A preview to the January 2022 Scottsdale car auctions

A selection of cars in the major auction houses

Next to the start of a new year, January means the start of the new car auction season too. And the first important auctions traditionally take place in Arizona.  The current worldwide health situation cannot prevent that. The auctions in Scottsdale will not be the same as they used to be some years ago. Bonhams and RM Sothebys choose to have live bidding sessions, while Gooding&Co continues with the Geared Online format. For the Porsche fans, here’s a short description of some of the cars in the different auctions, as well as a complete list of the Porsches crossing the block and their estimations.

Bonhams Scottsdale 1954 Porsche 356 pre A
1954 Porsche 356 pre A (Bonhams Auction)

Bonhams

Bonhams has 11 Porsches in the Scottsdale auction. The age of the Porsches varies from close to 70 years old to just over 10 years. And the models go from the Porsche 356 over different models of the Porsche 911 to a 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo (model 997.1). The 1954 Porsche 356 pre-A Coupe that crosses the block was originally shipped to Brumos Porsche of Jacksonville. The consignor acquired the car about 10 years ago and had a complete restoration done.  It is not easy to find a pre-A Porsche, so this might be a good opportunity.

1964 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 (Gooding&Co)

Gooding&Co

Gooding&Co will hammer 7 Porsches in the Geared Online auction. You can consider the 1964 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 Coupe as the rarest bird among them. Delivered new in Germany in Red with a Black interior, as it presents today. It comes with a rare and desirable 70-liter, long-range fuel tank The previous owner had the 4cam engine rebuilt by Porsche specialist Andial. After a 40 year ownership, this car now comes to the market and is a unique opportunity for a Porsche collector to acquire this rare model.

2008 Porsche 997 GT2 (Gooding&Co)

Unfortunately, we cannot give you any further information on the 2008 Porsche 997 GT2, which will definitely attract lots of interest. The Porsche 911 GT2 recently got lots of attention, mainly because of the publication of the GT2 book by Christoph Mäder and Jan Koum. Just for information, we will publish a review of this book real soon. The Porsche 911 GT2 has always been a car wanted by Porsche 911 fans, And here’s the possibility to bid on one.

RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s not only offers the largest selection of Porsches in the Arizona Auction, but for sure the finest too. They will bring no less than 13 of them on the block. And you can find some real gems among them. 5 of the cars offered in the Arizona Auction are from the Tennenbaum Collection. How about starting your own Porsche supercar collection with a 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, and a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder. All of them are low-mileage and in pristine condition. 

Just as Gooding&Co, RM Sotheby’s offers a 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster for sale. Based on descriptions and pictures it is very hard to determine which is the best choice for you. RM Sotheby’s estimation for the Speedster is somewhat higher compared to the one of Gooding&Co. We are curious to find out what these early Porsches will be sold for.

Pre Purchase Advice

We have not seen the cars with our own eyes. All descriptions are based on the information gathered from the auction catalogs combined with our personal insights and opinions. We strongly encourage you to do a PPI on the cars you want to bid on. In case you cannot do that yourself, you can reach out to us to get you in touch with a marquee specialist who can advise. 

 

The Bonhams Auction

27 Jan 2022, starting at 10:00 MST .
 

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Lot 13 : 1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet (Reutter body) Estimation $ 135,000 – $165,000
Lot 20 : 1963 Porsche 356 Coupe (Karmann body) Estimation $120,000 – $150,000
Lot 26 : 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S Estimation $260,000 – $320,000
Lot 28 : 1967 Porsche 911 2.0 S Targa Estimation $180,000 – $200,000
Lot 32 : 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Cabriolet Estimation $55,000  – $75,000
Lot 38 : 2009 Porsche 911 Turboo Estimation $70,000 – $90,000
Lot 47 : 1996Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Estimation $165,000 – $85,000
Lot 54 : 1954 Porsche 911 pre A Coupe Estimation $180,000 – $230,000
Lot 73 : 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3 Estimation $80,000 – $110,000
Lot 79 : 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster Estimation $140,000 – $180,000
Lot 89 : 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Estimation $45,000 $55,000

The Gooding & Co Geared online auction

Bidding open from Monday, January 24 to Friday, January 28
Lots begin closing on Friday, January 28 at 10:00am MST
All Geared Online lots are available for viewing and inspection, to registered bidders, in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 26 – 28. No appointment is necessary, but please pre-register to bid prior to attending our open viewing hours.
 

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1970 Porsche 914/6 No estimation
1971 Porsche 914
2005 Porsche 996 Turbo S Cabriolet
2008 Porsche 997 GT2
1957 Porsche 356A Speedster
1967 Porsche 356  Carrera 2 Coupe
 

The RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction

 

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Lot 127 : 1967 Porsche 912 Estimation $60,000 – $80,000
Lot 132 : 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S Estimation $490,000 – $540,000
Lot 138 : 1985 RUF BTR III Estimation $350,000 – $450,000
Lot 143 : 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Estimation $1,000,000 -$1,300,000
Lot 144 : 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Flachbau Estimation $350,000 – $450,000
Lot 146 : 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S Flachbau $800,000 – $1,000,000
Lot 148 : 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Estimation $1,200,000 – $1,400,000
Lot 149 : 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort Estimation $1,200,000 – $1,500,000
Lot 151 : 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Estimation $350,000 – $400,000
Lot 154 : 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Estimation $450,000 – $500,000
Lot 163 : 1951 Porsche 356 Splitwindow Coupe Estimation $550,000 – $600,000
Lot 174 : 2011 Porsche 911 GT America Estimation $140,000 – $180,000

All pictures courtesy Bonhams, Gooding&Co and RM Sotheby’s