The Porsches at the 2017 Paris Retromobile auctions : the results

As we all know, the last few years, the prices of Porsches seem to be launched to the moon. However this trend seemed to be stopped. When you look at the results at the Scottsdale auctions some weeks ago. Was the top reached ? Well it just doesn’t look like that. However the market may have switched somehow to the limited production Porsche 911s. To my great surprise, the 2 eyecatchers at the Paris auctions did not reach the high expectations.

RM Sotheby

The 1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype that came on the block was thought to reach the 1 million euro mark. Maybe a bit optimistic, but still < However it was only a post-auction bid that made the car being sold. With a hammer price of 649.600 € (including premiums) I presume the buyer was far more lucky than the seller.

The Porsche 917/10-001 Spyder prototype did not find a new owner, to my great surprise. I wonder where the car will show up next. Will it come to another auction in Europe ? Will it appear at the Techno Classica in Essen in a few months as it did 2 years ago ? Or will it be shipped to the USA to be offered for sale at the Pebble Beach auctions?  Or will it be stored in a safe place for another few years to reappear and hopefully catch a high price then ? I guess we’re all curious.

1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype
1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype

A world record price on the other hand for the Porsche 959S, and the 2016 Porsche 911R continues to reach extremely high prices at auctions. It assures it’s status as a car that may become one of the most wanted Porsches ever.

The results at RM Auctions

Lot 121 : 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster by Reutter  – Estimated €300.000 – €400.000 : Sold for  369.600 €
Lot 122 : 
1976 Porsche 912 E – Estimated €20.000 – €30.000 : Sold for  33.600€
Lot 123 : 
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT – Estimated €70.000 – €90.000  Sold for  91.840€
Lot 124 : 
2004 Porsche 911 GT2 Clubsport – Estimated  €175.000 – €225.000 : Sold for 264.400 €
Lot 125 : 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6 – Estimated €650.000 – €750.000 Sold for  901.600€
Lot 126 : 
1970 Porsche 914/6 – Estimated €40.000 – €60.000 Sold for  58.240€
Lot 127 : 
1993 Porsche 928 GTS – Estimated €50.000 – €70.000 Sold for  84.000€
Lot 128 : 
2004 Porsche 911 GT3 RS – Estimated €200.000 – €250.000 Sold for  392.000€
Lot 129 : 
2000 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport – Estimated €100.000 – €130.000 Sold for  112.000 €
Lot 130 : 
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo ‘Flat Nose’ – Estimated €100.000 – €130.000 Sold for  140.000€
Lot 131 : 
1988 Porsche 959 Sport – Estimated €1.500.000 – €2.000.000 Sold for  1.960.000€
Lot 132 : 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition – Estimated €150.000 – €180.000 Sold for  123.200€
Lot 133 : 
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet – Estimated €75.000 – €100.000 Sold for  84.000€
Lot 136 : 
2016 Porsche 911 R – Estimated €450.000 – €650.000 Sold for  515.200 €
Lot 143 : 
2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR – Estimated €200.000 – €300.000 Sold for  470.400€
Lot 147 : 
1970 Porsche 917/10 Prototype – Estimated €4.600.000 – €5.500.000 Unsold
Lot 150 : 
1995 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet – Estimated €850.000 – €1.000.000 Sold for 1.344.000 €
Lot 155 : 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera Cup – Estimated €225.000 – €275.000 Sold for  224.000€
Lot 159 : 1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype by Karmann – Estimated€850.000 – €1.000.000 Sold for  649.600 €
Lot 162 : 
1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI  – Estimated €170.000 – €200.000 : Unsold 
Lot 164 : 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring – Estimated €495.000 – €545.000 : Sold for  537.600 €
lot 167 :  
2010 Porsche 911 Speedster – Estimated €200.000 – €250.000 Sold for  235.200 €
Lot 170 : 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 ‘Turbo Look’ Targa  – Estimated €175.000 – €225.000 Sold for  156.800 €
Lot 173  : 1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Coupé  – Estimated  €120.000 – €140.000 :  Sold for  123.200 €
Lot 177 : 
1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS – Estimated €175.000 – €225.000 Sold for 224.000 €

Artcurial Auction

The Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS was the most important car at the Artcurial auction. With a hammer price (premiums included) of 548.340€, the car was right between the estimated low and high price.  Price was definitely lower as the prices of the  Porsche 356 Carrera 2’s that were shown at the Retromobile Show 2017.

Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS
Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS

The Results at Artcurial Auction

Lot 17 :1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS – Est. 400,000 – 600,000 € : Sold for  548.320 €
Lot 18 : 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster – Est. 380,000 – 520,000 € : Sold for  393.360 €
Lot 89 : 1970 Porsche 911 2.2 E – Est. 80,000 – 120,000 € (No reserve) : : Sold for  85.821 €
Lot 110 : 1961 Porsche Diesel Super Export 329 – Est. 20,000 – 30,000 € (No reserve) : : Sold for  44.104€
Lot 111 : 1987 Porsche 911 Clubsport M637 – Est. 250,000 – 300,000 € : Unsold
Lot 115 : 1988 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3L – Sébastien Loeb – Est. 170,000 – 200,000 € : Sold for  262.240 €
Lot 117 : 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 L RS – Est. 400,000 – 600,000 € :  Withdrawn
Lot 118 : 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.4 L Ruf – Est. 140,000 – 160,000 € : : Sold 128.000 €
Lot 119 : 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort- Est. 950,000 – 1,200,000 € : : Sold for  1.130.000 €
Lot 138 : 1974 Porsche Carrera 2,7L Targa -Est. 120,000 – 160,000 €  : Unsold

 Bonhams

Not the car that is best known in the Porsche world. However, true collectors might want to have a Mercedes-Benz 500E in their collection. A rather rare result of the co-operation between the 2 Stuttgart car manufacturers. A car baring the name Mercedes-Benz. These cars don’t come up for sale that much. I presume the hammer price of  just over 50K Euro is a correct price.

Lot 322 PORSCHE 911 TURBO 3,6 TYPE 964 Coupe 993 : Sold for €218,500
Lot 334 PORSCHE 356A 1600 T2 Coupe 1959 : Sold for €86,250
Lot 342 PORSCHE 914/6 Coupe 1970: Sold for €184,000
Lot 344 PORSCHE 911 TYPE 964 CARRERA RS N-GT Coupe 1991 : Sold for  €151,800
Lot 347 PORSCHE 356 1500 SUPER SPEEDSTER « PRÉ A » 1955 : Sold for  €368,000
Lot 362 PORSCHE 911E 2,2 Coupe 1970 : Sold for €69,000
Lot 373 PORSCHE 356 CONTINENTAL Coupe  Pre-A 1955 : Sold for €287,500
Lot 376 PORSCHE 356A SPEEDSTER 1957 : Sold for  €339,250
Lot 380 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3,2 SPEEDSTER WTL 1989 : Sold for €195,500
Lot 383 PORSCHE 911 TURBO TYPE 993 X50 COUPÉ 1996 : Sold for €241,500
Lot 391 MERCEDES-BENZ E500 LIMITED 1995 : Sold for €52,900
Lot 393 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2,7 MFI Coupe 1973 : Sold for  €118,958
Lot 398 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS TYPE 964 RCT Coupe 1992 : Sold for  €143,333
Lot 412 PORSCHE 911 TURBO TYPE 930 Coupe 1984 : Sold for €89,700
Lot 422 PORSCHE 928 S3 Coupe 1985 : Sold for €26,450

 

Pictures courtesy of RM Auctions & Artcurial & Bonhams