The annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is just a few weeks away, and for the second year, Gooding & Company will hold an auction at the luxury auto show. The auction house has recently announced some of the highlights of what will cross the stage at the show.
This year marks the fifteen-year anniversary of the annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. One of four similar opulent auto shows in the United States each year, the Florida-based event is described by many as the best of the bunch.
The Amelia Island Concours isn’t just a place where finely-restored vehicles can be viewed, but also where they are bought and sold. From the treasure trove that are the cars on Gooding & Company’s auction block, it picked those vehicles which represented the “kind of their class” to showcase before the auction next month. The three vehicles topping its list are the 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype, a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet, and a 1953 Siata 208 CS Berlinetta.
The 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype was completely hand built in the automaker’s facility to be one of the most ultimate variations of the supercar. The example was believed to have been shown at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show and is said to be one of the most significant Miuras still in existence. The Miura prototype wears chassis number 4758, and has an estimated price tag of “Available on request.”
The 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet, with chassis number 0106 E, is a is a sixty-year old, matching-numbers, fully documented vehicle. The black convertible is expected to fetch somewhere between $800,000 and $1.1 million when auctioned in March.
Just nine examples of the Siata 208 CS Berlinetta were ever built, with this 1953 model wearing CS*073 as its chassis number. Initially constructed for road racing, the car is eligible for the famed Mille Miglia endurance race in Italy. The winning bid is expected to come in between $650,000 and $850,000.
The Amelia Island event is scheduled for the second weekend in March, running from Thursday the 10th through Sunday the 13th. The event is open to the public with tickets for Sunday’s show retailing for $45 each. Gooding & Company’s auction is scheduled for Friday the 11th at 3 p.m., admission is $30. For a full listing of the cars Gooding plans to auction check out its website by clicking here.
Source: Gooding & Company
Photos by Scott Nidermaier, Simon Clay, and Pawel Litwinski; © 2010. Courtesy of Gooding & Company