Pop art Porsche 911S to go under the hammer
The 2.4-litre Porsche 911S owned for more than 30 years by Richard Hamilton – the ‘father of pop art’ – is to go under the hammer at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale at the end of the month.
Hamilton – designer of The Beatles’ eponymous ninth studio album (known as ‘The White Album’) – grew up around luxury cars thanks to his father’s job as a demonstration driver for a London showroom.
According to Tim Schofield, Bonhams UK’s Head of Motor Cars, Hamilton was taken by the 911’s aesthetical purity. “He [Hamilton] reportedly said that his Porsche 911 was such a perfect design, unadorned by spoilers or unsightly accessories.”
Purchased new by Hamilton in 1973, the Porsche 911 2.4S passed into the care of his son after three decades of use before it was subject to a complete restoration to Concours standard in the spring of 2013.
Now, with the two-year work finished, the right-hand drive car has been renovated to better-than-showroom condition and will be offered at the sale (held on 26 June at Goodwood) with its original ‘RGO 6L’ registration.
Bonhams have placed an estimate on this particular Porsche 911 2.4S of £250,000-£300,000, almost double the estimate of another (left-hand drive) 1973 911S that will also go under than hammer at the Goodwood Festival of Speed sale.
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