Porsche 911 sales top $3 million at Scottsdale, Arizona auctions
With the results from last week’s RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams sales in Scottsdale now officially released, it has been confirmed that Porsche 911s accounted for over $3 million of the turnover from the annual Arizona auctions.
Porsche 911s were, as has been the case across auction houses for the last 24 months, well represented in Scottsdale with RM Sotheby’s consigning nine for sale, while Bonhams offered 15 pre-’89 neunelfers.
Despite this proliferation, there was a lack of singularly headline-grabbing results on the Porsche 911, with Bonhams’ best result coming courtesy of a matching numbers 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS.
The second series ‘Touring’ spec Rennsport, finished in Grand Prix White with red Carrera decals realised $525,000 (£367,355), some way short of the $1 million figures seen at times over the last two years.
RM Sotheby’s best performing Porsche 911 was a 1967 Porsche 911S. The 2.0-litre car saw the hammer come down at $225,500 (£158,000), a solid if unspectacular result for an original ‘S’.
The Canadian auction house, whose gavel was once again helmed by Max Girardo, also offered a Porsche 959 ‘Komfort’ and a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera MFI at Scottsdale however, both of these desirable models failed to attract suitably high enough bids.
Both RM and Bonhams offered US versions of the 2.7-litre 911 Carrera. The former came out on top with their 1974 example of the Bosch K-Jetronic-equipped 911. The black-with-gold 911 Carrera achieved $88,000 (£61,700) after being offered without reserve.
Bonhams 1975 example, equipped with the later whaletail rear wing realised $74,800 (£52,339) as, elsewhere, the British sales specialist saw a rare B-Series 1969 Porsche 911 2.0S go for $209,000 (£146,242).
The same result was achieved by RM Sotheby’s for their 993 Turbo, the only post-’89 Porsche 911 sold at Scottsdale by either auction house. While the classic market continues to hold firm, the 993 Turbo proved there is still growth in the modern classic spectrum.
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