The Bonhams Zoute sale was definitely a success when it comes to number of visitors. The tent was packed with people. However, tradition learns us that not all people present at the Bonhams Zoute sale are really interested in the cars that are being auctioned. Many of them just want to witness the atmosphere of an auction. Some of them come to be seen in the circle of wealthy and famous people that take part in the Zoute GP, and visit the Bonhams Auction Zoute sale just before they go to dinner. And that’s even the case when the autumn weather treats the Belgian coast mildly, and it would be great to walk around the coast-line or enjoy a drink on a terrace. Take a brief look at the results of the Bonhams Zoute Sale.
Nevertheless, no real surprises between the results of the Porsches that were hammered. 8 out of the 9 Porsches that crossed the block were actually sold. The 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS found no new owner. A bit of a surprise to me, as I believe the highest bid of €300.000 was a fair bid. However, the seller must have had a higher limit in his mind, and the car remained unsold. The new owner of the 1966 Porsche 911 SWB Sunroof Coupe had to dig €180.000 out of his wallet, and that seems a very good price in the current market. After all, the tops are long gone, and prices are stable now after a decline.
All the Porsches in the Bonhams Zoute Sale
Hammer prices exclusive premium
Lot 18 1966 Porsche 911 SWB Sunroof Coupe Hammer price €180.000
Lot 23 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS Unsold , highest bid €300.000
Lot 28 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GT Hammer price €77.500
Lot 29 1969 Porsche 911S Sunroof Coupe Hammer price €100.00
Lot 30 1993 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 Sunroof Coupe Hammer price €170.000
Lot 31 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Hammer price €120.000
Lot 38 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster Hammer price €300.000
Lot 45 1973 Porsche 911E 2.4 Targa Hammer price €110.000
Lot 45 2012 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 Coupe Hammer price € 240,000
All pictures courtesy of Bonhams Auction House.