Every successive auction that we’ve covered over the last couple of years was just a little bit crazier than the one before. The cars continue to increase in profile, and the money that folks shell out for collector Porsche lots increased by leaps and bounds. The last real big auction in North America was Monterey, now more than 5 months ago, and bidders are surely getting restless. Luckily, there are some fantastic lots to bid on in Arizona this year, including a 904, a 906, two 959s, two Carrera 2.7 RS’, and literally dozens of early 911s and 356s. You’d be hard pressed not to find something you’d want to buy. At a minimum, I think we’ll see a record sale for a 904, if not for a few of the others listed here.
Gooding & Co.
Gooding, perhaps still reeling from the 917 that was withdrawn from their Monterey auction at the last minute, needed to come to Scottsdale with a strong lineup. And a strong lineup is exactly what they brought. Probably my single favorite lot of the whole weekend is this gorgeous 906, and with it comes a well deserved two-million plus estimate. Not only that, but they found another of the 29 Sport model 959s in the world to sell. Add in one of the rare 2.7 RS Homologation units, a gorgeous 356 Carrera 2 coupe, and sixteen other amazing Porsche lots, and Gooding has got it going on. Their offering of long-hood 911s is staggering, and I only expect to keep seeing prices continue to rise this year. The most interesting one on the list is possibly the 993 Turbo, as this just goes to further our point that the non-S 993 Turbos are now auction-house worthy.
Lot 138 – 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 (Est. $2,000,000 – 2,400,000)
This car, 906-134, began its competition history under the Team Holland banner with direction by racer Ben Pon. In 1966, this car was run at Zandvoort, Monza, Spa, the Nurburgring, Avus, the Norisring, Hockenheim, Paris, Innsbruck, Zeltweg, and even made a trip to South Africa to run a 9-hour race at Kyalami, and a 3-hour race on the streets of Cape Town. The phenomenal thing is that it won nine total podium positions in that short season of racing, quite a good result for a privateer team. Of course, with above board drivers like Gis Van Lennep and Ben Pon, that’s bound to happen. The team had planned to campaign #134 during the ’67 season as well, but at the first race of the season, the 1000 Kilometers of Spa, the car suffered a shunt and the team retired the car.
From Spa, the car was sent off to be properly repaired, and was purchased by Dr. Jean-Paul Ostiguy, a Montreal resident who had previously owned 906-132. Under Ostiguy’s ownership, this Carrera 6 was entered in a number of club race events at the Ste. Jovite and Harewood courses. At the end of the season, Ostiguy sold the car to Toronto-based Rainer Brezinka.
The Best Car Porsche Ever Built
Brezinka ran Porsche cars as a gentleman racer for many years, and this 906 he regards as ‘the best car Porsche ever built‘. Rainer took this Porsche to the track throughout 1969 and 1970, racking up some impressive results; 3rd in class at Daytona, 1st in class at Watkins Glen, and a start-from-pole-and-lead-every-lap 13-lap victory at the 6-hours Sundown Grand Prix at Mosport. At the end of 1970, Brezinka sold the car again, this time to another Canadian, Mr. Bert Kuehne.
An interesting thing happened in 1971. A new circuit was opened in Ecuador called Lake Yahuarcocha. In celebration of the circuit’s grand opening, sponsor Marlboro offered transportation dollars to North American teams, trying to bring some provenance to their sponsored 12-hour event at that circuit. Kuehne took Marlboro up on their offer, and sent his 906 down for the race. He and a co-driver, Roman Pechmann, drove the car to a highly respectable 3rd overall (behind a NART Ferrari 512M and a very fast modified Porsche 904). After that race, the car remained in South America until 1989.
Plucked from the obscurity of a South American slumber, 906-134 was found by Marty Yacoobian, who facilitated its return to North America and sold it to noted collector Bruce Canepa. Between 1990 and 1992, the car was comprehensively stripped and restored to the beautiful condition you see it in today under the watchful eye of Canepa. The August 1992 issue of Excellence Magazine details the car’s restoration in depth. Using copies of factory blueprints and a very original example 906-125 as guides, the car was restored in a manner as authentic as possible. Since completion in 1992, the car has bounced among a number of Southern California collections, and has been entered in numerous Monterey Historic races. In 2013, the car was returned to its original Team Holland livery. Ed Palmer of Kundensport stripped the bodywork down to bare fiberglass and repaired some stress fractures in the composite before laying down a coat of the gorgeous orange paint.
This Porsche is well represented, and has been well documented in both its racing history and its restoration process. I would not be surprised to see this car exceed the upper limits of its estimated price. $3 million would be a bit of a stretch, but $2.5 million is well within the realm of possibility.
Lot 142 – 1988 Porsche 959 Sport (Est. $1,500,000 – 2,000,000)
The ultimate in 911 progression, Porsche’s 959 was something outside of standard convention. Huge power levels and a slippery aerodynamic body shape helped it achieve extraordinary speeds at the time. The standard rumor about the 29 Sport versions of the 959 states that they were originally intended to supply a 1-make racing series in North America. The rumor also goes on to mention that when the first of them arrived at the ports, it was turned away for being “too nicely appointed to be a racing car” because the interior roll cages were all covered in a nice leather wrapping.
This particular car is a 4-owner offering, featuring only 29,000 kilometers since new, and has been meticulously maintained. The 959 Sport was sold in either Guards Red or Grand Prix White, with the latter being more rare as only 11 of the 29 were sold in White as this one is. The first owner, ein Herr Willi Marewski, a well known car and motorcycle collector, owned the car from new until 2007. In 2002, Marewski returned the car to the Porsche factory for a comprehensive engine power upgrade known as “factory Stage II” specification, which includes improved turbochargers, higher flow intercoolers, updated fuel injection system, uprated camshafts, and an ECU tune. As far as we can tell, this is one of only three 959 Sport models with this performance upgrade, which increases the power output from 450 horsepower to a raucous 540 horsepower.
In 2007, Marewski sold to a friend named Sigurd Lutz Legner. Legner only had the car for a year before he sold to a Swiss Porsche fanatic Dr. Rolf Häuptli. Häuptli kept the car through 2011, and used it little, though he did have the car delivered back to Porsche classic for a massive fifty-five thousand euro overhaul. The overhaul was documented by Porsche Classic in a three page document, and was given a clean bill of health.
Shortly after that service, the car was sold to an American collector, who drove the car less than 2,000 kilometers. This car remains an exceptional 959, and has received no non-factory modifications except for the application of a paint protection film. The Porsche includes a set of books, a tool kit, two sets of keys, all registration papers, and extensive service history. I think we could potentially see the worlds first two-million dollar 959 with this sale, so make sure you watch this one closely.
Lot 42 – 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RSH (Est. $1,250,000 – 1,500,000)
This is a very interesting lot, and one that is quite rare indeed. When buyers in 1973 would place their order for a 2.7 liter RS, they would specify the M471 lightweight version, or the M472 Touring version. The interesting bit is that all of these cars started with the same specification, as they would be built up to ‘homologation spec’ and trucked across town for official FIA weight measurement, after which point, the cars were then trucked back to the factory to be built out to the customer’s request. This car is said to be one of only 17 cars which was never given an M471 or an M472 package, and remained in homologation spec with the bare minimum of accouterments. Most of the ‘RSH’ cars were delivered with RSR style door panels, RSR style seats, no trunk carpeting, no engine soundproofing, no sun visors, and no glove-box door, making them several kilos lighter than even the lightweight M471 spec cars. Dr. Konradsheim, one of the world’s foremost minds in the world of the Carrera 2.7 RS, purchased this car from a private collector in 2007.
Konradshiem had the car refurbished to exacting specifications, including a repaint in its original color (it had been painted white at one point), and fitting the car with brand new carpet, tires, and trim of correct matching specs. Unfortunately the Porsche does not carry its original engine. The engine it does have is a correct 911/83 2.7 RS unit with the number 6632708, but according to Porsche’s records this engine number was never fitted to a production car, so it is possible that this engine was a replacement early in the car’s life.
This extremely rare RSH specification is said to be worth several hundred thousand dollars in premium over a well maintained and original M471 car, and with only 17 of them ever built, I can somewhat understand that reasoning. Is this a $1.5 million dollar Porsche? I’m not so sure. Time will tell.
Lot 16 – 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 Coupe (Est. $550,000 – 650,000)
I don’t have much to say about this car that hasn’t already been said. The Fuhrmann 4-cam Carrera engine is something that exceeds any superlative that could be slapped on it. The Porsche was cosmetically restored by Jim Liberty’s Liberty Motorsports in 2009, and I believe them to be among the best when it comes to 356 restorations. Most importantly, the car carries its original numbers matching Typ 587 engine, which only has about 2000 miles on it since a major refresh by Richardson Restorations. It is well documented, and if it is half as good as it is presented to be, it is well worth the low end of the estimate, and should easily approach the upper end of the spectrum if the right buyers are in the room. I’d want the opportunity to look it over personally, but would still feel pretty confident in bidding on this one.
Other Gooding & Co. Porsche Lots For Sale
Lot 020 – 1967 Porsche 911S Coupe (Est. $275,000 – 325,000)
Lot 026 – 1973 Porsche 911T Coupe (Est. $100,000 – 130,000)
Lot 031 – 1973 Porsche 911S Coupe (Est. $180,000 – 210,000)
Lot 037 – 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo (Est. $125,000 – 150,000)
Lot 045 – 1959 Porsche 356 Convertible D (Est. $225,000 – 275,000)
Lot 054 – 1961 Porsche 356 Roadster (Est. $175,000 – 225,000)
Lot 060 – 1966 Porsche 911 (Est. $200,000 – 240,000)
Lot 106 – 1966 Porsche 912 (Est. $60,000 – 80,000)
Lot 112 – 1973 Porsche 911S Coupe (Est. $220,000 – 260,000)
Lot 118 – 1996 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo (Est. $180,000 – 220,000)
Lot 124 – 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster (Est. $180,000 – 220,000)
Lot 139 – 1972 Porsche 911S Targa (Est. $175,000 – 200,000)
Lot 151 – 1965 Porsche 356SC Cabriolet (Est. $250,000 – 325,000)
Lot 153 – 2011 Porsche 911 (997.2) GT3 RS 3.8 (Est. $250,000 – 325,000)
Lot 157 – 1965 Porsche 911 (Est. $275,000 a- 350,000)
Lot 160 – 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster (Est. $275,000 – 375,000)
RM Auctions always find some way to bring at least one significant and exciting Porsche lot to their auctions, and their Scottsdale 2015 offering is no different. By far, their biggest get for the event is Porsche 904 #107, an absolutely gorgeous car with some pretty interesting privateer racing history. They also managed to find a 959 to sell, though this one is a much less rare – yet more desirable – 959 Komfort. Interestingly, they have found one of Emory’s original ‘Outlaw’ 356s to sell, and it will certainly prove to bring a good bit of cash, I would think, as it is beautifully done. 9 other Porsche lots for sale means there is a little of something for everyone. The RS America lot, like Gooding’s 993 Turbo, tells me that auction houses are starting to consider even the later air-cooled Porsches to be highly collectible. Interesting.
Lot 143 – 1965 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS (Est. $1,500,000 – 2,000,000)
This Porsche is one of the last 904s to have been built, and there are a number of reasons why that is a good thing. Porsche was starting to slow the production of these cars down, and as a result the later production cars all received a bit more attention to detail. Each 904 is a little different, and it’s not unheard of for an early production car to have one door shorter than the other by a few inches due to time constraints and hand-assembly methods of the mid-1960s. Because this is a second-series car, it has a stiffer chassis, a center fill fuel tank, plastic side-windows, updated braking systems, and a slight Kamm-tail that earlier cars did not get. Even though this one was treated with a little more care during assembly, it was certainly used by its first few owners as ‘just a race car’.
The Porsche was originally delivered to Volkswagen Islandi as a promotional tool. Why Porsche felt they needed to promote themselves in Iceland, I’m not sure, but that’s what they did. After two years, the dealership sold the car to another dealership in West Germany. Later in 1967, the car was sold to Dr. Carl Armstrong of Toledo, OH, an American club-level racing driver. Some documents suggest he paid about $6,000 for the car all those years ago. The absolute best part about that story, is that Dr. Armstrong picked up the 904 at a port in New York City, and drove it home. Could you even imagine taking a 904 on an almost 600 mile road trip?
Armstrong Used The 904 To Contest The SCCA Central Division
After that road trip, Armstrong then used the 904 to contest SCCA Central Division races throughout 1968 and 1969, usually painted light blue with the #90 on the side. During that time, Carl and the 904 won a couple of A Production races at Waterford Hills in Michigan, and did pretty well at other races at Mid-Ohio and with the Steel Cities region in Pittsburgh. While racing, the car wasn’t without its problems, suffering some damage to the driver’s fender, a flywheel failure, and a transmission failure. Repairs were conducted, including the transmission being replaced by a unit from a 911.
In 1969, Dr. Armstrong acquired a 906, so he then sold the 904 to Dublin, Ohio Volkswagen dealer Robert Fergus. Mr. Fergus painted the car white with yellow trim, installed some ‘real’ carpet and fitted more comfortable seats so that he could comfortably drive the car on the street. Apparently he didn’t find a lot of comfort in the car, though, as he sold the car short time later to George “Jerry” Reilly. A correct 904 transmission and a two-liter 911S engine were installed, and Reilly repainted the car in its original silver. Reilly owned and enjoyed the car for 30 years. While he says he didn’t race the car, he did take it to some track events at Lime Rock Park.
In 2001, Reilly reinstalled the four-cam engine that was in the car when Armstrong bought it, and then sold the car to Cal Turner. The new owner decided to take the car racing again, but the four-cam engine seized during a race at Summit Point, at which point the four-cam was again shelved in favor of a 911 engine. In 2005, the car was purchased by DK Engineering in England. DK then performed what they called a “thorough but very sympathetic” restoration, retaining as many of the original components as possible.
How The 904 Is Prepared Today
The Porsche currently features an early 911 2.0 liter magnesium case engine fitted with Weber 40IDA carburetors. Interestingly, the 904 is still fitted with original Nadella axle shafts, Eberspacher gasoline heater, fuel surge tank in the nose compartment, and a set of 1964-dated KPZ 5.5-inch wide competition wheels (steel centers riveted to aluminum barrels) thought to be original to the car. At some point in its racing career, the car’s chassis was reinforced with additional steel tubing around the rear suspension. With the exception of the chassis reinforcement, all the preceding suggests that this is a largely unmolested late 904. The car’s sale includes a period-correct Type 587/3 904 engine, which has been comprehensively tested and inspected and noted in good health.
This Porsche isn’t exactly original, but man if I had a spare $2 million dollars, it’d be in my garage for sure. This one should easily fetch the low estimate, but probably won’t make it all the way to two big-ones.
Lot 130 – 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort (Est. $900,000 – 1,100,000)
With only 21,000 kilometers on the odometer, this 959 is itching to go out for a drive. This three owner car spent most of its life under the service of an Italian Porsche executive, cared for and maintained only by the factory werks mechanics. The second owner was an American collector that had the car imported, and registered for street use. Uncharacteristic of RM Auctions, they don’t mention timetables of when the car was imported, but I believe it was under the show-and-display laws, making it hopefully unmodified. In the pictures of the car, there is a photograph of the front decklid emblem, and it is quite obviously chipped and the enamel is broken. As this is only about a 50 dollar fix, I’m surprised that this has not been done on a car that is expected to fetch over one million dollars. It’s the little things that make all the difference. If something like this was overlooked, what else might have been?
Lot 263 – 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A ‘Emory Special’ Coupe (Est. $200,000 – 250,000)
Gary Emory and his son Rod first started building these “specials” in the late 1990s. The first car they worked to build was a cabriolet built for Rod, and the second was intended to be this 1955 coupe, which was supposed to be for Gary to drive. The cabriolet was finished in time to be debuted at the 25th Monterey Historic Automobile Races, in which Porsche was the featured marque, celebrating their 50th year as production automobile manufacturers in 1998. The coupe, unfortunately, was pushed to the back burner, and then mothballed. Then, fortuitously, Rod’s cabriolet was featured in Excellence magazine, and a Florida enthusiast named Jeff Hathorn called the Emory’s. He wanted his own ‘Emory Special’, and as luck would have it, they had a 1955 coupe laying around, so Hathorn bankrolled its completion. The car was fitted with a full roll cage and the body was cleaned up aerodynamically. The suspension was dramatically modified and lowered to enhance handling and further help smooth out the car’s airflow profile. Four-wheel disc brakes were cribbed from a Boxster, and were hidden under distinctive 16×7 “Special” wheels.
The new drivetrain employs one of Dean Polopolous’ four-cylinder “Polo” 911-based engines. The ‘Polo motor’ was built from a sectioned 911 6-cylinder that has had the center pair of cylinders removed, and it is fitted with a custom Velasco billet steel crankshaft, J&E pistons in Mahle cylinders, Elgin custom grind camshafts, and modified twin plug cylinder heads. The engine makes best use of a pair of Weber 48 IDA carburetors and a custom Bursch exhaust, putting down around 137 brake horsepower. The five-speed 901 gearbox has a 904 mainshaft and custom gear ratios. Thanks to all of this performance (and the aerodynamic work), this little coupe set an unofficial one-way E/GT class speed record of 151.52 mph. Afterwards, the engine was completely rebuilt, the body was stripped and repainted, and the chassis was set up by Heritage Motorcar Restorations in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Since then, this Outlaw has been featured in Excellence in November 2003, won First Place in the Concours at Brumos Porsche Octoberfest in 2004, and participated in the Daytona Rennsport Reunion in 2004. Hathorn sold the car in 2007 to the current owner who is offering it now. This is your opportunity to be the third person to own this car since it’s massive retooling as an Emory Special.
Other RM Auctions Porsche Lots For Sale
Lot 108 – 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Slant Nose Coupe (Est. $100,000 – 125,000)
Lot 123 – 1960 Porsche 356 1600 Super Roadster (Est. $200,000 – 250,000)
Lot 135 – 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster (Est. $180,000 – 240,000)
Lot 142 – 1964 Porsche 356 SC Sunroof Coupe (Est. $175,000 – 225,000)
Lot 160 – 1994 Porsche 911 (964) RS America (Est. $110,000 – 140,000)
Lot 163 – 1965 Porsche 911 (Est. $275,000 – 300,000)
Lot 205 – 1973 Porsche 911S Coupe (Est. $250,000 – 300,000)
Lot 214 – 1969 Porsche 911T Coupe (Est. $100,000 – 150,000)
Lot 220 – 1969 Porsche 911S Soft-Window Targa (Est. $175,000 – 225,000)
The Bonhams’ lineup is interesting, in that they’re starting to branch out into some of the later collectible 911s as well. They have an ’89 Speedster, and a pair of 930 Turbos. Of course, given that there is a very well documented, very well represented Carrera 2.7 RS in their sale, they will likely have a lot of Porsche enthusiasts around, and it’ll bring supreme money. That car is backed up by four more beautiful long-hood 911s that are all sure to fetch good cash. It’s hard to go wrong with anything at Bonhams this year, they have a solid lineup of 911s and even a pair of 356s that would be at home in most collections.
Lot 166 – 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (Est. $850,000 – 950,000)
Strange that there are two ’73 Carrera RS 2.7 for sale in Scottsdale and they would both be finished in Hellgelb. This one, while nice, is a much later production number than the RSH that Gooding has on offer, making it much less desirable. This one is also a Touring (M472) version which is less desirable still. Unlike Gooding’s car, however, this RS has its original numbers matching engine, which as we’ve seen before, is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in final selling price.
The Porsche’s first owner was German royalty, prince Max Emanuel von Thurn & Taxis, though he unfortunately only owned the car for a grand total of about a year. A Bavarian resident, Mr. Werner Keil, purchased the car in 1974. Keil then moved the car on to a Arthur Albrecht, who would sell to Mr. Wolfgang Krischke in early 1977. Krischke sold to Peschke in the summer of 1981. Then in early 1982, the car sold again to Erich Leichte, the car’s 6th owner in 9 years.
In 1989, RS 0802 would transfer ownership again to a Gottfried Kadach who would appreciate the Porsche and give it the full restoration it deserved. It was noted by him as in #2 condition when he bought it, featuring very little rust and no evidence of damage. Kadach, owner of Kadach Porsche-Tuning would proceed to restore the car cosmetically and mechanically, even giving the car a full repaint in original yellow. Kadach kept the car through 2006, when he sold it to an 8th owner in the UK.
Once in the UK, the car received a thorough going-through at a cost of 30,000 pounds, and David Flux of Norfolk had it featured in the 911 & Porsche World magazine early in 2007. It was also featured in the French publication, Speedster, that same year. Flux owned the car through 2011, and just before selling it, had it serviced by the Porsche gurus at Maxted-Page and Prill. Then it sold to a new 9th owner in the US, a Mister John C. Rothenberger.
Is it worth almost a million dollars? Well, I’ll say that I’ve seen Porsches perceived as worse go for more money at auction lately, so maybe it is. The fact that it has its original engine is a boon, but the fact that its such a late production number really hurts value. We’ll see, is about all I can say.
Lot 145 – 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster (Est. $225,000 – 275,000)
Just 2103 Speedsters were built, and were sold in the 1989 model year only, making this a rare and desirable collectible. As of the last 3 or 4 years, we’ve seen values of these cars increase by perhaps as much as five-fold. This car has covered only 6,000 miles since it was built, making it one of the lowest mile Speedsters, and certainly the lowest I’ve ever seen come to sale. Being that these cars are rapidly exceeding the prices of the 356 models this was built to commemorate, I’m not sure how to value them. Would I rather have a 356 Speedster for the same money? Yes, definitely.
It is also worth mentioning that both RM and Gooding are also selling 1989 Speedsters with similar estimates. Will there be at least four people in Scottsdale that want to buy ’89 Speedsters? Is this the best of them? Yes, I’m inclined to think it is.
Lot 103 – 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet (Est. $130,000 – 160,000)
911 Turbo Cabriolets are quite rare, as they were only available in 1987, 1988, and 1989, with 1989 being the only year they were offered with the coveted G50 5-speed gearbox. This, then, has long been on my list of ‘dream Porsches’. Only 724 of these were built for the entire world, making them pretty rare in Porsche terms (though not nearly as rare as the silly Turbo Targa). This car has been well kept in original condition with only 22,000 miles on the odometer. This color combination, a medium-brown over Apricot Beige, is exceedingly rare, and includes a set of color matched Fuchs wheels. It’s a polarizing color palette for sure, but one that I absolutely adore. The asking price is awfully high for a 930, but considering this one’s rarity and condition, it may well be worth that.
Other Bonhams Porsche Lots For Sale
Lot 101 – 1972 Porsche 911T Coupe (Est. $75,000 – 100,000)
Lot 113 – 1967 Porsche 911S Coupe (Est. $160,000 – 190,000)
Lot 117 – 1973 Porsche 911E Targa (Est. $110,000 – 140,000)
Lot 119 – 1961 Porsche 356B Super Hardtop (Est. $90,000 – 120,000)
Lot 143 – 1957 Porsche 356A Coupe (Est. $125,000 – 150,000)
Lot 173 – 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe (Est. $90,000 – 120,000)
Lot 178 – 1970 Porsche 911T Coupe (Est. $70,000 – 90,000)
What can I say about Barrett-Jackson? Well, they certainly aren’t the first auction house you think of when it comes to collectible Porsches. This year, though, they do have some intriguing lots that you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else. The two that really caught my eye were the 928 Roadster, and the Rinnspeed R69. Neither look like anything else, and both are very hard to ignore.
Lot 584 – 1982 Porsche 928 Custom Roadster
There isn’t really much to say about this 928. It’s a custom Porsche unlike any I’ve ever seen. It does not come with a top, and there aren’t any side windows, either. Barrett-Jackson doesn’t offer much information about this car, and don’t mention where any of the parts for the body come from. Where do you get a windshield if you crack this one? What about the headlamps? God forbid, the wheels! None of that really matters, though, because this is gorgeous in a 1990s way. It’s a very jelly-bean-esque body, but for some reason it works. I grew up fascinated by early 1990s manufacturer prototypes, and that is what this reminds me of. BJ doesn’t give any pre-auction estimates, so your guess is as good as mine as to what this is worth, but gauging by prices of 1982 928s, I’d guess somewhere in the low 5-digits, and as a weird conversation piece for your Porsche collection, that seems like a good deal to me. Whoever buys this, please give me a chance behind the wheel on a sunny day!
Lot 1259 – 1986 Porsche 930 Turbo R69 Rinnspeed
This car was on Ebay back in August, so either the seller didn’t get the money he was looking for, or the buyer didn’t get the car he was looking for. This thing looks about as mid-80s as it gets with Testarossa inspired side vents, a weird roof spoiler, and a big wide flat nose. The interior features the best stereo you could get in 1986, some big comfy power leather seats, and a steering wheel with more buttons than your average gaming keyboard. It is 1980s excess, and I love it for some strange reason. Supposedly there are only 10 of these in the US, and honestly I can see why. It’s what you might call an acquired taste. The last couple that I’ve seen for sale (three since 2011) have been priced between $50,000 and 79,000, so you can aim for that as your pricing on this one. Regardless of what it looks like, I’ll bet this thing is a riot to drive, as it is a modified 930 under that skin, after all. Besides, you can’t see the outside from the driver’s seat, so even if you hate the looks, it’ll still put a smile on your face when you’re deep into boost in third gear, just be sure you have a Kajagoogoo cassette queued up in the Blaupunkt deck.
Lot 1065.1 – 1965 Porsche 356SC Coupe
This Togo Brown 356 has beauty in its simplicity, not to mention that it is the best handling, best driving, most powerful pushrod 356 ever built. It’s likely that the color will hurt its final hammer price, being that it might turn off some prospective 356 bidders. So, if you like Togo Brown as much as I do, then this could be the one to bid on. You’re likely get a good deal on this lot.
Other Barrett-Jackson Porsche Lots For Sale
Lot 225 – 1955 Porsche Speedster Replica
Lot 317 – 1985 Porsche 928
Lot 361 -1955 Porsche Speedster Replica
Lot 625 – 1955 Porsche Speedster Replica
Lot 648 – 1983 Porsche 911 SC
Lot 700 – 1988 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet
Lot 798 – 2011 Porsche 911 (997) Carrera 2 Cabriolet With Misha Design body kit
Lot 906 – 1977 Porsche 911S Targa
Lot 907 – 2001 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 4 Cabriolet
Lot 914 – 1976 Porsche 912E
Lot 1099 – 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe
Lot 1209 – 2002 Porsche 911 (996) Turbo Coupe
Lot 1550 – 1957 Porsche Speedster Replica
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