Porsche 911S 2.4 tops £200,000 at Silverstone Auction sale
Silverstone Auctions raised £2.5 million at their recent Porsche Sale with a 1972 Porsche 911S leading the way under the hammer, the 2.4-litre Neunelfer topping £200,000 as the British auction house saw 70 per cent of its automotive lots find new homes.
A right-hand drive car originally sold by AFN in May 1972, the Light Yellow Porsche 911S enjoyed an 18-month restoration just under ten years ago and was offered in seemingly exceptional condition.
The Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS, finished in Carrara White with red detailing also performed well exceeding its estimate of £135,000-£155,000 to realise an eventual £168,750.
Another pre-sale star, the 964 Carrera RS in NGT-spec also didn’t fail to disappoint as it passed the auction block for £157,500, the Maritime Blue Rennsport surpassing its upper estimate by £2,500.
A rare right-hand drive Porsche 930 SE also made it solidly into six figures, selling for £140,630 while an eye-catching Tahoe Blue Porsche 964 Turbo 3.3 just failed to break the £100,000 mark, realising £90,000 after failing to sell at auction earlier in the year.
The crazy price realised by a 993 GT2 at RM Sotheby’s recent London sale doesn’t appear to have falsely inflated the values of later widowmakers as Silverstone Auctions saw their 997 GT2 sell for £135,000 inside Silverstone’s landmark ‘Wing’ building.
Finished in Guards Red, the 996.1 GT3 Clubsport at the sale (held in conjunction with the Porsche Club GB) also exceeded its estimates, as bidding topped out at £70,310, a solid result in the current market that has seen GT3 appreciation slow.
There were also a number of more affordable Neunelfers under the hammer at the auction, with Porsche 996s still proving a lot of bang for your buck. An early Gen1 Carrera in Arctic Silver fetched just £14,625 while an ex-UK press car (also in 996.1 C2 spec) realised a fraction more at £16,880.
“As a huge Porsche fan I’m delighted that we’ve been able to offer some fantastic cars to new owners, as well as securing strong prices for our highly valued vendors,” said Silverstone Auction’s managing director, Nick Whale.
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