Every year in August, car lovers flock en masse to California’s Monterey peninsula for the country’s fanciest auto show, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Some go just to gawk, but others are looking to hook up with a new ride.
And for that, they head into the tent auction house Gooding and Company sets up just north of the Pebble Beach golf course, which it fills with the world’s most valuable, exquisite, and hard-to-find cars.
Over two days of gavel smacking this weekend, Gooding auctioneer Charlie Ross sold 114 cars for an average of $1.1 million, raking in roughly $130 million. And when you see the cars that crossed the block, you start to understand how that happened. Like the Porsche 935 Paul Newman raced at the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Transformer-like Lancia Delta rally car, and the Aston Martin that put 007 into an Italian suit.
Here’s a look at four of the most attention-worthy cars that found new owners this weekend—and one that’s still waiting for a forever home.