The Stuttgart marque features strongly at Historics late summer sale in Surrey on August 31st.
With Porsche celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911 this year, it’s fitting that specialist classic car auctioneer, Historics at Brooklands, has assembled a vibrant nine-strong showcase of the air-cooled marque, from 1970 to 1991, for its forthcoming sale at Brooklands Museum on August 31.
Vigorous bidding at the last quarterly sales saw a clean sweep of nine of the Stuttgart marque finding new owners. Then, as now, Historics’ very own Porsche parade included models which have been meticulously-restored and exquisitely presented in the guise of the most special of 911s to many a purist – the 1973 2.7RS.
Edward Bridger-Stille, Historics’ Auction Director, commented: “In the long evolution of the Porsche 911, the 2.7RS model is one of the most valued by collectors, and its value has soared as steeply as the slope of its characteristic ducktail rear spoiler!
“This model is well beyond the pocket of most enthusiasts, which is the reason why Historics is witnessing a strong market for newer 911 models that are professionally equipped with bodywork, wheels and detailing exactly that of the 2.7RS.”
Illustrating the point, Historics is offering three such models at its August 31st auction, including a brace of 1984/1985 3.2 litre Carreras (one to 1973 RS Martini specification) estimated at £26,000-£32,000, and a 1991 3.6 litre Carrera 2 (Est £28,000-£35,000), all faithfully presented with the distinctive 2.7RS look.
The Porsche ‘Rennsport’ theme is carried through at Historics’ sale to a model that’s evocative of the development of the RS model, namely a 1975 Porsche 911 RSR recreation, that has been enjoyed by just two owners over the past 31 years and is superbly prepared for fast road use. Estimate: £20,000-£28,000
A Porsche 911E of 1971 in its original red coachwork is sure to attract significant attention too. This increasingly collectable left-hand drive example, first registered in the USA, features extensive history and has been immensely well cared for. Estimate: £26,000-£34,000.
Other Porsche models on the consignment list for the August 31st sale include:
1970 Porsche 911T: Est: £20,000-£25,000
1971 Porsche 911S. Est: £28,000-£35,000
1973 Porsche 356 Speedster by Martin and Walker Technic. Est: £13,000-£16,000
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet. Est: £11,000-£14,000
Viewing of all 130 consigned cars and automobilia is at Historics at Brooklands, near Weybridge, Surrey on Friday 30th August, from 10.00am, with the auction on the following day, Saturday 31st August.
About Historics at Brooklands
The independent British auction house, Historics at Brooklands, was established in March 2010, by private investors, to provide a highly-knowledgeable and professional resource for the sale and purchase of fine quality classic and collector cars.
All staff are highly experienced within the classic car sector, and are themselves classic car owners and enthusiasts.
With a permanent home at the evocative venue, Brooklands Museum, but independent in ownership, Historics has hosted thirteen auctions to date, including a rare ‘white glove’ sale of a 56-strong collection of American classics from the film ‘Captain America – The First Avenger’. The first auction of 2012 saw Historics present over 100 vehicles at a new winter sale home at Mercedes-Benz World.
In October 2012 Historics opened a second regional office near Devizes, to better service customers located in the south west of England and Wales.
For full results of Historics auctions and to view a video of the first sale, visit www.historics.co.uk.
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