The third major sale staged on the Monterey Peninsula this weekend is the annual Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach Auctions. The two-day sale features a colourful mix of collector cars. Undoubtedly the famous livery of all is carried by this Gulf Oil sponsored Mirage GR8 Cosworth. It is the sister car to the 1975 Le Mans winner and was extensively raced throughout the second half of the 1970s. Among its subsequent owners was Rosso Bianco Museum and the ROFGO Collection. The GR8 has however been consigned by the Cluxton family, who raced the car in period and re-acquired it in 2014.
As at Bonhams and RM Sotheby's, Ferraris also headline the Pebble Beach Auctions with this fabulous 275 GTB/C, which has a $12-14 million estimate. It is one of twelve built and had none other than Pedro Rodriguez as its first owner. Following its contemporary racing career, it has been part of some of the biggest private collections. Owned by the same collector since the early 2000s, chassis 09063 has not been seen in public in recent years. Another major Ferrari consigned to the sale is this 250 GT Tour de France. Originally sold to an Italian gentleman racer, it has been owned by the late Fred Peters since 1966. He campaigned the car extensively before finally having it restored in 2014. The 250 GT Tour de France has now been consigned by his estate and looks set to sell for over $6.5 million.
One of the most recent competition cars in the sale is the virtually brand new Porsche RS Spyder. Acquired new by a stillborn racing effort, it was not raced in period. The current owner only exercised the Porsche a handful of times. As such, this is a unique opportunity to by a nearly perfect example of the dominant prototype racer of its era.
One of our favourite cars in the sale is this lovely Siata 208 SC Corsa Spider. The car was built by Bertone with a one-off body style and was raced in period by Nuccio Bertone himself. Freshly restored, the Siata won its class at Pebble last year and should sell for around $2 million.

Enjoy the links:

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C - Chassis 09063 -

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Scaglietti '1 Louvre' Coupe - Chassis 0905GT -

1975 Mirage GR8 Cosworth - Chassis GR8/802 -

2007 Porsche RS Spyder Evo - Chassis 9R6 706 -

1952 Siata 208 SC Corsa Spider - Images, Specifications and Information