As part of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Gooding & Co. will once again stage the official auction. Among the absolute highlights of the two-day sale are a pair of vintage Bentleys. The most interesting is this 8-Litre Vanden Plas Sports Tourer, which was ordered new by Bentley chairman and legendary Bentley Boy Woolf Barnato. Chassis YR5095 was fitted with a striking two-door Tourer body and had a seventy year single ownership between 1936 and 2004. It is now estimate to sell for $7 - $9 million. A similar estimate is given for this 4-Litre Blower, which was also clothed by Vanden Plas. During its lifetime, it was owned by several leading collectors and was more recently restored by R.C. Moss at an expense of 700,000. Since then, SM3913 was shown only once, at Pebble Beach in 2019 where it won its class.
Another Bentley set to star at Pebble Beach is the all-new Bentley Mulliner Batur. Due to be revealed on the eve of the Concours d'Elegance, it is the latest limited production, bespoke Bentley.
Among the other consignments to the Gooding Pebble Beach Auctions is the collection of the late William Wonder that consists mainly of competition cars. One of our favourites is this race-winning Ferrari 333 SP. Fielded by the successful Doran Lista team, it was also raced with a Judd V10. Once again fitted with the glorious V12, chassis 025 should find a new owner for over $4.5 million.

Enjoy the links:

2022 Bentley Mulliner Batur

1931 Bentley 8-Litre Vanden Plas Sports Tourer (YR5095)

1930 Bentley 4-Litre 'Blower' Le Mans Tourer (SM3913)

1999 Ferrari 333 SP (025)