Silverstone Auctions’ Porsche sale saw a rare Flatnose 911 Turbo sell for £140,630
With interest in classic and modern Porsches continuing to surge, it’s perhaps no surprise that Silverstone Auctions Porsche only auction saw a number of strong results this year. One of the most notable results was a Porsche 930 ‘Flachbau’, which sold for £140,630 – above the £100,000-£120,000 estimate. This example is one of 50 flatnose models sold new in the UK, and it had covered just 21,000 miles from new.
Held in conjunction with Porsche Club GB, the preview evening on 14 October saw racing legend Derek Bell at the preview evening, giving a talk on his life and career and answering questions from visitors. Sales on the night totaled £2.5million, with 70 per cent of cars sold.
It was the more hardcore Porsche models that performed the best at the auction, with a 2010 Porsche 997 GT3 RS Gen II making £168,750, and a 1991 Porsche 964 Carrera RS NGT selling for £157,500. Also worthy of note was a 996.1 GT3 Clubsport, which sold for £70,130.
It wasn’t just 911s on the table either. Transaxle Porsches were well represented at the auction, with all but one selling. Possibly the best on the market, a show winning 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S sold for £35,440. A remarkable timewarp 1981 Porsche 924, hidden away for the last twenty years, sold for £15,750 and a rare manual 1991 Porsche 928 GT sold for £24,750.
Speaking after the auction, Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, said: ‘As a huge Porsche fan I’m delighted that we’ve been able to offer some fantastic cars to new owners, as well as securing strong prices for our highly valued vendors. I’d like to thank Porsche Club GB once again for its support as well as racing legends Derek Bell and John Fitzpatrick for attending and making it a very special weekend for Porsche enthusiasts.’