This year, the Amelia Island auctions brought some great cars to the bidders, and there was certainly a lot of buzz. Some amazing Porsche lots were brought to the enthusiasts to bid on, and some exceptional prices were reached. Most cars brought above what they were expected to, but there were certainly a few surprises, unfortunately not always in the positive. Here, we will list every single Porsche lot from the week of sales, and give a rundown of the most significant sales.
Gooding & Company Auction Results
Lot 10 - 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight: $1,402,500
Lot 31 - 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7: $236,500
Lot 36 - 1988 Porsche 959 Sport: $1,100,000
Lot 39 - 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 Coupe: $550,000
Lot 42 - 1958 Porsche 356A Coupe: $159,500
Lot 48 - 1959 Porsche 718 RSK: $3,300,000
Lot 49 - 1964 Porsche 356 SC Coupe: $48,400
Lot 57 - 1967 Porsche 911E Coupe: $137,500
Lot 65 - 1973 Porsche 911S Coupe: $242,000
Lot 66 - 1968 Porsche 907 LangHeck: $3,360,000
Lot 72 - 1968 Porsche 911L: No sale
Lot 77 - 1966 Porsche 911: $112,200
Lot 78 - 1983 March-Porsche 83G GTP: No sale
Lot 82 - 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster: $462,000
Lot 86 - 1967 Porsche 911S Soft Window Targa: $195,250
In the recent past, it has been RM that trotted out the big-dollar rare Porsche steel, but at Amelia it was Gooding that absolutely killed it with their consignment selections. Having brought a pair of Porsche Daytona 24 hour race winners, a 718 RSK, a 2.7 RS Lightweight, and some of the most choice production cars ever offered, the auction was sure to be a hit among Porsche enthusiasts. The lot 10 Carrera 2.7 RS sold well above its estimate, and there's never been a car more deserving of that high watermark sale. I'm not sure prices can go much higher than this, but I've been surprised before. Keep an eye on the 2.7 RS market, this could get exciting.
The 907 sold at the low end of it's pre-auction estimate, and to be honest, I expected more from this sale. That it went so low is a boon for the buyer, as there is only one 1968 Daytona 24 hour winner in the world. The other Daytona car was a disappointing no-sale. The Kreepy Krauly car has long been a favorite of mine, as I've always enjoyed an underdog story. Perhaps this car will return to auction at Monterey, and it certainly should find a buyer, as it is a great example.
Our lauded favorite, the 959 Sport, certainly sold well, bid up to an even million. This is a very rare car with very low miles that is street legal in the US. It's probably the nicest 959 that exists, and you won't find one like it any time soon.
All Gooding and Company Auctions are shown in US Dollars with buyer's premiums.
RM Auctions' Results
Lot 132 - 1986 Porsche 959 Vorserie: $687,500
Lot 133 - 2005 Porsche Carrera GT: $478,500
Lot 150 - 1957 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster: $253,000
Lot 169 - 1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Convertible D: $159,500
Lot 180 - 1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Roadster: $214,500
In the interest of fairness, RM wasn't slacking in their choice of cars, as they certainly brought a number of very nice lots to Amelia. The Porsche lots, however, weren't quite to the level we're used to. With only 5 P-cars crossing their bidding stage, they were certainly nice examples, and fetched decent returns for their sellers. The Vorserie 959 sold a bit lower than the similar car offered at Monterey, possibly because interested buyers were entranced by Gooding's 959 Sport.
The Fayence yellow Carrera GT is an excellent example of the model, and with such low mileage, the new owner has a truly collectible car on their hands. The price reflects just how nice this car is, as it is a good bit above the standard market price. A fantastic car sold for a fantastic price.
The interesting juxtaposition of the three Porsche 356 models sold provided some insight into the market. I think that the 356 bubble is starting to pop a bit, but you wouldn't know it to look at this trio. Lot 150, the Speedster, was a strong sale at every bit of it's estimated $250K. The lot 169 Convertible D was a bit low of the mark, but still a nice buy at 159 thousand dollars. The true surprise, however, was the Lot 180 Roadster. This is a color-changed car with a non-original engine, and it brought almost the same money as the Speedster did. I'm not sure I'll ever understand early Porsche buyers.
All RM auction results are shown in US Dollars with buyer's premiums.
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[All photos provided by their respective auction houses]