911 GT3 & GT2 examples among over 50 Porsches set to cross the auction block this month
Over 50 Porsches are set to feature in Silverstone Auctions' inaugural Porsche Sale, with a number of rare classics lined-up for sale later this month.
A 2003 Porsche 911 (996) GT2 Comfort (£100,000-£115,000), one of just 129 ever-built in RHD-spec, and one of the first Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Tourings ever constructed (£375,000-£425,000) are the among the highlights of the sale, which could fetch total up to £4m come the end of the sale.
The sale is the first of its type to be hosted by Silverstone Auctions, and will be held on 25 October in the Northamptonshire track’s Wing facility.
The 911 GT2 Comfort was the most expensive 911 of the family during its production period between 1993-2012, featuring an upgraded turbo, larger brakes and competition-derived suspension. This particular example is one of just 126 RHD-examples produced and delivered in 2003. It recently received a full Porsche-certified service, with new rear shock absorbers, both front carbon fibre brake discs skimmed, and new lower arms on the front suspension among the changes. It arrives at auction in pristine condition, and complete with its unique ‘GT2’ registration plate.
The 1973 911 Carrera RS is arguably the star of the lot, and arrives at auction as one of the first 500 ever to leave the Porsche factory in Ingolstadt, Germany, 42 years ago. Considered one of the purest and therefore greatest 911s ever made, the car was built as a hardcore adaptation to the standard 911 of the time, and benefited from thinner body panels, thinner glass, bodywork adaptations and a larger fuel-injected 2687cc engine producing 210bhp. This example, chassis number 9113600235, was built to ‘Touring’ specification, and is the nearest specification to the all-out ‘lightweight-spec’ built for track use. It faces auction this month in pristine condition, and with just three previous owners.