Silverstone Auctions’ 2016 Porsche Sale preview
This weekend no less than 50 different Porsche 911s will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ annual sale held in conjunction with Porsche Club GB.
Among the expected stars (including a 997 GT2 and a 2.4-litre 911S Coupe), one Neunelfer stands out most to us: a 2010 Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS, immaculately presented in Carrara White with red Rennsport decals and matching centre-lock alloys.
Unlike many of the cars on offer at The Porsche Sale, we are particularly familiar with this exact Clubsport example, the car appearing in a head-to-head with a 964 Carrera RS in our issue 128 Rennsport twin test.
We can, therefore, genuinely vouch for the car’s incredible condition (in part a result of covering just 21,500 miles from new). Complete with a desirable spec, this 3.8-litre Rennsport is expected to realise £135,000-£155,000.
There’s also a unique Ruf RCT (the star of last week’s ‘Sales Spotlight’) going under the hammer, alongside a right-hand drive Porsche 996.1 GT3 Clubsport in Guards Red. The latter comes with a £55,000-£65,000 estimate.
The earliest Porsche 911 at Silverstone Auctions’ sale this weekend is a beautifully restored, short wheelbase 911T. Finished in gorgeous Irish Green, the car is a genuine right-hand drive example, delivered by AFN in September 1968 and maintained by the original UK importer until 1973.
Kept in Guernsey since, a recent restoration by Harrison Automotive totalled nearly £40,000. Despite the work, the car has been kept in remarkably genuine condition (down to the original radio and tool kit), the 911T is expected to fetch £85,000-£100,000.
Classic Porsche 911 fans will also want to keep an eye on a Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa (one of just six right-hand drive cars delivered to the UK during the model’s production run).
There are also two Porsche 964 Carrera RSs going under the hammer, including an incredibly rare NGT example in Maritime Blue. Having covered just 25,000 miles from new, the car is in incredible condition and comes with an estimate of £135,000-£155,000.
Representing possibly the biggest bargain of the sale is a Porsche 964 Carrera 4 with an expected price tag of £15,000-£20,000. While the car has covered 293,000km and is left-hand drive, this seems like a great opportunity to get behind the wheel of a later air-cooled car without breaking the bank.
Held inside Silverstone Circuit’s ‘Wing’ building, proceedings kick off at 9am on Saturday morning, with the auction proper beginning at 11am. There’s a chance to view all the lots tomorrow (Friday 14 October) from 10am until 6pm.
At the conclusion of Friday’s preview, Porsche Club GB members are invited to join Henry Hope-Frost (host of last year’s Total 911 Awards) in a Q&A session with Porsche racing legend, Derek Bell. Those who wish to attend are asked to email the club (via [email protected]) with their membership details.
To see all of the Porsche 911s going under the hammer this weekend, check out Silverstone Auctions’ full lot list now.