Both RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams had their Amelia Island auctions postponed for a while due to the pandemic. Next weekend, however, the eyes of all serious classic car enthusiasts are directed to Amelia Island. Both auction houses have some Porsches in their catalog. The offering is rather limited at the Bonhams Amelia Island auction with 3 Porsches crossing the block. RM Sotheby’s brings 12 Porsches on stage. And some of them might gain the attraction of the real collectors. Let’t throw an eye on some of them.

Porsche 911 RUF CTR Carrera 4

199o Porsche RUF CTR Carrera 4
1990 Porsche RUF ‘CTR’ Carrera 4 | Photo: Teddy Pieper – @vc

Ruf custom built 2 Porsche 911 RUF CTR Carrera 4s. One of them now comes up for auction. The brothers Beddor thought The RUF CTR was a good car. But they sought something more tailored to their needs: a car capable of rallies across America and hill climbs. They ordered 2 Porsche 964 Carrera 4s and shipped them to RUF to be upgraded. RM Sotheby’s now offers one of these cars in the Amelia Island Auction

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8

1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 | Photo: Teddy Pieper - @vconce
1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 | Photo: Teddy Pieper – @vconce

Only 49 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8s have ever been produced by Porsche. Chassis WP0ZZZ96ZPS496069 was delivered to Otto Altenbach at Obermaier Racing in Germany. The car  made five recorded starts in the ADAC GT Cup series. It then moved to a Japanese collection and returned to Germany where Freisinger Motorsport restored it cosmetically and did some technical refreshings. This rare bird will probably gain the attention of high-end collectors, willing to bring the car back to the track or let it spend some days in their collection.

1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR

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1981 Porsche 924 Carrera

The Porsche 924 Carrera GTR was the strongest and fastest of Porsche’s first-generation water-cooled racing cars. Porsche built 17 customer GTRs, 2 of them found their way to Japan. Chassis WP0ZZZ93ZBS72010 is one of them. The Japanese Porsche importer stored the car for 2 years before selling it to a Japanese customer. So far, no records showed up about race-entries of this particular car. So it is believed to be one of the very few Porsche 924 Carrera GTRs with no proven race evidence.

We strongly recommend to do a PPI on any car you want to bid on. Please contact us and we will get you in touch with some Porsche specialists who can advise you.

The Porsches in the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction

Venue : The Ritz-Carlton at Fernandina Beach, Florida

Lot 132 : 1965 Porsche 356 SC Estimation $140,000 – $180,000
Lot 135 : 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Flatnose Estimation $300,000 – $350,000
Lot 137 : 1966 Porsche 911 Estimation $150,000 – $175,000
Lot 138 : 1990 Porsche RUF CTR Carrera 4 Estimation $350,000 – $400,000
Lot 140 : 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR Estimation $375,000 – $450,000
Lot 141 : 1965 Porsche 911 Estimation $175,000 – $225,000
Lot 145 : 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 Estimation $300,000 – $325,000
Lot 153 : 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 Estimation $750,000 – $850,000
Lot 166 : 1978 Porsche 911 Turbo Estimation $100,000 – $125,000
Lot 182 : 1965 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet Estimation $150,000 – $175,000
Lot 187 : 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster Estimation $150,000 – $175,000
Lot 191 : 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Estimation $1,000,000 – $1,250,000

The Porsches in the Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

Venue : Fernandina Beach Golf Club

Lot 120 : 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Estimation $300,000 – $350,000
Lot 123 : 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe 3.3 Estimation $95,000 – $130,000
Lot 130 : 1966 Porsche 911  Estimation $120,000 – $150,000

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