The Porsches at the 2017 Scottsdale auctions

January is the start of the new year. That’s the least one could say. Traditionally,January is the month that all the major auction houses have their annual auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.And ofcourse nothing else this year. Will the temperature rise again, and will the prices for the classic cars keep sky rocketing ? Or will everything cool down a bit. Hard to predict what it will be. All we can do is take a quick look at the Porsches  that will go under the hammer in a few weeks, and highlight the most important of them.

RM Sotheby’s

2 Porsche 356 Cabriolets and 2 Porsche 356 Speedster will be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s. So if you are in for an open car from the 50s era, this might be the spot for you. Keep in mind that these cars will not be cheap. 
Porsche 911 Rennsport Reunion Edition ScottsdaleOne of the eye catchers of the RM Sotheby’s auction is the 2016 porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition. Only 25 of these cars were produced on the occasion of the last Porsche Rennsport Reunion at the Laguna Seca Raceway. The car has only 72 miles on the tacho and is expected to reach a $250K – $300K hammer price. A rare opportunity to acquire one of these collector’s items. Another rare gem is the 1996 Porsche 911 GT2. One of only 57 homologated GT2s and this one has only 33.000 kms on the tacho. Estimated price is a breathtaking $1,25mio – $1,5mio. Another car that is expected to reach the $1mio mark is the 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort. The car has 13.000 km on the tacho and had a full service recently. Porsche 911 GT2 Scottsdale 2017

Lot 154     1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 S Cabriolet by Reutter     Estimate $180,000 – $240,000
Lot 124     19544 Porsche 356A Speedster 1600 by Reutter      Estimate $275,000 – $325,000
Lot 229    1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster by Reutter        Estimate $340,000 – $380,000
Lot 111      1965 Porsche 356C 1600 Cabriolet by Reutter    Estimate $125,000 – $150,000
Lot 119     2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition    Estimate $250,000 -$300,000
Lot 136     1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS America    Estimate $150,000 – $200,000
Lot 218    1996 Porsche 911GT2    Estimate $1,100,000 -$1,500,000
Lot 144    2011 Porsche 911 GT2RS   Estimate 450,000 – $500,000
Lot 125   2011 Porsche G11 GT3 
RS  Estimate $225,000 -$275,000
Lot 212  1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Flat Nose Cabriolet $225,000 -$275,000
Lot 215  1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S    estimate 425,000 – $500,000
Lot 226   1987 Porsche 959 Komfort    Estimate $900,000 – $1,200,000
Lot 133   2005 Porsche Carrera GT   Estimate $650,000 – $750,000

Gooding & Co

Porsche 959 Komfort Scottsdale Auctions 2017In the market for a Porsche 959 Comfort?  Next to the RM Sotheby’s, there’s another one going on the block. Gooding & Co offers you one with just 22.000 km on the tacho. After spending several years of it’s life in the UK, the car moved to the US where the engine was completely rebuilt and resealed by Porsche 959 specialist Callas Rennsport in Torrance, California. Gooding & Co has some earlier Porsche 911s too. As you could expect, they all have a rather high estimate. But there’s no doubt in my opinion they will reach the high estimates and change hands.  Porsche Carrera GT Gooding Scottsdale 2017Another Porsche 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 will be sold. The largely original car just shows over 36,000 Km from new and is offered with tool roll and owner’s handbooks. Estimated price for this one is $1,3mio – $1,6mio

Lot 007   1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet   Estimate $60,000 – $80,000
Lot 011    1979  Porsche 930   Estimate $180,000 – $220,000
Lot 017    1961 Porsche 356B Coupe    Estimate $90,000 – $110,000
Lot 025    1973 Porsche 911 2.4S   Estimate $200,000 -$250,000
Lot 035  1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7  Est. $120,000 -$150,000
Lot 042  1988 Porsche 959 Komfort   Est. $1,100,000 – $1,3,000,000
Lot 043  1965 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet  Est. $225,000 – $275,000
Lot 054   2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 3.8   Est. $225,000 – $275,000
Lot 057   1973 Porsche 911 2.4S Targa    Est. $250,000 – $325,000
Lot 060  1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet  Est. $125,000 – $150,000
Lot 062   1658 Porsche 356A Super Speedster Est. 200,000 – $275,000
Lot 107  1967 Porsche 912  Est. $60,000 – $80,000
Lot 109  1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Est. $90,000 – $120,000
Lot 113   1979 Porsche 930  Est. 140,000 – $180,000
Lot 116   1973 Porsche 911 2.4T  Est $150,000 – $180,000
Lot 122  1976 Porsche 911 2.7 S Signature edition   Est: $120,000 – $140,000
Lot 135  1971 Porsche 911 2.2 E Targa   Est. $175,000 – $225,000
Lot 140  1996 Porsche 993 GT2  Est $1,300,000 – $1,600,000
Lot 145 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster   Est. $275,000 – $325,000
Lot 149  1970 Porsche 914/6   Est. $80,000 – $100,000
Lot 150  1997  Porsche 993 Turbo S   Est. $400,000 – $500,000
Lot 156  2005 Porsche Carrera GT  Est. $650,000 -$750,000
Lot 158  1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Est. $400,000 -$500,000

Bonhams

3 real eye-catchers at the Bonhams auction. 2 cars from a whole different era but both well worth to end up in a high quality Porsche collection. Bonhams Porsche 356 pre a ScottsdaleThe 1953 Porsche 356 Pre A Cabriolet is One of just 394 Pre-A Cabriolets built in 1953. Hard to say how many of these beauties still exist but it is pretty sure that won’t be a lot?  It is assumed that the car was delivered in Europe by an American buyer who shipped it to the USA. The car is believed to be part of the Bill Cosby Collection once. A rare opportunity to obtain an early Cabriolet as they don’t show up for sale a lot? The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is the latest supercar produced by Porsche with illustrious predecessors like the Porsche 959 ,the Porsche GT1 and the Porsche Carrera GT. Not everyone was lucky enough to be able to buy a Porsche 918 Spyder, not even with a wallet deep enough to afford it.Bonhams Porsche 918 Spyder They come up for sale every once in a while but catch prices well over the initial selling price. This one is a highly optioned US Spec 918 Spyder, One owner and has  less than 1,000 miles from new.
Historically spoken the 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GT Is definitely the most important car that will be sold at the Scottsdale Auctions. The Porsche 904-048 has spent some time at the track during it’s early years after which it spend 2 decades in rest. Later it moved to Denmark where it had it’s original engine installed again. This is a unique opportunity for the collectors with a deep wallet to acquire a highly original and rare Porsche 904 Carrera GTS.

Lot 4 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Coupe  Est. $100,000 – $150,000
Lot 23  1966 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe  Est. $170,000 – $210,000
Lot 27   1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster    Est. $425,000 – $525,000
Lot 35  1970 Porsche 914-6 Targa   Est. $65,000 – $85,000
Lot 36  2013 Porsche 918 Spyder  Est. $1,300,0000 – $1,500,000
Lot 47   1953 Porsche 356 Pre A Cabriolet   Est. $225,000 – $300,000
Lot 73   1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe  Est. $130,000 – $160,000
Lot 88  1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS   Est. $2,000,000 – $2,500,000
Lot 94   1987 Porsche 924S Coupe   Est. $30,000 – $40,000
Lot 98   1961 Porsche 356 Outlaw Coupe   Est. 90,000 – $120,000 

Barret-Jackson

Barret-Jackson is not the place where the true collectors will find the rare gems. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t find proper cars at the Barret-Jackson auction. Once again approximately 30 Porsches will be hammered. Worth to take a look when you are looking for a decently priced daily driver or an early Porsche 911 that ‘s not meant to be a garage queen but should rather serve as a fun car or weekend driver. Exceptionally there’s a low-mileage 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at Barret-Jackson. Good to know is that all cars are sold without reserve so this might be your lucky day .

Lot 40 – 2007 PORSCHE BOXSTER CONVERTIBLE
Lot 149 – 1997 PORSCHE BOXSTER
Lot 161 – 2001 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 CONVERTIBLE
Lot 249.1 – 1974 PORSCHE 911S
Lot 321 – 2002 PORSCHE BOXSTER
Lot 361 – 1983 PORSCHE 928S
Lot 363 – 1999 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA
Lot 562 – 1974 PORSCHE 911
Lot 638 – 1988 PORSCHE 959 ROADSTER RE-CREATION
Lot 699 – 1988 PORSCHE 911 CABRIOLET
Lot 700.2 – 2002 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4S
Lot 727 – 1970 PORSCHE 911 TARGA
Lot 728 – 1978 PORSCHE 911 CUSTOM COUPE
Lot 823 – 1977 PORSCHE 911S
Lot 823.1 – 1971 PORSCHE 911T
Lot 830 – 1973 PORSCHE 911T CUSTOM COUPE
Lot 831 – 1978 PORSCHE 911 RS RE-CREATION
Lot 992.1 – 1995 PORSCHE CARRERA CABRIOLET
Lot 1034.1 – 1964 PORSCHE 356C
Lot 1155 – 1962 PORSCHE 356B
Lot 1323 – 1997 PORSCHE 911 933 TURBO
Lot 1333 – 1991 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2 TARGA RWB
Lot 1367 – 1967 PORSCHE 911S
Lot 1396 – 2005 PORSCHE CARRERA GT
Lot 1424 – 1973 PORSCHE 911S
Lot 1427 – 1977 PORSCHE 930 TURBO
Lot 1449 – 1979 PORSCHE 930 TURBO

 

 

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