In our travels across the Monterey Peninsula, we also stopped by the Gooding & Co. marquee. Here we spent some time to get a closer look at two of the cars that headline this weekend's Pebble Beach Auctions.
The first of this pair is a great Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza. Built in 1933, it was raced extensively in period by a succession of Genova-based owners into the 1950s. Among its subsequent owners were prominent collectors Peter Giddings and Tom Hollfelder. This fabulous 8C 2300 is estimated to sell for $12 - 15 million.
Like the 8C Alfa Romeo, the Bugatti Type 55 is also thinly disguised Grand Prix car. The example due to cross the block at the Gooding Pebble Beach Auctions is the only one of its type to be raced at the Mille Miglia. It ran as high as second before it was forced to retire with a punctured fuel tank. Thereafter, it is believed to have also served as Jean Bugatti's personal car. In later years, chassis 55213 was part of the great collections of Peter Livanos and Nicolas Seydoux. It will require in excess of $10 million to pry it away from its current custodian.

Enjoy the links:

1931 - 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Chassis 2311218 -

1931 - 1935 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster Chassis 55213 -