2015 Monterey auction season looks set to sizzle
There are still 47 days until the start of the 2015 Monterey Car Week yet the various auction houses in action during the world famous Californian celebration of all things automotive have already been busy consigning some incredible Porsche for their various sales.
On Friday 14 August, Bonhams hold their sale at the Quail Lodge and three stunning classic Porsche 911s undoubtedly steal the show, led by a 1987 ‘Komfort’ specification Porsche 959 from the Tony Hart Collection.
The 4,700-mile example of Zuffenhausen’s esteemed Eighties supercar will also be joined under Bonhams’ hammer by a 1989 Porsche 911 3.2 Speedster finished in Guards Red.
With just over 20,000 miles on the clock, the left-hand drive, Turbo-bodied car (the first iteration of 911 Speedster ever built) will certainly attract a lot of bidding attention in the sunny Californian climes, especially as it is being offered without reserve.
The final jewel in Bonhams’ Porsche 911 crown is a 1987 Porsche 930 SE. In many people’s eyes, the flatnose SE is the ultimate classic 911 Turbo, featuring 935-inspired looks and a 330bhp intercooled flat six.
Bonhams’ example has the added cachet of appearing in period at the New York Auto Show (as well as being featured in famed US publication ‘Automobile’). Like the 3.2 Speedster, the 930 SE will be go up for sale without a reserve.
Elsewhere at Monterey, RM Sotheby’s sale at the Portola Hotel and Spa has expanded to an incredible three days thanks to the addition of the unique ‘Pinnacle Portfolio’, a unique collection of some of the rarest cars ever created.
The aforementioned collection will go under the hammer on Thursday 13 August, featuring both a 1988 Porsche 959 ‘Komfort’ and a 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster, while the general auction on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 features a super rare 1976 Porsche 930 3.0 US prototype, one of four left in existence.
At Gooding and Co’s two-day sale (starting at Pebble Beach Equestrian Centre on Saturday 15 August), another 959 ‘Komfort’ will go under the hammer, along with a Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 and a Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight with an estimate of $1-1.2 million.
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