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Gooding to run online sale in August 2020

Gooding to run online sale in August 2020 9th June 2020

Santa Monica-based saleroom Gooding & Company has followed the internet-only trend. It will hold an online sale this August.

The event will be conducted over five days, from 3 August to 7 August. Buyer’s premium, like at arch-rival RM, has been pegged back to 10% across the board, 25% for automobilia. As with the Canadian house, the auction will be conducted purely online with last man at the computer keyboard winning the lot. Gooding’s trump card, best-in-the-business auctioneer Charlie Ross, won’t be needed this time. The entertaining Brit at the rostrum, and Gooding’s flair of presentation and quality of catalogue when seen in the metal, are a key part of the Californians’ success.

Early entries announced are a 2003 Ferrari Enzo (est. $2.2m to $2.6m, a silver US-spec car), a 1995 Ferrari F50 (est. $2.2m to $2.6m, also silver and US-spec) and another Ferrari supercar, the North American market 1992 F40  at $1.25m to $1.5m. A one-off from Porsche’s Sonderwunsch ('Special Wish') division is the 1984 911 Carrera 3.2 (pictured, top) first registered to Porsche. The paint-to-sample Brilliant Schwarzmetallic over interior-to-sample Naturorange leather car carries an estimate of $150k to $200k.

By shortening the length of the sale period Gooding has injected a bit of snap to proceedings. RM has run online sales over a week, and it’s easy for these to drift. Bonhams is conducting a ‘California Streamin’ – Live from Los Angeles’ sale presented in real time over the internet for its virtual Monterey Week auction to be held on Friday 14 August, its usual Quail Lodge date. A 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder coming out of long-term ownership highlights the sale so far; estimate On Request.

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