The Porsches at Mecum Auctions

Looking for a Porsche 934 or Porsche 935?

Mecum Auctions is the auction house that has the most Porsches crossing the block. Over 60 cars will come up for auction. Most of them are the Porsches you can see every day on the road. The Porsche 911s and Porsche Boxsters that are not the cars one will surprise to see.

However, Mecum Auctions has some surprises this year.  Let’s start with the 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Edition. When you know only 5 were produced in 2012, you can definitely say this is a rare bird. All 5 were distributed by Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, Florida, a dealership that has a lifelong tradition with Porsche and is better known as the homebase of Hurley Haywood. The 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos edition is definitely an eye-catcher and will probably end up in a private collection. Or will it show up at a race track for a privateer?

2012 PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUP 4.0 BRUMOS EDITION
2012 PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUP 4.0 BRUMOS EDITION

The next gem is a 1976 Porsche 934. The car was born as a Porsche 934, then converted to  Porsche 934/5 and later to Porsche 935 specifications. Only 31 Porsche 934 were produced and this car had a long race career with over 40 entries in different European and American races. Some famous drivers were at the wheel of this car : Herbert Muller and Reinold Joest are just some of them. This particular car was twice entered in the Le Mans 24H. Major results were a class win at Zeltweg in 1976 and at the Nürburgring in 1977.

A car that definitely will catch a high price is the 1977 Porsche 935 Factory Race Car. This 1977 Porsche 935 K3—Chassis No. 930-770-0907—has a rich racing history with four first-place victories at the famed Nurburgring. The car started its life as a normal Porsche 935 and was later converted to a Porsche 935 K3. The car has been metriculously restored and comes with an extensive documentation of both the restoration and it’s race career. I guess there will be a harsh fight in the auction room for this fabulous car.

1976 PORSCHE 934:935 IMSA
1976 PORSCHE 934:935 IMSA

The 1977 Porsche 934.5/935 IMSA Swap Shop was the very last of the 934- and 934.5-series cars produced, originally sold to Ron Brown, who raced it briefly in the Pacific Northwest in late spring of 1977. The car was too hard to handle for Ron Brown and sold it. The next owner wrecked the car in Daytona in 1978.  After the car was repaired, the major results were a 5th overall at the 1980 Daytona Final and 3rd overall at the 1981 12 Hours of Sebring.

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