Auctionata ‘Porsche Only’ Sale
German auction house, Auctionata, presents a ‘Porsche Only’ sale of twenty-five 911 sports cars spanning four decades this weekend…
Auctionata will host its first Porsche-only auction on Saturday 12th December, from 5PM UK time in conjunction with Karero, a Berlin-based Porsche specialist, and you can watch and bid online. Some twenty-five 911s spanning four decades from 1965 through to 1997 will go under the hammer, with a combined total estimated value of £4.5 million. The auction show itself will be hosted by German author and Porsche-expert, Dr. Ulf Poschardt, and will be livestreamed from Hamburg’s Prototyp car museum via Auctionata’s website, making it accessible to virtual viewers and bidders worldwide.
Amongst the lots on offer is a 1989 959, said to be in almost mint condition with a mileage of just 8,300 kilometres, the supercar has been in the possession of a collector since new, bidding will start at €600,000 (£435,000). Another expected star lot is a bright orange 1970 911 ST, the Group IV Special GT is one of only 10 cars ever built. Weighing just 930kg yet boasting 230hp from its 2.3-litre Boxer engine, the car will go under the hammer with a starting price of €650,000 (£470,000).
Unrestored original cars remain hot property on the Porsche market, there are three such unrestored 911s in Saturday’s auction; a 1975 911 Turbo will be offered with a starting price of €90,000 (£65,000), a 1974 Carrera 2.7 (with original RS engine and unwelded body), and a 1965 Porsche 911 Coupé from the first year of 911 series production, all are expected to garner much interest. Likewise a pair of low mileage 1989 911 Speedsters, both finished in black, feature in the auction, both will surely command a large hammer price. One of the most contemporary 911s available in the auction will be a 1997 993 Turbo with a starting price of €85,000 (£62,000), the 993 spelled the end of the air-cooled era of 911, as such these Turbo variants are highly collectable.
Perhaps our favourite lot though contains a Porsche 935 Evocation, and its accompanying Magirus transporter. The car is based on a 1977 930 Turbo, was campaigned by American driver Norm Goldrich for several years, and is currently eligible for use in Group Five racing. In 2000 the car found a new owner who undertook extensive improvements and revisions to the tune of more than $300,000 US Dollars. Those changes included fresh space-framed chassis work, and the modification of its 3.2-litre turbo engine which now produces a staggering 610hp (at 1.2 bar boost) and around 600lb ft torque. Huge 11- and 14.5×16-inch BBS wheels dominate each corner. Pictured alongside the 935 is the Magirus transporter, and yes, they come as a pair! Modeled on the Mercedes-Benz built Porsche race car transporter used to haul the likes of 917s and 956s, the Magirus boasts a hydraulic platform for lifting cars inside its aluminium chassis, it is soundproofed and has a door at its right side with fold-out stairs. The transporter has been out of service since 2011 and therefore will require the new owner to make it roadworthy once more. Bidding for the duo will start at €120,000 (£87,000), but they are estimated to reach around 300,000 Euro (£217,000).
Cleverly, Auctionata will use its unique split-screen technology to broadcast the auction as it happens via livestream from two separate locations; the Prototyp car museum in Hamburg, where Dr. Ulf Poschardt will play host, and secondly the Auctionata studio in Berlin where the auction proper will be conducted. Bidders can follow proceedings live online via a computer or tablet using the ‘Auctionata Live’ app. A complete auction catalogue is available online now, cars can be previewed in person on Saturday from 2PM local time at Prototyp car museum. The auction commences at 6PM CET (5PM UK time) and is open to the public.
Visit www.auctionata.com for more information.