Seems like savviest car collectors will this time get to grab a lot of celebrity cars, as desirable cars with celebrity provenance continues to roll towards the highly anticipated auction by acclaimed auctioneer Gooding & Co., the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on 18 and 19 August. After the offerings of George Clooney’s
Winner of the Special Award at the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this particular automobile was also featured in 1938 film “Merrily We Live”. And, in 1935 Gable also drove his new Duesenberg to the White Mayfair Ball in Beverly Hills.
Historically, Gable also took the Rollston-bodied cream over cognac Duesenberg to famed coach-builder Bohman & Schwartz for additional bespoke upgrades which includes rear-fender spats, a raked windscreen, scooped and V’d hood ventilators, full length hood, and ‘Continental style’ dual rear spares.
Notably, this Clark Gable’s 1935 Duesenberg Model JN Convertible Coupe came to the auction blocks without any public estimate about the price.
Apart from this offering, Gooding & Co. is thrilled to present another three automotive icons at the auction which includes the "Green Hornet," a 1931 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre SC "Blower" Sports 2/3 Seater Boattail; a 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet, and the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Prototype.