These five Porsche 911s will make you want to bid at Silverstone Auctions’ next sale
Silverstone Auctions are hosting their final sale of the year this weekend and, among the 119 cars for sale across the two-day auction, there are five air-cooled Porsche 911s that have caught our eye (and no doubt one or two collectors too).
First up is a 1973 Porsche 911S Coupe. This 2.4-litre legend is similar in most respects to the 1972 911 2.4S that graces our current cover except for the removal of the external oil filler cap on the right rear wing.
The last of the pre-impact bumper Porsche 911Ss, the 911 2.4S has been enjoying a purple patch in recent auctions, with good examples changing hands for around the £200,000-plus mark. However, Silverstone Auctions’ left-hand drive 911S has an estimate of £95,000-110,000.
If that sounds low it’s because it is. However, the lower-than-expected estimate is no doubt a result of the car’s conversion from the original Sportomatic transmission to a manual 915 gearbox, breaking the all-important matching numbers.
Also joining the Porsche 911S 2.4 in Saturday’s sale segment is a Porsche 993 Turbo (above) with just 54,000 miles on the clock. It’s sure to go for more than its £75,000-90,000 estimate, especially as it features the rare X50 Powerkit, boosting power to 430bhp.
Thrown in amongst these two gems is selection of intriguing air-cooled Porsche 911s with more affordable price tags, from a 1967 Porsche 912 through to a 1987 Porsche 930 3.3 via a Porsche 911S 2.2 Targa.
However, Saturday’s offerings are merely a warm-up for a trio of truly incredible Porsche 911s on Sunday, which kick off with the Porsche 993 Carrera RS picture above. As the last air-cooled Rennsport, the 993 Carrera RS has rapidly appreciated over the last twelve months.
Last issue, it starred in our £20,000-£200,000 buyers’ guides. Yet, this particular Guards Red RS is expected to go under the hammer for £140,000-170,000. The left-hand drive car has had three German owners, before a subsequent three owners in the UK, with a total of 62,000 no-doubt-glorious miles racked up.
Just one lot later, a Porsche 964 Carrera RS is ‘Touring’ guise will take centre stage. The 964 RS has probably been the most sought after Porsche 911 this year, following on from last year’s interest in the 911 2.7 Carrera RS.
From one Porsche 964 to another, the final intriguing Zuffenhausen lot is the Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 seen below. The last mono-turbo, forced-induction Porsche 911, the 964 Turbo 3.6 is super rare, especially if it comes with only 28,500 miles on the clock.
Expected to fetch between £135,000 and £155,000, this could be the steal of the sale if someone can secure it for close to estimate. We’ll bring you all the result from the NEC Classic Motor Show auction in the December issue of Total 911.
Until then, you can read about both the Porsche 911S 2.4 and the Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 in the latest issue of Total 911, available in store and online now. Alternatively download your copy and get up to 30% off.