charlie Ross and
present an exceptionally stellar collection of cars this year,” said Gooding & Company President and
Founder, David Gooding. “We were so grateful to see everyone and welcome their patronage while
reminding them what a Gooding & Company auction is all about: distinct quality, full integrity, and true
New World Auction Records: