Preview to the auctions in Paris

1966 Porsche 906 ( Chassis 906-115)

It’s only a few weeks ago that the Scottsdale auctions took place. None of the 3 major auction houses had a real exceptional car for sale as you can read in our report. The least you can say is that some more important cars are looking for a new caretaker in the Paris auctions next week.

Artcurial has been hosting an auction at the Retromobile show since years. With the 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 (Chassis 906-115) Artcurial can really claim to have one of the highlights in their action. The car was delivered new to an Italian customer who used chassis 906-115 for hill-climbs. Then the car changed hands, to be used in various races, including on renowned circuits like Mugello and the Nurburgring. This particular chassis has never had any serious damage to body nor chassis. Let’s hope the car can continue making history, probably soon at Le Mans Classic where it could be raced by the new owner.

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS – Chassis 904-061

RM Sotheby’s has another full blood Porsche race car in the auction. The 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS (Chassis 904-061) has had several owners. Delivered new as a ruby red car, one of the last owners had it repainted in Silver. In the mid-eighties, the original engine showed damage. A new, period correct magnesium cased twin-plug type 906 engine. This replacement engine is still in the car, but the original engine is included in the buy. It is not very often that a rare car like a Porsche 904 is available. So it is a unique opportunity to buy a car that is both usable on the street, and on the track.

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport

The 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport is another rare bird. Only 100 cars have been produced. Even though the car is factory equipped with a roll-cage and Recaro race seats, none of the 62.000 kilometers on the counter were driven on the track. This 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport has only had 2 owners. The car is still wearing its original paint, and is in outstanding condition inside and out.

1958 Devin D Porsche Spyder

Bonhams brings 12 Porsches to Paris. All of them are classic cars. Even though we’re not really into kit cars or replicas, The Devin D Porsche Spyder is an exception. Owning an original Porsche Spyder, whether it is a 550 or 718, has always been the privilege of the wealthy passionates. The succes of these cars however inspired kit builders. Devin Enterprises of El Monte, California, USA, is a company that produced glassfibre kit-car bodies, as well as complete vehicles, from 1955 to 1964. Introduced in 1958, the Devin D featured a new body style and was built on a ladder-type chassis. Customers had the choice to put Volkswagen or Porsche engines in their cars. It is believed that approximately46 Devin D Spyders have been produced. This is a great opportunity to buy a rare car, with a Porsche power plant.

The Porsches in the RM Sotheby’s auction in Paris

Lot 146 : 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS  Estimation €1,600,000 – €1800,000
Lot 147 : 1952 Porsche 356 split-window Gläser Cabriolet Estimation €600,000 – €700,000
Lot 154 : 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport Estimation €325,000 – €375,000
Lot 166 : 2005 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Clubsport Estimation €225,000 – €275,000
Lot 175 : 2005 Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT Estimation €775,000 – €875,000
Lot 176 : 1982 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Estimation €220,000 – €280,000

The Porsches in the Artcurial Auction at the Paris Retromobile

Lot 79 : 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster Reutter Estimation250 000 € – 350 000 €
Lot 80 : 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe Slant Nose Usine Estimation 120 000 € – 180 000 €
Lot 81 : 1976 Porsche Carrera 3.0 L Targa Estimation 55 000 € – 75 000 €
Lot 82 : 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3 L Estimation 80 000 € – 120 000 €
Lot 83 : 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 Estimation 1 400 000 € – 1 800 000 €
Lot 84 : 1966 Porsche 911 SWB Estimation 170 000 € – 250 000 €
Lot 85 : 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight Estimation 800 000 € – 1 000 000 €
Lot 86 : 1972 Porsche 911 2.4L S Estimation 145 000 € – 180 000 €
Lot 87 : 1969 Porsche 911 2.2L S Estimation 130 000 € – 160 000 €

The Porsches in the Bonhams Auction “Les grandes marques du Monde” in Paris

Lot 207 : 1969 Porsche 911E Targa Estimation 75 000 € – 95 000 €
Lot 215 : 1960 Porsche 356 B Roadster Estimation 170 000 € – 210 000 €
Lot 222 : 1958 Devin D Porsche Spyder Estimation 80 000 € – 120 000 €
Lot 224 : 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster Estimation 230 000 € – 300 000 €
Lot 236 : 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring Estimation 450 000 € – 650 000 €
Lot 244 : 1968 Porsche 911T Estimation 60 000 € – 90 000 €
Lot 265 : 1966 Porsche 911 Coupe Estimation 130 000 € – 160 000 €
Lot 283 : 1991 Porsche 964 Carrera RS Estimation 140 000 € – 180 000 €
Lot  284 : 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS Estimation 1230 000 € – 300 000 €
Lot 291 : 1987 Porsche 928 S4 Coupe Estimation 25 000 € – 30 000 €
Lot 294 : 1982 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe Estimation 90 000 € – 120 000 €
Lot 295 : 1975 Porsche 911S Coupe Estimation 80 000 € – 100 000 €

Pictures courtesy of the auction houses Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s and Artcurial.

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