World Record On The Pebble Beach Stage
Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, made history mid-August by selling the iconic 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa prototype for an outstanding $16.39 million. Recognized worldwide for its historical significance and stunning design, the auction of the Scaglietti-bodied, pontoon-fendered prototype mesmerized thousands of people in the Pebble Beach auction room as well as around the world via live Webcast. The crowd cheered when auctioneer Charlie Ross accepted the commanding first bid of $10 million. As the audience watched in amazement, both Ross and David Gooding entertained the steadily-escalating bids that soared past major benchmarks of $12 million, $13 million, and $14 million. When the gavel finally dropped, there was a roar of enthusiasm confirming the impressive $16.39 million world record achievement. Gooding & Company, internationally celebrated for its world-class automotive auctions, provides unparalleled service in the collector car market, offering a wide range of services including private and estate sales, appraisals, and collection management.