On Sunday 27th October 2016 over 300 Porsche enthusiasts made their way to Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire for Silverstone Auctions very first Porsche Sale.
The first Porsche-only sale was held at The Wing at Silverstone race circuit, in conjunction with Porsche Club GB. Nearly sixty classic and modern Porsche sports cars and Porsche automobile, went under the hammer. Carphile.co.uk takes a look at some of the star cars from the sale.
1973 Porsche 2.7 RS Touring
Headlining the Porsche sale was this 1973 Porsche 2.7 RS Touring.
Of course there is no such thing as a undesirable Porsche 911 2.7 RS but this Touring was even more so as it’s one of the first 500 lightweight RS cars Porsche produced and that’s before you consider the optional, driver-focussed, factory upgrades – limited-slip differential and Recaro sports seats that were fitted.
The 2.7 RS proved a real favourite among Porsche enthusiasts at the sale and when the hammer fell, it was at the astounding price of £410,625.
2007 Gen 1 Porsche 911 ‘997’ GT3 RS
This Gen 1 Porsche 911 ‘997’ GT3 RS in striking Orange with Black decals is one of just over 1900 997 GT3 RS models Porsche produced.
The 997 GT3 RS is 20 kg lighter than the standard 997 GT3, weighing in at 1,375 kg. Porsche shaved off those kilos by fitting an adjustable carbon fiber wing, a plastic engine cover, and a lightweight plastic rear window.
This car was in immaculate condition, having covered 5,527 miles from new (believed to be one of the lowest mileage 997 GT3s in existence). Classic or modern, a Rennsport Porsche is still ultra-desirable and this car went to a new home for the sum of £168,750, £28,750 over the upper estimate.
1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet
The third highlight from the Porsche sale is this Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet… (944 a highlight I hear you ask? But before clicking away to leave) this fantastic, two-owner from new example has covered just 18,900 miles in 24 years.
The hammer fell for £27,560, which is believed to be a record. For a long time the 944 has been ignored (unfairly), punching well above its purchase price. Has that now come to an end?
2004 Porsche Boxster S 550 Anniversary edition.
Another low-mileage modern Porsche convertible that spiked serious interest was this 2004 Boxster S 550 Anniversary edition.
Porsche only made 150 Boxster S 550 Anniversary edition cars in right hand drive and this car is had just one owner from new, a full Porsche service history and just had covered just 2,800 miles from new. It reached £23,850* on the day.
Porsche-built one-off ‘Project 50’
Last but not least is this Porsche-built one-off ‘Project 50’.
The Project 50 was built by Porsche Central Operations in 2014 to celebrate of the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911.
The car was based on a 1977 911 Lux, built-up using modern technology and parts. The aim was to build a car that reflected the very best of 911 development and evolution over the first half-century.
The Project 50 911 is powered by a 993 development engine with racing cams. The front brakes are taken from the legendary ‘G-Series’ 930 Turbo. The gearbox was completely rebuilt and brand new exhaust system fitted.
The hammer fell on this unique Porsche at £173,250, almost £50,000 over its lower estimate.
Porsche Club GB support
The event was supported by Porsche Club GB, nearly twenty member cars were entered into the auction and the club also provided a large marquee and support.
Chris Seaward, General Manager of Porsche Club GB said, “Sunday’s sale just goes to show the power of the Porsche marque in the current market and I can’t wait for next year’s sale here at Silverstone.”
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