The Porsche parade moves on to Paris as RM Sotheby’s auctions off 13 sports cars from the German marque, part of a private collection, all at no reserve.
The Porsche parade moves on to Paris as RM Sotheby’s auctions off 13 sports cars from the German marque, part of a private collection representing a variety of years and types, all at no reserve. The Porsches are the first wave from a 42-car Swiss collection that the auction house plans to dole out at various auctions this year.
With Porsche values remaining in the upper atmosphere, RM Sotheby’s has scheduled a significant number of them for its February 8 sale that takes place during the famed Retromobile festival. Besides the 13 cars from the collection, the auction will feature a 1970 Porsche 917/10 prototype endurance racer with competition history. The car is valued between $5 million and $6 million.
The most valuable car from the private collection in Paris is an exotic 1988 Porsche 959 Sport, the leading supercar of the 1980s, in exceptional original condition with just 11,281 miles on its odometer. Its pre-auction estimated value is $1.6 million to $2.15 million.
A 1994 911 Turbo S 3.6 exemplifies Porsche’s fierce turbo applications as one of just 17 built and has an estimated 385 horsepower. This limited-production powerhouse shows just 23,000 miles with an estimated value of $700,000 to $800,000.
The earliest car in the 13-car collection is a 1955 Porsche 356 1600 Speedster valued at $322,000 to $430,000. The collection covers a range of Porsche models, also including a 914/6, a 912 E, a 924 Carrera GT and a 928 GTS.
Among the more-modern Porsches are a 2004 911 GT3 RS that is essentially new with 196 kilometers on the odometer and a 2014 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition, one of just 80
The remaining 29 vehicles from the private Swiss collection will be auctioned during other RM Sotheby’s sales this year, including those at Amelia Island, Florida; Monterey, California; and London.
“For a collection such as this, loaded with many of the marque’s heavyweights, to come to market ‘without reserve’ is a very rare and exciting occasion,” said Oliver Camelin, car specialist for RM Sotheby’s and a lifelong Porsche enthusiast. “It’s definitely going to be one to watch.”
For information about RM Sotheby’s Paris sale, visit the auction website.