The Porsche Sale 2015
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Lot # 201 (Sale Order: 1 of 58)
In September of 1959, Porsche revealed their fully updated 356 known as the 356B using the revised T5 bodyshell. This differed from its predecessor with the front and rear bumpers being raised by nearly four inches and the headlights repositioned higher, these changes being necessary to meet the stringent vehicle safety regulations in the growing American market. Inside, Porsche fitted a new deep dish steering wheel and deeper front seats.New to the model was the Type 616/7 Super 90 engine which was an indirect replacement for the Carrera de Luxe models. The engine was fully revised with a new intake manifold, a larger Solex 40 PII-4 carburetor and the Carrera air filters. Other detail changes included 9.0:1 pistons, stronger valve springs and a different crankshaft with 55mm main bearings.This Porsche 356 T5 B Super 90 Coupé was first delivered on 17th January 1961 by AFN Chiswick and we believe the original colour scheme was Slate Grey with a Blue Vinyl and Pearl Grey cord interior. Factory options included the more powerful Super 90 engine and Dunlop tyres. The vendor has stated that the car is thought to have been an AFN demonstrator, but at this time there is no evidence to substantiate this claim. The original registration number was 2748ML and a letter from Porsche confirms these details.Little is known about the early history of this example, but prior to the vendor acquiring it we know it was stored for many years. Requiring a complete restoration, this 356 would make an ideal Winter project. The bodyshell requires some repairs, but the vendor is confident that there is no evidence of accident damage. The floors look to be sound and the engine lid, bonnet, and left-hand door are all stamped with the last three digits of the chassis number. No number can be found on the right-hand door, however.The car is described by the vendor as containing 99% of the parts required to finish the restoration. The Cardex states the original engine was a Super 90, number 801713, however the current engine is stamped 800671 but is believed to be the correct engine type. Sold, strictly as seen, with an old-style V5C, this 356 deserves to be brought back to its former glory and would look superb in its original colour of Slate Grey, or could even be the basis for an historic racing car project.
Lot # 202 (Sale Order: 2 of 58)
The 993 was the final generation of air-cooled 911s, and as such will always have a special place in the affections of Porsche enthusiasts. It is also widely said to be the last of the 911s that were built whilst engineering integrity overruled accounting pressures at Porsche. Twenty years on, it still looks modern - a truly timeless design.The 993 was launched in the autumn of 1994 and was claimed to be 80% new. The bodywork was altogether more curvaceous, with a number of new panels and the overall look was much smoother and more integrated. Importantly, this new style was still every inch a 911 in the traditional manner, with the profiles of the doors and rear quarter windows remaining unchanged from earlier models.The biggest change under the skin was the new multi-link rear suspension, giving greater driver confidence, less road noise and excellent ride quality. Designed to give a level of passive rear-wheel steering (the ‘Weissach effect'), thus controlling the way the suspension behaved under cornering, braking and acceleration, it transformed the 911. It was also the first 911 to be equipped with power steering and an advanced ABS system.The 993 uses essentially the same 3.6-litre engine as the 964, mated to a development of the worthy G50 gearbox, but now with six forward gears. August 1995 heralded the introduction of the Varioram induction system helping to boost power to 285bhp, and enabling a top speed close to 170mph and acceleration to match.The car seen here is a RHD, 1997 993 Targa with a manual gearbox. This all-original Varioram car has covered just 45,000 miles and has always been thoroughly maintained. It comes with a fully comprehensive servicing record (Porsche Centres and marque specialists Paragon), a complete book-pack and many invoices. It was a highly specified car when new and has had five fastidious keepers since. In striking Zenith Blue Metallic paint, contrasting favourably with the Cashmere Beige leather, this car is surely one of the finest 993s available today. The Targa roof creates a light and airy feel in what is already a very attractive cabin. The Targa model also offers a flavour of open-top motoring whilst retaining structural rigidity for a more driver focused car.The 993-series 911 is regarded by many as a true modern classic, offering genuine usability but still with a real and important place in the history of Porsche's most famous model. This example is very worthy of the expression ‘best-of-breed' and is ready to be enjoyed and appreciated.(Please note, the registration M49 NUS will not come with the car)
Lot # 203 (Sale Order: 3 of 58)
In late 1973, in contrast to most car manufacturers who were struggling with the fallout from the oil crisis, Porsche was on a high. Its turbo-charged 917/30 sports racer had been hugely successful in the US Can-Am championship and the associated high-profile marketing helped keep their US showroom doors swinging. Having accrued a wealth of experience of turbocharging air-cooled engines from their racing programme, it seemed to make perfect sense for Porsche to utilise that knowledge by applying it to their famous rear-engined sports car, and consequently at the 1973 Paris motor show, they unveiled a prototype turbocharged 911, the Type 930.Small car companies, as Porsche was in the early seventies, with a deep involvement in racing and strong leadership, can work very quickly, as is evident from the short amount of time it took to develop a viable turbocharged road car. Porsche engineers tested both the 2.7 and 3.0-litre engines, with the 3.0 air-cooled flat-six (that could trace its origins back to the 911 RSR) being chosen as it produced more torque low down. By attaching a Kühnle, Kopp and Kausch (KKK) turbocharger, the 930 was the most powerful production Porsche thus far and, suddenly, the 911 was a supercar.The production-ready 911 Turbo was shown at the Paris show in autumn 1974, and not surprisingly in an era when turbocharging was seen as rather exotic, captivated the world's motoring press. With both racing homologation factors to consider and a marketing opportunity to maximise, the original 930 was assured a full production run from 1975 when the first cars rolled off the line. Rightly, it was billed as a supremely fast and luxurious flagship model, combining ballistic performance and head-turning looks with air conditioning, electric windows and other creature comforts.The car's power and performance were celebrated (and kept on the ground) by an enormous ‘whale-tail' spoiler that cut aerodynamic lift from 397lb to only 38lb, and a wider track that needed those bulging wheel arches to keep it decent. These stand-out visual features becoming known as the "Turbo-look", an expression still widely used today.In 1977/78, capacity went up from 3.0 to 3.3 litres and an air-to-air intercooler was positioned under the rear spoiler. The spoiler was re-profiled and raised slightly to make room for the intercooler assembly, and this meant saying goodbye to the ‘whale-tail' and welcoming the equally distinctive ‘tea-tray'. By cooling the pressurised air charge, power was increased from 260bhp to 300bhp, bringing the 0-60 mph time down to 5.0 seconds, and the larger engine helped reduce a lot of the turbo lag inherent in the earlier version. Porsche also upgraded the brakes to units similar to those used on the 917 race-car, but were able to keep the original strengthened gearbox, which had the benefit of freeing up space inside the casing for larger and stronger gear clusters, with an impressive torque capacity of 475lb ft.Porsche discontinued the 930 after model-year 1989 when its underlying ‘G-Series' platform was replaced by the 964. A turbo version of the 964 officially succeeded the 930 in 1991 with a modified version of the same 3.3 litre flat-six engine, and since the original and iconic 930 there have been turbocharged variants of each subsequent generation of 911.This very fine 1980 example is a UK car, in right-hand drive and presented in lovely original condition, even retaining all its original keys, the tool-roll and air-compressor, as supplied with the car when new. Painted and trimmed in black, this most discerning combination makes the 930 somehow more charismatic.Unusually, it is fitted with the rare and costly factory option of "Dr.Fuhrmann" seats, a light and comfortable sports seat designed in period by the company's Head of Development, Dr.Ernst Fuhrman and normally only fitted to the famous Martini 930s of 1978/79.The car has been used sparingly, having covered just 44,251 miles, with only four fastidious owners.This lovely Turbo is a classic icon and is ready to be used as it was intended, with the vendor having done just this fairly recently when he drove the car from Goodwood to Monaco as part of a prestigious driving tour, where he says it performed ‘superbly'. He added that his 930, whilst on this trip, was revered more often by fellow drivers and onlookers than any other car, regardless of age and value.This car comes with a large history file, containing many invoices for work carried out and a fully stamped service record indicating that it has been looked after by the Porsche Centres Malaya of West Sussex and Heddel & Deeks of Dorset, plus Porsche specialists Tom Ferguson of Gateshead and DSA of Aylesbury. It is evident that the car has always been well-maintained, having just had a £1500 service, with new tyres / brakes and a fresh MoT. It also comes with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.This is a great example of the le
Lot # 204 (Sale Order: 4 of 58)
Widely acknowledged as Porsche's first venture into motor manufacturing, the 356 was a lightweight and nimble rear engined, rear-wheel-drive, two-door sporting car available in hardtop coupé and open configurations. Over a 15-year production period, the 356 evolved from an aluminium bodied coupe with an 1,100cc air-cooled flat-four engine to a 2,000cc four-cam Carrera engine producing 130 bhp.The 356 "B" was produced from 1960 to 1963 and saw body changes that included a curved front trunk lid, rounded wings compared to that of the 356A and new front and rear sheet metal. To comply with US-federal specifications, the front and rear bumpers were raised and over-riders added. Other key changes were raised headlamps, larger door handles, upgraded brakes and some improvements to the cabin.This left-hand drive 356 B is a very, very presentable example of Porsche's jewel-like little sports car. With only 8,000 km covered since the car was restored in 1997 and having been stored correctly over the years, the car shows little sign of deterioration. The interior is excellent and just the way you would hope to find it with the painted simplicity that shouts "fifties", soft, gently patinated black leather seats and simple well-fitting door cards. The engine bay is tidy and good enough to show off at car shows, the chrome gleams and the lovely Signal Red paintwork would outshine the Sun on a Spring morning in a snow covered Alpine Pass.Restored to its original specification, the car retains its drum brakes and six-volt system as well as being finished in the aforementioned factory colour of Signal Red (6171). During the restoration, the engine was changed for a stronger Super 90 unit, giving an increase in power and a providing a more spirited drive.As well as being a competent and sporting Coupé, this "Little Red Rooster" is a perfect representation of the late fifties/early sixties period that is absolutely in fashion at the moment, and this 356B T5 would be welcome at any classic car event /rally/garden party or anywhere really. "Strike while the iron is hot" as they say.
Lot # 205 (Sale Order: 5 of 58)
The Porsche 911 ‘Carrera 3' has a very special place in the history of the 911, as it brought together elements from two of Porsche's most legendary cars. It was the latest incarnation of the Carrera name, originally introduced to the 911 series as the classic 2.7 RS in late 1972, and the Carrera 3's 2993cc engine used the same die-cast aluminum crankcase as its cousin, the newly introduced Porsche 930 Turbo'.Sold between 1976-1977, and during its short two-year life span only 3687 cars were built - a tiny amount compared to nearly 58,000 911SCs and 76,500 3.2 Carreras produced. Of these, 2564 were coupés, 1123 were produced in Targa form, and only a very small number of these were manufactured in RHD.The 3.0 engine was essentially the phenomenal 911 Turbo's 2994 cc engine without the turbocharger. Built before the '911 SC' it has everything the SC has, and more. It's a different drive with more power (200bhp), more torque and benefitted from being 10% lighter too. It also has the 6 bolt flywheel and a crank from the legendary '73 Carrera RS. The 3.0 Carrera would go on to be the basis for all future developed 911s up until 1989. Performance numbers for the Carrera 3.0 are astonishingly similar to those of the famed Carrera RS of the early seventies, and it's the last time Porsche would use the Carrera name until the mid-eighties.Built by Porsche in April 1976, this Carrera 3.0 has an interesting and unusual history. In right-hand drive form and finished in Grand Prix White, it was originally delivered to a Belgian dealer, and from there its new owner had the car flown to Pakistan where he had been posted as a member of the Government, returning to England in 1982 and bringing his prized Porsche with him. It was then purchased by a Mr. Burnett who registered the car in September of 1984. After just over ten years, the car was sold to Whittet Brothers of Dundee in October 1994 who later sold it on to our vendor in November 1994, and at this point the car had covered 56,806 miles.The car was enjoyed for a further two years, before being garaged in 1996 with the speedometer reading 59,233 miles. It was to remain in this garage until 2004 when our vendor planned to use the car once again and decided to have it mechanically recommissioned by Agra (Precision) Engineers in Dundee. The car had a few oil leaks due to hardening of the oil seals during its years of standing and so the engine was rebuilt at a cost of £4,268.However, again it was seldom used and was stored until 2012. The car was put through an MoT test on 19/7/12 at 61,489 miles, before being garaged once more until June 2015 when a further MoT indicated it had covered just 61,529miles. Two new rear tyres and a new battery were fitted at the same time. Now showing an unwarranted, but believed genuine mileage of 61,588mls and this is supported by the history file which contains the V5C, a number of MoTs and various invoices dating back to 1986.The 3.0 Carrera is a very special model, an unsung hero and surely the next generation of the 911 family to attract the kind of attention normally reserved for its more well known cousins.
Lot # 206 (Sale Order: 6 of 58)
When the Porsche 964 was first introduced in 1989, Porsche made a point of the fact that it was 85% different from the outgoing 911. The design featured more integrated bumpers and a host of mechanical changes, most significant of which was the introduction of four-wheel drive. The displacement was now up to 3600cc, producing 250bhp, power steering and ABS brakes were now fitted as standard, and the torsion bar rear suspension was replaced with coil springs and shock absorbers. Such was its success, that in the five years of production over 62,000 left the factory.This Porsche 964 C4 is a left-hand drive manual car delivered new in Europe and optioned with air-conditioning. The vehicle has, in the last six months, been enhanced by a £6,500 window-out repaint in Pacific Ocean Blue to a very high standard. It also benefits from a recent £700 service by Heritage AutoWerks of Berkshire, the company behind Singer Porsche.Whilst being a European specification C4, this car has spent time in the USA and was repatriated to the UK in 1998 and has all the tax discs since this time. Regrettably, very little of the service history accompanies this Lot, however, a recent inspection by a specialist service centre in Sittingbourne concluded that given the light wear on the engine, the indicated 55,000kms appears to be correct, but unfortunately we cannot warrant this.This is a fine driving car sold with a private registration, red calipers, valid MOT, UK V5C and an outdoor car cover.
Lot # 207 (Sale Order: 7 of 58)
The 3.2 Carrera is revered as the ultimate development of the original 911 that first appeared in 1963, before being replaced by the more complicated 964. These final cars were the most flexible and usable of Butzi Porsche's original design. The all-alloy flat-6 engine, which had been fuel injected since 1971, received a final stretch to 3,164 cc, giving a torquey 231 hp ~ enough to propel the lithe and slippery coupe to over 150 mph, with 0-60 mph coming up in 5.6 seconds.Cars built from September 1986 onward received the more user-friendly G50 gearbox, but all 3.2 Carreras feature galvanized bodies, which together with Porsche's legendary build quality, ensure that these classics are long lasting.Supplied by Lancaster Garages in Norwich on the 17th of March 1986, the car was highly optioned with the ‘M491' option code Super Sport package, which includes the wide body styling of the 930 Turbo, and the stiffer suspension and larger 917-derived brakes also from the Turbo.Showing 97,370 miles, this car has been fastidiously maintained, which is evident in the extensive service history, boasting 13 main dealer and specialist stamps in the service book.Having only covered 200 miles since 2012, the car has also had a recent major service and refresh at a cost of over £2,500. This included new oil pipes and oil cooler, new tyres and a brake refurbishment.Prior to this work, the car had previously benefited from a professional respray in its factory colour of Meteor Grey and additionally underwent an overhaul of the gearbox. Presented with the car are invoices detailing this work along with the service history, instruction booklets, past and current MoTs and previous service invoices.Only a reported 75 right-hand drive 3.2 Carrera SuperSports were built by the factory and, as the last "proper" 911, the car gathers new found appreciation, representing an opportunity to acquire one of the rarest variants of all, the wide-bodied convertibles. This example is presented in excellent all round condition and is ready for its new owner.
Lot # 208 (Sale Order: 8 of 58)
Often regarded as the last of the real Porsches, and now the most sought after, the discontinuation of the 993 in 1998 marked the end of the air-cooled models. Introduced in late 1993, the 993 bodyshell was altogether more voluptuous with smoother lines and a more rounded style compared to the outgoing 964, and the rear arches were flared to accommodate the wider track with a consequential improvement in handling. The interior noise levels were reduced, the ride quality improved and a dual-flow exhaust, larger cross-drilled brakes and improved steering were just a few of the other improvements. Offered here is a right-hand drive example of the Porsche 993 Carrera Tiptronic, finished in Artic Silver with a Grey leather interior. It has had just five previous owners, travelled 96,600 miles, and comes with a good maintenance record. The last full service was conducted by Porsche specialists Hartech at 92,565 miles in February 2011 at a cost of £1551.20. The car comes complete with its owner's handbooks and is MoT'd to March 2016. As the last of the air-cooled Porsches continue to rise in value, don't let the investment potential detract from the sheer driving experience of these free revving 993s.
Lot # 209 (Sale Order: 9 of 58)
Described by the majority of respected performance motoring magazines as "The best driver's 911 yet", the outstanding GT3 RS Generation 2 was introduced by Porsche in May of 2010 to great critical acclaim. A lot of this journalistic enthusiasm was generated by its wholesome 444bhp output delivered in an almost linear form which, in the right conditions, whistled this Gen II car up to 60mph in 3.9 secs, 100mph 4.5 secs later and on to a top speed of 195mph with the horizon approaching rapidly. Effectively a 'Carrera Cup' car for the road, the mind blowing straight line performance was matched by its competent and predictable handling owing much to the underpinnings and suspension settings being derived from several years of competition experience with GT3s. The ride/handling balance is exceptional and the cabin is civilised, resulting in a very quick car that can comfortably be used daily. There are 911s and then there's the 911 GT3 RS.We at Silverstone Auctions are big fans of these special cars and this one owner, immaculate, left-hand drive, GT3 RS Gen II is certainly no exception. This car was supplied new in 2010 to a customer in Bahrain with Royal family connections, where it has completed a mere 1,500kms in five years.This car has obviously received meticulous attention and care during its short life, none more so than since its arrival in the UK and recently received a "One hundred and eleven point" check at the Porsche Centre in Portsmouth (with any relevant advisories dealt with and all the filters and fluids replaced). The car has a full years MoT until August 2016.Beautifully finished in Carrera White with a Black interior, this example is supplied with all bills and receipts for the servicing recently carried out, including brand new tyres; this thoroughbred ‘road racer' is on the button and ready to go.All the UK registration processes and VAT liabilities will be taken care of pre-auction, resulting in a competitively priced, high-performance road car designed for everyday use. Only Porsche can blend these two characteristics together so effectively.
Lot # 210 (Sale Order: 10 of 58)
When Porsche unveiled the Boxster as a concept car in 1993, the mid-engine roadster rekindled fond memories of the Porsche 550 Spyder. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its famous lightweight sports car, Porsche launched a special edition of the Porsche Boxster S in 2003. Wearing dedicated "50 Years of the 550 Spyder" badging, only 1,953 of these commemorative vehicles were produced. The 550 Spyder was the first sports car specifically designed by Porsche with motor racing in mind, and its successes through the years provided a foundation on which the fame of the Porsche marque spread around the world. The Porsche Boxster S shares many of its features with the 550 Spyder, including body lines that are timeless in their elegance and athletic appeal. To enhance the already outstanding dynamic characteristics of the Boxster S, Porsche included sought-after equipment and technical features not previously available in the Boxster model line up. Porsche engineers boosted the 3.2-litre flat-six engine's output to 264 horsepower, up from 258, and reduced the travel of the six-speed manual transmission's gear change by 15%, further enhancing the driving experience. A sonically tuned exhaust system with a stainless steel tailpipe delivers the sort of sound that stimulates those inside the car as well as those who hear it growling past.The car's, already well set-up, suspension is lowered by almost four-tenths of an inch and wheel spacers that are nearly two-tenths of an inch wide move the wheels slightly outboard, improving the handling and endowing this very special Boxter S with a wider and lower stance. Most of the original 550 Spyders were painted silver, and the special edition Boxster S models reflected their heritage with the same Silver Metallic paint as the Porsche Carrera GT. The majority of these special cars had Cocoa hood and matching leather interior but the owner of this car (number 1511), its only owner from new, chose the Slate Grey leather and Black hood option. According to Porsche World magazine only some 150 examples were made in right-hand drive out of the 1,953 models produced, so this car, in this colour scheme, is therefore very rare. This Boxter presents today in amazing condition and the owner, a discerning collector of older classics, has regularly started the car and run it up to temperature, rarely venturing out of the garage, besides the annual trips for MoT and servicing. As you would expect with a low mileage of only 2,800 and just one owner, all of the handbooks are in place with the service book showing Porsche main dealer stamps. This Boxster S 550 Anniversary model would be a wonderful addition to any serious Porsche collection and such a low mileage, UK specified example may never appear on the market again.
Lot # 211 (Sale Order: 11 of 58)
The question of how to tempt new customers into Porsche ownership has always been problematic. On the one hand, you're trying to uphold the reputation of the company as a purveyor of high-quality, high-performance sports cars while on the other, you're anxious not to alienate those potential customers whose budget won't stretch to a new 911.In 1964, Porsche had just such a problem with the sales of their new 911 proving a touch disappointing and continuing demand for the 356, which was scheduled to be phased out, necessitating that the production lines kept rolling. The solution seemed to be financial, and the decision was made to replace the 356 with a four-cylinder, more appropriately priced 911 and, as a result, the 912 (initially 902) was conceived.First available to European customers by June 1965 (initially with 1582 cc and 90bhp), the 912 soon became a market leader, particularly in the USA. In the UK, the 912 was some 30% cheaper at £2,466 compared to the £3,488 price tag of the 911 and went on to outsell its six-cylinder sibling by no less than 188% in 1966.Constructed in late 1966, the 100,000th Porsche built was a 912 Targa police car. The 912 won Car and Driver's 1967 "Readers Choice" Poll for its class. With its nimble handling combined with high reliability, a racing 912 won the European Rally Championship for its class in 1967. Production of the 912 ceased in 1969 when over 30,000 had found homes.This particular 912 was first registered in 1967 as an original UK, right-hand drive short wheelbase car, and remained in daily use up until 15 years ago when it was transformed by James Booth, a VW engineer at VW Hereford. The car was completely refurbished and rebuilt effectively as a 912T with all the interior trim and external badging from an original 911T. The engine was reputed to have been supplied directly from Porsche and has just had new piston rings and all fluids changed after coming out of a nine year hibernation and is coupled to a dog-leg, five speed gearbox. The recommissioning works were carried out by another highly skilled technician, Brian Woodward who is known for the quality of his work on classic vehicles. Being an early engine, it runs on Solex Zenith carburettors as opposed to the later Webers. The car now rides on Koni Adjustables and the original Fuchs alloys, that were an option when new.All the work was completed to a very high standard and makes this Porsche stand out amongst its peers. The car is also featured on the front cover of Laurence Merediths book, " Porsche 911. Model by Model". Within this publication, is a complete road test on MJR 155E and a number of pictures of this car, some as an original 912.This is the first time this particular Porsche has been on the open market in the last 15 years, and whilst not an original 912T it is really lovely and represents the essence of a late sixties sporting Porsche.
Lot # 212 (Sale Order: 12 of 58)
The prospect of combining the most powerful turbo engine in their range at the time, with a manual gearbox and mounting them in a 2-wheel drive lightweight 911 was the inspiration for the, rather special, Porsche 911 GT2. At the same time, Porsche upgrade and modify the suspension, brakes and engine output whilst lightening and removing interior components to create the ultimate driver's version of the car at that time. This recipe has been used with the 993, 996 and 997 versions of their iconic 911 model.This car is the 997 GT2 version of the Porsche 911, introduced in 2008 and produced until 2012. The engine uses twin variable geometry water cooled turbochargers producing a serious 523bhp and 500 lbs foot of torque, which leads to a maximum speed in excess of 210mph and a 0-60mph time of just 3.6 seconds!This left-hand drive 997 911 GT2 was purchased new by a collector in Dubai on 8th October 2009. It remained there with one owner until earlier this year, when it was imported into the UK. All duties and taxes have been paid but the car will require registration in the UK following the sale. Silverstone Auctions are happy to help with this process if unfamiliar to the purchaser.Finished in White with a black interior, this GT2 has covered only 22,000 miles from new and the bodywork is presented in superb condition. The black leather interior is unmarked and the car is supplied with all books, manuals and will be serviced prior to the auction. We welcome all inspections of this vehicle and the vendor reports that the car drives very well and was specified new with the all-important manual gearbox.GT2 models have traditionally held their value exceptionally well and are regarded as seriously collectable amongst Porsche fans worldwide. Silverstone Auctions sold a 997 GT2 RS in September 2015 for £315,000 and in comparison, this GT2, with very similar performance, looks superb value for money.
Lot # 213 (Sale Order: 13 of 58)
As Auctioneers, our Legal Department are fearful of the terms "as new, like new or better than new" but this situation makes it difficult to describe our 930 Turbo featured here, which would certainly qualify for "Better than new" if only we were allowed to say it...This true 1980's icon is offered in fabulous condition from the best in the business. Offered in the very best colour combination of Guards Red with Black leather interior, this is a true Supercar of the period and rivalled the Ferrari Testarossa and Lamborghini Countach for wall space on bedroom walls up and down the country!JCT 600, Porsche Centre Leeds painstakingly restored this 930 Turbo for the 2014 national "50 Years of the 911" restoration competition. This ambitious restoration was completed in just six months by the team at the now recognised ‘Porsche Classic Restoration Centre' to an exceptional standard deserving of two major accolades at the awards ceremony. The first was the Winner of "Porsche Cars GB Employee's Choice" and the second win was for "Best Mechanical Restoration". A thorough account of the full restoration is chronicled in a dedicated seven page feature in the April 2015 issue of Classic Cars magazine.The basis for this restoration was an original UK right-hand drive 1981 930 Turbo, which had been discovered laid-up for more than 15 years in a garage north of Leeds. Complete, but down on its luck in terms of condition, it was home to a family of mice. With just six months to go before the car was to be judged (by 1970 Le Mans 24 Hour winner Richard Attwood), against the efforts of every Porsche Centre in the land, that mid-October deadline at Brands Hatch seemed ambitious.To beat the competition it was clear that attention to detail and a sympathetic nod to originality would be necessary to make this truly best of breed. Andrew Harrison who was responsible for the bodywork and paint recalls ‘I didn't realise how bad the car was until (the car) was chemically stripped and bead blasted with tiny plastic balls'. ‘The inner wings, door panels, doors and spring hangers were the worst areas'. With originality being key, a flat paint finish would have been out of character on some areas of the car so an orange-peel effect needed to be fabricated on the insides of wings and sill bottoms. This was achieved by using a 68-line paint thickener in Guards red - normal paint being 23-line.Jack Clarke was responsible for the running gear and brakes. He remembers the moment he saw the project and realised he was in for some late nights to get it all done. ‘The calipers were seized, the pistons jammed, the handbrake cable stuck and the wheels were scraping on the inside of the wheel arches'. These observations weren't too daunting until the brief arrived suggesting that as many parts as possible were required to be retained by sandblasting and zinc plating rather than replacing, and have it all finished in just a few months...Just removing and stripping the brakes took an entire day due to corrosion, split calipers, locked handbrake and perished seals, however, shot blasting, zinc-coating and, no doubt a lot of swearing got it to tip-top standard. Finally, refinished wheels and fresh tyres completed this section.On to mechanicals, the section for which their major accolade was received. Despite starting and running upon delivery to the JCT 600 workshops, it was feared that any extensive engine tests may cause unnecessary harm and since a full mechanical strip, repair and rebuild were scheduled anyway, this started in earnest. Andrew Wrexham, the Porsche Centre Leeds engine shop manager, identified rusty tinware, inhibited fins and baffle plates, corroded aluminium parts, nut fittings and pipework as well as more oil on the outside than the inside.As with the bodywork, attention to originality was key so it was imperative that despite being a 33-year-old engine, as many original parts as possible were to be retained. As such, the engine retains its original aluminium crankcases and rocker covers which were vapour blasted which is the only technique that won't pockmark delicate surfaces. Despite all their heroic efforts, a new wastegate and new turbocharger were ordered and fitted. The gearbox, though thoroughly inspected required little work. It didn't need new synchromesh so was cleaned, reassembled and performs well. The end result is a real credit to the restorers.Finally, the interior and electrics. The domain of Andrew Smith who was hampered by inaccessible fuse boxes and 80's wiring with no block connectors meaning a very involved process with connections that required being individually screwed in. Despite once being home to mice, the seats responded well to re-stuffing and reconditioning, and notwithstanding some difficulty finding a replacement carpet set or period correct headlining, as was the demands of this restoration they were of course correctly sourced and expertly fitted.I
Lot # 214 (Sale Order: 14 of 58)
This amazing Porsche represents one of the greatest air-cooled 911 driving experiences Silverstone Auctions have ever enjoyed. Starting life in 1977 as a UK-delivered 911 Lux, it has been transformed into one of the finest examples of a retro-modified car imaginable. Very few cars could come close in terms of specification, performance and build-quality. Designed and built by Porsche Central Operations in 2014, the car was completed as a one-off project to compete amongst all other Porsche centres as part of their ’50 years of the 911’ restoration competition.The brief from Porsche Central Operations in Reading was to create a no expense spared car, that not only utilised all of their resources but demonstrated their restoration ability to a global audience. “As part of the project the workshop doors will be left open to enable staff and customers to engage with the Project.”Chassis number 9117301478 was built on 5th January 1977 and first registered on 7th February that year. It was fitted with a 2.7 litre engine developing 167hp and was enjoyed by 5 previous owners. In 2006, the car was taken off the road and stored in largely original condition by the Porsche Centre Guildford. In 2014, the somewhat tired 911 made its way to Porsche HQ in Reading to be “restored/transformed into a 1970's RS replica with some special modifications.”The project began in earnest under the leadership of John Manning, Andy Keywood, Andy Orr and 5 other Porsche employees. The car was stripped to a bare shell and prepared for a complete nut and bolt rebuild. At this point, the decision was taken that all components on the completed car should reflect the very best of 50 years of 911 development and evolution.Whilst the shell was being stripped, sandblasted, repaired and readied for paint, some key project decisions took place. The completed car would be painted in Viper Green, a colour that epitomised the seventies era. The wiring would be replaced with modern electronic systems and the suspension would be to a full RS specification all round. The front brakes would come from a 930 3.3 Turbo, the rears from a 3.2 Carrera and the cockpit would boast a brake balance control switch. The gearbox was to be rebuilt with strengthened main bearings. The exhaust system would ideally be loud but not insufferable on the road, and on a standard set up should retain a purposeful but not excessive growl, however, the system should also be adjustable to a full straight through race mode, whenever appropriate.The engine decision was to remove the original 2.7 unit and replace with a development 993 powerplant from the Porsche Technical Department. This was stripped, and nut and bolt rebuilt with ‘Cup’ cams and a Wolf engine management system. In fact, the engine was tuned live over the internet late one evening with Wolf technicians in Australia, helping ensure the best was extracted from the motor. It was then put through its paces at Porsche Silverstone by some of the in-house racing drivers, and their reports can be best described as… “Phenomenal.”Having spoken with Porsche, Silverstone Auctions can confirm that the engine has been dyno tested at just over 300hp, and the power-to-weight ratio is equivalent to a race specification 1974 Porsche RSR. The results are simply incredible, and we feel this bespoke 911 represents the ultimate reincarnation of the 911 RS concept. It has been built by some of the finest Porsche technicians in the business and the number of hours spent on this vehicle can not even be calculated. The driving experience is simply out of this world and for that reason, Porsche Reading themselves have a significant emotional attachment to this vehicle and consequently, they would like the new owner to contact them to ensure that "their baby" can return to HQ for routine maintenance. An unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a 911 that is 1 of 1, and would have cost well over double the guide price to achieve by a private individual. Inspections are more than welcome, and a full breakdown of this extensive project is available to prospective bidders via email.
Lot # 215 (Sale Order: 15 of 58)
Please Note : This car is now being offered with NO RESERVE. 993 is the Porsche model designation for the version of the 911 manufactured and sold between late 1993 and early 1998, replacing the 964. Its discontinuation marked the end of many years of air-cooled Porsches, with the 993 being not just the last air-cooled 911, but also the last of the hand built 911s.The Targa version of the 993 was introduced in model-year 1996 and saw the debut of a retractable glass roof, a design feature that has continued on the 996 and 997 Targas. This system was a complete redesign, as previous Targa models had a removable roof section and a wide B-pillar functioning as a roll bar whereas with the 993 and later cars the glass roof would retract underneath the rear window revealing a large opening. A shade was fitted to help prevent the greenhouse effect when the glass roof was closed. This new design allowed the 993 Targa to retain the same side-on profile as the other 911 Carrera variants and avoided the need to find somewhere to store the removed top of the old system.This right-hand drive, six speed manual 993 Targa, was first registered on 07/03/1996, being one of the early versions of the Targa, and has been meticulously maintained by its 5 owners with all the relevant service history present. From these service records we can see that the car has been through the garages of Evans Halshaw, the Porsche Centre, Guildford and more recently, the Porsche Centre in Byfleet, confirming the level of care and attention this car has enjoyed. The service stamps indicate that in January of 2009 the car had covered 106,498miles and with just over 116,000 miles showing now, this cherished Porsche has recently enjoyed a quiet life.This lovely 993 is finished in Artic Silver with a Black interior and looks to be in very good condition all round. The 17inch, two piece wheels were standard on the Targas and look in excellent order. The engine bay is clean and tidy and the vendor who is known to be particularly fastidious about his cars tells us that it starts and runs well and is road ready. The 993 was a great example of the blend of functionality and usability for which Porsche is famous worldwide. As air-cooled Porsches continue to become more sought after than ever, this Targa in this classic colour combination, looks a very attractive proposition.
Lot # 216 (Sale Order: 16 of 58)
The arrival of the 3.0-litre 911 SC in the 1978 model line up brought some semblance of order to the Porsche range after the mid-seventies.The middle of this decade was a period epitomised by the once maligned ‘impact or big bumper' models. When launched, these cars looked modern, clean and fresh in comparison to the dated overall appearance of the original 911, now over a decade old. With new and innovative design features like the reflective red strip between the tail-lights with PORSCHE capitalised across it, the '78 cars looked altogether sharper. However, as time passed and the 911 evolved further, these models started to be less desirable, resulting in them becoming an accessible route into first time Porsche ownership. Today, with the benefit of hindsight, they are seen as being properly engineered sports cars that drive well with the classic look and feel of an era that is now rightly back in fashion.With an engine based on that of the 930 Turbo, the SC was a real gem with a strong reliable drivetrain. The 2994cc engine produced 180bhp at launch, rising to 188bhp in 1979 and then, just one year later, to 204bhp - only 6hp shy of the output of the legendary 1973 Carrera RS!The SC used the same strong 5-speed 915-series gearbox as its predecessors but was the first 911 to feature servo-assisted brakes. The SC was offered as a coupé, Targa and, in late 1982 (for the '83 model year), as a cabriolet. It was a true convertible, and Porsche's first cabriolet since the 356 of the mid-sixties and proved very popular with 4,214 sold in its introductory year, despite its premium price relative to the open-top Targa.The 911SC was a very capable car, accelerating from 0-60mph in around six seconds and reaching a top speed of close to 150mph and was offered with several options, including the classic Fuchs alloy wheels.Here we have a very attractive UK-supplied RHD, 1983 SC Cabriolet in Guards Red with special option black leather seats piped in red. Sold new by Howells of Cardiff on the 22nd March 1983, it comes with a comprehensive history file, including a fully stamped service book, many previous MoT certificates, old tax discs and numerous invoices for work / maintenance carried out. This work has been done by both main dealers and Porsche specialists, including Autofarm, IntaPorsche, Jota and JGC (this being a major service on 03/10/14 at 110,242 miles - the car has covered just 553 miles since). The car is supplied with a set of original keys and is fitted with an operational Tracker device, a quality alarm and an SSI stainless steel exhaust. It is MoT'd until 15/04/16.The car is said to drive very well, coming from a very thorough vendor, who sought a full vehicle appraisal by a marque specialist before purchasing it in 2006. From this report, the vendor was equipped to maintain the car where needed, hence ensuring its fine condition today.With SC prices on the rise, this car represents good value for a classic 911 and a model now ready to take its place in the Porsche hall of fame.
Lot # 217 (Sale Order: 17 of 58)
The 911 Carrera RS 3.6 was introduced by Porsche in 1992 and was developed specifically for the European market as a track-ready lightweight version of the Carrera 2. Whilst the RS did not look much different from the other 911 models on sale, Porsche engineers utilised the simple and time honoured motorsports philosophy of "reduce weight, add power" to produce the most dynamic 911 since the original Carrera RS in 1973.Porsche went to great lengths to reduce the weight of the 964RS by nearly 175 kilograms. Aluminium was used for the doors and bonnet, and thinner glass was used for the side and rear windows. Inside, Porsche disposed of the 911's usual luxuries, including its rear seats, power windows, electronically adjustable front seats, and front armrests. Porsche also chose to forgo power steering, resulting in greater steering interaction and feedback for the driver. Thanks to the use of a lightweight single-mass flywheel, the Carrera RS received a healthy boost in power, as well as making the 3.6-litre flat six considerably more responsive than the standard unit in the Carrera 2.With its narrow body and lack of rear spoiler, the elegant and powerful type 964 is amongst the most sought after modern non-turbocharged 911 variants. Finished in Grand Prix White the paintwork on this car is in excellent condition, and remains largely original.Having previously resided in a dry climate, this left-hand drive car was recently imported into the UK, where all duties and taxes have since been paid. As with the rest of the car, the engine bay is entirely corrosion free and all components remain in excellent fettle. In true RS style, the car is devoid of equipment that is not necessary for rapid progress and the cockpit is workmanlike and functional, sporting only the essentials and remaining in fantastic condition. The carpets, door cards, dash, and fascia show no signs of any scuffs or discolouration.As to be expected the engine pulls extremely well, propelling the RS from 0-60mph in just 5.3 seconds, and the five-speed manual gearbox still feels smooth and precise, allowing the driver to shift with ease. Included in the History File is the original leather document holder, complete with the dealer-supplied owner's manual and service booklet.With just under 21,500 miles from new, in fabulous original condition and with a history of regular maintenance from the moment it left the factory, this 964 Carrera RS would be an ideal addition to the stable of any Porsche enthusiast.
Lot # 218 (Sale Order: 18 of 58)
In February 2006, Porsche revealed their first generation 997 GT3, and in common with all GT2 and GT3 iterations, most of the developments and upgrades were directly related to performance improvements on their competition cars, and the associated homologation requirements for FIA approval. In addition to the new 415bhp, 3.6 litre flat 6 with its 6-speed box, the vehicle pioneered "zero lift" aerodynamics, meaning, at speed the body shape created only aerodynamic "downforce" with no grip-diminishing "lift" and made extensive use of a racing related version of Porsche's active PASM suspension system. This made it the first of the quick RS or GT3 versions to feature an electronically adjustable suspension set up. An RS version of the GT3 became available in October of that year weighing some 20 kilos less, and this saving was achieved by the use of a carbon fibre rear wing, a plastic engine cover and a lightweight rear window made from the same material.A slightly wider track was concealed in the muscular rear end provided by the Carrera 4 shell, aiding grip and stability at the expense of a little bit more drag, however the reduction in weight to 1375Kg resulted in an improved power to weight ratio of 300bhp /ton.The body panels are unique to the 997 GT3 RS, and a small number of cars were painted in a limited edition Orange colour (8C6) mixed specially for this model.The 997 GT3 RS offered here today is definitely, non-negotiably Orange, and is complemented by black wheels, spoilers, decals and details. It's an original UK right-hand drive car, first registered on 16/03/07 and was purchased by its current owner on the 8th.of April 2008 at which point it immediately became part of a large collection. It was given a major service on the 31/08/10 with 4,994 miles indicated and was briefly used for a short period before being returned to the collection in October 2010. The car has been serviced again recently and an MoT certificate issued at which point the odometer was showing only 5,527 miles.Looking fabulous in gleaming Orange and Black, this two owner RS Porsche must be one of the lowest mileage GT3s in existence and we feel represents an excellent opportunity.
Lot # 219 (Sale Order: 19 of 58)
Rewind to 2003 and Ferrari launched the track-focused Challenge Stradale version of their 360, having reduced the base car's weight and refined its performance and, naturally, Porsche responded by releasing its challenger, the equally focused 996 GT3 RS. The first water-cooled 911 to wear the RS badge, the 996 GT3RS was similarly lightened, in the Porsche's case by the adoption of a polycarbonate rear window and carbon fibre wing and bonnet. Other tweaks included an altered engine specification with work focused on the cylinder head, uprated springs & dampers and the option of ceramic composite brakes.Offered here from a stable of other fine Porsches by a long-term Porsche Club GB member is this right-hand drive 2003, 996 GT3 RS which was originally delivered new to Hong Kong to the garage of wealthy businessman and car collector Philip Ma. It was under his ownership that the original service book was misplaced, however, a replacement was sourced and re-stamped by Porsche Hong Kong.Finished in Carrera White with red ‘RS Script' & decals the specification of this car includes; Nomex bucket seats, a full body coloured roll cage, air conditioning, top tinted windscreen and electrically adjustable door mirrors. Although originally delivered with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake discs (PCCB), this car is now running brand new steel discs, for more road-friendly stopping power.This car has been imported with all taxes paid, and, as a result is now wearing a UK registration plate and is supplied with a UK V5c and an MoT until October '16. Included in the history file are servicing invoices, the service manual and the original bill of sale in Hong Kong. At the time of cataloguing, this car had covered a mere 3,277 miles from new! We understand, but cannot confirm, that this car could re-enter and be registered in Hong Kong with no duties or taxes to pay.Of the 682 cars produced in total, only 140 of the Porsche 996 GT3 RS were in right-hand drive form worldwide. This rare car, bearing the legendary RennSport initials, is now one for the purist and should not be overlooked in any modern Porsche collection.
Lot # 220 (Sale Order: 20 of 58)
The 1973 Porsche 911S represented the pinnacle of Porsche's sportscar programme in the early 1970s, bettered only in performance terms by the 2.7RS. It was the last year of lightweight cars before the advent of impact bumpers. The 1973 'S' was fitted with the final development of the free revving 2.4 litre, type 911/53 engine producing 190bhp. The transmission also benefitted from the new 915 gearbox, which was stronger and offered an improved gear change. The 'aero' package was improved by fitting a front valance spoiler which reduced front-end lift. Coupled with Porsche's total domination of the World Sportscar Championship and Steve McQueen's endorsement in the film, 'Le Mans', they could do no wrong with the now iconic 1973 911S and its derivatives. Supplied new by Beverly Hills Porsche to a California surgeon on the 1st of July 1973, this left-hand drive example was ordered with an extensive range of factory extras including electric sunroof, black leather Recaro seats, limited slip differential, 5 speed gearbox, electric windows, spot lamps, sports suspension with Koni shock absorbers, tinted glass, and a Blaupunkt radio.The car stayed with its original owner right up until 2002 when it was sold to a Seattleite and between 2003 and 2005 underwent detailed work, including a complete brake overhaul, engine work and new door pockets.This lovely car returned to California in 2007 where further meticulous improvement commenced. The documentation with the car shows work in excess of $25,000 for a complete engine and transmission rebuild, new body rubbers, new coconut mats, and a rebuilt fuel injection pump. A Belgian Porsche specialist found the car in 2010 and arranged to purchase and export it to Europe where it was registered and maintained until its sale to the current owner in 2012. It was then that the car was shipped to England, where it was registered with the number SBU 823 and the headlamps were converted to UK specification. Since then regular servicing has kept the vehicle in favourable condition. The original service book and drivers handbook come with the car, together with numerous bills for work carried out over the years.There are further bills from the US for brake overhauls, recovering Recaro seats, and refurbished Fuchs wheels.The standard steering wheel has been replaced with a period Prototipo model, however the original wheel is in excellent condition and comes with the car.SBU 823 has lots of the attributes of a 911 RS at considerably less cost. With a sympathetic rebuild behind it and all the right factory fitted extras this 911S resonates with all the qualities of the quintessential air-cooled Porsche. A Porsche in its purest form and is a true collectors car indeed.
Lot # 221 (Sale Order: 21 of 58)
In 1978 Porsche introduced their new version of the 911, called the '911SC'. It featured a 3.0-litre, six cylinder engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and a 5-speed 915 transmission. Originally, power output was 180bhp, later 188bhp and then in 1981 finally 204bhp.This single mirror, left-hand drive early 911 SC Coupe was delivered new in 1978 and was owned by the first owner until 1999 when it was passed to a family friend. He owned the car until 2014 when it was imported to the UK. With 2 previous owners, this stunning 911 SC has covered just over 29,500 miles from new. Whilst not completely substantiated by service history, the condition of the car is commensurate with a very low mileage car.Benefitting from many years in the dry climate of California, the Guards Red paintwork is in superb condition and shows very minimal paint thickness on the main panels. The floors are in superb order and the interior needs to be seen to be believed. We have never seen a better interior that has survived the test of time quite so amazingly. The carpets, headlining, switchgear and seats are totally original and in beautiful condition. The inner wings are factory correct and the wheels are in lovely condition.Supplied with the original wallet, books, jack, tools and benefitting from a technical inspection at Porsche expert Charles Ivey in London, who recently carried out a full service and fitted a new clutch and starter motor. Consequently, the car is in superb order both aesthetically and mechanically.Offered without reserve, this 911 SC is not to be missed.
Lot # 222 (Sale Order: 22 of 58)
The 993 was the final generation of air-cooled 911s, and as such will always have a special place in the affections of Porsche enthusiasts. It is also widely said to be the last of the 911s that were built at a time when engineering standards overruled accounting concerns at Porsche. Twenty years on, it still looks modern - a truly timeless design.The 993 was launched in the autumn of 1994 and was claimed to be 80% new. The bodywork was altogether more curvaceous, with a number of new panels and the overall look was much smoother and more integrated. Importantly, this new style still was still every inch a 911 in the traditional manner, with the profiles of the doors and rear quarter windows remaining unchanged from that time-honoured shape.The biggest change under the skin was the new multi-link rear suspension, giving greater driver confidence, less road noise and supreme ride quality. Designed to give a level of passive rear-wheel steering (the ‘Weissach effect'), thus controlling the way the suspension behaved under cornering, braking and acceleration, it transformed the 911. It was also the first 911 to be equipped with power steering and an advanced ABS system.The 993 uses essentially the same 3.6-litre engine found in the outgoing 964, mated to a development of the worthy G50 gearbox, but now with six forward gears. In August 1995, the Varioram induction system was introduced helping to boost power to 285bhp, which was enough to propel the slippery 993 to a top speed of close to 170mph with acceleration to match.Here is a very fine 1996 993 Carrera 4 Cabriolet with a 6-speed manual gearbox and the reassurance of four-wheel drive. It has the torquier and more powerful Varioram engine and appears in the great colour combination of Arena Red Metallic with Grey leather, a colour-coded new folding roof and Arena Red hard-shell backs on the electric sports seats. After the previous 964 C4, Porsche developed an all-new 4WD system, being both lighter and cheaper than that of the old model.This original car has covered only 81,000 miles, has a full service history from Porsche Centres and marque specialists and has obviously been well looked after, with numerous invoices for maintenance, an MoT until June 2016 and two new rear tyres.This 993 C4 is a good example of the very popular and go-to modern classics from Porsche's 911 back-catalogue.
Lot # 223 (Sale Order: 23 of 58)
The 996 version of the 911 was produced from 1997-2004 and was the first water cooled 911. The Turbo version featured a clever 4 wheel drive system and a twin turbo charged and intercooled 3.6 engine giving 415BHP and was derived from their Le Mans winning GT-1 car. The Turbo Cabriolet version was introduced in 2004 and only produced for 2 years making it a rare and collectable car, particularly in right hand drive.This car is a UK supplied 'C16' right hand drive car that has had just 2 owners from new. Finished in Basalt Black (metallic) with full extended Savanna leather upholstery and a factory hard top, the car has covered just 23,500 warranted miles from new with a comprehensive service history to confirm. Still finished in it's original factory paint the car is immaculate inside and out with just a small stone chip on the bonnet the only visible blemish.The factory options are more than comprehensive and include;Full Extended leather upholstreyFactory Hard TopStainless steel entry guards and tailpipes3 spoke leather sports steering wheel with gear lever and handbrake in matching leatherLeather sunvisorsAluminium packHeated seatsPorsche crest on head restsBose sound systemRed calipersAuto Air ConditioningPSM, ASR, alarm and immobiliserThis ultimate 4 wheel drive 'Bahn Stormer' car comes to the Sale with 12 months M.O.T and is ready to use and enjoy now.
Lot # 224 (Sale Order: 24 of 58)
The 356 model is acknowledged as Porsche's first production car and was a lightweight and nimble handling rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive 2-door sports car available in hardtop coupé and open configurations. Design innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity.Porsche re-engineered and refined the car with a focus on performance. Today, the Porsche 356 is a highly regarded collector's car with the Super 90 amongst the most desirable 356 models partially due to the model's much-enjoyed success in rallying and its higher capacity engine: The 356 was a fierce competitor in many of the most grueling events of the time, including the 24 hours of Le Mans, the 1000 km Buenos Aires, the Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio, the Carrera Panamericana, as well as many other important motorsport events.The car on offer today is an original right-hand drive example, delivered to Sweden, which in 1961 was a nation that drove on the left. Boasting just four owners in total, the last for some 40 years, this charming 356 in Aetna Blue with beautifully contrasting and recently retrimmed Red Leatherette and Corduroy interior was the subject of a thorough and total restoration including a bare metal repaint performed over a 3 year period from 1975-78. This work was carried out by a number of Swedish, 356 specialists including Lars Ake Ingston who provided the floor and panels and the paint was by Berga Billackering, both well known to the Porsche fraternity in Sweden.Before coming to the UK, the car resided amongst a small collection of five classic Porsches, many of them competition specification, belonging to a driver of some repute. Accompanying the car is a personal account from the owner of his happy times with this 356, as well as photos of the bare-metal respray. It has covered a believed genuine 90,000kms (approx. 55,000 miles) on its more powerful 90hp engine, hence the Super 90 designation for this car.Today the car presents in all round good condition with only one or two very minor paint blemishes and stone chips to note. The interior, in particular, is in very good condition thanks to its recent re-trim in original fabrics making it a fine place to be. On the road, the car performs without fault and has enough ‘pep' to be comfortable in modern traffic. Mechanically the engine has recently been serviced and was rebuilt albeit some time ago.The car has a UK MoT and the application for the V5C is underway. We hope to be able to update this listing prior to the sale with the assigned registration number.We've long felt that the Porsche 356 remains undervalued in comparison to its late sixties 911/912 peers, particularly when you consider its importance in the history of Porsche and how steeped in elegant fifties styling it is. Don't delay. Add a 356 to your garage now before its too late...
Lot # 225 (Sale Order: 25 of 58)
The Porsche 911 GT2, manufactured between 1993-2012, was the pinnacle of the Porsche performance range and the most expensive model in that range. It was based on the 911 Turbo of the day but featured an upgraded turbo, larger brakes and competition derived suspension. It was also lighter than the Turbo being only available as a rear wheel drive car (N.B.The 993 and 996 versions did not feature traction control!) and always featured a lightweight, stripped out interior. It was available in the 993, 996 and 997 generation of the Porsche 911.This stunning 996 GT2 was delivered new in 2003 and finished in Arctic Silver with a black leather interior. Factory specifications included: sports seats, carbon trim, carbon handbrake and carbon gear lever. Having covered just 20,000 miles from new, the car is supplied with a large service history and original wallet. The first major service was carried out at Porsche Reading at 5,549 miles, then by Porsche East London at 8,565 miles and again with Porsche East London at 11,886 miles, 13,588 miles and at 16,749 miles. In 2012, the car was serviced by Porsche specialists 911 Box at 16,842 miles and again at 18,331 miles in 20/9/14. Prior to coming to the auction, this GT2 will be freshly serviced again.Having resided in a significant Porsche collection for a number of years, this example has been stored in a temperature-controlled environment and been maintained with no expense spared. The bodywork presents beautifully with very sharp paint quality and even panel gaps. The interior is in beautiful condition and the car is free from any modifications.The 996 GT2 is considered by many to be an underrated model and with only 129 examples ever sold in the UK, the numbers would suggest they have decent long-term investment potential, especially when compared to other GT2 models.