Compared to the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction, Gooding & Co has far less cars to cross the block. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will attract less attention. It is always hard to predict what cars collectors will be interested in. Are they looking for garage queens for their collection, or rather a daily driver. Or is it a race car they want to acquire to use on the track ? Whatever it is, and without a forecast on the hammer-prices, let’s take a closer look at some of the Porsches that Gooding & Co auction house has on offer at the Pebble Beach Auction.
1991 Porsche reimagined by Singer
Is it a Porsche tuner ? Is it a manufacturer ? No matter how you call Singer Vehicle Design, it is for sure there’s lots of controversy on them in the Porsche market. You hare them or you like them, there’s no way around. I heard a renowned California based Porsche collector once say : “Singer, there’s only one Singer and that is Norbert Singer“. I guess that made his point clear. This reimagined 911 was commissioned by a prominent California-based Porsche collector and completed by Singer Vehicle Design in 2016. Just as every Porsche reimagined by Singer, it was baptized a unique name “the mountain view” car.
This reimagined 911 has seen little use since it was delivered three years ago and has recently undergone an extensive concours-quality detailing to ensure that it presents in pristine condition. The car is also offered complete with its handbooks, ownership notes, keys, and a Singer Certificate of Authenticity.
Car reimagined by Singer rarely come to the market. This might be a unique opportinity to acquire one.
1988 Porsche 959 (ex Otis Chandler)
When chief engineer Helmut Bott was commissioned to build a super sports car, no one could ever have imagined the result. From the beginning, the Porsche 959 has always been a car that was its time far ahead. With a price of just under $350,000, it is useless to tell this wasn’t a mass production car. And even at that price, rumours are Porsche lost money on every single car sold as production costs arose that figure. From the 337 Porsche 959s ever built, the vast majority were the Komfort Models. Only 37 Porsche 959 Sports were produced, 29 of them for the North American market.
Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler specifically wanted the last one built. So far, the car has only had 3 Californian owners, and has less than 5000 miles on the counter. Recently Porsche Motorsport North America completely rebuilt the engine. The Porsche 959 sport comes with extensive documentation that includes all, tools, the workshop manuals and literature.
We strongly advice to do a PPI, whether yourself or by a marque expert, on the cars you are bidding on.
The Porsches in the Gooding & Co Auction at Pebble Beach
Lot 07 – 1979 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo Coupe – Estimate: $350,000-500,000
Lot 10 – 1962 Porsche Typ 356B Super 90 Twin Grille Roadster – Estimate: $450,000-550,000
Lot 14 – 1991 Porsche by Singer – Estimate: $800,000-1,000,000
Lot 28 – 1988 Porsche Typ 959 U.S. Sport – ex-Otis Chandler – Estimate: $2,000,000-2,400,000
Lot 36 – 1992 Porsche Typ 964 Carrera RS – Estimate: $500,000-600,000
Lot 39 – 1977 Porsche Typ 934/5 racecar – Estimate: $1,200,000-1,500,000
Lot 46 – 1993 Porsche Typ 964 Carrera RS 3.8 – Estimate: $1,600,000-2,000,000
Lot 54 – 1989 Porsche Typ 964 Carrera 4 Coupe – Without reserve – $200,000-250,000
Lot 56 – 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster – Without reserve – Estimate: $275,000-350,000
Lot 61 – 2011 Porsche Typ 997 GT2 RS – Estimate: $400,000-500,000
Lot 64 – 1956 Porsche Typ 356A Coupe – Without reserve – Estimate: $125,000-150,000
Lot 103 – 1997 Porsche Typ 993 Turbo S – Estimate: $375,000-$450,000
Lot 105 – 1979 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo – Without reserve – Estimate: $175,000-225,000
Lot 112 – 1951 Porsche Typ 356 “Split-Window” Coupe – Estimate: $700,000-900,000
Lot 133 – 1953 Porsche Typ 356 1500 Coupe – Estimate: $275,000-325,000
Lot 167 – 1965 Porsche Typ 911 – estimate: $250,000-300,000
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