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Our 10 favourites from Gooding & Co’s Amelia Island Auction 2018

An impressive 43 percent of Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction on 9 March might be Porsche, but elsewhere in the 88-lot catalogue, there are numerous automotive delights that, combined, give the Californian auction house the edge over RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams in Florida… 

In recent weeks, we broke the news about Gooding & Company’s star consignment for its Amelia Island Auction: the 1974 Porsche 911 RSR 2.1 Turbo that placed 2nd overall at Le Mans (est. 6–8m US dollars), in addition to the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB and 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra ‘barn finds’ it unearthed in North Carolina. But there’s a lot more in the sale for the discerning enthusiast to get excited about. Take the 1953 Fiat 1100 Coupé, with its charming Vignale-designed coachwork and a hoard of concours trophies (400,000–500,000 dollars), or the wonderfully restored 1961 Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile, which is dripping with cosmopolitan character (55,000–75,000 dollars).

Perhaps our favourite car in the sale, however, is the 1967 Porsche 911 2.0 S that was prepared for the Carrera Panamericana road rally in Mexico. Aptly nicknamed the ‘Mexicar’, it’s estimated to fetch 250,000–300,000 dollars when it crosses the block. You can find our 10 highlights from the Amelia Island Auction listed below or, alternatively, browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market.

Our 10 favourites from Gooding & Co in Florida