When Update: The auction results are in. And while Whitney’s Porsche brought strong money at $42,000 it didn’t go off the charts as some had predicted
David Beckham’s Porsche came up for sale last January, a bidding war ensued ending in a final price well above reality. Next week a 1991 Porsche Carrera cabriolet once owned by the late Whitney Houston goes up for auction during the Dan Kruse-Leake Collector Car Show & Auction in San Antonio, TX. Will this Porsche bring as large a premium as Beckham’s did?
Is it Really Whitney Houston’s Porsche
According to the the Leake web-site this Porsche with the famous provenance has 57,513 miles on the odometer and a service history that show’s Whitney Houston as owner. If a picture of a hand-written entry into the Porsche’s service record isn’t enough to convince you this is Ms. Houston’s personal Porsche, the car apparently comes with insurance documentation showing the car was at one time registered to Nippy, Inc. (a production company owned by Whitney Houston).
Assuming this is Whitney’s Porsche, be sure you run a car fax first as she famously sideswiped a bus in a Porsche back in 2004.
How High will the Price Go?
A 1991 Cab with ordinary provenance might bring anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 (such as this Porsche for sale on eBay). Will the specter of Whitney’s provenance boost the price of this Porsche? What do you think?
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