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Original Unrestored Air-Cooled 911s at Auctionata’s Porsche Only Sale

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Porsche Only Auction

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Coming up on Saturday, December 12, Auctionata’s inaugural Porsche-only sale, hosted by Dr. Ulf Poschardt, will put a stunning collection of classic air-cooled 911s under the hammer.

Hosted by Dr. Ulf Poschardt and held in Hamburg’s Prototyp car museum, the auction will be available worldwide via livestream at www.auctionata.com as well as through Auctionata’s iPhone app ‘Auctionata Live’, which you can grab from the App Store here.

Porsche Only Auction

It will put 25 classic Porsche 911s under the hammer. The cars are all 911s with the ultimate configuration of the air-cooled 6-cylinder boxer motor, and most of them are unrestored, original cars.

Headlining the auction is a 1989 Porsche 959 which was delivered from the factory to its owner-collector. The car is in near-mint condition with a scant 8,300 kilometers on the clock, and its bidding will start at €600,000.

It’s joined by a 935 which was built from a 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo for the racing team of Norm Goldrich. In 2000 it was given extensive revisions and improvements, a little bump for the engine to a 3.2-litre turbo that cranks out 610 horsepower and 800NM of torque, which is plenty to push around its featherweight 1086kg weight. It’s been racing in the historic motorsport scene for the past decade and is good for Group 5 racing. It will be sold with an awesome Magirus race car transporter, and you’ll need to put up somewhere from €120,000 for it.

Porsche Only Auction

We’re fans of the 1965 Porsche 911 SWB Coupe race car, which comes from the model’s first year of production. In the ’90s it returned to Germany where it was remodeled by Bienert to the specifications of Walter Röhrl, who also performed testing duties, so that it could obtain an FIA pass for historic racing. Röhrl raced the car in the Bavaria Classic in 1996, and the car bears his signature thanks to his role in developing and driving it.

Its current owner converted it from a circuit configuration to one for use in rallies, and kept all parts that were changed to be sold with the car. It’s even sold with an identical 1:40 scale model of the car!

Another highlight is a 1970 911 ST Group IV Special GT, which is one just just 10 built. Wrapping up the feature cars is an original, unrestored 911 Turbo 3.0 from 1975. This classic’s a little more affordable, and bidding will start at €90,000.

Porsche Only Auction

You’ll also be able to pick up an unrestored ’74 Carrera 2.7 with an original RS engine, a 911 Coupé from the 911’s first production year, a mint example of the breathtaking 911 Speedsters from 1989 and a 30-year anniversary 911 from 1993 – one of just 911.

The auction will once again be livestreamed from two separate locations – the Prototyp museum in Hamburg where the cars are hosted, and the Auctionata studio in Berlin where the auction itself will be held. It’s available to bidders worldwide and can be followed live at www.auctionata.com as well as through Auctionata’s iPhone app ‘Auctionata Live’, which you can grab from the App Store here.  It will be broadcast on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 6 pm CET.

Images thanks to Auctionata

Porsche Only Auction

Auctionata presents “Porsche Only”: 25 sports cars from the 911- era will go under the hammer on December 12th

To celebrate the grand finale of this year’s auction season, the leading online auction house Auctionata, is getting ready for another superb selection of unique classic cars, this time from Porsche’s 911-era. In its first ”Porsche Only“ auction on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 6 pm CET, Auctionata will present 25 vehicles from Porsche’s most successful production series of all time, whose prime development spanned more than four decades. All of the 25 classics, with a total estimated value of 6.3 million euro, are equipped with an air-cooled, 6-cylinder boxer engine and are in great, for the most part, unrestored, original condition. The auction, hosted by German author and Porsche-expert Dr. Ulf Poschardt, will be broadcasted via livestream from Hamburg’s Prototyp car museum on www.auctionata.com, and will be accessible to bidders worldwide.

Amidst the 24 Porsche 911s, a Porsche 959, probably the best known offshoot of the 911, is expected to be the outstanding highlight of the auction. As one of the most famous developments of the Porsche AG, and built on the basis of the Porsche 911, the Porsche 959 was presented in a version ready for series production on the IAA in 1985. Just in time for the 30-year anniversary, Auctionata will auction a model from 1989, which is in almost mint condition with a mileage of only 8,300 km. The vehicle has been in the possession of a collector since its initial delivery, and will enter the auction with a starting price of €600,000. Another star is a 911 ST, Group IV Special GT from 1970, only 10 of which were ever built. With an empty weight of 930 kg and 230 PS strong, the Porsche has a 2.3 liter boxer engine, and an astonishing power-to-weight-ratio of 4.04 kg/PS. It will go under the hammer with a starting price of €650,000. In 1975, Porsche began the production of a new top model of the 911 series – the Turbo 3.0. Due to its short production time from 1975 to 1977, only 2,800 vehicles were manufactured, making the car a coveted collector’s item. A model in unrestored original condition from the first production year will be offered with a starting price of €90,000.

Further highlights include an unrestored 1974 Carrera 2.7, with original RS-engine and unwelded body, an unrestored 1965 Porsche 911 Coupé from the first production year of the 911 series, and one of the first 1,000 ever produced 911s, a 1989 Speedster in mint condition with only 30,000 km, as well as an anniversary model from 1994, whose production was launched on the 30-year anniversary of the Porsche 911 in 1993, and was limited to 911 vehicles.

Porsche lovers can also look forward to a 1997 993 Turbo with a starting price of €85,000. This model embodies the last evolutionary step of the legendary Porsche 911, with air-cooled boxer engine and bi- turbo-charger. The production ceased in 1998 and ended the era of the air-cooled Porsche 911.

For “Porsche Only”, Auctionata will again use its unique split-screen technology to broadcast the auction via livestream from two separate locations. All vehicles will be located at the Prototyp car museum in Hamburg, where Dr. Ulf Poschardt, Porsche expert and successful author of the standard work “911”, will host the auction show. At the same time, the hammer will be brought down by an auctioneer at the Auctionata studio in Berlin. Hence, bidders can follow the auction live in Hamburg and worldwide via computer, tablet and the “Auctionata Live” iPhone App.

Cooperation with Karero

For “Porsche Only”, Auctionata has cooperated with “Karero”, a renowned Berlin-based car specialist, whose focus is on classic Porsches: “For the curation of this auction, we are proud to collaborate with an experienced partner with outstanding expertise in the Porsche market. Together with Karero and its focus on air-cooled 911 and unrestored Porsche vehicles, we were able to obtain some highly sought- after and rare vehicles for this auction”, explains Wolfgang Jochum, Head of Classic Cars Department at Auctionata.

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