The Carrera Collection Auction Starts Tomorrow

By Rob Harvey
By Rob Harvey

Marketing Manager - Bridge Classic Cars

Tomorrow is the first of a two-part auction for a collection of 86 cars, all owned by a single individual, hosted by RM Sotheby’s. The majority of the collection is made up of Porsche 911’s which is why this unique group of vehicles has been named – The Carrera Collection.

The Carrera Collection – Part 1

Part one of this incredible auction will be held in Switzerland at the Hotel Meilenstein in Langenthal on 7 July. All of the cars going up for sale are Swiss-registered and are all offered with no reserve! Tomorrow’s auction will see some impressive vehicles go under the hammer, including a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring, which is offered in its original colours of Light Yellow over Black. It is a fully matching-numbers example and is estimated to sell for CHF400,000 – CHF450,000 (approximately £350,000 – £394,000).

If one wasn’t enough, there is actually another 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring in the collection. This one is finished in the highly-desirable factory-specified colour of Tangerine and specified with Recaro seats. As one of Porsche’s most desirable halo models, it is estimated to sell for CHF350,000 – CHF400,000 (approximately £306,000 – £350,000).

One car that will no doubt capture the attention of Porsche fans is the 1963 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 2000 GS Coupé by Reutter. An example of Porsche’s first-ever production model, it is finished in a factory-correct colour combination of Ivory White over black leatherette. After an extensive seven-year restoration, the estimated sale price is CHF360,000 – CHF450,000 (approximately £316,000 – £394,000).

Another incredible Porsche to be offered in tomorrow’s auction is the 1963 Porsche 356 B by Reutter. This one comes in a rare Carrera 2 ‘Sunroof’ Coupé specification and was restored in 2012 by a 356-specialist workshop in Italy. Estimate – CHF350,000 – CHF450,000 (approximately £306,000 – £394,000).

Oliver Camelin, Director of Sales, Switzerland said, “It is incredibly rare that a collection of Porsches of this quantity and quality comes to market. It features a wide and exceptional cross-section of 911s, many of which boast rare specifications or are limited-edition cars. With all cars offered across both the sales with no reserve, this is an exciting opportunity for Porsche enthusiasts.”

It isn’t just road cars that will be up for grabs either. One particular highlight comes in the form of a 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 Evolution. This one comes with an extensive history file that includes FIVA and ACI technical passports. As the highest-performance version of the air-cooled era of the 911, and undergoing a rebuild in the mid-2010s by Rennsport of Reggio Emilia, Italy, estimates are CHF350,000 – CHF450,000 (approximately £306,000 – £394,000).

Tomorrow’s sale will also feature three BMW Z8 Roadsters and two Alpina V8 Roadsters, six 911 Speedsters of different eras, three 911 S’s, three 356’s, two 2.7 RS Tourings, three 911 Turbos, and four GT3 RSs from different generations.

The Carrera Collection – Part 2

Part two of The Carrera Collection sale will be held on 12th July at Sotheby’s Milan, Italy. This will be for the European Union-registered cars in the collection. One of the cars that will be offered is a 1959 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1600 GT Coupé by Reutter, which is offered with period competition history with class wins at the 1959 Pontedecimo-Giovi and Aosta-Pila hill climbs. It also comes with period photographs, Kardex document, FIVA assessment book, and past registration documents, and it is estimated to sell for between €400,000 – €500,000 (approximately £342,000 – £427,000)

Another attention-grabbing vehicle in the Italian line-up is a 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S Prototype. It has the final and most technologically advanced air-cooled 911 Turbo engine, and was a factory prototype with more than 30 optional extras including a sunroof, heated racing-style sport seats, and a period Motorola 2200 car phone. Estimate – €300,000 – €400,000 (approximately £256,000 – £342,000).

A 2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS will also be available. With less than 7,500 kilometres on the clock, the car features a 3.6-litre flat-six paired with a six-speed manual gearbox which certainly makes for a passionate driving machine. Estimate – €240,000 – €280,000 (approximately £205,000 – £239,000).

One car that is expected to be extremely popular is a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster that comes in paint-to-sample Elfenbein with colour-matched Fuchs wheels, and has an estimate of €150,000 – €200,000 (approximately £128,000 – £171,000).

The Italian sale includes six 911 Ss, four 356s, four Porsche 911 Targas, and seven 911 Turbos from differing generations.

Full details can be seen at RM Sotheby’s.

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