Preview to the Bonhams Monaco “Les Grandes Marques” sale

The Bonhams “Les Grandes Marques” Sale takes place April 23rd in Monaco.  The auction counts 32 lots, 3 of which are Porsches.  But, despite the small number of Porsches in the auction, we are looking forward to finding out about the results. All 3 of them are interesting cars and might find a new home in a Porsche collection.

1 of 5 : Porsche 356 A T2 Carrera GS Cabriolet

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1958 Porsche 356 A Carrera GS Cabriolet

A true gem is the 1958 Porsche 356 A T2 Carrera GS Cabriolet. Chassis 150484 belongs to the first cars that came with the T2 body. However, it still has the 1500 Carrera engine, despite the 1600 Carrera engine was already in production. A fax from Porsche confirms that only 5 cars have been built in this configuration. Back in 1958, Max Hoffmann imported the car in the USA, who sold it to a Californian customer. In 1996, the car returned to Europe, Belgium to be more precise. Since then, the car has always been in the possession of 1 family. In 2001, the engine was overhauled by a Porsche specialist in Switzerland. Not everyday ultra-rare cars like this pops up, so grab your chance now

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS and 2005 Porsche Carrera GT

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2005 Porsche Carrera GT

2 more common cars in the Bonhams “Les Grandes Marques’ auction are the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring and 2005 Porsche Carrera GT.  The 1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS deserved the status of a collectors-item years ago.  The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT is more and more getting this status. Both cars are definitely collectible, where the Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS is more accessible. And we all know the reasons. Firstly you have the price,  secondly because of the usability. The current owner of the Porsche Carrera GT bought the car in 2015 and has only driven 20 kilometers of the approximately 15.000 on the counter. 

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring

The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS was first delivered to Italy. In 2006, the car was subject to extensive restoration.  The body has been refurbished and repainted in its original and rare ex-factory red Bahia livery. Seen the fragility of the magnesium crankcase, it was replaced on the matching number engine. But here comes the good news: the original crankcase accompanies the car. 

We strongly advise you to exercise a PPI on any car you want to bid on. So, in case you need a marquee specialist to assist you, please contact us and we will provide the contact information.

The 3 Porsches in the Bonhams Monaco “Les Grandes Marques” sale

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Lot 121 : 1958 Porsche 356 A T2 Carrera 1500 GS Cabriolet Estimation € 650,000 – 850,000
Lot 122 : 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Estimation € 790,000 – 850,000
Lot 124 : 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring Estimation € € 450,000 – 550,000

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