The display will feature three cars consigned by Gooding & Company for their upcoming Amelia Island Auction, along with highlights of Christie’s London and New York Spring Sales
SANTA MONICA, CA – February 1, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Gooding & Company, the internationally-celebrated auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is proud to announce their collaboration with Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, on a joint exhibition at Christie’s Rockefeller Center from February 8-13.
“We are delighted to be joining our friends at Christie’s to bring our clientele together at Rockefeller Center for this special exhibition,” says President and Founder of Gooding & Company, David Gooding. “Both Gooding & Company and Christie’s recognize that today’s collectors have interests that reach beyond a single category. Our buyers are constantly in search of items of unmatched quality – whether it is a motor car, a painting, or a piece of fine jewelry. Bringing together these exceptional cars in the New York City gallery is an exciting opportunity to reach new clients across the collecting categories and is emblematic of the global market demand for collector cars.”
The collector preview offers an exclusive opportunity to view three rare and limited-edition examples offered by Gooding & Company ahead of their March 8 auction in Amelia Island, Florida. Included in their highly-anticipated collection is a 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout. Not only is this Packard in exceptional condition, it is one of just eight Runabouts to exist today. Under the current ownership, this 734 Speedster has earned several prestigious awards, including First in Class at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®.
Gooding & Company’s next car on display is a 1967 Porsche 911 2.0 S. An undisputed icon and one of the most successful sports cars of all time, the 911 has become increasingly prized due to their reputation of lasting performance and vintage character. This car has been under the possession of only two owners in its 52-year lifetime, and has been meticulously maintained in its factory-applied Polo Red paint and original KONI shock absorbers.
Rounding out the Gooding & Company preview is a 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS, specially ordered in Blossom Yellow. Having originally been delivered to its first owner in Italy, this car has since made its way across the Atlantic after being acquired by former CEO and co-Founder of the mobile messaging application WhatsApp, Jan Koum, and will be sold without reserve.
Highlights on view from Christie’s New York Spring Sales will include Photographs, Jewelry, Watches, Meteorites and Spirits. Additionally, Christie’s will be exhibiting a grouping of features from the London Evening Sales of Post-War and Contemporary and Impressionist and Modern Art, including a masterpiece by David Hockney, Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott (estimate in excess of £30 million), from The Collection of Barney A. Ebsworth
Jen Zatorski, President, Christie’s Americas, remarks “Christie’s is excited to be collaborating with Gooding & Company to exhibit three top lots from their upcoming March auction together with highlights from our spring sales. By presenting these iconic automobiles alongside highlights from upcoming Christie’s auctions of Photographs, Post-War & Contemporary Art, Impressionist & Modern Art, Jewelry, Watches, and Spirits, we aim to create an immersive cross-category viewing experience for our clients.”
Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
February 8: 10am-5pm
February 9: 10am-5pm
February 10: 1pm-5pm
February 11: 10am-5pm
February 12: 10am-5pm
February 13: 10am-5pm
About Gooding & Company
Gooding & Company is celebrated for its world-class automotive auctions and unparalleled service in the international collector car market. In 2018, the company achieved over $201 million in total sales and 56 new world auction records were established. The auction house consistently delivers market-leading results, while identifying new trends and delivering best-of-category cars across numerous collector car verticals. Gooding & Company consistently presents the highest-quality consignments while operating with openness and integrity, which has earned the auction house a reputation of trust and respect unmatched in the industry. Offering a wide range of services including private and estate sales, appraisals and collection management, the auction house is ready to assist you with numerous collector car services.
Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in the first half of 2018 that totaled £2.97 billion / $4.04 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewelry. Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
Gooding & Company’s Press Contact
Ryan Bender | 310.383.7437 | [email protected]
Christie’s Press Contact
Jennifer Cuminale | 212.636.2680 | [email protected]
Source: Gooding & Company Inc.