Colorful Porsche 911 ‘art cars’ to grace Russo and Steele auction

The 1989 Porsche 911 creatively painted by a Canadian artist | Russo and Steele photos
The 1989 Porsche 911 creatively painted by a Canadian artist | Russo and Steele photos

Porsche 911s are already works of art, according to most followers of the German marque, but a small group of Quebec artists took that a step further by using the classic sports coupes as canvases for evocative paintings.

The Art Cars Project started in 2006 when a creatively painted 911 by Canadian artist Claude Le Sauteur debuted to acclaim at Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec (National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec). Shortly after, the decision was made to expand the project by having eight artists, four Canadians and four from elsewhere around the globe, each design and paint a similar Porsche 911 artwork. Continue reading

Prized 1972 Porsche 911 race car re-discovered, restored for display at Techno Classica in Germany

The Porsche 911 2.5 S/T finished first in class and 13th overall at the 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans | Porsche Classic
The Porsche 911 2.5 S/T finished first in class and 13th overall at the 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans | Porsche Classic

Imagine this: The old, beat-up carcass of a Porsche 911 decomposing over in the corner for years, the one apparently used by kids as a playhouse, turns out to be an important competition car with an impressive history in endurance racing.

The derelict 1972 911 2.5 S/T was discovered by a collector in an unidentified U.S. location, according to the Porsche Classic division of Porsche AG, and he somehow recognized it for what it was: a highly prized race car that included among its competitions the 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans, in which it finished first in the GT class and 13th overall. Continue reading

27 Porsche 911s to be auctioned in online sale

A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera, black with a black-leather interior, is the earliest car in the auction | LiveAuctioneers.com
A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera, black with a black-leather interior, is the earliest car in the auction | LiveAuctioneers.com

The rapid rise of values for Porsche 911s has brought many of them out of hiding and onto the auction stage, with the earlier model-year cars still commanding unheard-of prices.

The latest Porsche collection to hit the bidding circuit is being offered in an online auction with 27 cars from a private enthusiast ranging from a 1974 911 Carrera coupe to several low-mileage 2013 911s. Pre-auction value estimates range from the low $30,000s to $166,000, with all the cars carrying reserve prices. Continue reading

Last car of day brings highest bids Tuesday at Mecum Kissimmee

So far, this 2014 BMW i8 has drawn highest sales price at Kissimmee auction | Mecum Auctions photos
So far, this 2014 BMW i8 has drawn highest sales price at Kissimmee auction | Mecum Auctions photos

For the first time in the history of Mecums Auctions, the final consignment of the day posted the high sale of the day Tuesday when a 1995 Porsche 933 cabriolet sold for $81,000 at the Mecum sale in Kissimmee, Florida. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1970 Porsche 911S coupe

The 1970 Porsche 911S coupe is an example of the most desirable of first-generation 911s.
The 1970 Porsche 911S coupe is an example of the most desirable of first-generation 911s.

New Year’s Day is the time to dream big, so I offer on this day of lofty aspirations a Pick of the Day that is the classic car of my personal dreams, although it’s one that seems more and more to be sailing out of sight.

That would be the 1970 Porsche 911S coupe advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Miami, Florida, who says it is in perfect condition after a full restoration. For me, this car totally hits the spot, the best Porsche of the first-generation 911s and done in the color combination that I would choose. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1983 Porsche 911 SC coupe

The 1983 Porsche 911 SC is said to have been driven just 85,000 since new
The 1983 Porsche 911 SC is said to have been driven just 85,000 since new

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

Porsche 911T with Steve McQueen connection going to auction

The 1971 Porsche 911T connected with Steve McQueen will be offered during an art auction in Paris | Christie’s
The 1971 Porsche 911T connected with Steve McQueen will be offered during an art auction in Paris | Christie’s

Yet another Porsche 911 with a Steve McQueen connection comes up for sale next month during a Paris art auction presented by Christie’s. Continue reading

Artist known for Goodwood sculptures does one for Porscheplatz

Sculpture featuring a trio of 911s soars high above Porsche facilities | Porsche AG photos
Sculpture featuring a trio of 911s soars high above Porsche facilities | Porsche AG photos

For more than a decade, British artist Gerry Judah’s amazing automotive sculptures have towered over the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. But now one of his works has been erected on a permanent basis with “Inspiration 911” unveiled at the entrance to the Porscheplatz in front of the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, a suburb of Stuttgart, Germany.

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Pick of the Day: 1971 Porsche 911T

The 1971 Porsche 911T recently received a $20,000 restoration, the seller claims
The 1971 Porsche 911T recently received a $20,000 restoration, the seller claims

After attending the festivities in Monterey for a week, we thought it was time for a more-sensibly priced sports car, so for Pick of the Day, we have a car that is always hot in Monterey, the fabled Porsche 911.

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