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1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster s/n 80861 Est. €300,000 - €400,000

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster s/n 80861 Est. €300,000 - €400,000

 

LONDON, 10 January, 2017

RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is thrilled to announce that it will offer 42 Porsches from an exceptional Swiss collection ‘without reserve’ across a series of its global auctions in 2017. The first group of motor cars from the collection—a docket of 13 vehicles—are bound for RM’s Paris sale next month (8 February).

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Spooling up the turbos amongst the collection is a 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6, which is already causing a stir. One of just 17 built and with an estimated 385bhp on tap, Porsche turned the volume to 11 when they created this example in the late ‘90s. Using the remaining Turbo chassis at the end of the 964 production run in 1994, Porsche Exlusiv produced the special Turbo 3.6 S and sold it to their most important clients. Most were specified with the slant-nose ‘Flachbau’ option, with just 17 specifying the traditional-look 'Package' body, this example included. Showing just under 23,000 miles and completed in sinister Black over Black, it remains ready for further road use (Est. €650.000-€750.000).

Another rare, turbo-powered edition on offer from the ‘no reserve’ Swiss Porsche collection is a highly original 1988 Porsche 959 Sport, the pinnacle of Porsche performance and technology in the ‘80s, and without question, a headline attraction of the collection. Having just three owners from new and covering only 11,281 miles in its near 30-year life, this 959 Sport was purchased new by California Porsche dealer and racer Vasek Polak, who picked the car up personally from Stuttgart and drove it around Europe before returning to America. It retains its original factory fitted seats with racing-style harnesses, rear seat delete, leather-wrapped roll bar and upgraded suspension, all 959 Sport-specific upgrades. One of just 29 examples of its kind, it recently spent six months at Stuttgart’s Porsche museum as part of a special exhibit of Porsche supercars, and comes to Paris in exceptionally original condition (Est. €1.500.000-€2.000.000). 

The collection also features a pair of desirable modern-era, Metzger-powered 996s. The first is a delivery mileage 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 RS finished in Carrera White with red decals. Regarded by many to be the first track-orientated Rennsport (RS) road cars of the modern era, it is also one of the rarest Porsches ever made. A highly collectible example, the featured GT3 RS was purchased new by the vendor and comes to market in immaculate condition, having been driven only 196 kilometres from new. It is one of very few examples to exist in this 'as-new' condition and with such low mileage (Est. €200.000–€250.000).

Lining up alongside the RS is a 2004 Porsche 911 GT2 Clubsport, the most powerful variant of the 996-generation 911, with more horsepower than the Turbo and rear-wheel drive instead of all-wheel-drive. The featured example, one of only 70 completed as a desirable Clubsport version, is powered by a six-cylinder, twin-turbocharged engine producing an impressive 483bhp, and enjoys further weight savings over the Mk I version, making it an exciting driver. Finished in traditional Silver over Black, it comes to market sporting just 24,000 kilometres from new (Est. €175.000–€225.000).

 

“RM is really changing the game for presenting and selling Porsches at auction. We’re both thrilled and honoured to have been entrusted with this incredible group of cars and can’t wait to bring them to auction in the coming months, starting in Paris,” says Oliver Camelin, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s, and a lifelong Porsche enthusiast.

“RM is really changing the game for presenting and selling Porsches at auction. We’re both thrilled and honoured to have been entrusted with this incredible group of cars and can’t wait to bring them to auction in the coming months, starting in Paris,” says Oliver Camelin, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s, and a lifelong Porsche enthusiast.

“The Porsche market has seen tremendous activity of late, with a strong appetite for quality, modern classics in particular; one only needs to look to our London and Duemila Ruote sales of late last year for evidence, where some of the rarest air-cooled 911s reached new auction heights. For a collection such as this, loaded with many of the marque’s heavyweights, to come to market ‘without reserve’ is a very rare and exciting occasion, and we expect will command the attention of the Porsche world. It’s definitely going to be one to watch!”

The additional 29 vehicles from the private Swiss collection will be presented across various global RM sales in 2017, including the company’s well established Amelia Island, Monterey and London auctions.

Coinciding with the world-famous Rétromobile week (8-12 February), RM Sotheby’s Paris auction will be held at Place Vauban immediately after the Festival Automobile International which runs through 5 February. This exciting event features a stunning display of beautiful concept cars and pays tribute to car designers from around the world. For further information on Festival Automobile International, please visit www.festivalautomobile.com.

 

 

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Lot

Year Make Model

Chassis #

Estimate

Result

101

1956 Inter 175A Berline

1199

€50,000 - €70,000

 

102

1963 Fiat 600 Multipla

100D108 111611

€25,000 - €30,000

 

103

1952 Volkswagen Brezelfenster

1-0331718

€55,000 - €80,000

 

104

1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

AR 177369

€120,000 - €150,000

 

105

1970 Lamborghini Jarama 400 GT

10018

€130,000 - €175,000

 

106

1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'

BN2-L/230813

€170,000 - €210,000

 

107

1983 Renault 5 Turbo 2

VF1822000E
0000188

€75,000 - €95,000

 

108

1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

01004

€375,000 - €425,000

 

109

1974 BMW 2002 Tii Alpina A4s

02735630

€65,000 - €85,000

 

110

1952 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Coupé Series II

B20-1824

€130,000 - €160,000

 

111

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

WMX1973771A
011179

€320,000 - €380,000

 

112

2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello WSR

120147

€230,000 - €250,000

 

113

1955 Chervrolet Corvette

VE55S001022

€80,000 - €100,000

 

114

1982 Renault 5 Turbo Group B

VF1822004D
0000020

€200,000 - €250,000

 

115

1960 Lotus Elite

1187

€75,000 - €85,000

 

116

2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

138735

€160,000 - €200,000

 

117

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

 877169

€150,000 - €180,000

 

118

2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta

124279

€375,000 - €425,000

 

119

1957 Lancia Appia GT Zagato

 812.01 1874

€180,000 - €200,000

 

120

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

178253

€525,000 - €600,000

 

121

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster

80861

€300,000 - €400,000

 

122

1976 Porsche 912 E

9126001763

€20,000 - €30,000

 

123

1981 Porsche 924 Carrera

WP0ZZZ93ZBN
700218

€70,000 - €90,000

 

124

2004 Porsche 911 GT2 Clubsport

WP0ZZZ99Z4S
695072

€175,000 - €225,000

 

125

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6

WP0AC2969RS
480409

€650,000 - €750,000

 

126

1970 Porsche 914/6

9140430216

€40,000 - €60,000

 

127

1993 Porsche 928 GTS

WP0ZZZ92ZPS
800405

€50,000 - €70,000

 

128

2004 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

WP0ZZZ99Z4S
690879

€200,000 - €250,000

 

129

2000 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport

WP0ZZZ99ZYS
691351

€100,000 - €130,000

 

130

1986 Porsche 911 Turbo 'Flat Nose'

WP0ZZZ93ZGS
000279

€100,000 - €130,000

 

131

1988 Porsche 959 Sport

WP0ZZZ95ZJS
905011

€1,500,000 - €2,000,000

 

132

2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition

WP0ZZZ99ZES
114574

€150,000 - €180,000

 

133

2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

WP0CB29985S
675448

€75,000 - €100,000

 

134

1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series

DB4/838/L

€425,000 - €500,000

 

135

1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S Cabriolet

916.009

€200,000 - €300,000

 

136

2016 Porsche 911 R

WP0ZZZ99ZGS
194422

€450,000 - €650,000

 

137

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III

4139GT

€430,000 - €480,000

 

138

1941 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster

49061

€385,000 - €445,000

 

139

1998 Ruf CTR2 Sport

W09BC0361WPR
06002

€450,000 - €550,000

 

140

2009 Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider

168947

€325,000 - €400,000

 

141

1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 Works Rally Car "BMO 93B"

H-BJ8/27537

€340,000 - €450,000

 

142

1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

AR 191496

€70,000 - €90,000

 

143

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

WP0ZZZ99ZAS
799913

€200,000 - €300,000

 

144

1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Three-Position Drophead Coupé

GTZ 48

€165,000 - €220,000

 

145

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider

16801

€1,800,000 - €2,400,000

 

146

2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato "No. Zero"

SCFEBBGF3CGS
31235

€625,000 - €675,000

 

147

1970 Porsche 917/10

917/10-001

€4,600,000 - €5,500,000

 

148

1973 Maserati Bora 4.9

AM117/49 562

€170,000 - €200,000

 

149

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

12801

€700,000 - €750,000

 

150

1995 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

WP0ZZZ99ZSS
338505

€850,000 - €1,000,000

 

151

1962 Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabriolet Series II

3803GT

€980,000 - €1,200,000

 

152

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 750G Spider Competizione 'Sebring'

AR1495G 00301

€475,000 - €575,000

 

153

2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato

SCFAE22313K
700001

€350,000 - €400,000

 

154

2008 Ferrari 430 GTC

2616

€300,000 - €400,000

 

155

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera Cup

WP0ZZZ96ZMS
409094

€225,000 - €275,000

 

156

1938 Horch 853 Cabriolet

853400

€450,000 - €550,000

 

157

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB

07341

€1,800,000 - €2,200,000

 

158

2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica

143098

€300,000 - €350,000

 

159

1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype

13360

€850,000 - €1,000,000

 

160

1962 Maserati 3500 GTi Spider

AM101 1365

€750,000 - €850,000

 

161

1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3

50006

€3,800,000 - €5,000,000

 

162

1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI

9115600208

€170,000 - €200,000

 

163

1932 Rudge 500 TT

48255

€50,000 - €150,000

 

164

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

9113600305

€495,000 - €545,000

 

165

1989 Ferrari F40

80747

€950,000 - €1,050,000

 

166

1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT

00238

€475,000 - €575,000

 

167

2010 Porsche 911 Speedster

WP077799ZBS
795073

€200,000 - €250,000

 

168

OSCA MT4 2DA

1142

€975,000 - €1,175,000

 

169

1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

DB6/2988/L

€375,000 - €425,000

 

170

1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa

9117610110

€175,000 - €225,000

 

171

1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal

AR 1426330

€80,000 - €100,000

 

172

1958 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible

B24S-1697

€300,000 - €350,000

 

173

1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Coupé

103435

€120,000 - €140,000

 

174

1965 Mercedes-Benz 600

100.012.12.
000297

€70,000 - €95,000

 

175

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

AR*613457

€350,000 - €425,000

 

176

1984 Ferrari Testarossa 'Monospecchio'

66437

€130,000 - €150,000

 

177

1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

WP0ZZZ96ZNS
491688

€175,000 - €225,000

 

178

1993 Bentley Continental R

SCBZ803D4PCX
42719

€50,000 - €70,000