Incredible Porsches and incredible prices at May auctions
Last weekend’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique saw world-class automobile auctioneers, RM Auctions hold their latest high-profile sale, with Porsche lots once again performing strongly in the famous principality.
The Porsche 959 prototype that we brought to your attention met its estimate of between €430,000-€500,000 as it exchanged hands for €476,000. However, while the one-of-ten supercar was a standout lot in the rarity stakes, a humble 964 RS stole the headlines.
With 11,390 kilometres on the clock, the 1992 Porsche 964 RS had been used sparingly by its four owners before coming under RM Auction’s hammer in Monaco. Yet, although only 290 964 RSs were produced by Porsche, no one could have predicted the incredible sale price.
The Rennsport 964 achieved €268,800 (£219,315). With similar examples to be found in the classifieds at around the £100,000 to £120,000 mark, the Monaco auction marked a significant up turn in the 964 RS’s market value.
While the Monaco sale may have been making the headlines for the values achieved, Bonhams’ auction at the Spa Classic on 18 May will see a unique Porsche 930 go under the hammer.
The famous 1983 Porsche 930/935 of TAG Group owner, Mansour Oijeh is up for sale, with a guide price of between £240,000-£330,000. The car was the work of the Porsche Exclusiv department, who went above and beyond the normal slantnose conversion when creating Oijeh’s 911 Turbo.
935-style bodywork is finished in a stunning, metallic, deep red, while the car sits on BBS split-rim wheels. Inside, there is wooden dashboard panelling, Recaro seats, and other luxurious fittings.
The engine produces 375bhp (a 25 per cent increase over the standard 930 3.3-litre’s 300bhp) giving the car a 0-100kph time of 5.2 seconds. Keep an eye out for more updates on this incredible car in an issue of Total 911 soon.