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Porsche 911 GT2 Smashes Auction Sales Records

A 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 (Type 993), one of 57 road-going examples, finished in ‘Riviera Blue’, being sold as part of the original owner’s collection with just 12,730 km on the clock.

Sold! for an astounding £1,848,000.

Porsche prices have been kooky for a while now but this one is beyond kooky.

The recent London sales by RM Sotherby’s featured a few other stand-out results for desirable Porsches: 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 got £716,800 and this 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight fetched and equally astonishing £974,400.

Us? We’d have taken home this (relative) bargain 993 RSCS over any of that lot for ‘just’ £403,200.


Under the Hammer: 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

One of the most beautiful cars to leave the Carrozzeria Zagato studios and one with a very special Australian history. This is shaping up to be the blockbuster sale to close out the year.

The 14th of only 19 DB4GTs built by Zagato, delivered new to Australia where it was successfully campaigned in the hands of Doug Whiteford, Ian Georghegan, and intrepid owner Laurie O’Neill. Originally white in colour, chassis 0186/R underwent a comprehensive restoration back in 2002.

To be auctioned by RM Sotherbys in New York on 10 Dec 2015. Bidding estimate listed as US$15,000,000 - $17,000,000.


Under the Hammer: Sir Stirling Moss' 1961 Porsche RS 61

Sir Stirling Moss has listed his personal Porsche 718 RS 61 ‘718.070’ through Bonhams at their upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on June 26.

While not the actual car he shared for the 1961 World Sportscar Championship, this particular example has nonetheless been campaigned by Moss at numerous historic events throughout his ‘retirement’ from professional racing.

Sale estimate is listed as AU$3.4 to AU$4m.

via Motorsport Retro

UPDATE: Sold for £1,905,500 (source)


Ferrari GTO sale expected to smash auction records

A car with quite a history:

“A 1962 Ferrari 250GTO Berlinetta has been slated to set a new world record for the most expensive car ever to be sold at auction when it goes under the hammer at Quail Lodge, California on 15 August.”

“The car was initially delivered to French ski champion Henri Oreiller on 11 September 1962 and was driven with Formula 1 ace Jo Schlesser in that year’s Tour de France, in which the pair placed second. Shortly thereafter, the GTO was involved in a crash at Montlhery in which Oreiller struck a building and was killed. The car was repaired by Ferrari and sold to gentleman driver Paolo Colombo.”

UPDATE: Sold for US$38,115,000 (source)