COYS is a well respected auction house that operates almost entirely in the United Kingdom, with a few choice auctions in mainland Europe. This auction, to take place in Essen, Germany during the annual Techno Classica show, is host to a number of gorgeous old Porsches, including a 959 Komfort, an early 911 S/T, and even a couple of RS models. Certainly a lot of really nice metal that deserves a place in the care of someone who will drive them and enjoy them. We've compiled a list of all of the Porsches present below.
Lot 114 - 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort (Est. N/A)
I've never seen an auction house not provide a pre-auction estimate before. Obviously this is one of their headliners for the show, so they're probably hoping the number will be big. For the last year or so, 959s have been selling in the 7-figure range, and it'd be safe to assume that they're aiming for that kind of number for this car. It's relatively high miles for a 959 at 46,600, but that will only bring the price down so much. There's a limited number of these for sale, and the Porsche's condition will certainly outweigh any mileage figures.
This 959 spent most of its driving life in the UK, then was sold on to an Italian collection in 1992. The collector has held on to the Porsche since then and has racked very few miles in the last twenty-odd years. I'd like to get up-close and personal with this car before buying, but as we always say, caveat emptor and caveat lector.
Lot 150 - 1971 Porsche 911 S/T (Est. N/A)
What? A second car with no pre-auction estimate? What kind of shenanigans is COYS trying to pull? I've never actually seen a real S/T sell at auction, or private sale for that matter, so I haven't got a clue what something like this would be worth. A lot is probably a good answer. Half million? Three quarters? Certainly no more than that, I shouldn't suspect. I guess we'll see.
This particular Porsche was given a full restoration about a decade ago, including a repaint in iconic Viper Green. The engine is also non-original, featuring a new build on an original aluminum case. Dual plug ignition, a sports exhaust, and the as-homologated slide-valve MFI system ensure that the car now makes an allegedly dyno-proven 262 horsepower. Realize the fact that this Porsche still features its original dash, seats, steering wheel, and S/T specific tach, and it certainly looks like it's got a lot of potential.
Lot 161 - 1992 Porsche 964 RS (Est. €175,000 - €200,000)
We didn't ever get this car here in the good 'ol USA, but it remains one of my favorite Porsches ever built. It's just takes the 911 to its ultimate zenith, making a street-legal racer that I'd be proud to own. That age-old Porsche adage of "reduce weight, add power" is an enviable one, and just works so well. It's relatively unassuming, that is, if it weren't for that huge rear wing, and the three piece modular wheels. I get weak in the knees every time I see one, it's just so singularly purposeful. A fast machine for the sake of going fast.
This Porsche has only had three owners, and they are all alleged to have been excellent caretakers. The first owner worked at a Dutch Porsche dealer, and never even drove the car. He kept the Porsche at the dealership, and kept it very clean and free from harm. Four years after it was delivered, owner 1 sold to owner 2 in Marbella, Spain, and the car still had delivery miles. That second owner kept the car in very good repair until 2008, at which point the Porsche had still only received about 36,000 kilometers on the odometer, and was placed in storage. Owner three purchased the car in 2010.
Owner three went just a little bit insane, updating, upgrading, and uprating nearly every piece on the car. The low-mile Porsche was treated to engine work, including an increase in displacement to 3800cc, RS 3.8/Cup bodywork, a refreshed gearbox with new shorter ratios, RSR brakes, a new RSR exhaust system, new paint from stem to stern, brand new Speedline wheels, fresh sticky tyres, and a new lightweight battery, among many other changes. This Porsche is the business. It just looks like so much fun.
Other COYS auction lots available for sale -
Lot 107 - 1969 Porsche 911S 2.2L Targa (Est. €90,000 - €115,000)
Lot 115 - 1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet (Est. €110,000 - €125,000)
Lot 118 - 1995 Porsche 993 RS (Est. €280,000 - €330,000)
Lot 124 - 1960 Porsche 356B Roadster (Est. €130,000 - €160,000)
Lot 128 - 1965 Porsche 356C Coupe (Est. €45,000 - €70,000)
Lot 130 - 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera RS (Est. €280,000 - €330,000)
Lot 137 - 1996 Porsche 993 Cup (Est. €370,000 - €425,000)
Lot 138 - 1970 Porsche 911S 2.2L Coupe (Est. €100,000 - €140,000)
Lot 142 - 1960 Porsche 356B Super Cabriolet (Est. €95,000 - €125,000)
Lot 148 - 1994 Porsche 964 Speedster Tiptronic (Est. €130,000 - €165,000)
Lot 167 - 1968 Porsche 911 Coupe (Est. €70,000 - €85,000)
Lot 166 - 1964 Porsche 356 SC Coupe (Est. €70,000 - €85,000)
[Photos via COYS]