Porsche fans will descend on Silverstone Circuit on Saturday, 21st October to bid on 59 of the finest Porsches up for auction at the third annual Porsche Sale.
Organised by Silverstone Auctions in collaboration with Porsche Club GB, the auction features a wide range of Porsches from an entry-level 2003 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 2 Tiptronic estimated at £18,000 - £22,000, right up to an exquisite 1998 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo S estimated at £245,000 - £285,000.
One of only 26 built in right-hand drive, the Turbo S is one of the most desirable and powerful versions of the vaunted 993 generation, the last iteration of the air-cooled 911 era. High performance versions rarely come to market, and with only 36,210 miles on the clock, this 450 bhp Porsche in Ocean Blue and a grey leather and carbon fibre interior represents an incredible opportunity to acquire one of the finest of the finest in 911 history.
The Porsche Sale also has something of a rock star theme, with two 911s coming to market previously owned by some of the biggest heavy metal stars of the eighties. Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist of Judas Priest, is selling his 1985 Porsche 911(930) Turbo SE which he has owned and cherished from new. A special car in its own right, it also holds a place in rock history as the inspiration for the platinum-selling album ‘Turbo’, and the hit single ‘Turbo Lover’, both penned by Tipton. The cosseted Porsche is estimated at £180,000 - £220,000.
Another rock guitarist, this time from cult band Whitesnake, is also presenting his Porsche at the sale, this time a Dark Metallic Blue 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Supersport Targa with an estimate of £48,000 - £54,000.
One of the rarest cars on offer is a 1992 Porsche 911 (964) RS Touring, one of only six UK-supplied right-hand drive models in black and with a black interior. This formidable machine has a detailed history and has featured in several specialist magazines and road tests. The RS Touring has an estimate of £185,000 - £210,000.
“I’m very impressed with the range and depth of cars on offer for the Porsche Sale. Our consignors have put together a fantastic catalogue,” comments Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions. “Now in our third year with this sale, we are proud to be associated with Porsche Club GB and in addition to the auction, the club is putting on a fantastic series of events, including a Porsche Experience Centre track day for members. So with the auction and other attractions, it will be a great weekend for Porsche fans.”
Sporting Porsches are also in evidence, including a superbly built 1973 Porsche 911 2.8 RSR FIA Historic GT race car crafted from an original 1973 911T. Faithfully created to match the specification of the super-rare RSR homologation special, this raw and powerful 265 bhp machine is estimated at £80,000 - £100,000.
A full range of front-engined Porsches are also present, with a very rare 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT estimated at £30,000 - £35,000, and a remarkable 1987 Porsche 924 S with only 6,600 miles on the clock estimated at £25,000 - £30,000.
And if all that is not enough, you can also pick up a Porsche Tractor! The 1962 Porsche 'Standard J' Tractor comes fully restored in red and cream, and has an estimate of £13,000 - £15,000 making it a relatively inexpensive and somewhat quirky entry into Porsche ownership.
Viewing of lots and Porsche Club GB activities start on Friday, 20th October with auction cars available to view from 10am. A special Porsche automobilia sale kicks off proceedings at 11am on Saturday, October 21st, with the car auction starting at 2pm.
To view the full list of cars on offer at the auction please click here.