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Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, August 16-17, 2019

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Like the other Monterey auctions Gooding & Co. ran up against a wall of indifference in 2019. The first challenge was consignors’ indifference. Not that there weren’t some great cars on offer at The Pebble Beach Auction, there were and as always displayed to advantage in Gooding’s spacious marquees. The issue was that none of […]

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Gooding & Company, Amelia Island Plantation, March 8, 2019

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Of the 89 cars on the Friday docket at Gooding & Company’s auction at the Amelia Island Plantation 33 were Porsches (37.1% of the docket) including ten in the no reserve offering from the collection of WhatsApp founder Jan Koum. In common with its competition Gooding raised its Buyer’s Premium to 12% of the first […]

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Gooding & Company, Fashion Square, Scottsdale, January 18-19, 2019

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With two sessions, 124 lots, 106 sold, 85.5% sell through and $48.4 million changing hands, Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auctions were a solid success. Gooding did better than its counterparts, particularly Bonhams, at moving some of its seven-figure headline cars in Scottsdale. Of twelve lots with pre-sale low estimates of $1 million or more, seven […]

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Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach Auction, August 24-25, 2018

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2018 was Gooding & Company’s second year selling on Friday evening and Saturday morning, creating a conflict with RM’s downtown auction on Friday that made downloading the Hammer Price app for smartphones necessary for keeping track. Gooding’s headline lot – a car that would be a headline lot no matter where it appeared – was […]

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Gooding & Company, Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Florida, March 9, 2018

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There were Porsches everywhere on Amelia Island this weekend. Among the three established auctions, Bonhams, Gooding and RM Sotheby’s, there were 73 of them. But nowhere were there more than at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Plantation auction: 38, 52% of the Amelia Island auctions’ Porsche population. And Gooding guessed right, selling 35 of them, […]

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Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, August 18-19, 2017

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The big news going into the Monterey auction week was Gooding & Company’s decision to change its days from Saturday-Sunday to Friday-Saturday. The big news coming out of the week was Gooding & Company’s dramatic drop in its total sale, $91.5 million, down 29.5% from 2016’s $129.8 million and its lowest overall sale total since […]

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Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, March 10, 2017

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Don’t make the mistake of comparing the 2017 Gooding & Company Amelia Island total with that of 2016 which was buried in top quality cars from Jerry Seinfeld and a $17 million Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. In fact, given the modest (for a Gooding sale) sell-through of 78.4% and the no-sale of the Jaguar […]

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