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Lightweight Porsches prove popular at auction

Published 18 October 2016

A 1991 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS NGT sold for £157,500 at Silverstone Auctions Porsche sale on Saturday, 15 October. The car, which fetched more than £20k over its lower estimate, was one of the most popular lots at the event, which was held in conjunction with Porsche Club GB at the Northamptonshire circuit.

Also attracting bidders was a rare and very early example of a 1999 Porsche 911 (996.1) GT3 Clubsport, which sold for £70,130 - £15k over its lower estimate.

As one of only 50 UK cars and with just 21,000 miles from new, the 1986 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 'Flachbau' was also popular, selling for £140,630 - £40k over its lower estimate. A similarly low mileage, sparkling 1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo, UK supplied with just 24,000 miles from new, sold for £151,880, including premium.

Lightweight 911s, the favourite of Porsche purists, proved some of the most popular cars in the auction hall, with a 2010 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS - Gen II, finished in the distinctive colour combination of Carrera White with Red wheels and decals, selling for £168,750, more than £30,000 over its lower estimate.

1973 Porsche 911 2.4T MFi Coupe ́ 2

1973 Porsche 911 2.4T MFi Coupé sold for £45,000.

Offered to the open market for the first time in over 30 years and a prime candidate for restoration, a 1973 Porsche 911 2.4T MFi Coupé was hard fought over between phone bidders and those in room. After a long battle, it eventually sold for £45,000 - three times its lower estimate.

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, said, 'As a huge Porsche fan I’m delighted that we’ve been able to offer some fantastic cars to new owners, as well as securing strong prices for our highly valued vendors. I’d like to thank Porsche Club GB once again for its support as well as racing legends Derek Bell and John Fitzpatrick for attending and making it a very special weekend for Porsche enthusiasts.'

The sale offered more than just 911s and an example of every transaxle Porsche was available, with all but one selling. Possibly the best on the market, a show-winning 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S sold for £35,440. A remarkable timewarp 1981 Porsche 924, hidden away for the last twenty years, sold for £15,750 and a rare manual 1991 Porsche 928 GT sold for £24,750.

In total, 70 per cent of the cars on offer were sold for a total sales of £2.5million. For the full list of results from the Porsche Sale visit silverstoneauctions.com.

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