The Porsches at the Paris Auctions

2 Porsche prototypes cross the block

We’ve hardly started the year and another important classic car auction is coming up. After the Scottsdale Auctions had no extra-ordinary results next to some unexecpected unsold Porsches, of course we all are looking forward to what the Auctions in Paris, on the occasion of the Retromobile will bring. Especially since 2 Porsche prototypes are being auctioned : the 1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet prototype and the Porsche 917/10 Spyder prototype. No doubt both cars will be hammered for high prices.

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The 1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype is the 2nd earliest known surviving Porsche 901. Chassis number 13360 is the only open-top 901 cabriolet prototype ever built. It is an extremely well kept and original car in great condition. It will definitely go to a major collection, and actally my personal opinion is that this car should be bought by the Porsche Museum.

1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype
1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype

Another eye-catcher of the auction is without any doubt the Porsche 917/10 Prototype. This is the same car that was for sale by Jan Lühn at the 2015 Techno Classica.  Early 917 the Porsche 917 with chassis number 917/10-001  began wind-tunnel development at Porsche’s Weissach R&D facility and ran up countless test miles—including 23 consecutive days on the Weissach skidpad. A 16-month on-track testing program saw such top-level drivers as Willi Kauhsen, Jo Siffert, Mark Donohue, and the factory’s chief test pilot, Herrman Mimler, recording laps at Weissach, Hockenheim, and the Nürburgring. This chassis also served as the test-bed for the turbocharged flat-12s that would come to dominate Group 7 Prototype racing.  The expected price is accordingly :  €4.600.000 – €5.500.000

More recent but another important car that’s coming on the block : the 2016 Porsche 911 R. This Porsche 911R with chassis number 967/991 is one of the last built. It is the only PTS (paint to sample) delivered in France. With just 600 km on the tacho, this is a pristine Porsche 911R that definitely will bring a high price. After all, this is one of the most sought after Porsche 911s at this moment.

When you are looking for a current racer, you might consider the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR that will be auctioned. This particular car ran to victory in the 2010 Spa 24H  with Martin Ragginger, Wolf Henzler, Jorg Bergmaister, and Romain Dumas at the wheel. That same year it gained a 3rd in class in the 2010 Le Mans 24H with Richard Westbrook, Marco Holzer, and Timo Scheide. This is one of probably 2 cars being built in 2010.

1 of 29 built Porsche 959 Sport, first owned by Vasek Polak Jr
1 of 29 built Porsche 959 Sport, first owned by Vasek Polak Jr

When it comes to supercars, Porsche managed to set a new standard when it presented the Porsche 959.  A limited number of cars left the factory. Recently they start coming up for sale more and more. If you missed your chance at the Scottsdale Auctions, here’s another opportunity to acquire a piece of Porsche history. However, this is not just a Porsche 959. Only 29 Porsche 959 Sports were built and this is one of them. Another interesting part in the history of the car is that is was originally bought by Vasek Polak Jr.

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

Artcurial Auction

Artcurial has a rare Porsche coming on the block too, with the 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS, a rare Porsche 356 with the 2.0ltr  4cam engine that could be found in the Porsche 904 too. A Porsche 959 Komfort, the more luxurious version of the Porsche supercar of the eighties is expected to bring close to €1.000.000.

Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS
Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS

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

Bonhams

Lot 322 PORSCHE 911 TURBO 3,6 TYPE 964 Coupe 993
Lot 334 PORSCHE 356A 1600 T2 Coupe 1959
Lot 342 PORSCHE 914/6 Coupe 1970
Lot 344 PORSCHE 911 TYPE 964 CARRERA RS N-GT Coupe 1991
Lot 347 PORSCHE 356 1500 SUPER SPEEDSTER PRÉ A  1955
Lot 362 PORSCHE 911E 2,2 Coupe 1970
Lot 373 PORSCHE 356 CONTINENTAL Coupe  Pre-A 1955
Lot 376 PORSCHE 356A SPEEDSTER 1957
Lot 380 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3,2 SPEEDSTER WTL 1989
Lot 383 PORSCHE 911 TURBO TYPE 993 X50 COUPÉ 1996
Lot 391 MERCEDES-BENZ E500 LIMITED 1995
Lot 393 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2,7 MFI Coupe 1973
Lot 398 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS TYPE 964 RCT Coupe 1992
Lot 412 PORSCHE 911 TURBO TYPE 930 Coupe 1984
Lot 422 PORSCHE 928 S3 Coupe 1985

Pictures courtesy of RM Auctions & Artcurial & Bonhams

 

 

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