Thursday, March 22, 2018

Barn-Find 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy Tops Gooding & Company Auction at $2.53m

Gooding's top seller at Amelia Island was a barn-find 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB which raked in $2,530,000 including commission. The 275 was of the long-nose, torque-tube type and came from the same collection as the 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra also found in the auction, which sold for $1,045,000. Both cars had been stored in a garage, untouched since 1991.
Other notable sales included a 1967 Ford GT40 Mk I at $1,925,000, the last of 12 cars built, this one being assembled from a spare tub once destined for Le Mans. A 2003 Ferrari Enzo was the top-selling contemporary supercar, with a sale price of $2,365,000, just under its low estimate of $2.4 million.
Top Porsche result went to the 1993 Porsche 964 Turbo S Leichtbau at $1,760,000. 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra. $1,045,000.