The most significant sale of the week was a 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe, which sold for $13,425,000 and set a new world record for the French marque at auction. But two rare racing machines played significant roles in Gooding & Company’s early March 13th annual Amelia Island Auction, the company notching $66,534,480 in sales, achieving a 92 percent sales rate and selling 19 lots for more than $1 million each in a single day.
Gooding & Co. topped its first live event of 2022 auctioning off the striking Figoni et Falaschi-bodied Talbot-Lago Teardrop Coupe which will go down in history now as the most valuable French automobile ever sold at auction.
But the sale of the 1967 Toyota-Shelby 2000 GT also made global headlines when it sold for $2,535,000, simultaneously setting the world records for both the most valuable Japanese car ever purchased at public auction, and the most valuable Toyota sold at auction.
See more details of the auction at VintageMotorsport.com.