Without any doubt one of the most beautiful Porsche events in the UK, Porsches at the Castle.This year, they want to celebrate the famous Fuhrmann Engine, better known as the 4-cam Carrera engine. They will have the Fletcher Aviaton Porsche 550 Spyder, a Porsche Carrera 904 GTS, Porsche 356 Carrera GS and GT, the Carrera RS and several AG production models labeled Carrera. Even though just a single day, it is really worthwile to pay a visit to his charming event.
Next to the, without any doubt, overwhelmingly great offer of cars you can admire in Heddingham, all eyes of the Porsche world are directed towards the Coys Auction that will take place on the occasion of Porsche Classics at the Castle. No less than 60 Porsches of different ages and styles will be auctioned and ofcourse everybody wonders if records will be beaten at the auction.Probably the most interesting car that will be auctioned is the 1970 ‘Vic Elford‘ factory Porsche 911 S, a car that was once owned by ‘quick vic’, the factory race driver. Wondering what this car will sell for, as a 1970 Porsche 911S without a provenance like this is even worth a small fortune the last few years. A 2006 Porsche Carrera GT is expected to bring £500K. You have a choice of 2 Porsche 911 RUF’s at the auction too. A 1993 Ruf RCT 964 3.6 4wd Anniversary with an estimate of £120,000 – £150,000, and a 1989 Porsche 930 RUF BTR that is expected to bring £90,000 – £100,000. The uncommon fact about this car is that it has only 40.000 miles since new. The 1982 Porsche 3.0 SC that once cruised the Dutch highways as a police car is definitely a collectors item. 3 owners from new, a Porsche Certificate of authenticity and a letter from the Dutch Police confirming the originality of the car are included in the lot that is hoped to bring about £80,000 – £100,000.
The 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GT – Ex Roy Smith is another opportunity for the true collectors. Not that much 924 Carrera GT’s were produced, as you can read in the ex-owner’s book about these cars (read the review) and it definitely is a car a Porsche collector wants to have in his garage.
Quite some great early Porsche 911’s, which probably will bring a nice amount to the owners too. When we go earlier on, the most interesting car is without any doubt the 1956 Porsche 356 Carrera GS. Offered with Italian papers, the FIVA identity card, this Carrera GS is eligible for all the world’s most prestigious historic motorsport events, including the Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto, Historic Le Mans and many more, and would surely attract an invite to any of the prestigious worldwide Conours d’elegance. Last but not least, and probably not the machine that will attract most attention : the 1958 Tractor Porsche Junior. This one cylinder vehicle is the rarest of all Porsche tractors, it is thoroughly restored. The car was purchased new from Porsche in 1958, and has been passed down through the generations by a family of farmers who own vineyards in the High Novara province of Italy.
More information of the auction at Coys Auction House.
The Porsches at the Coys Auction at Classics at the Castle
Pictures courtesy of Coys Auction House