• Jan 18, 2009
Barrett-Jackson isn't the only auction in town this week in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Gooding & Company also set up tent in Arizona and decided to sell a few cars, and it looks like they did pretty well for themselves. Heck, they had sales of eight-and-a-half million on just two cars from two of the greatest car companies of all time, Ferrari and Talbot-Lago.

The Talbot was a mostly original 1937 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Teardrop Coupe with coachwork by Figoni & Falaschi. These are few and far between, and when they do show up on the block, they generally bring very big numbers. This scarlet streamliner was no different, selling for a whopping $3.52 million. As impressive as that figure is, a certain convertible from Maranello did even better.

The highlight of the show, and the week's top seller, was an extremely rare 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider from the newly-discovered VanKregten Estate. Chassis 1963GT sold for $4.95 million, making it the most expensive car sold at any of the Arizona auctions all week. Gooding's total sales were $31.8 million, with seven of their cars breaking the magic million dollar mark. Photo credit goes to Pawel Litwinski © 2009, Courtesy of Gooding & Company.


[Source: Gooding & Co.]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      That Talbot is the most phallic looking car I have ever seen. And that's saying a lot...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Okay, but seriously now. This (and James Coburn's black Ferrari) just makes watching "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" even more painful.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's ok, that car wasn't a real california, they had it made for the movie, and then ferrari sued the company who made it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      And a 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convert will still bring more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I blame the economy.