Gooding & Company has revealed the full list of 18 cars that comedian and avid Porsche collector Jerry Seinfeld has consigned for the Amelia Island Auction in March. The cars – 16 Porsches and two Volkswagens – are scheduled to cross the block March 11 when Gooding holds its annual auction during the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend in Florida. Continue reading
RM Sotheby’s had a very tight schedule following its successful collector car auction January 28-29 in Arizona, packing up and flying off to Paris for its Retromobile auction on Wednesday. They made it, and held a sale that reached nearly $21 million for 48 sold out of 61 cars, a 79 percent rate.
The star of the show was a spectacular Porsche, a 1955 Spyder with racing history that sold for a convincing $3 million (all sales results converted from euro and include auction fees), the highest sale that took place during the auction. Continue reading
A new cross-country rally aimed specifically at vintage air-cooled Porsches will make a spirited run through the Wild West back roads of Montana, Idaho and Washington in May. Continue reading
The Porsche 911 seems to have it all – evocative styling, sparkling performance, competition history, a remarkably long-lived heritage – and there are plenty of them to go around. Since they hit the ground running in 1963, 911s have occupied a special space in the hearts of millions of enthusiasts of every stripe.
Porsches seem to be everywhere at the Arizona auctions this week, especially the 911 and its variants that have seen such a run up in values in the past few years. Bonhams has 21 Porsches out of its total of 115 collector cars being offered at auction today in Scottsdale. Sixteen of those cars are 911s, most of them lined up in a row that repeats the iconic form like an arcade mirror. Continue reading
(UPDATE: A spokesman for Gooding says there will be a total of 18 Porsches coming from Jerry Seinfeld’s collection to the Amelia Island auction.)
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is well-known as a serial Porsche collector, with a noteworthy selection of the greatest and most-valuable sports cars and racers from the German automaker in his possession.
Seinfeld probably would have some observational humor to throw in here. “So what’s up with old Porsches? I mean, who puts the engine in the rear end of the car? Really. What sense does that make? And don’t get me started about air-cooling… ”
But even someone with the Porsche obsession of Seinfeld, and the resources to feed it, must experience some “shrinkage” of his collection at times. For Seinfeld, that happens in March when a number of cars from his private horde will be offered by Gooding & Company at its auction on Amelia Island, Florida. Continue reading
Coveted Porsches ranging from classic 356 cabriolets of the 1960s through the latest V8/hybrid 918 Spyder Weissach Edition supercar will cross the block during Barrett-Jackson’s signature January auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Continue reading
Of all the air-cooled 911 models, the 911SC built from 1978 to 1983 is almost universally considered to be the most reliable, trouble-free and best built of all. These cars routinely cover as much as 300,000 miles without needing any major engine work. Additionally, the 911 SC offers great performance combined with low running costs. Continue reading
Air-cooled cars are mostly things of the past, but there are some vintage ones from Germany that are among the most popular of all collector cars: Volkswagens and Porsches.
Phoenix collector Erik Black tinkers with both rear-engine VWs and older Porsches. He belongs to clubs and goes to events that generally break down into either VW people or Porsche people, but rarely both. Continue reading
What’s being billed as the world’s largest and most-exclusive auction of historic Porsches will be held at an English castle next month.
Three significant Porsche works race cars, including a spectacular 1960 RS60 four-cam Spyder, have been added to Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction in August.
The historic Spyder, raced by the factory team in grueling endurance competition at Le Mans, Sebring, the Nürburgring and the Targa Florio, is the star of a nine-car private collection of European sports and racing cars that will be included in the sale, which is held August 15 and 16 adjacent to the site of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Continue reading