Outstanding Porsches to Be Sold at Quail Lodge Bonhams
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The last Quail Lodge Bonhams event was a huge success: the 1972 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder sold for a record price of almost $4 million, making it the most expensive Porsche ever sold at auction. For this year, Bonhams has once again gathered an impressive lineup of racing beauties from Porsche, spanning three decades. Here are some of the most exciting lots that will be presented next month at the 14th Quail Lodge annual sale.
A 1967 Porsche 911S in King-Hedinger livery and a beautifully updated 1960 Porsche Automotion Roadster (the first Porsche raced by Dick Barbour) are both estimated to sell for $150,000-$175,000.
A 1987 Porsche 962 European Group C Competition Coupe is expected to fetch between $500,000 and $600,000. The car competed in the 1987 World Sports-Prototype Championship with Mauro Baldi as its main driver and Jonathan Palmer as a frequent co-driver. It earned several podium finishes and a glorious victory.
Estimated to go for $550,000-$650,000, a 1979 Porsche 935 that won the 1989 British GT Championship and took many podium placements will also be present at the sale.
Another highlight of the auction will be a 1986 Porsche Typ 962 IMSA GTP, the car that won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1987 and 1988. Other wins include Sears Point 300, Mid-Ohio 500, Del Mar, Columbus 300 and Laguna Seca 300. It was driven on different occasions by Jochen Mass and Bobby Rahal and is expected to sell for $800,000-$1,000,000.
The car that is believed to reach the highest price at the sale is a 1966 Porsche Typ 906 Carrera Competition Coupe, which in 1966 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Austrian 500, the Spa 1000, the Targa Florio and the Monza 1000. It is expected to fetch between $900,000 and $1,100,000.