Preview RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey

1939 Porsche Typ 64 - Berlin Rome

When it comes to drawing the attention to your event, RM Sotheby’s auction house did a terrific job recently. It consigned one of the most important cars being auctioned in a long time. The ex Ferdinand Porsche and ex Otto Mathé Porsche Typ 64.  Earlier, we’ve spent an entire article on the consigment of the Berlin – Rome car for the RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey. However, there is much more interesting cars that come up for sale in the RM Sotheby’s auction. Let’s take a look.

2 2005 Porsche Carrera GT

There’s a huge difference in the estimated hammer-price of the 2 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that come up for sale at RM Sotheby’s in Monterey. The paint-to-sample Arancio Boreallis one is expected to catch well over $1,000,000. The Silver metallic version is believed to be hammered at about $700,000. Now what’s the huge difference between these 2 similar cars to explain the difference in estimation price. Both are low-mileage and hardly used sports cars. The orange Porsche Carrera GT shows just 265 miles on the counter. That is about 5000 miles less than the silver metallic, that has just under 5,2000 miles on the counter.  Ofcourse the color is a huge difference. A paint-to-sample car is ofcourse exceptional, and quite often only a few cars leave the factory in that color.

The orange Porsche Carrera GT is painted in a color named Arancio Boreallis, and to be honest, this is the only I’ve ever seen so far. A silver metallic Porsche Carrera GT is not that uncommon. The orange car’sexterior is paired with a Dark Grey leather interior.  Over $36.000 worth of options were added to the car, $23,500 of which was for the unique color. The brake calipers came in black, adding another $8,460 to the bill. Other optional equipment includes carbon-fiber trim on its steering wheel, handbrake, and gear lever. Its factory-fitted matching Dark Grey luggage set has been retained and will be included with the sale. And when you know that first owner was the Porsche retailer Stoddard Imports, that adds to the price too. 

1960 Porsche 718 RS60 (chassis 718-044)

1960 Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder ( Chassis 718-044)
1960 Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder ( Chassis 718-044)

The Porsche 718 RSK Spyder Centerseater (Chassis 718-028) that comes up for auction at the Bonhams Quail Lodge auction is an important car.  However, RM Sotheby’s is playing in a complete different league with there ex Werks Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder ( chassis 718-044). The 1960 Porsche 718 Spyder is a car with a race record as few before. In 1960 it was one of the factory entries for the Le Mans 24H.  RM Sotheby’s, as well as other sources, state that Joakim Bonnier and Graham Hill took the wheel. In the Carrera book, by Steve Heinrichs, Maurice Trintignant and Hans Herrmann are believed to be the pilots. The car had to abandon the race with a broken piston.

The car remained in storage to be put in action again for the 1961 Sebring 12H. Edgar Barth and Hans Herrmann took the first 7 hours for their account. Than they were replaced by Joakim Bonnier and Dan Gurney, early in his race career. A mechanical failure however forced out of the race. Just one month later, at the 1961 Targa Flori, .the car wore the Lucky Casner’s Camoradi team livery, though it was prepared and maintained by the Porsche Works mechanics. Graham Hill and Stirlong Moss showed suppremacy in the race. But bad luck stroke again, just 8 kilometres before the finish. 

In 2015, this Porsche was sold through Gooding & Co at the Monterey Auctions for $5,400,000. And ofcourse we are curious to see what it will fetch now. 

We strongly advice to do a PPI, whether yourself or by a marque expert, on the cars you are bidding on.

All the Porsches in the RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey

Lot 223 – 2017 Porsche Typ 991 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition – Without reserve – Estimate: $130,000-160,000
Lot 225 – 1998 RUF CTR2 Sport – Estimate: $700,000-900,000
Lot 232 – 1973 Porsche Typ 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring – Estimate: $600,000-700,000
Lot 234 – 1996 Porsche Typ 993 GT2 – Estimate: $1,250,000-1,400,000
Lot 247 – 2005 Porsche Carrera GT – Without reserve – Estimate: $1,200,000-1,500,000
Lot 260 – 1956 Porsche Typ 356A European Coupe – Without reserve – Estimate: $150,000-200,000
Lot 262 – 1967 Porsche Typ 911 S Coupe – Without reserve – Estimate: $175,000-$225,000
Lot 270 – 1989 Porsche Typ 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster – the last one assembled – Estimate: $200,000-275,000
Lot 277 – 1975 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo – Estimate: $225,000-275,000
Lot 325 – 2011 Porsche Typ 997 GT3 RS 4.0 – Estimate: $500,000-600,000
Lot 328 – 1965 Porsche Typ 356 C 1600 Cabriolet – Without reserve – Estimate: $175,000-225,000
Lot 336 – 1991 Porsche Typ 964 Carrera 4 Lightweight – $450,000-550,000
Lot 339 – 2005 Porsche Carrera GT – Without reserve – Estimate: 625,000-725,000
Lot 348 – 1960 Porsche Typ 718-RS60 – es-Werks – ex-Camoradi – significant racing history – Estimate: $5,750,000-7,750,000
Lot 360 – 1962 Porsche Typ 356B 1600 Super Twin-Grille Roadster – Estimate: $350,000-425,000
Lot 362 – 1939 Porsche Typ 64 Coupe – ex-Ferdinand Porsche, ex-Otto Mathé – sale in U.S. subject to import duty – Estimate: Contact RM Sotheby’s
Lot 369 – 2016 Porsche Typ 997 911R – Without reserve – $325,000-375,000
Lot 371 – 1966 Porsche Typ 911 – Without reserve – Estimate: $175,000-225,000
Lot 372 – 1974 Porsche Typ 914 2.0 – Without reserve – Estimate: $45,000-65,000
Lot 373 – 1967 Porsche 911S Sport Kit II – ex-Bruce Jennings – Estimate: $250,000-325,000
Lot 374 – 1986 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo Coupe – Without reserve – Estimate: $125,000-150,000.

Pictures courtesy RM Sotheby’s