The Porsche Sale 2015
Silverstone Auctions and Porsche Club GB present over 50 Porsche cars for sale at The Porsche Sale 2015, this Sunday 25th October…
This Sunday The Wing at Silverstone plays host to one of the most exciting car auctions of the year, The Porsche Sale 2015. The result of a collaboration between respected auction house, Silverstone Auctions, and the Porsche Club GB, the sale will see over 50 stunning Porsche cars go under the hammer in front of a packed audience of enthusiasts. Amongst the lots of rare, classic, and contemporary Porsches, are several 911s that caught our eye:
996 and 997 GT2s
The Porsche 911 GT2, manufactured between 1993-2012, was the pinnacle of the Porsche performance range. It was based on the 911 Turbo of the day but featured an upgraded turbo, larger brakes and competition derived suspension. It was also lighter than the Turbo, was only available as a rear-wheel-drive car and always featured a lightweight interior – the 993 and 996 versions did not feature traction control. Available in 993, 996 and 997 generations of 911, there are a number of these fine machines available in The Porsche Sale.
Lot No225, the Artic Silver 2003 996 GT2 Comfort (RN 03 PHA) is one of only 129 examples ever sold in the UK. Having covered just 20,000 miles from new, the car is supplied with a large service history and its original wallet. It is estimated to reach between £115,000 and £130,000.
Should a newer version of the same recipe take your fancy, Lot No212 is a 2009 997 GT2 finished in White. This left-hand drive GT2 was purchased new by a collector in Dubai in October 2009, and it remained there until earlier this year, when it was imported into the UK, it has covered just 22,000 miles from new. GT2 models have traditionally held their value exceptionally well and are regarded as seriously collectable amongst Porsche fans worldwide. Silverstone Auctions sold a 997 GT2 RS in September 2015 for £315,000 and in comparison, this GT2, with very similar performance, looks superb value for money at a guide of £100,000 to £120,000.
1977 Porsche 911 50
Lot No214, RMO 52R started life as a UK-delivered 911 Lux, but has been transformed into one of the finest backdates imaginable. Designed and built by Porsche Central Operations in 2014, the Viper Green car was completed as a one-off project to compete amongst all other Porsche centres as part of their ’50 years of the 911’ restoration competition. The somewhat tired 911 made its way to Porsche HQ in Reading to be restored and transformed into a 1970s RS replica. It boasts a 300hp 993 powerplant and a mix of 930 3.3 Turbo and 3.2 Carrera brakes. Guided at £125,000 to £150,000, it is sure to garner a great deal of interest.
1989 930 Speedster 3.2 Turbo Body
One of only 64 UK-specification Turbo-bodied Speedsters, G717 UAM is a stunning example finished in Black with a Black leather interior. Purchased by the current vendor in 1998, the car has been cherished over the past 17 years of ownership by this Porsche Club GB member. With an odometer reading of only 55,268 miles, Lot No235 is guided at £105,000 to £120,000.
1985 930 Turbo SE ‘Flatnose’
The first UK 930 SE ‘Flachbau’ factory press car, C371 TAN appeared as a feature car in GT Porsche. First registered on 11th November 1985 by Porsche GB on the famous ‘911 HUL’ number plate, it is the 1st of just 50, right-hand drive factory ‘Flatnose’ models, this example was the Porsche GB press car for many months and featured in numerous publication in period, including GT Porsche.
The car was purchased by its 4th and current owner over 16 years ago in April 1999 at 12,200 miles and with the odometer now reading just 33,500 miles, this SE ‘Flatnose’ boasts an impeccable documented service history from new, substantiating the mileage and demonstrating that this example has been cared for by knowledgeable Porsche experts. Lot No244 is guided at £150,000 to £170,000.
1973 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring
A genuine 2.7 RS Touring, Lot No230 is one of first 500 cars produced, number 235. Delivered new in Germany in December 1972, with an electrically heated and tinted rear window, limited-slip differential, and sport seats, the RS spent its life in Germany until it was imported into Denmark in 1988 where it became the subject of a three year long restoration. After 26 years of ownership, the car was passed to the current owner. The car has been well maintained and runs very well as a result. Several valuable and sought after collectibles come with the car including an original tool set. It is guided at £375,000 to £425,000.
Viewing for the auction will take place from 10am on Saturday 24th October and from 9am on Sunday 25th October 2015. The auction itself takes place on Sunday 25th October 2015.
On Sunday the Porsche Automobila Sale starts at 10:30am. The Porsche Car Sale starts at 1:30pm. Bidding can be done either in person by attending the sale, by telephone, by leaving a commission bid, or live online via Proxibid. Full details of registration requirements and a buying guide can be found on the Silverstone Auctions website (www.silverstoneauctions.com/buying). For further information please contact Silverstone Auctions direct on +44 (0)1926 691 141.