Preview to the RM Sotheby’s Open Roads March auction

March, another month, another RM Sotheby’s Open Roads auction.  And just as last month, another load of Porsches comes up for auction.  Next to some rather common cars, a few rarer  Porsches popup in the Open Roads March auction. Unfortunately, the information given by RM Sotheby’s is very sparse. We will highlight some of the cars but due to the lack of information provided by the auction house, we cannot go into detail. The RM Sotheby’s Open Roads March auction starts March 17 and bidding ends March 25.

Arova-Porsche Skibob

1970 Arova-Porsche Skibob

For the collectors of Porsche ‘memorabilia’, the 1970 Arova-Porsche 212 Ski bob might be a great addition to the collection. It is essentially a bike with skis instead of wheels that you can use as an alternative to skiing or snowboarding. The Arova-Porsche 212 Skibob was a collaborative effort between Arova, an established skibob maker, and Porsche. The design was done by Porsche, and unusually for a skibob, the 212 has front and rear shock strut suspension, and seating for two adults.

Porsche 917 children’s car

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Porsche 917 Children’s car

This rare Porsche 917 Junior is a superb collector’s item in its own right; however, behind its incredible detailed looks, it is a fully working car for children/adults to drive and enjoy. Delivered new some years ago to its current and only owner, this incredible junior 917 remains brand new and has never been used. Built to 70% scale, the 917 offered here is powered by a key start, 9 bhp 230 cc engine. It is capable of speeds of up to 28 mph. Definitely, a toy, even though an expensive one,  your little boy will appreciate to the most. 

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Heritage Edition

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2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Heritage Edition

Porsche surprised the world with the presentation of the Porsche 911 Speedster Heritage Edition at the Rennsport Reunion VI in 2018.
Even though the Speedster was only presented as a concept car, Porsche decided to bring the car into production. The production remained limited to a number of 1948 cars. The car that comes up for auction is number 217 0f 1948. Based on what we see on the pictures of the auction house, it looks like the car has only run 645 km.

1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2

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1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 Coupe

The Porsche 356 Carrera 2 belonged to the top of the road-cars in the early 1960s. The 2000 GS, or Grand Sport, was introduced at 1961 Frankfurt Auto Show. It proved a worthy successor to the earlier and highly-successful 1600 GS and its competition sibling 1600 GT. Only 445 cars left the factory, which makes the Porsche 356 Carrera 2 a rather rare gem. It has been painstakingly restored to its original specification, with fresh paint and mechanicals.

As always, we recommend to do a PPI on any cars you bid on. In case you need a marque specialist to help you, please contact us to help you find one.

The Porsches in the RM Sotheby’s Open Roads March auction

1970 Arova-Porsche 212 Ski bob Estimation $2000 – $2500
Porsche 917 Children’s car Estimation £15,000 – £20,000 GBP
1955 Porsche 356 1600 Speedster by Reutter Estimation €275,000 – €325,000 EUR
1960 Porsche 356 B 1600 Coupe by Reutter Estimation €75,000 – €100,000 EUR
1962 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 Coupe by Reutter Estimation €390,000 – €460,000 EUR
1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa  Estimation €50,000 – €75,000 EUR
1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe by RWB Estimation €110,000 – €150,000 EUR
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet ‘Strosek’ Estimation €50,000 – €75,000 EUR
1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Estimation €50,000 – €75,000 EUR
2002 Porsche 911 GT2 Estimation €120,000 – €140,000 EUR
2008 Porsche 911 GT2 Club Sport by 9ff Estimation €140,000 – €180,000 EUR
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RSWeissach‘ Estimation €300,000 – €350,000 EUR
2019 Porsche 911 Speedster ‘Heritage Design’ Estimation €270,000 – €300,000 EUR
2002 Porsche 911 Turbo ‘X50’ Coupe Estimation $40,000 – $50,000 USD
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe Estimation €75,000 – €100,000 EUR
1993 Porsche 928 GTS Estimation $55,000 – $65,000 USD
1994 Porsche 928 GTS Estimation $60,000 – $80,000 USD

Pictures courtesy RM Sotheby’s