A collection of 42 Porsche models from a Swiss collection will be sold across RM Sotheby’s 2017 auctions, with the first 13 heading to Paris next month.
RM Sotheby’s has announced that it has secured a private collection of 42 Porsche models, spanning the marque’s history. The auction house will sell these Swiss-owned cars throughout its 2017 auctions, all with no reserve. The first batch of 13 Porsches is set to cross the block at RM’s upcoming Paris auction on 8 February.
Arguably the most noteworthy car in the line-up is the Porsche 959, estimated at €1,500,000-€2,000,000, which is offered in the much rarer Sport specification. With a just three previous owners – the first of which was California Porsche dealer and racer Vasek Polak – and 11,281 miles under its belt, this 959 was recently on show at the Stuttgart Porsche Museum.
Unlike the regular 959 ‘Komfort’ models, of which many more were sold, the sport came from the factory with cloth front seats, racing harnesses, a leather-wrapped roll cage as well as a firmer non-adjustable suspension. Just 29 were ever built, and as a result these are the most valuable 959 models today. SEE RELATED: Porsche 993 GT2 sells for record £1.8m at London auction
There are eight 911 models in total, ranging from a relatively relatively tame 996 Turbo S Cabriolet to the genuinely menacing 996 GT2 Clubsport. One of the most interesting 911s comes in the form of the lightweight 1994 Turbo S 3.6, a model that was built by Porsche Exclusiv at the end of the 964-era and sold to special VIP customers. The 23,000-mile car offered was one of just 86 Lightweight Turbo 3.6 S models built, but is just one of 17 with the regular 'Package' body, with the rest getting a slant-nose ‘Flachbau’ treatment. It’s estimated at (€650.000-€750.000).
Other Porsches in the sale include the ‘transaxle’ 928 GTS and 924 Carrera GT, four-cylinder ‘budget’ 912E, as well as a black 1970 914/6. Earlier Porsche models are represented by a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster by Reutter, estimated at €300,000-€400,000.
Oliver Camelin, Car Specialist at RM Sotheby’s commented: ‘The Porsche market has seen tremendous activity of late, with a strong appetite for quality, modern classics in particular; one only needs to look to our London and Duemila Ruote sales of late last year for evidence, where some of the rarest air-cooled 911s reached new auction heights. For a collection such as this, loaded with many of the marque’s heavyweights, to come to market ‘without reserve’ is a very rare and exciting occasion, and we expect will command the attention of the Porsche world. It’s definitely going to be one to watch!’