Interclassics & Topmobiel Maastricht 2016

Interclassics Maastricht The major classic car show of the Benelux, recently responsible for the organisation of Interclassics Brussels, now filled the MECC in Maastricht in the Netherlands with hundreds of stunning classic cars. Theme of the show this year was the celebration of 100th anniversary of BMW.

In partnership with some BMW clubs of the Netherlands some special cars moved to Maastricht for the weekend. Next to the most appealing BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile, a rare BMW 507 Roadster. Nice to know that Elvis Presley once used to own the same model. Alongside the 100th anniversary of BMW, the second theme is British Royals: Bentley & Rolls Royce. In partnership with De Mascotte, the Dutch association of Bentley & Rolls Royce owners, the history of these unique British classics will be extensively portrayed.

Saturday is the day Coys Auction house brings some classic cars on stage to be auctioned. Close to 60 cars on the podium, willing to change ownership, about 10 of them are Porsches. Actually not the most interesting Porsches, but nevertheless worthwile to keep an eye on the results as they may be a good indicator for the current market prices of Porsches of all ages. Among them are a 1970 Porsche 914, a 1969 Porsche 911T, a 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo, a 1973 Porsche 911 2.4S, a 1994 Porsche 964 Speedster which is quite rare and might catch a good price when the right buyer shows up. Probably the most eye catching cars on the block are the 1984 Porsche 930 Flatnose, the 1972 ex Magnus Walker Porsche 911T Coupe. However, just not sure what all the fuzz about Magnus Walker cars is all about. Don’t misunderstand me, I met Magnus a few times and he definitely is a great guy and always fun to talk with. On the other hand, he is nothing more as a great Porsche fan with some extreme marketing skills, who managed to create a hype on his Outlaw Porsche 911s. Nothing wrong with that, just wondering if it wouldn’t be better to spend that kind of money in making a car original ? Just my 2 cents. Back to the auction, in my opinion, the most important Porsche being hammered is the 1960 Porsche 356B 1600S Cabriolet.

When you visited the Interclassics in Maastricht before, it won’t surprise you to read that there was really like a huge number of Porsches in the show. Exactly as at the sister event in Brussels just over a month ago, it looks like early Porsches keep coming out of garages to find new owners. And once again, be prepared to dig deep in your wallet if you want the keys of an early Porsche to change hands. The prices of the early Porsche 911S seems to be stable, the prices of the Porsche 911T, E and L’s however keep going up, not reaching the levels of the S yet ofcourse, as that car will always be the most wanted because of the more powerful l engines.

Even the Porsche that was always looked at with disprise by many, now seems to have gained attention from the collectors. But once again, prices are not for the faint hearted. Where you could find a good Porsche 912 for approximately 15.000 Euro 5 to 10 years ago, now you have to spit out easily 40K euro for the flatfour sister car of the 911. Interesting to see a Porsche 911 RS America at the show too, as that’s not exactly the car you will find that much.

Text : Tim Havermans
Pictures : Wilfried Geerts