The Porsches at the 2017 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Bonhams  Quail Lodge Auction

When :  August 18 2017
Where : Carmel, Quail Lodge & Golf Club
All preview days are open to the public:
Wednesday, August 16th 9am-6pm
Thursday, August 17th 9am-6pm
Friday, August 18th 8.30am-10am

In contradiction with the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction last year in Monterey, there are no real exceptionally rare cars to be auctioned this August. But, don’t misunderstand me. I am not telling you the cars that will come on the block are ordinary cars. On the contrary. Bonhams offers some great looking Porsche 356 to the public, just no race cars or very limited series Porsches.

There’s not much known about the history of the  1956 Porsche 356A Speedster. It is equipped with a period-correct engine, even though it had the engine changed, probably somewhere in the 90s. The car has been in dry storage since 1999, making this a great car for a good restauration. Or you could just make it road worthy and jump in the seats.

The other Porsche 356A Speedster that will be hammered is a car from 1957. It is considered one of the best Speedsters available. Not only is it matching number, the car has under 30.000 kms on the tacho, which makes it quite exceptional. Road Scholars, the renowned Porsche specialist from North Caroline (See Porsche Unexpected ), acquired the car in 2009 and ordered a complete restoration.

1955 PORSCHE 356 PRE-A 1500 CONTINENTAL Bonhams Monterey
1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Continental

The work performed was very extensive, and covered both mechanical and cosmetic aspects of the car. The cars history file is very impressive, and deserves close examination. Further accompanying items include the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, books and tools, and a lovely period radio is installed in the dash.  This is probably ine of the absolute best optioned and lowest-mile Speedsters, that deserves to go to a good collection.

The Cars at the 2017 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Lot 33 : 1965 PORSCHE 356SC 1600 COUPE Estimate US$ 130,000 – 160,000
Lot 35 : 1957 PORSCHE 356A 1600 SUPER SPEEDSTER Coachwork by Reutter Estimate US$ 475,000 – 550,000
Lot 57 : 1961 PORSCHE JUNIOR 108 Estimate US$ 45,000 – 60,000
Lot 64  : 1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster Coachwork by Reutter Estimate US$ 275,000 – 325,000
Lot 92 : 1955 PORSCHE 356 PRE-A 1500 CONTINENTAL Estimate US$ 190,000 – 260,000
Lot 100 : 1964 PORSCHE 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET Estimate US$ 190,000 – 230,000
Lot 106 : 1965 PORSCHE 356C CABRIOLET Estimate US$ 120,000 – 150,000

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