Auctionata’s ‘Porsche Only’ sale is Saturday

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This 1977 935 racer and transporter are offered as a single lot | Auctionata photos
The 1977 Porsche 935 racer and1968 Magirus Deutz transporter are offered as a single lot | Auctionata photos

After selling only five of 28 cars (well, 27 cars and a 1960 Unimog 4×4) Tuesday at its Mercedes-Benz Only event, Berlin-based Auctionata moves to its Porsche Only auction Saturday, when 25 vehicles are scheduled to cross the block.

Note, however, that while only five of 28 Mercedes sold Tuesday, eight others are in what Auctionata terms “conditional knockdown” status. This occurs when the highest bid falls short of the consignor’s reserve price but is close enough to that figure that the seller is given eight days after the auction ends to accept or reject that highest bid, to which the bidder is bound to for that period under auction house rules.

1970 280SE 3.5 sold for $92,100
1970 280SE 3.5 sold for $92,100

The top sale consummated at the Mercedes-Benz Only auction was the €84,000 ($92,100; figures are hammer price and do not include buyer’s premium) paid for a 1970 280SE 3.5 coupe.

The Porsche Only sale includes cars ranging in age from a 1965 911 formerly raced by Walter Rohrl to a 1997 993 Turbo.

Also on the docket are a 1989 911 Speedster, a 1976 930 Ur-Turbo 3.0, a 1988 959, a 1974 911 Carrera 2.7 and a two-for-one bid pairing of a 1977 P0rsche 935 race car with a 1968 Magirus Renntransporter.

The Porsche Only auction starts at noon (Berlin time) Saturday with online bidding available.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.