The highest online sale for a Bonhams classic car auction happened Sunday when a 1990-93 Porsche Type 962 C Endurance Racing Competition Coupe sold for €1,495,000 ($1,624,000 at the current exchange rate) during the Spa Classic sale at the famed Belgian grand-prix racing circuit.
The sale was part of a record €5,497,918 (nearly $6 million) total for the Spa auction, almost double the previous year’s take. All sales results include auction fees.
“We’ve had an excellent year at Spa, attracting bidders from all across the globe, and far exceeding all previous years’ totals,” Philip Kantor, Bonhams European head of motoring, said in a news release. “The internet continues to grow as a trusted method with which clients can bid, a fact proven today by the most valuable lot ever sold at a Bonhams auction to an online bidder.
“Sold directly from the factory, the Porsche 962 had been carefully maintained by the same private owner for the past 25 years, so it was unsurprising it achieved such interest.”