All-Porsche sale a success

Porsche 993 Turbo S.jpg


ast month we reviewed Silverstone Auctions’ disappointing one-marque Porsche sale, and questioned the wisdom of such over-specialisation as barely over half of the lots sold.

Well, in America it’s a different story. RM Sotheby’s recently hosted a Porsche 70th Anniversary sale in Atlanta with 64 well-chosen rare or low-mileage examples. The result was that they sold 82.8 per cent of them – the majority within or above their estimate ranges.

Among the really big hitters was the 1997 black-on-black 993 Turbo S below, a seven-owner car but still with less than 20,000 miles. The £338,270 it made was well over estimate – and it made the 38,000-mile 964 Turbo later in the sale look almost like a bargain at an also over-book £144,000.

So Porsche sales can work, and Silverstone has another one planned to take place in 2019. As long as they get enough of the right cars assigned, it should be job done.

Lewis PlumbPorsche, 993, Turbo