RM Sotheby’s confirms star lots in single-owner Porsche Carrera collection
A couple of issues ago, we brought you news of The Carrera Collection, an exciting auction of hugely collectible Porsches scheduled to go under the hammer in Switzerland on the 7th July. The sale is being managed by international auction house, RM Sotheby’s. When we announced the news, details of the available lots were limited, but not long before this issue of Classic Porsche went to print, we were treated to a long list of the star cars set to spark bidding wars at the Meilenstein in Langenthal, a hotel complex and business centre selected to host the auction on account of it having an integrated vehicle museum (recognised for its F1 exhibits). The earliest Porsche on offer is a 1955 1500 Speedster in white. The stripped-back 356, which carries chassis number 80288 and engine 34322, is joined by a 1963 356 B Carrera 2 2000 GS coupe (chassis 123002, engine 97195) and a 1963 356 B Carrera 2 (pairing chassis 122866 with engine 97432). Dressed in vibrant blue, the latter is a rare ‘sunroof coupe’ and, like the other 356s mentioned, will be offered for sale without reserve.
The earliest 911 up for grabs is a gorgeous red 1966 coupe (chassis 304371, powered by flat-six number 907615). One of only two Porsches in the sale built during the 1960s, the pretty tin-top is joined by a fully restored 1969 911 S (chassis 119301274, engine 6391824) finished in a pristine coat of brilliant white.
The Carrera Collection offers just three 911s assembled in the 1970s, but it’s quality, not quantity, that matters, right?! Proving the saying true is the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring (chassis 9113600172, engine 6630185) pictured right. This ducktailed delight is united with another RS 2.7 Touring (chassis 9113601062, engine 6631032, gearbox 7830982, pictured bottom) in eye-popping yellow, as well as a 1978 911 Turbo (chassis 9308700081, engine 6780083).
Five G-series 911s from the 1980s look set to excite bidders. All but one of these cars is finished in Guards Red. First up is a 1988 Carrera 3.2 Club Sport (chassis WP0ZZZ91ZJS105113, engine 63J02542, gearbox J11119). Then, not one, but two red 1989 Carrera 3.2 Speedsters join the party. The first (chassis WP0EB0917KS173596, engine 64K06212) features a tan interior with black piping, while the second (chassis WP0EB0919KS173678, engine 64K06292) sticks with black leather, perfectly complementing the red paintwork. The third Guards Red G-series on offer is a 1989 911 Turbo Cabriolet (chassis WP0EB0935KS070338, engine 68K00637) trimmed in Linen leather.
Rounding out this quartet of eighties smashers is a third 1989 Carrera 3.2 Speedster (chassis WP0ZZZ91ZKS152128, engine 63K04132) forging its own path with black paintwork over red leather. Most of the cars announced for inclusion in The Carrera Collection are air-cooled 911s produced in the 1990s. There’s a black 1992 964 Carrera RS (chassis WP0ZZZ96ZNS491921, engine 62N82784), a white version of the same Rennsport (chassis WP0ZZZ96ZNS490323, engine 62N80760, also from 1992), a Guards Red 1993 964 Speedster (chassis WP0CB2968RS465377, engine 62P06132) and a second example of the same rare model, built in 1994 (chassis WP0CB2960RS465440, engine 62R00588) and finished in Grand Prix White. To view the full list of lots and to register for bidding, hop online and visit rmsothebys.com.