A total of eight Porsches, headlined by a striking 959, will be sold at Bonhams Spa Classic sale on 24 May
More than 40 cars will go under the hammer at Bonhams’ Spa Classic sale on 24 May, with a selection of eight Porsches. The headline car is a 1988 Porsche 959, estimated to sell for €700,000-€900,000.
This extremely striking example was originally sold to the Otto Glöckner Porsche dealership in Frankfurt, and after being treated to some custom stripes, was driven around by the Mr Glöckner himself. It was then sold to its first and only private owner. Mileage sits at a relatively low 25,428km, and it was full serviced in Novemeber 2014.
While Porsches are a big draw to the sale, there are eight in total, there's also a selection of more unusual metal…
Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Zagato
A small number of Alfa Romeo 2600s were given special bodies by Zagato, and despite the fact it was an ordinary steel construction, it was a substantial 136kg lighter than the more conventional convertible models. This is one of just 105 models built and is expected to sell for €150,000-€220,000.
BMW 530i Bastos
We like this BMW for a number of reasons. Eddy Joosen, Jean-Claude Andruet, Dirk Vermeersch battled hard to finish an overall second (and first in the over 2500cc class) at the 1981 Spa 24 Hours. This would be the start of a 17-year long partnership between BMW and Bastos. It also represents the end of an era for sports car racing – with 1981 being the last year before Group A regulations were brought in. Best of all, since a full nut-and-bolt restoration brought it up to date in 2010, it is fully eligible for historic touring car racing! Prepare to pay between €120,000-€160,000.
Renault 4CV Barchetta
Legros, the Belgian Renault importers, originally offered this unusual creation which features two-seater Barchetta coachwork. It has been part of an Italian collection for some years, and is painted in French Blue. There’s an estimate of €40,000-€50,000.
Autobianchi A112 Abarth
Fiat’s purchase of Abarth in 1971 saw the development of this little pocket-rocket. It was quite popular, eventually spawning a one-make race series. This well-used example is offered from the Maranello Rosso Collection, and was used for club racing before going on display. It’s fully stripped and looks very serious with a pair of racing seats, roll cage and racing wheels and slick tyres. It’s offered with an estimate of €8000-€12,000.
Alfa Romeo Alfa 6 Safety Car
While the Alfa 6 might be a particularly rare executive saloon from the Italian manufacturer, this is more than just a motorway mile-muncher. It’s actually one of two safety cars used at the Spa Francorchamps circuit from 1983 up until 1988. It is presented in original condition, and was recently recommissioned paying special attention to retaining the car’s unique specification. It’s offered with no reserve and an estimate of €10,000-€15,000.