Preview Mecum Auction in Monterey

1992 Porsche DP 935 - Mecum

The Monterey Car week is always a busy week for the auction houses. The 3 major automotive auctions houses have an auction at the Monterey Peninsula. And ofcourse they all try to outbid the competition. RM Sotheby’s has the most important cars with the iconic Porsche Typ 64, and an ex Works Porsche 718 RS60. Gooding has the ex Otis Chandler Porsche 959 Sport, and a 911 reimagined by Singer. Bonhams brings the ex Christian Goethals 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder Centerseater to the Quail Lodge Auction. Mecum Auctions definitely outbids the major auction houses on the number of cars that come up for sale in their auction in Monterey. And on top of that, Mecum offers a few rarities in the Monterey auction. Let’s take a look.

3 Porsche 918 Spyder

Mecum brings no less than 3 of Porsche’s last super sportscar on the block. It is not that rare to see a Porsche 918 Spyder come up for sale. However, you won’t see 3 of them pop-up in the same auction that often. 2 of the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyders are equipped with the Weissach package. The white one has only 2,872 miles on the counter. The estimated hammer prices is well over $1,500.000. The black 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder has the Weissach package too. With only just under 1500 miles, this one however has a slightly  lower estimation than the previous one. The last one that comes up for auction is another low-mileage vehicle, with just 3,571 original miles. Even though you’ll have to dig deep in your wallet for this one too, price will probably be a way under the hammer price of the previous 2 cars.

1955 Porsche Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper

1955 Porsche Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper

Mikafa was known for aircraft manufacturing.  However, the company decided  to expand its capabilities by producing exceptionally well-appointed campers between 1955 and 1959. This example is a Sport Camper, reportedly one of just three built with Porsche badging and a 356 engine from the factory, with a Tempo chassis holding it all together. The Sport Camper is titled as a 1955 Porsche. How cool would it be to show up in this extremely rare  camper at a Porsche event like Rennsport Reunion ? The car is expected to catch between $100,000 and $150,000.

Porsche 935 DP

DP Motorsports was founded in Germany by Ekke Zimmerman in  1973.  After some results in F30, Ekke Zimmerman started working on spoiler modifications of the Porsche 911. After decades of knowledge dp motorsport became an absolute master in building up unique Porsches. In 1979, a Kremer DP conversion  of the Porsche 935, won  the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Klaus Ludwig as one of the pilots. Based on the creations developped for motorsports, Ekke Zimmerman started building conversions for road models too. 4 of the results of this DP conversions will now come up for auction in the Mecum Monterey Auction. 1 of them is the very rare ‘Long Windshield’ example, 1 of an estimated 4 cars produced with this feature. 

The Black 1985 Porsche 935 DP is reportedly built for Mario Andretti. The car is the result of the co-operation between the Kremer Brothers in Cologne and DP Motorsports. The cars started life as a Porsche 930 Turbo. First it was first sent to the Kremer Brothers for performance upgrade. Later DP Motorsports fitted of lightweight body panels on the car. 

The 1982 Porsche DP RUF was commissioned by a Porsche engineer for the “Car and Driver” magazine test and article. After the changes to the body, the engine was sent to RUF in Pfaffenhausen. Alois Ruf upgraded the engine through an increase in displacement to 3.4L and the installation of a more potent turbo system.

The 1992 Porsche 935 is the last air-cooled DP 935 produced. This car began as a 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo. It is a one-off, and commissioned by the previous owner to look like the German motorsports VLN series championship-winning car piloted by Jurgen Alzen. The car is the result of  a  no-expense-spared build that started with a 964 generation 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo.

All the Porsches in the Mecum Auction in Monterey

Lot T51 : 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo
Lot T65 : 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible
Lot T91 : 1986 Porsche 928S
Lot F49 : 1985 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
Lot T129 : 976 Porsche 911S
Lot T134 : 1973 Porsche 911T
Lot T141 : 1980 Porsche 911 SC Targa
Lot T186 : 1958 Porsche Junior Tractor
Lot S153 : 1985 Porsche DP 935
Lot F77 : 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach
Lot F114 : 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe
Lot F109 :  1965 Porsche 356SC Coupe
Lot F70 : 1972 Porsche 911t Coupe
Lot S143 : 1958 Porsche 356A Super Cabriolet
Lot S38 : 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera
Lot S76 : 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
Lot S100 : 1955 Porsche Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper
Lot S185 : 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Lot S88 : 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
Lot S150 :  1982 Porsche DP 935 Ruf
Lot S151 : 1989 Porsche DP 935 Long Windshield
Lot S152 : 1992 Porsche DP 935
Lot S171 : 1993 Porsche 911 RS America
Lot S99 :  1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D
Lot S61 : 1967 Porsche 912
Lot S166 : 1961 Porsche 356B Roadster
Lot S93 : 1967 Porsche 911 Coupe
Lot F41 : 1971 Porsche 911T Coupe
Lot S53 :  2018 Porsche 911 GT3
Lot S92 : 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo
Lot F14 : 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Lot F22 : 1962 Porsche 365B Twin Grille Roadster
Lot S4 :  1998 Porsche Boxster
Lot S15 :  1989 Porsche 962
Lot S28 :  1969 Porsche 911S
Lot S168 :  1960 Porsche 356B
Lot F157 :  1965 Porsche 356C Coupe
Lot S105 : 2003 Porsche 911 GT2
Lot S154 : 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
Lot S37.1 :  2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
Lot T103.1 :  1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible
Lot T117 : 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Lot T150.1 :  2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Lot S112 :  2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach
Lot S177 : 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
Lot T189 : 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo
Lot F91.1 : 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
Lot T90.1 : 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary
Lot T136.1 : 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Lot F162.1 : 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S

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