1996 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 Karissa Hosek ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Great kickof  of the 2018 automotive auction season

RM Sotheby’s returns to the vibrant grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, 18–19 January, for its 19th annual Arizona sale. No doubt many Porsche fans will show up, and seen the cars offered by Rm Sotheby’s many of them will come for the early Porsches.

3 x 1953 Porsche 356 pre A

In 1953 it is believed that just over 1900 Porsche 356s left the factory, about 1500 Coupes and just under 400 Cabriolets. Figures about how many of these cars survived are unknown but for sure many of them did’t. So it may be a surprise that 3 of these cars come up for sale in the same auction, 2 of them in the Cabriolet version. One of the 1953 Porsche 356 Cabriolets is in Ivory (Reuter Code 504), the other is Pascha Red (Reuter Code 523). The 1953 Porsche 356 Coupe that comes up for auction is in the same attractive Pascha Red. Probably a unique opportunity to buy an early and rare Porsche 356 pre A duo in the same color.

1953 Porsche 356 1500 Cabriolet Rasy Ran ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
1953 Porsche 356 1500 Cabriolet Rasy Ran ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8

The 993-generation 3.8 RS is a homologation special is the spiritual successor to the legendary 2.7 RS, and one of the finest evolutions of a particularly great era for the Porsche 911. A direct ancestor of modern RS Porsches, the  Carrera RS 3.8 is based on the Carrera Cup competition car and was built as a homologation special to allow the enlarged 3.8-liter engine to be fitted to the 911 RSR racers competing throughout Europe in the late 1990s. Only 1014 of these sheep in wolfs clothes have left the factory in Zuffenhausen. That means this car don’t show to often in the classifieds. One can state that it is rather uncommon that 2 cars will be sold in just a few days, as another Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 is sold at the Bonhams Auction in Scottsdale. This Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 only has 10629 original kilometers on the odo. 

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