Bonhams at The Silverstone Classic - 27th July 2007- Preview



Heavily involved from the beginning with the weekend-long historic meeting at Britain’s grand prix circuit, Bonhams has chosen Porsche as a featured marque with a select catalogue of predominantly 911s.

Top billing must go to the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring at £118,000 - 125,000. This car is RHD and one of only three examples built to this specification in Porsche Dalmatian Blue, and unusually ordered without the model’s characteristic ‘Carrera’ script decals - a configuration it maintains today although there’s nothing to stop a prospective purchaser adding the necessary decals.



Ex-Rothmans Rally Team,1984 Porsche 911 SC Rally Coupé £30,000 - 35,000


1957 Porsche 356A Speedster £60,000 - 80,000


1958 Porsche Junior Diesel Tractor £6,000 - 8,000


1965 Porsche 911 Rally Coupé £28,000 - 33,000

Of the non-911s in the sale, there’s an example of the ever-popular Porsche tractor, a 1958 Junior Diesel for £6,000 - 8,000, as well as a nice Condor Yellow 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster, £60,000 - 80,000. The latter is one of the classics, and right up there with Aston’s DB5 and the E-type Jaguar in the ‘best of all time’ ratings.

For those not having quite the wherewithal to run to the original car, there are a couple of well-crafted reproductions; a 1972 Porsche 911 ‘2.7 RS’ Replica at £25,000 - 30,000, and a 1973 Porsche 911 3.0-Litre Carrera RS Replica for £38,000 - 42,000 with catalogued advice from the vendor as “…still pulling strongly when tested at 140 mph (on a German autobahn naturally)”.



Finally, there are at least two competition cars worthy of attention, the Ex-Rothmans Rally Team,1984 Porsche 911 SC Rally Coupé £30,000 - 35,000, and ‘The last Porsche 911 to race at Le Mans’, a 1984 Porsche 911SC/‘RS’ Coupé for £75,000 - 80,000. I’m not sure how the ‘last 911’ bit works as they seem to be at the circuit every year since Ben Hur put horses at the back of his chariot, however this looks a nice usable car with good history for a reasonable price.

Prior to the motor car sale Bonhams will sell nearly 100 items of automobilia, many of which with Porsche connections. Watch out for the Steering wheel from the 917K Porsche driven by Jo Siffert during the making of the film 'Le Mans' estimated at £2,500 - 3,500 - it could go for a sizeable sum.



The steering wheel from the 917K Porsche driven by Jo Siffert during the making of the film 'Le Mans' £2,500 - 3,500


A Porsche 917 sales brochure, 1969 £250 - 350

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Bonhams Motor Cars Dept.
101 New Bond Street
London W1S 1SR
UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7468 5801
Fax: +44 (0)20 7468 5802 Email: [email protected]

Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Bonhams


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