Unusual offers at Gooding’s Geared Online Scottsdale Edition auction
Unusual and intriguing vehicles are a trademark of every Gooding & Company Collector Car Auction, and the Geared Online Scottsdale Edition includes several cars with a difference in the boutique hybrid sale.
Unlike years past with live sales, Gooding will have its cars available in Scottsdale to a limited selection of people during Arizona auction week, but with all bidding conducted online.
A rare customized 1966 Citroën DS21 Concorde, a bodied creation by Chapron, will be offered in Scottsdale, one of six updated second-series models designed in avant-garde fashion by the French design firm.
Chapron has dramatically accentuated the long-wheelbase stance of the daringly aerodynamic DS21 in 35 custom examples – each one unique – built for wealthy clients, this one having first belonged to an architect from Versailles who commissioned it with a host of designers. luxury options. The estimated pre-auction value for this Citroën is $125,000 to $150,000.
Gooding will also auction off a rare antique runabout, a white 1913 GAD Model 30 Roadster described in the catalog as “an incredibly well-preserved working time capsule from a bygone automotive era”.
Although over a century old, the White is in remarkably original condition and, according to Gooding, has been extensively researched and examined for authenticity, and “expertly restored to its operational status”.
“Amazingly original and operational, this White Model 30 Roadster is certainly one of the best preserved automobiles of its time to be offered for public sale,” says the auction house, which estimates its value at between 150,000 and 170,000. dollars.
The prices of the first Ford Broncos are skyrocketing, but here’s one that might not be on everyone’s radar, a 1966 Bronco U13 Roadster, a doorless 4WD utility truck that emulates the Jeep CJ.
They are quite rare due to the limited numbers originally sold in their single year of existence; of the 23,776 Broncos built in the first model year, only 1,400 were roadsters.
This roadster also benefits from almost no use, just over 15,000 miles driven and in original condition other than mechanical refurbishment. The original owner used the Bronco on a farm in Brattsburg, New York, primarily as a snow plow. The estimated value is $40,000 to $50,000, offered at auction without reserve.
A vintage quarter-midget race car Also on Scottsdale’s docket is a 1958 Wahlborg donated after 63 years of sole ownership, originally purchased by Can Am racer Oscar Koveleski for his 5-year-old son Robert, who raced 44 races from 1958 to 1961, often ending up in the winner’s circle.
The small single-cylinder is powered by a rare Continental AU7-R single-cylinder engine.
“Although it has not been run for over five decades, the engine was recently handed over by the consignor in preparation for auction,” Gooding states in the catalog description. The estimated value is $12,000 to $15,000, offered without reserve.
The Gooding sale is reduced in size compared to Scottsdale’s latest auctions, but the 57-car dossier includes a good selection of desirable American classics, European sports cars and late-model exotics, among others.
While five other sales held during auction week in Arizona have roughly returned to normal with COVID restrictions, including the Barrett-Jackson auction, Gooding opted to conduct its hybrid sale with the vehicles available for viewing August 26-28 at Scottsdale Hangar One in North Scottsdale and bidding ran January 24-28 on Gooding’s Geared Online web platform.
For more information and to view the online catalog, visit the Gooding website.