A few weeks ago in January, Gooding & Company only sort of held its annual Scottsdale auction. There were cars on the ground near the Scottsdale airport, but bidding took place online. The quality of the cars was "just OK" in the words of one observer, and results were mixed.
Amelia Island was a different story. Gooding had most of the week's best cars, especially Porsches, and the sale itself had more of that hard-to-define "auction energy" than anywhere else. Two of the biggest records to fall in Amelia also happened at Gooding. The Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop coupe by Figoni et Falaschi became the most expensive French car ever sold at auction (and the second most expensive car ever sold in Amelia Island) at $13.425M, and the ex-Shelby Toyota 2000GT SCCA race car became the most expensive Japanese car ever sold at auction at $2.013M.
Check out the pages below for a detailed look at both of these cars, along with all the other most interesting vehicles that crossed the block at Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2022.