Three generations of Porsche 911 dominated the list of fastest-growing vehicles, by number offered, during the past year at collector car auctions, according to Hagerty’s Graph of the Week. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
The Steve McQueen magic strikes again, this time at Mecum’s auction last week in Monterey, where a 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera that was the last special-order car owned by the late film icon raised the roof with an incredible sale price of $1.95 million.