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Gooding & Company Counts Down to its Star-Studded 2013 Scottsdale Auctions

Glamorous pre-war additions, a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A, 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Gran Sport, and 1933 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe round out a stellar 106-car portfolio

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Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is delighted to highlight three extraordinary pre-war automobiles for its Scottsdale Auctions on January 18 and 19: a 1935 Mercedes- Benz 500 K Cabriolet A, 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C1750 Series V Gran Sport and 1933 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe.

“In our business, the stars of the show are the cars and we’re proud to present another A-list level offering over two days at our Scottsdale Auctions in January,” says David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Company. “Among the wide variety of exceptional automobiles we’re presenting this year, the 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K, 1933 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe and 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport are three cars that epitomize collector car star power, for their historical significance, rarity and pre-war engineering.”

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A

Chassis No. 105379/ Engine No. 105379 Estimate $2,500,000 – $3,000,000
•    One of the most beautiful and desirable pre-war Mercedes-Benz body styles •    Arguably the best of just 11 remaining examples of the 500 K cabriolet A •    Factory supercharged with the marque’s signature Kompressor engine •    Coachbuilt in-house by Sindelfingen, renowned for its simple and luxurious design ethos •    An authentic, matching-numbers example that was ordered new by a Swedish Baron
•    After nearly 50 years spent in Sweden among a few elite collectors, this car moved to West Germany in 1983 and then to its current owner’s established collection in the Netherlands in 2004
•    Well-documented provenance from new with an exceptional restoration by Rolf Bunte •    Beautifully finished in the period, two-tone exterior of light grey and black with chrome detailing
over a red leather interior and a rare, beautiful leather convertible top

1933 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe

Chassis No. 2446/ Engine No. J-429 Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,400,000
•    The most iconic example of the legendary Model J Duesenberg: a Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe design by Walter M. Murphy Company of Pasadena, CA
•    Unlike most Model Js that were immediately shipped to coachbuilders, this car was sold as a bare chassis, allowing the first owner a custom body style of his choosing
•    In 1961, this car was purchased by famed collector Bob Estes of Los Angeles who owned it for approximately 40 years
•    Displayed at Pebble Beach five times between 1970 and 1985 •    ACD Category 1 certified •    Retains original chassis, engine, and bodywork •    Exquisitely restored to concours standards by Stone Barn Automobile Restoration of New Jersey •    An ideal contender for ACD meets, concours and classic car tours and a recent participant in a
prestigious Duesenberg tour in California •    One of the finest surviving Murphy Roadsters

1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Gran Sport

Chassis no. 10814400 Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,200,000
•    An outstanding pre-war Alfa Romeo and among the most desirable of the 6C variants, the late and highly-developed Series V Gran Sport
•    Beautifully coachbuilt by Zagato with a spectacular disappearing top •    Distinguished chain of ownership including Alfa Romeo enthusiasts Oscar Davis, Brian
Brunkhorst and Tom Price •    Awarded Best in Class at the 1996 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance •    Twice entered at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: awarded a third in class in 1985 and
later displayed as an exhibit-only entrant in 2005 •    Comprehensive mechanical restoration by marque specialist Jim Stokes •    This Alfa Romeo was a successful participant in the Mille Miglia Storica and 1000 Millas Sport,
an official FIVA event and, arguably, the best driving event in South America •    An eligible candidate for premier international concours, races and rallies

Gooding & Company will be conducting its annual Scottsdale Auctions on January 18 and 19, starting at 11 a.m. both days, at Scottsdale Fashion Square, located at the corner of E. Camelback Road and N. 68th Street. Guests may preview the cars Wednesday through Friday, January 16 -18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, January 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. An auction catalogue for $80 admits two to the viewing and auction. General admission to the viewing and auction can be purchased at the tent for $40 per person. Bidder registration forms, press credentials and additional auction information are available at www.goodingco.com or by calling (310) 899-1960. Auctions are broadcast live at www.goodingco.com/viewauction.

About Gooding & Company

Gooding & Company, internationally celebrated for its world-class automotive auctions, provides unparalleled service in the collector car market, offering a wide range of services including private and estate sales, appraisals and collection management. Recently completing its most successful year to date, Gooding & Company realized 45 world records and sold more than $189.6 million in collector cars at its 2012 auctions. At its 2011 Pebble Beach Auction, the auction house realized the most prestigious automotive record in the world for a car sold at auction with the iconic 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype at $16.39 million. Preceding each auction, a complete catalogue is made available online at www.goodingco.com and a virtual auction guide is published via Gooding & Company’s IAC award- winning iPhone and iPad app. The annual Amelia Island Auction will take place on March 8, 2013 and Pebble Beach Auctions will be held on August 17 and 18. For additional vehicle information and up-to- the-minute results, follow Gooding & Company on Facebook and Twitter @GoodingCompany.

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