The Porsches auctioned at the Monterey Car Week

Monterey Auction Preview

In just a few weeks, epicentre of the classic car world will be in Monterey, California. Exactly, the Monterey Car Week is coming again. The wide area of the Monterey Peninsula will be hosting several events to attract thousands and thousands of visitors. And they all come with just one goal, enjoying all the marvellous events and shows with the classic cars as the main actors. Don’t forget to visit the Pebble Beach concours d’elegance with the most exquisite classic cars one cvan imagine.

Or why not the Monterey Historics at the Laguna Seca to see the races, or the Automobilia Show where you can find the most rare automotive memorabilia or litature.  And ofcourse all the major auction houses are present too. Exactly as last year,  some of them have some real gems going under the hammer. This is a preview of the most important Porsches being auctioned.  We are wondering if the the results will reach the levels of the Amelia Island Auction earlier this year.

Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams

Next to some early Porsche 911s that might catch a higher price, Bonhams gathered a few Porsche 356s. Among them is a rare Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster, that is expected to sell for a price close to a million dollar. There are 2 more rather important cars on the block.

Dinckelacker Porsche 911 3.0 RS
1974 Porsche 3.0 RS at the 2015 Porsche Rennsport Reunion

One of them is a car that is familiar to us, as we have seen it at work at both the Daytona Historic 2014 , and the last Porsche Rennsport Reunion with Gijs van Lennep and the current owner at the wheel.  The Dinckelacker 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0, one of just 55 Carrera RS 3.0 models built.

A Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6ltr Flachbau is not exactly the car you’ll see at every corner. The one that Bonham brings on the block is a car built by the Porsche Sonderwunschprogramm  and was probably one of the most expensive Porsches available at that time. It has a nearly complete option list, among them the 60K Turbo ‘S’ Flachbau Option.

All the Porsches auctioned by Bonhams

Lot 4 – 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4L Coupe (Est. 180,000 – 220,000)
Lot 5 – 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Est. $600,000 – 750,000)
Lot 12 – 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe (Est. $70,000 – 90,000)
Lot 18 – 1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe (Est. $200,000 – 250,000)
Lot 20 – 1976 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.0L (Est. $180,000 – 240,000)
Lot 39 – 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0L (Est. $375,000 – 525,000)
Lot 52 – 1956 Porsche 356A Carrera GS Speedster (Est. $800,000 – 1,100,000)
Lot 55 – 1973 Porsche 911T 2.4L Targa (Est. $90,000 – 110,000)
Lot 62 – 1991 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo 3.3L (Est. $120,000 – 145,000)
Lot 70 – 1994 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo 3.6L Flachbau (No Estimate )
1956 Porsche 356 Carrera GS Speedster
1956 Porsche 356 Carrera GS Speedster

RM  Sotheby’s Auction

The RM Sotheby’s Auction probably won’t attract the most attention from Porsche aficionado’s with only 3 Porsches begin auctioned. However, with the low-mileage 2004 Porsche Carrera GT , a 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera and the 1956 Porsche 356 A Speedster, they have some cars that might be intresting for collectors that don’t have a model like these ones in their collection.

All the Porsches auctioned by RM Sotheby’s

Lot 247 – 2004 Porsche Carrera GT (Est. $650,000 – 700,000)
Lot 105 – 1977 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Carrera 3.0L (Est. $250,000 – 325,000)
Lot 143 – 1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster (Est. $400,000 – 450,000)

Gooding & Co

Everybody remembers Jerry Seinfelds Porsches auctioned by Gooding & Co earlier this year.  Probably this was the most impressive load of Porsches being auctioned ever, and it won’t be easy to outdo an auction like that. However, Gooding & Co is doing its uttermost best to fulfill the expectations by bringing another load of excellent Porsches to the Monterey Peninsula.

Porsche 550 SpyderHistorically spoken, the 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder is probably the most important. The car was originally sold to Carel Godin de Beaufort who raced it extensively at different occasions across the European Continent. Pilots like Richard von Frankenberg, and Herbert Linge were at the wheel of this car.  Best results for this car are a class victory at the 1958 1000 Km Nürburgring and 2nd in Class and 5th Overall at the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car is believed to be the only Porsche  550A in a Grand-Prix.  It has a proven provenance and will definitely attract much attention. The highest bidder will have to dig deep in his pocket.

Another rare gem, and even rarer as the previous mentioned Porsche 550A Spyder, is the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Homologation. Only 17 of these homologation models were built, and this particular one is a very rare uncoverted one, with an outstanding history.  Former Porsche driver and notorious export Jürgen Barth compiled a extensive documentation about the car, that is included in the auction.

Exactly as Bonhams, Gooding & Co has a Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 Flachbau for sale. No matter how rare these cars are, with only 39 cars built to US specifications, this one is definitely the most rare of all of them.  A true time-capsule with only 37 miles from new !! The car was originally bought from factory by the Californian Blackhawk Museum (located in Danville) and definitely worth a visit ) and was acquired by the current owner from the museum. One of just two originally finished in Grand Prix White, this magnificent Turbo S presents an opportunity to step back in time and acquire an as-new top-of-the-line Porsche.

Following the successes of the Rothmans Porsche 956 Group C endurance racing machines in 1982 and 1983, Rothmans was keen to partner with Porsche to gain greater exposure in the global rally scene. At Rothmans’ request, Porsche created a pure homologation special that would comply with FIA Group B specifications for rally machines based on two-seat production sports cars.

Porsche 911 SC/RS
Porsche 911 SC/RS

As an evolution of Porsche’s production 911 SC, the regulations required that 20 examples of the rally car be built, thus the 911 SC/RS, known internally as the 953, was born. It is not very often that you can spot an original Porsche 911 SC/RS.
Only 20 of them were built, 6 of them in the Rothmans Livery. This particular car was driven by legendary rally pilots as Henri Toivonen, Juha Kannkunen and Sajeed Al Hajri. It could be spotted in 2009 at the 25th anniversary meeting of the Porsche 911 SC/RS in Abbeville, France too.

The 1979 Porsche 935 is probably the most iconic of all cars that are being sold at the Monterey Auctions. This car is the exact car that was driven by the actor Paul Newman in Le Mans, with Rolf Stommelen and Dick Barbour as the other pilots.

ex Paul Newman Porsche 935
ex Paul Newman Porsche 935

A successful race with a win as result even though this was the first time the car was entered in a race. This is the very same car that became known as the ‘Apple’ car in 1980. More historic victories for this chassis numbers with the 1981 Daytona 24H  and 1983 Sebring 12H.

All the Porsches auctioned by Gooding & Co

Lot 010 – 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Clubsport (Est. $350,000 – 425,000)
Lot 013 – 2011 Porsche 911 (997) GT2 RS (Est. $550,000 – 650,000)
Lot 019 – 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort (Est. $1,300,000 – 1,500,000)
Lot 028 – 1995 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 3.8 RS (Est. $400,000 – 500,000)
Lot 038 – 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L RS Homologation (Est. $1,300,000 – 1,500,000)
Lot 042 – 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder (Est. $5,000,000 – 6,000,000)
Lot 045 – 1994 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo 3.6 Flachbau (Est. $1,400,000 – 1,800,000)
Lot 057 – 1956 Porsche 356A 1500 GS Carrera Dean Jeffries Custom Coupe (Est. $550,000 – 750,000)
Lot 060 – 1979 Porsche 935 Sebring/Daytona/Le Mans Winner (Est. $4,500,000 – 5,500,000)
Lot 070 – 1997 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo S (Est. $525,000 – 575,000)
Lot 072 – 1976 Porsche 911 (930) Carrera Turbo 3.0L (Est. $200,000 – 250,000)
Lot 081 – 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster (Est. $400,000 – 500,000)
Lot 102 – 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster (Est. $350,000 – 425,000)
Lot 107 – 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L MFI (Est. $225,000 – 275,000)
Lot 116 – 1975 Porsche 911S 2.7L Coupe (Est. $60,000 – 80,000)
Lot 131 – 2011 Porsche 911 (997) Speedster (Est. $275,000 – 325,000)
Lot 139 – 1959 Porsche 356 Convertible D (Est. $325,000 – 375,000)
Lot 141 – 1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS Rothmans (Est. $1,400,000 – 1,800,000)
Lot 151 – 1995 Porsche 911 (964) America Roadster (Est. $140,000 – 180,000)

Mecum Auctions

An impressive number of Porsches is going under the hammer at Mecum Auctions. These are not the rarest nor the most collectible Porsches you will find at the different auctions during Monterey Car Week. So we don’t expect the highest prices here either. However, there are some pretty interesting cars here too. How ’bout the 1967 Porsche 911 L. With the high prices early Porsche 911s catch nowadays, one might be surprised of the hammer price of this one. The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT might draw some attention too. There are 2 at the Mecum auction and because this Porsche supercar is becoming more and more collectible, collectors that don’t have one in their garage, could grab this one.

Wondering what the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach will be sold for. This modern supercar was sold out real quickly, and with the Weissach option pack, it definitely won’t be cheap. Eye-catchers at the Mecum Auction are without any doubt the 2 Porsche 962s they bring to California.

1989 PORSCHE 962 Daytona 24 Hour Winner, Driven by Derek Bell
1989 PORSCHE 962 – Daytona 24 Hour Winner, Driven by Derek Bell

First Porsche 962 that will be hammered , this car, chassis number 962-108, was the fastest in period, winning the 1989 Daytona 24 Hours with master endurance racer Derek Bell at the controls for his final 24-hour victory and the 50th win for the 962 in international competition. Campaigned by highly successful Porsche privateer Jim Busby and sponsored by BF Goodrich and the Miller Brewing Company, it prevailed against the onslaught of the factory Porsches, Jaguars and Nissans. Bell has described the car as his favorite Group C Porsche.

Porsche 962-122
Porsche 962-122

Second Porsche 962 auctioned by Mecum Auctions is chassis number 962-122. This 962 is the 22nd of 77 built by the Porsche factory for its racing customers. It was delivered new to Dyson Racing in June 1986 and immediately prepared for the Watkins Glen IMSA GTP Camel Continental 500 race scheduled for July 6. Gunnar Jeanette of Gunnar Racing acquired this car in 1989. The car has undergone a nut and bolt restoration and has only driven a few miles since restoration. It could be seen at the 2011 Porsche Rennsport Reunion and the 2015 Daytona Classic 24H.

All the Porsches auctioned by Mecum

Lot T80.1 – 1979 Porsche 928 5-speed (No Estimate Provided)
Lot T87 – 1979 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L Sunroof (No Estimate Provided)
Lot T107.1 – 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa (No Estimate Provided)
Lot T116 – 1976 Porsche 911S 3.0L Coupe (No Estimate Provided)
Lot T130.1 – 1978 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Slant Nose (No Estimate Provided)
Lot T187 – 1971 Porsche 911 “934 Replica” (No Estimate Provided)
Lot T199 – 1989 Porsche 944 2.7L (No Estimate Provided)
Lot F13 – 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa (Est. $45,000 – 60,000)
Lot F22 – 1996 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo (Est. $180,000 – 200,000)
Lot F31 – 1978 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Replica (Est. $70,000 – 80,000)
Lot F38 – 1969 Porsche 911T 2.0L Targa (Est. $90,000 – 110,000)
Lot F50 – 2010 Porsche Panamera S (Est. $55,000 – 70,000)
Lot F60 – 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (Est. $80,000 – 100,000)
Lot F64 – 1962 Porsche 356B-T6 Super 90 Coupe ($70,000 – 95,000)
Lot F65 – 1974 Porsche 911 2.7L Coupe (Est. $140,000 – 160,000)
Lot F66 – 1978 Porsche 911SC Coupe (Est. $80,000 – 100,000)
Lot F75 – 1973 Porsche 911T 2.4L Targa (Est. $115,000 – 130,000)
Lot F76 – 1988 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L (Est. $225,000 – 245,000)
Lot F78 – 1967 Porsche 911 2.0L Coupe (Est.  $100,000 – 130,000)
Lot F80 – 1981 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L (Est. $125,000 – 160,000)
Lot F81 – 1997 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 4S (Est. $120,000 – 140,000)
Lot F109 – 1998 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 4 Cabriolet (Est. $75,000 – 90,000)
Lot F113 – 1997 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo (Est. $150,000 – 185,000)
Lot F118 – 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster (Est. $135,000 – 165,000)
Lot F124 – 2011 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS (Est. $215,000 – 245,000)
Lot F129 – 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4L Targa (Est. $200,000 – 250,000)
Lot F133 – 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Est. $700,000 – 800,000)
Lot F140 – 1986 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L (Est. $150,000 – 175,000)
Lot F148 – 1988 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Slant Nose Cabriolet (Est. $155,000 – 175,000)
Lot F184 – 1996 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 4S (Est. $90,000 – 120,000)
Lot F185 – 1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L Cabriolet (Est. $140,000 – 160,000)
Lot F189 – 1993 Porsche 911 (964) RS America (Est. $100,000 – 125,000)
Lot S15 – 1991 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo 3.3L (Est. $110,000 – 140,000)
Lot S19 – 1978 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L (Est. $250,000 – 300,000)
Lot S27 – 1965 Porsche 356SC Coupe (Est. $200,000 – 250,000)
Lot S28 – 1996 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo (Est. $175,000 – 190,000)
Lot S29 – 1668 Porsche 911 2.4L Targa (Est. $150,000 – 200,000)
Lot S40 – 1980 Porsche Bisimoto 911 BR 3.6L Backdate (Est. $135,000 – 175,000)
Lot S42 – 1994 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo 3.6L (Est. $180,000 – 225,000)
Lot S47 – 1972 Porsche 911E 2.4L Targa (Est. $185,000 – 225,000)
Lot S60 – 1964 Porsche 356SC Coupe (Est. $125,000 – 150,000)
Lot S62 – 1960 Porsche 356B-T5 Roadster (Est. $185,000 – 200,000)
Lot S65 – 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster (Est. $350,000 – 400,000)
Lot S68 – 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster (Est. $195,000 – 235,000)
Lot S74 – 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Est. $1,100,000 – 1,400,000)
Lot S75 – 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L Targa (Est. $110,000 – 130,000)
Lot S76 – 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo (Est. $1,250,000 – 1,750,000)
Lot S85 – 2012 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Edition (Est. $400,000 – 500,000)
Lot S86 – 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Brumos Edition (Est. $175,000 – 225,000)
Lot S87 – 2011 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS 4.0 (Est. $500,000 – 600,000)
Lot S88 – 2007 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS (Est. $200,000 – 275,000)
Lot S89 – 2011 Porsche 911 (997) Speedster (Est. $350,000 – 450,000)
Lot S90 – 2004 Porsche Carrera GT (Est. $700,000 – 900,000)
Lot S93 – 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster (Est. $375,000 – 425,000)
Lot S94 – 1967 Porsche 911 “Deluxe RS” (Est. $275,000 – 325,000)
Lot S96 – 2004 Ruf RGT RS (Est. $175,000 – 225,000)
Lot S97.1 – 1997 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo S (Est. $425,000 – 525,000)
Lot S105 – 1965 Porsche 911 2.0L (Est. $160,000 – 200,000)
Lot S109 – 1973 Porsche 911T 2.4L Coupe (Est. $175,000 – 200,000)
Lot S112 – 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Package (Est. $1,900,000 – 2,300,000)
Lot S116 – 1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L Cabriolet (Est. $325,000 – 375,000)
Lot S120 – 1965 Porsche 912 Prototype (Est. $950,000 – 1,200,000)
Lot S124 – 1986 Porsche 962 (Est. $1,800,000 – $2,500,000)
Lot S126 – 1988 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Slant Nose Coupe (Est. $250,000 – 325,000)
Lot S127 – 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort (Est. $1,100,000 – 1,300,000)
Lot S130 – 1979 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L (Est. $150,000 – 180,000)
Lot S131.1 – 1979 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L (Est. $450,000 – 550,000)
Lot S132 – 1986 Porsche 962-122 Dyson Racing (Est. $1,000,000 – 1,200,000)
Lot S133 – 1969 Porsche 911E Soft Window Targa (Est. $145,000 – 175,000)
Lot S137 – 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera (Est. $160,000 – 200,000)
Lot S140 – 1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L Cabriolet Slant Nose Andial (Est. $225,000 – 250,000)
Lot S142 – 2008 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS (Est. $285,000 – 315,000)
Lot S144 – 2007 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS (Est. $175,000 – 200,000)
Lot S150 – 1994 Porsche 911 (964) Speedster (Est. $285,000 – 325,000)
Lot S151 – 1965 Porsche 356C Coupe (Est. $175,000 – 210,000)
Lot S162 – 1992 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera Cabriolet (Est. $150,000 – 175,000)
Lot S163 – 1975 Porsche 911S 2.7L Targa (Est. $60,000 – 70,000)
Lot S168 – 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (Est. $150,000 – 180,000)
Lot S172 – 1977 Porsche 911S 2.7L Coupe (Est. $$65,000 – 85,000)
Lot S174 – 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L (Est. $125,000 – 150,000)
Lot S176 – 1998 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera Cabriolet (Est. $80,000 – 100,000)

1971 PORSCHE 974 3.0L - Replica of the car raced by Peter Gregg for Brumos Porsche
1971 PORSCHE 974
3.0L – Replica of the car raced by Peter Gregg for Brumos Porsche

Russo and Steele

Lot 7021 – 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 “Art Car”
Lot 7022 – 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 “Art Car”
Lot 7025 – 1974 Porsche 911 Coupe ( Carrera RS Replica )
Lot 7026 – 1974 Porsche 911S Targa
Lot 7029 – 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster
Lot 7037 – 1967 Porsche 911S Soft Window Targa
Lot 7039 – 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) 3.3L
Lot 7042 – 1991 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo 3.3L
Lot 7058 – 1976 Porsche 911S Cabriolet Conversion W/ Strosek Kit
Lot 7071 – 1977 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.0L
Lot 7072 – 1979 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L Euro-spec
Lot 7073 – 1979 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3L
Lot 7076 – 1995 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera Cabriolet
Lot 7078 – 1971 Porsche 911 “survivor” Coupe
Lot 7091 – 1955 Porsche 550 Replica
Lot 7103 – 1960 Porsche 356 D Roadster
Lot 7109 – 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe
lot 7116 – 2008 Porsche GT3 RS Coupe
Lot 7132 – 1984 Porsche 911 RUFF 903 Turbo Euro Spec
Lot 7154 – 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Coupe