Silverstone Auctions secure stunning Porsches for Silverstone Classic sale
This weekend Silverstone hosts its annual Classic race meeting, a two-day historic extravaganza around the home of the British Grand Prix. However, as well as the on track action, Silverstone Auctions will host one of their biggest sales of the year at the event.
From a Porsche 911 perspective, the undoubted star of the show will be a Maritime Blue Porsche 964 RS, the first N/GT specification Rennsport to hit the production line in 1991.
The car was a gift to Ulrich Richter, a decorated Porsche racer who Weissach wanted to entice back into the fold to race their new Porsche 911 Carrera RSR. The ploy worked, with Richter going on to take third in the 1994 24 Hours of Daytona.
Also on offer at Silverstone Auctions sale is a 1972 Porsche 911S 2.4, a left-hand drive car in Ivory White that recently had its 915-type gearbox overhauled by esteemed specialists, Autofarm.
Elsewhere, the 911 Turbo is well represented with a 930 LE, 930 3.0 Martini Edition and a 1989 930 3.3 all going under Silverstone’s hammer. The former has the highest estimate, with the ‘Limited Edition’ Turbo expected to fetch £120,000-140,000.
Water-cooled 911 fans should keep an eye out for Lot 817, a Porsche 997 GT2 expected to achieve £115,000-130,000 (a relative bargain in Total 911’s eyes). The sale starts tomorrow with lots 501-552, with lots 801-849 going under the hammer on Sunday.
Keep an eye out for all the latest auction previews and results with regular updates on Total911.com.