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August 26, 2019

What Is The Next Big Thing In The Collector Car World? – Maybe Porsche

by Mike –

In a few weeks all eyes in the collector car world will be on Arizona where some of the most important collector car auctions are held all in one week. There will be hundreds of cars sold in just a few days totaling a few hundred million US dollars.

This series of auctions will set the future value trends in the collector car world – at least until August when our attention turns to Monterey Car Week as the next harbinger of collector car values.

The Porsche marque is making a big move up in value, especially the 911 model family, as evidenced by the price estimates for Porsches coming up in Arizona.

Here are some of my favorite Porsches for auction in Arizona – read on.

RM Auctions

1988 Porsche 959 ‘Komfort’ – Estimate – $900,000 – $1,100,000

Porsche 959

RM says,

450 bhp, 2,849 cc rear-mounted, air- and liquid-cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with twin two-stage turbochargers and intercooling, six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel drive, independent double-wishbone front and rear suspension with electronically adjustable ride height and shock-absorber control, and four-wheel hydraulically ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4 in.

Recently serviced, with just 21,000 kilometers and three owners from new
Incredibly well preserved and maintained in rare and desirable Graphite Grey
The most technologically advanced car of its era

1965 Porsche 911 Coupe – Estimate – $275,000 – $300,000

1965 Porsche 911

RM says,

130 bhp, 1,991 cc SOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with two Solex triple-throat carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 87 in.

An extremely desirable early 911
Matching numbers and in original colors
Fully restored by marque specialists at Classic Showcase
Includes Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

1976 Porsche 911 Turbo – Estimate $175,000 – $225,000 – Without Reserve

Porsche 911 Turbo

RM says,

Type 930. 234 bhp, 2,993 cc horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with a single turbocharger and Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, four-speed manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension, and four-wheel power disc brakes. Wheelbase: 107.3 in.

One of just 530 U.S.-specification Turbos produced in 1976
Recipient of a fresh repaint, new interior, and full engine service
Three owners from new; immaculate in every respect

1965 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS – Estimate – $1,500,000 – $2,000,000

Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

RM says,

1,991 cc air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with two Weber 40IDA triple-choke downdraft carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension, and front and rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 90.5 in.

The second from last 904 Carrera GTS built
Documented ownership and extensive competition history
Offered with a period-correct four-cam Carrera engine
Arguably the most beautiful Porsche ever

Gooding & Company

1965 Porsche 911 – Estimate: $275,000 – $350,000

1965 Porsche 911

1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S – Estimate – $220,000 – $260,000 – Without Reserve

Porsche 911 2.4 S

1967 Porsche 911 2.0 S – Estimate – $275,000 – $325,000

1967 Porsche 911 2.0 S

1996 Porsche 993 Turbo – Estimate – $180,000 – $220,000 – Without Reserve

1996 Porsche 993 Turbo

1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S – Estimate – $180,000 – $210,000 – Without Reserve

1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S

Gooding’s descriptions were not available as of the publication date.

Bonhams

1972 Porsche 911T 2.4 Coupe – Estimate – $75,000 – $100,000 – Without Reserve

1972 Porsche 911T 2.4 Coupe

Bonhams says,

2,341cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
2 Weber Carburetors
130bhp at 5,600rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Matching numbers example
*Desirable 1972 model-year 911 with external oil filler and 2.4-liter engine
*Presented in its factory delivered Black color
*Highly optioned example
*Porsche Certificate of Authenticity included

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 – Estimate – $850,000 – 950,000

Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

Bonhams says,

The ex-Prince Max Emanuel von Thurn & Taxis

2,687cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
210bhp at 6,300rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Matching numbers, well documented example
*Professionally restored by Kadach
*Presented in its factory delivered appearance
*One of the most iconic sports cars of all time
*Offered with extensive history file

1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe – Estimate – $90,000 – 120,000 – Without Reserve

1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe

Bonhams says,

3,299cc SOHC Turbocharged Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
282bhp at 5,550rpm
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*A low-mileage California car from new
*Offered with books, records, and tools
*Incredibly fast, even by today’s standards
*Classic Porsche color combination
*One of the most raw and exciting production cars ever built

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You get the idea – there are many more Porsches coming up for auction in Arizona and the prices are higher than last time.

The Hagerty Price Guide editors are bullish on Porsches too their trend chart for the 1965 911 is shown below.

Hagerty Price Guide Trend for 1965 Porsche 911

Hagerty Price Guide Trend for 1965 Porsche 911

This maybe be a good time to acquire that Porsche 911 you have always wanted – it doesn’t look like they are going to be cheaper anytime soon.

We have a 1965 Porsche 911 that raced at Sebring in 1967 for sale here on My Car Quest. And there is no auction company commission to pay!

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

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What Is The Next Big Thing In The Collector Car World? - Maybe Porsche
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What Is The Next Big Thing In The Collector Car World? - Maybe Porsche
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The Porsche marque is making a big move upward in value.
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  1. Growing up in Silicon Valley it seemed like there was a Porsche on every block, they were a very common site to say the least. it’s amazing that these large volume build cars are demanding such high prices.

  2. Five year doubling on steel bodied production cars made by the thousands just shows that the demand for vintage sports cars is increasing. Some Porsche models have tripled since 2009. The buyer pool is increasing as many enthusiasts without millions to spend on a car have to move “down” to something. Look to see more of this in previously under-considered small-liter marque offerings from the late 60’s and 70’s like Fiat, Lancia, and Maserati. Plus don’t count out special twin-cam Japanese cars like Datsun, Isuzu, Mazda, and Toyota.

  3. I am the proud owner of a 1980,L/H drive 924 Porsche,that i have rebuilt,only needs a new dash now to be finished,lovely car to drive,I keep it in New Zealand,as my holiday car,absolutely fantastic in the mountians,I also own a 1982 , 928 Porsche as well that I keep here in Australia.I am about to spend one heck of alot of money on the 928,which will take me 1 or 2 grand over its current value,well alot more than that,by the time I finish,i’ll be a good 10g over its top price,at the moment,not that,that worries me,as I love the car,I was wondering,as this is now a classic,the price should start moving upwards in the future???

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