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Four Classic Porsches in Historics March 3rd Ascot Auction

Published 12 January 2018

Historics expects to offer around 140 lots in its second Classic Car Auction at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 3rd March. (Historics regular warm weather venue is Brooklands Museum and space contraints forced the Winter change from Mercedes Benz World to Ascot.)

The 1992 Porsche 911 964 RS Lightweight is highly coveted, boasting the 260HP M64/03 engine, close ratio G50/10 close ratio transmission and with 156kg shaved of its weight compared to the US Carrera 2. Purchased by the vendor at 6 months old from AFN, Guildford, it has been cherished in a dehumidified garage evers since reaching a total warranted mileage of 17,822. It is probably the best RHD example available anywhere and is estimated at £220,000 to £250,000.

Porsche 911 930 Turbo Rennsport RSR 1985 Historics

Sharing the Porsche limelight is this extremly exciting 1985 911 930 3.3 turbo based Rennsport RSR replica. The car was originally a dry-use only Gulf State LHD, converted into a 1973 Carrera 2.8 RSR specification, with a fully galvanized body-shell. Completed in 2017 after a full body restoration by Rennsport, C58 XLY is finished in stunning classic Ivory, with Mexico blue decals and Fuchs 15 inch alloy wheels (9 inch wide front and 10 inch wide rear). After being showcased by Rennsport to demonstrate their bespoke build and restoration talents, this example and its sister car, a 1979 930 Turbo Rennsport RSR, were offered for sale in late 2017; both cars were snapped up immediately but due to the purchaser’s circumstances changing, Historics has been given the opportunity to bring C58 XLY back to the market. The quality of the build and finish is as staggering as the ferocious performance producing an estimated 380HP and sounding every bit as good as it looks - all this in a car that weighs just circa 1,250 kg compared to a modern day Porsche 911 at 1,745 kg. Estimated at £89,000 to £108,000.

 Porsche 911 2.4S 1971 Historics

From the same fastidious vendor as the 1992 911 864 RS L is a concours 1971 911 2.4S that has been the subject of a £150,000 nut and bolt restorationny JAZ and Sportwagen (invoiced labour costs were £35,000 alone). One of only 3,174 911S models built between 1969-1971 it's also rare and highly sought after. It is estimated at £165,000 to £190,000.  

Porsche 356C 1964 Historics (1)

A mere 7 years older, this 1964 356C represents the last of the four cylinder air cooled Porsches, now with four wheel disc brakes. This LHD example was rebuilt in Germany between 2008 and 2012 and features a 90HP 1,720cc engine with twin Webers and a new exhaust. Ut comes with a German Certificate of Approval and English CoA, an extensive history file and records of ownership. The car has recently been given a full service and work-through with PR Services, a 356 specialist to the tune of £3,000 coupled with an independent valuation of £80,000. It is estimated at £65,000 to £77,000.

Porsche 911 997C2S 2008 Historics 

Finally, a much more recent and much more affordable water-cooled 2008 911/997 Carrera 2S with the 400HP engine. Having been maintained for the last four years by Porsche Centre Colchester, it is in great order mechanically with no known faults and the bodywork is unmarked. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a year’s MoT test certificate together with a substantial history folder, this RHD 6-speed manual 911/997 is estimated at £24,000 to £28,000. 

These are just four examples of the 140 lots expected and the 31 already catalogued for Historics 3rd March Ascot sale. For more information please go to Historics Ascot

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