The results of the RM Sotheby’s online only auction

2020 Porsche 935 "Martini" (Chassis 2 of 77)

About 6 weeks agon, the RM Sotheby’s online only auction came to an end. As we told you in our preview, part of the cars coming up for sale in the RM Sotheby’s auction belonged to the collection of Marcel Petitjean.  Unfortunately ,the cars had been in a static display for years. We all know that is not the best way to keep your car in excellent condition. None of the cars from the Marcel Petitjean collection were in running condition. That explained the rather conservative estimations by the experts of RM Sotheby’s. And despite the low estimations, most of the cars of that collection hardly reached the minimum estimation, let alone surpass it. Scroll to the end of the article to find the results of the RM Sotheby’s online auction.

The Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

1964 Porsche 904 (chassis 904-062) from the Petitjean collection

The ‘gem’ of the collection was Porsche 904 Carrera GTS (chassis 904-062). It only fetched €693,000. A bargain, but when you know that there’s probably a multi hundred thousand euro restoration coming up to bring that car back into running and excellent condition, it might end-up as a deep hole in your wallet.  It looks like Porsche fans don’t like Diesels. None of the 3 Porsche Diesels hit a high price. 2 of them found a new owner for a hammerprice under €5000, and the 3rd sold well beneath the lower estimation. 

The RUFs

2 RUFs crossed the block in the auction. One of them, the RUF Turbo R, which was a regular Turbo rebuilt to RUF Turbo R specs, sold for €159,500. The RUF CTR2 Sport, a genuine RUF, found a new owner for a price right in the middle of the estimations. The new owner paid €680,000 for the car.  Hans Mezger‘s brainchild, the TAG Turbo Engine, is now a €24,000 paperpress. Unless the new buyer has a chassis to bring back a F1 engine to classic races, or built it in Porsche 911. We believe it will end up on a display in the garage of a collector with tons of money.

 

Porsche TAG Turbo Engine

The Porsche 935

The new Porsche 935, introduced at the Rennsport Reunion VI in 2018, is a car based on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The Porsche 935 was only produced in a production run of 77 cars. The car had no homologation for the track, nor a road-homologation. These car was intended as a toy for private trackdays for the wealthy guys. Porsche let us believe they would only sell the cars to guys who would use it. “These cars are meabnt to be driven” was what they said. It looks like this particular one slipped through the selection process.  We assume the car has been delivered end 2019, and it came up for auction. The new owner bought the car for €1,320,000. That means the original buyer has a premium of over €500,000 on the price he initially paid. Now that’s an investment. 

The Results of the RM Sotheby’s online only auction

The Porsches in the RM Sotheby’s auction of the Petitjean collection

Lot 108 1950 Porsche Diesel A111 Estimated €10,000 – 15,000 Sold for €3,960
Lot 109 1956 Porsche Diesel Algaier AP22 Estimated €15,000 – 20,000 Sold for €4,180
Lot 132 1960 Pors he 356B Cabriolet by Reuter Estimated €80,000 – €100,000 Sold for €81,500
Lot 139 1976 Porsche 911 Targa Estimated €30,000 – €40,0000 Sold for €36,300
Lot 142 1971 Porsche 914 Estimated €10,000 – €15,000 Sold for €13,750
Lot 144 1966 Porsche 912 Estimated €30,000 – 40,000 Sold for €40,700
Lot 159 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Coupe Estimated €30,000 – €50,000  Sold for €37,400
Lot 161 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Estimated €75,000 – €100,000 Sold for 97,900
Lot 175 1981 Porsche 911 SC Targa Estimed €35,000 – €50,000 Sold for €50,600
Lot 186 1964 Porsche 904 Carrea GTS Estimated €700,000 €900,000 Sold for €693,000

More Porsches in the only only RM Sotheby’s auction

Lot 302 Porsche TAG Turbo Engine Estimated €25,000 – €50,0000 Sold for €24,000
Lot 318 1963 Porsche Diesel Super-Export Estimated €30,000 – €50,0000 Sold for €22,000
Lot 322 1965 Porsche 911 Estimated €180,000 – €220,000 Sold for €176,000
Lot 328 1963 Porsche 356B Cabriolet by Reuter Estimated €100,000 – €160,000 Sold for €78,100
Lot 337 1965 Porsche 912 Estimated €52,500 – €72,500 Sold for €55,000
Lot 340 1999 Porsche Carrera Cup Estimated €50,000 – €75,000  Sold for €49,500
Lot 342 1993 Porsche 928 GTS Estimated €50,000 – €75,000 Sold for €57,200
Lot 361 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster Estimated €320,000 – €380,000 Sold for €357,500
Lot 363 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Estimated €300,000 €350,000 Sold for €280,500
Lot 368 1960 Porsche 356B Roadster Estimated €120,000 – €140,000 Sold for €519,500
Lot 371 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Estimated €250,000 – €320,000 Sold for €269,500
Lot 373 1998 Porsche RUF Turbo R Estimated €180,000 €220,000 Sold for €159,500
Lot 374 1956 Porsche 356A Coupe Estimated €90,000 – €120,000 Sold for €91,300
Lot 381 1953 Porsche 356 Cabriolet Estimated €170,000 – €240,000 Sold for €165,000
Lot 399 1997 RUF CTR2 Sport Estimated €640,000 – €720,000 Sold for  €682,000
Lot 406 1967 Porsche 911 2.0 Estimated €100,000 – €120,000 Sold for €106,700
Lot 409 2020 Porsche 935 Martini Estimated €1,275,000 – €1,375,000  Sold for €1,320,000

Pictures courtesy RM Sothebys