The Porsches at the Bonhams auction

The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale

Some of the cars that come up for sale at the Bonhams Auction at the  Goodwood Festival of Speed have quite a provenance. Not a race or rally history, but an ownership history that might be appelling to some folks. Not only is there the 1988 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta originally owned by Pink Floyd guitarist and platinum-selling solo artist, David Gilmour. For those that remember one of the monster hit Nikita by Elton John. The 1985 Bentley Convertible Continental that starred in the  music video which was produced by Ken Russel comes up for sale too. The 1978 Porsche 911 Turbo Type 930 Turbo Coupe (Lot 282) will cross the block at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and is expected to bring somewhere between €68.000  and €91.000. The Norvegian cyclist Thor Hushovd brings his 2010 Porsche 911 GT2RS to the auction. Currently this marvellous car has only 8.900 kilometers from new, and is expected to catch a rather heavy price of €330.000 – €390.000

Porsche 356 pre A Speedster
Porsche 356 pre A Speedster

When it comes to Porsche, the real star that will draw lots of attention by Porsche collectors in the UK is the 1957 Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster. The car offered here, chassis number ‘83727’, is the last of only three right-hand drive Carrera Speedsters built by Porsche out of a total production of 152 cars. All three were delivered to Australia. The first two cars built were ‘82459’, completed on 11th July 1956, and ‘83571’, completed on 5th July 1957. Both cars are still in Australia. Between 2012 and 2014, the Porsche underwent a total restoration by renowned marque specialists Sportwagen and Maxted-Page & Prill Ltd, and over the year the car got many GT options.

Another Porsche 356 Speedster might be yours. A 1955 Porsche 356 PRE-A Speedster with hardtop, coachwork by Reutter. First delivery in Virginia, USA. Later, when the car returned to Europe, it was used in numerous rallies in the UK and Europe.  Somewhat more modern, and as collectible as the Speedsters previously mentioned is the 1973 Porsche 911 RS lightweight. It is one of only 17 right-hand drive UK-Supplied cars and just the registration will draw the attention : RUF 245M. The Carrera RS Lightweight is widely regarded as the finest road car produced by Porsche, and considered by many to be one of the greatest of all post-war road cars

1973 Porsche 911 RS Lightweight
1973 Porsche 911 RS Lightweight

Lot 203 1957 PORSCHE 356A 1.7-LITRE RALLY CAR : Estimation €51,000 – 63,000
Lot 214 1978 PORSCHE 911 SC 3.0-LITRE COUPÉ Estimation €51,000 – 63,000
Lot 218 1957 PORSCHE 356A CARRERA SPEEDSTER Estimation €1,000,000 – 1,100,000
Lot 223 1955 PORSCHE 356 ‘PRE-A’ SPEEDSTER WITH HARDTOP Coachwork by Reutter Estimation €280,000 – 340,000
Lot 231 1993 PORSCHE 911 TURBO 3.6-LITRE TYPE 964 COUPÉ Estimation €160,000 – 200,000
Lot 236 2005 PORSCHE 911 TYPE 996 TURBO S COUPÉ Estimation  €91,000 – 100,000
Lot 245 1973 PORSCHE 911 RS LIGHTWEIGHT Estimation €850,000 – 970,000
Lot 251 1952 PORSCHE 356 ‘PRE-A’ 1600 COUPÉ Estimation €160,000 – 180,000
Lot 253 1974 PORSCHE 911 TYPE 935 REPLICA Estimation €68,000 – 91,000
Lot 254 2010 PORSCHE 911 TYPE 997 GT2 RS COUPÉ Estimation €330,000 – 390,000
Lot 257 1967 PORSCHE 911S ‘SUNROOF’ COUPÉ Estimation €270,000 – 320,000
Lot 259 2000 PORSCHE 911 GT3 COUPÉ Estimation €80,000 – 91,000
Lot 267 1975 PORSCHE 911S 2.7-LITRE COUPÉ Estimation €100,000 – 110,000
Lot 268 1982 PORSCHE 911 TYPE 930 TURBO COUPÉ Estimation €160,000 – 180,000
Lot 272 1980 PORSCHE 911 SC 3.0-LITRE GROUP 4 REPLICA COUPÉ Estimation €63,000 – 72,000
Lot 276 1975 PORSCHE 911 2.7-LITRE GROUP 4 REPLICA COUPÉ Estimation €57,000 – 80,000
Lot 281 1958 PORSCHE 356A 1600 COUPÉ Estimation €85,000 – 110,000
Lot 282 Originally owned by Peter Sellers 1978 PORSCHE 911 TYPE 930 TURBO COUPÉ Estimation €68,000 – 91,000

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