RM Sotheby’s has revealed the final catalogue for its exclusive, single-marque Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction, set to take place on 27 October at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta (PEC Atlanta). The unrepeatable sale presents 64 of the world’s most important and sought-after privately owned collectable Porsche models, celebrating the famous German brand’s illustrious 70-year history as a sports car manufacturer.

Looking back at Porsche’s celebrated history, the RM Sotheby’s auction will include a range of brand memorabilia, from rare books and service manuals to artwork and posters, even extending to valuable old parts and engines. The sale will feature some of the most significant road and race Porsche models ever made, including a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8, 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar and 1983 Porsche 956 Group C – all expected to realise their multi-million dollar valuations. The 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold” – the final air-cooled 993 Turbo, made 20 years after the end of production – is offered without reserve.

The consignment list is as varied as it is glamorous, with every decade of Porsche’s 70 years represented. We take a look in depth at every decade’s offering manufactured by the German sports car manufacturer, with the following Porsche cars up for sale at the RM Sotheby’s auction later in October. The e-catalogue can be viewed on the following link (http://bit.ly/RMPorsche).


1951 Porsche 356 ‘Split-Window’ Coupe by Reutter
Chassis No. 11260
Estimate: $600,000 – $800,000

A very early ‘pre-A’ split-window coupe featuring body-to-bumper styling, this 356 boasts a detailed restoration to original specification. Finished in its factory Maroon color, it has been upgraded with a correct Type 528 1500 Super engine and is accessorized with the rare period Telefunken radio and Hazet tool set.


1965 Porsche 911
Chassis No. 303093
Estimate: $200,000 – $250,000

Exceptionally original throughout, this early, first-generation Porsche 911 retains its original engine and gearbox and has never been restored, right down to its original paint. Complete with factory owner’s manual, Kardex, and Certificate of Authenticity, this would be a wonderful addition to any collection.


1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight
Chassis No. 9113601580
Estimate: $875,000 – $1,100,000 (Offered Without Reserve)

One of just 200 lightweight “Sport” versions ever built, this RS 2.7 presents an exceedingly rare opportunity to own one of the finest restored examples in the U.S., offered without reserve. Originally owned by Swiss driver Eugen Strähl, the car boasts significant period racing history and is presented with its original numbers-matching Silumin case engine.


1985 Porsche 959 Prototype
Chassis No. WP0ZZZ93ZFS010007
Estimate: $1,300,000 – $1,600,000

The seventh of twelve prototypes of the iconic model, one of perhaps three or four survivors and thought to be the only running and driving example. The fascinating 959 was used by Porsche for electrical and hot weather testing on the U.S. West Coast and in Europe and was later owned by Vasek Polak.


1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S ‘Package’
Chassis No. WP0AC2966RS480447
Estimate: $775,000 – $950,000

With just 17 examples produced to this specification, all of which were delivered to North America, the ‘Package’ 911 Turbo S is among the rarest and most desirable of all production Porsche cars. No serious Porsche collection would be complete without this thrilling and distinctive 964.


2004 Porsche Carrera GT
Chassis No. WP0CA29804L001037
Estimate: $650,000 – $750,000

A bucket-list car for many enthusiasts, this Carrera GT was factory delivered in Europe prior to being shipped to the U.S. where it has remained in private, professional storage since. A single-owner, low-mileage example such as this is not to be missed.


2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
Chassis No. WP0CA2A18FS800796
Estimate: $1,400,000 – $1,600,000

A stunning, single-owner example of the most technologically thrilling Porsche to date, finished in striking Liquid Metal Chrome Blue. Exceptionally well optioned, this is the most valuable non-Weissach edition of the model built. Showing just 225 miles, this is the ultimate Porsche hypercar.

This story was written by automotive PR specialists Torque Agency Group.