Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary Pebble Beach Auctions Saturday Sale Realizes More Than $53.7 million

Gooding & Company, official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, realized more than $53.7 million during the first of its two Pebble Beach evening auctions. Sixty-four of the 68 lots offered sold, a 94% sale rate and an average price per […]

FrontRunners: Rare Roadster

When a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster sold for $9.68 million through RM Auctions during last year’s Pebble Beach car week, it became the most expensive Mercedes-Benz ever sold at auction. That record could fall at this year’s car week, when Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions ( presents another 540 K Special Roadster, […]

Porsche Parade at Amelia Island Auction on March 9

Porsche enthusiasts rank among some of the most fierce marque loyalists, and as collectors they rival even philatelists in their obsession for rarity, completeness, and condition. One such collector was Matthew Drendel, whose passion for turbocharged Porsches was the catalyst for an unparalleled collection of road and race cars from Stuttgart. The entire collection of […]

FrontRunners: Do Your Bidding

Part of the annual Arizona automobile auction week, the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auction ( will take place January 20 and 21. As of mid-October, highlights of the sale included a rare 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV with a presale estimated value of $1.2 million to $1.4 million and a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing […]

Barn Burners

  Valentine Reyes unlocked the massive rolling doors, shoved them open, and smiled. “There are a lot of memories in here,” he said. Once my eyes adjusted to the light, I blinked. Spread out before us was what could be called the world’s greatest barn find—or, to be more precise, warehouse find—comprising nearly two dozen […]