Trio of rare Porsche 911s to auction tonight in London
Auctioneers of exceptional automobiles, RM Auctions are putting three rare Porsche 911s under the hammer in their final European sale of the year, taking place tonight in the UK’s capital, London.
The first Porsche of the night will be lot 104, a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI. This ‘Rest of the World’ spec car is finished in Bitter Chocolate with contrasting gold Fuchsfelge and ‘Carrera’ decaling. It is estimated at £130,000-£175,000 with no reserve set.
Just 1,026 of 2.7 MFI Carreras were built and, using the 2,687cc engine from the previous year’s iconic 2.7 Carrera RS, the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera is undoubtedly a star choice if you’re looking for an RS experience without the £500,000 price tag.
Following the 1974 911 Carrera is the one-of-701 Porsche 964 RS America, finished in Guards Red and still bearing the often-deleted Whale Tail rear wing. Often disregarded by 964 RS aficionados, the 964 RS America didn’t benefit from as much weight saving as the standard RS.
Similarly, the 964 Carrera’s M64/03 engine was untouched before being fitted to the RS America. This is reflected in the estimate of £70,000-£80,000 at a time when the best ‘proper’ 964 RSs are fetching nearly £200,000 at auction.
Both of these 911s are merely the canapés and starter ahead of Lot 150 though: a Grand Prix White Porsche 993 Carrera RS 3.8 complete with the Clubsport rear wing.
Just 1,014 Porsche 993 Carrera RSs were made and this 57,000km example is truly beautiful having been kept in exemplary condition by its single Japanese owner.
The estimate of £220,000-£240,000 may seem to slightly undervalue this car however, with the flamboyant Max Girado at the helm of tonight’s auction (getting underway at 8pm) and classic 911 values spiralling, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a few cars exceeding their guide prices.
You can read about all three cars in Total 911. Issue 104 features a 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI, while the 964 RS America appeared in issue 102. The 993 Carrera RS was a cover star of issue 106. You can order all issues online, or download them straight to your digital device.