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We have learned about two highly unusual cars that will be offered to interested bidders by Gooding & Company at its 2011 Scottsdale, Arizona, auction on January 21 and 22. The first has the potential to be the PR coup of the whole Scottsdale week. It’s the Tucker 48 sedan bearing serial number 1010 that hasn’t been seen in a half-century, which it apparently spent concealed in a private barn in the Pacific Northwest. According to Gooding, this Tucker has just 10,000 original miles, some of them rung up in record runs on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and wears its factory Waltz Blue finish was originally delivered in Waltz Blue.
The other big news from Gooding is the consignment of one of the five surviving Chrysler Newport phaetons from 1941 with LeBaron coachwork, shown at Pebble Beach in 2009. Gooding believes each of the cars is expected to bid at $1 million or more.