RM Sotheby’s has sold a 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 at its London auction for a record £1.8m.
RM Sotheby’s London auction has regularly thrown up a surprise or two, and this year it has come in the form of a Porsche 993 GT2. The stunning homologation special smashed through its £750,000-£850,000 estimate, selling for a total of £1,848,000 including fees. The market for air-cooled Porsches has been surging over the last two years, and this landmark result is the proof that the best examples are hot property right now.
Like a lot of the legendary road cars from this era, the 911 GT2 road car was built due to a homologation requirement for a rear-wheel drive version of the 993 Turbo, to be used in various racing series. The standard Turbo was only offered with four-wheel drive, but the GT2 ditched the extra weight, and added in some extra power – a claimed 430bhp – to create one of the most successful racers of the period.
The Riviera Blue 1995 993 GT2 offered in London was an exceptional example, boasting just one owner and 12,730km from new – coming from a large Porsche collection. Bought from Porsche Zentrum Ludwigsburg in Germany at the beginning of 1995, this left-hand drive example is one of the 57 road cars ever built.
As you would expect coming from a top-level collection, the car was offered in completely original specification, with a full history record and certificate of authenticity from Porsche.
Several other Porsches coming from the same collection also smashed the estimates, including a 964 Turbo S Lightweight (£974,400), a 964 RS 3.8 (£716,800) and a 993 RS Clubsport (£403,200).