Porsche 911 gems set for Coys’ Classics at the Castle sale

Next Sunday (6 September) the increasingly popular Classics at the Castle show returns to Hedingham Castle in Essex for a Zuffenhausen-flavoured automotive extravaganza.

The grounds around the famous Norman keep will again be packed with Porsche exotica (this year celebrating all things ‘Carrera’) and, for those wishing to take home something special, Coys will be hosting what is billed as “the largest historic Porsche auction in the world”.

With a particular focus on pre-1974 Porsches, the world-famous British auction house has a number of delectable pre-impact bumper 911s set to go under the hammer, including a 1966 Porsche 911 with FIA papers once owned by multiple hillclimb champion, Roy Lane.

Fancy a Dutch panda car? This Porsche 911 SC could be the classic for you.
Fancy a Dutch panda car? This Porsche 911 SC could be the classic for you.

That car has an estimate of £95,000-£120,000 though the real star is undoubtedly a 1970 Porsche 911S (top). This particular 2.2-litre ‘S’ was the car driven by Porsche racing legend, ‘Quick’ Vic Elford while he was a factory driver at Weissach.

Assigned to him by Porsche KG, the 911S was used by Elford as his daily driver, taking the sports car and rally ace to many international meetings. Complete with a fascinating history, this particular 2.2S could well set a new record for the model.

Elsewhere, another intriguing lot will be a 1982 Porsche 911 SC used in period by the Dutch police as a high-speed pursuit vehicle. With an estimate of £80,000-£100,000 it could offer a relatively inexpensive chance to own one of the most intriguing 911 SCs around.

The auction takes place at 2:30pm on Sunday 6 September with viewing available the day before between 12:00pm-5:00pm.

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