The phenomenal lineup includes one of the most iconic Bugattis ever made.
In September this year, the Concours of Elegance will be taking place at the beautiful Hampton Court Palace. This year's event is an absolute must-see as Gooding & Company's "Passion of a Lifetime" auction, originally planned for April, will form part of the Concours of Elegance, presenting a classic car auction like no other, bringing together some of the finest European racing and sports cars ever made. Notably, this marks the first time that Gooding & Company has ever held an auction outside the US.
Highlighting this auction will be a 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports and a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. The DB4 GT Zagato is so highly regarded that last year, Aston Martin announced it would be reviving the classic as a continuation car and each will go for $8 million; the one featured here is finished in Peony Red and is considered to be one of the most original remaining examples.
There's a lot more to the auction than these two beauties, though. Other cars that will be available include a 1955 Aston Martin DB3S, a 1927 Bentley 3.0-liter Speed Model Sports Tourer, and a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Speciale. By far the car with the highest estimate is the Bugatti Type 59 Sports, though, which is expected to fetch in excess of £10-million (over $13-million).
Not too far behind is the DB4 GT Zagato with an estimate of £7,000,000 - £9,000,000 ($9,220,225 - $11,854,575 at current exchange rates) - that's about the same value as 30 brand new Aston Martin DBS Superleggeras. At the other end of the scale, a 1924 Lancia Lambda 3rd Series Torpedo could fetch as "little" as £320,000 ($421,496).
Concours of Elegance CEO James Brooks-Ward recognized the incredible standard of this year's car collection. "We're delighted to be able to bring 2020's greatest auction to Hampton Court Palace," he said. "It's the latest development in what will be an astonishing event, at a time when many of us need it most."
David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Company, said it is a "great honor" to present the Passion of a Lifetime auction. "The world is eager to witness the bidding as these exceptional motorcars find their new homes."
The Concours of Elegance 2020 runs from 4-6 September with almost 1,000 cars set to be on display, along with the 15 classics up for auction. The auction itself takes place on 5 September. Fans can watch the live auction online.