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Modern classic Porsches in demand at auction

Published 02 November 2017

A 1992 Porsche 911 (964) RS Touring sold for £219,375 at auction. The car – one of only six supplied to the UK – went under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ Porsche sale. In total, 38 cars went under the hammer.

With more than 300 Porsche fans in the room, the atmosphere was electric. But it proved to the Stuttgart’s output from the 1980s and 1990s that was in demand. Top price on the day was for a 1998 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo S, which went for £253,125.

And while 911s made up the bulk of the lots, a front-engined 1981 924 Carrera GT sold for £37,687 – beating its £30,000 lower estimate.

One of the most historically significant cars for sale was a 1962 Porsche 356B ‘Super 90’ Cabriolet, which fetched £163,125. While the quirkiest lot was a 1962 ‘Standard J’ Tractor which sold for an above-estimate £15,525.

1955 Porsche Chamonix 550 Spyder

Also beating its estimate was a 1955 Porsche Chamonix 500 Spyder recreation (pictured), which was hammered away to applause for £43,875. Built by US engineers Special Editions Inc., for F1 Assistant Race Director Herbie Blash, this replica of the car made famous by James Dean drew enthusiastic bidding.

The top price paid on the day was for a stunning 1998 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo S which sold on site for £253,125 after a two way battle between room and phone bidders. One of the most historically significant cars for sale, a 1962 Porsche 356B ‘Super 90’ Cabriolet fetched £163,125, while the quirkiest lot was a 1962 ‘Standard J’ Tractor which sold for an above estimate £15,525.

More than £2.5 million changed hands in three hours at the Silverstone Circuit sale on 21 October with 64% of the cars on offer finding new homes.

To see the full results of the Silverstone Auctions Porsche Sale, please visit https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/the-porsche-sale-2017/view_lots/pn/all

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