Top picks from Gooding & Co’s Pebble Beach sale

1966 Ferrari 206S Dino Spider - Has there ever been a prettier racing car? Just 18 were built, this one sold new to successful privateers Scuderia Filipinetti. Unbroken provenance since then. Not sure I'd actually want to use it, it's so lovely. Est: $2.6m - $3.4m

It’s amazing that the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which comes around again next month, has grown from a small gathering on the 18th green of a posh golf club, into a whole week of car-related events across California’s Monterey Peninsula.

Aside from the Concours itself, the highlights of the week for many people are the auctions. We’ve already looked at RM Sotheby’s $200 million catalogue; now we turn to RM’s great rival, Gooding & Co.

Gooding’s lot list perhaps isn’t quite as extravagant as RM’s, only adding up to around $150 million. Though it does include an ultra-desirable Ferrari 250GT SWB California Spider, estimated at $18 million and potentially the single most valuable car to cross the block all week.

But ho-hum. Strange to say that, but it seems like every major auction has a Cali Spider these days. Instead, what jumped out whilst leafing through Gooding’s Pebble Beach catalogue was the amount of significant – or generally interesting – racing cars.

So, for this run down of Only Motors’ top picks from Gooding & Co’s Pebble Beach sale, we are focusing on those racing cars.

The sale also includes the single most successful Porsche 956 Group C car, which we covered in detail here

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