Three Porsche 911s to look out for tonight at RM London
After the madness of Monterey, don’t think things have been slowing down in the world of prestige Porsche 911 sales. No, the latest round of auctions has seen many of the world’s biggest auction houses heading to the UK, with RM Sotheby’s the latest to rock up on our little island.
Tonight, under the inimitable stewardship of Max Girardo, RM’s latest sale will take place at Battersea Park in London and they’ve got a trio of delectable neunelfers that definitely deserve your attention.
Leading the money stakes – as ever – is a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. Offered in Touring specification, this particular example is offered in Light Ivory with black decals and, as one of the first 500 RSs ever built, is part of the desirable series one lineage.
Having spent many years in Monaco, this RS was recently subjected to a restoration by Atelier RS 73 Châtillon in Switzerland and comes with its original 2.7-litre flat six. The guide price is set at £425,000-£525,000.
In the wake of recent news, if its something turbocharged that you fancy, you can’t get much better than a Porsche 993 Turbo S – one of the last air-cooled cars to ever leave Zuffenhausen.
Any air-cooled Turbo S is a rare beast indeed though the example set to go under the hammer tonight in London is one of just 26 right-hand drive 993 Turbo Ss ever built. Finished in Ocean Blue Metallic, it’s estimate of £250,000-£280,000 seems like a realistic proposition.
Finally, the last of RM Sotheby’s intriguing 911 trio is a rare narrow-bodied Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster finished in the iconic Guards Red hue and upholstered with classic black leather.
A true Eighties icon (celebrated by us with a test drive in issue 129), the 3.2 Speedster has seen values rising rapidly over the last 12 months. This one of 171 car is set to go for £180,000-£200,000
Registration to bid is still available and the whole auction will be streamed online so that you can watch the action from the comfort of your own sofa. Bidding is set to start at 6pm GMT.
You can check out all the latest auction news in Total 911 magazine.