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RM Sotheby’s prays for more Porsche pandemonium in London

In the same venue that saw records topple and jaws drop one year ago, RM Sotheby’s is setting the stage for its annual London sale in September, and there are a few surprises in among the more expected entries…

Bright lights of Battersea

Although the market is arguably in a different place than it was 12 months ago, there’s no doubt that there is still somewhat of an expectation for interesting results following last year’s whirlwind sale, which saw modern classics jump even further into the fore of collectors’ minds when a Porsche 993 GT2 sold for more than one million pounds over estimate, among other strong results for latter-day Porsche heroes. It’s no surprise, then, that a 1996 GT2 (est. 675,000–750,000 GBP) has found its way into the auction, among a smattering of other 911s, including a pair of outlandish Gemballa-tuned examples. Notable entries from other marques include the captivating 2004 Ferrari Enzo, a Blu Tour De France beauty often seen prowling the streets of London (est. 1.6–1.8m GBP); a star of the silver screen, the 2014 Land Rover Defender SVX “Spectre” (est. 100,000– 150,000 GBP); and a screaming V10 Lexus LFA (est. 290,000–330,000 GBP). Classic Driver will be on the ground throughout the sale, but in the meantime, here are our 10 choices from the sale below and the full catalogue in the Classic Driver Market.

Our 10 Choices from RM Sotheby’s London Sale