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Air-Cooled Porsche Prices from the Amelia Auctions

There were 47 air-cooled Porsche sales at the Amelia Island auctions. Sales seemed to be lagging at the opening of the Gooding & Company auction when a 1958 Porsche Speedster only sold for $280,000 versus a $300,000 plus estimate. Later in the weekend prices were strengthening as the “cream of the crop” came out, such as the 1968 Porsche 911S that sold for $293,750 at RM Sotheby’s versus a $200,000 pre-sale estimate.

air-cooled porsches for sale
1972 Porsche 911S - RM Sothebys, 1998 RUF Turbo - Gooding, Porsche 914/6 at Bonhams

Several high-profile cars failed to sell at auction including Vic Elford’s Targa Florio winning Porsche 907K and though not a Porsche, a personal favorite the first of Dan Gurney’s All-American Eagle F1 cars.


Overall, air-cooled Porsche sales were steady at the Amelia Island auctions, with neither out-of-the-ballpark performers or major laggards. The big out-performer versus pre-sale estimate was a one-of-a-kind magenta 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Targa that sold for $201,600 versus a pre-sale estimate at Gooding & Company of $130-$150,000.


The biggest under-performers had to be the nine no-sale Porsches, with six of them at the new Broad Arrow Auctions, two at Gooding & Company, and one at RM Sotheby’s. Of the air-cooled Porsches that sold, the lowest performer may have been the 1951 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet that sold at Bonhams for $285,000 versus a $400,000 - $450,000 pre-sale estimate price. This is a true collector car as it offers a rough drive, so the market is thin.


Being a one-time Porsche 914 owner, it was good to see the continued strong performance of the sole Porsche 914/6 in the auctions that over-performed at Bonhams with a sale price of $148,400 versus and estimate of $100,000 - $125,000.


This year’s Amelia Auction scene was a changing of the guard as long-time official auction partner, RM Sotheby’s announced the ending of their Amelia auctions as The Amelia owner, Hagerty’s new auction investment, Broad Arrow Auctions became the “official auction partner.” The sell-through rate of air-cooled Porsches of only 57% at Broad Arrow Auctions was probably disappointing for this new entrant.


Porsche 356

Porsche 356 for sale at ameila
1958 Porsche 36A Cab from Gooding, 1951 Porsche Pre-A from Bonhams

Porsche 356’s did not have a particularly strong weekend of sales as there were two no-sales out of eight for sale, while the rest sold at estimate or below.

Best Performer: 1958 Porsche 356A Cabriolet at Gooding

Under Performer: 1951 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet at Bonhams

Porsche Model Pre-Sale Estimate Sale Price

1951 356 Pre-A Cab $400 - $450,000 $285,000 Bonhams

1953 356 Pre-A Coupe $200-$240,000 $201,600 Broad Arrow

1955 356 Pre-A Speedster $320-$360,000 N/S $325,000 Broad Arrow

1958 356A Speedster $300-$350,000 $280,000 Gooding Co

1958 356A Cabriolet $250-$325,000 $263,200 Gooding Co

1963 Porsche 356B SC $100-$125,000 $100,800 Gooding Co

1964 356 Carrera 2 $500-$600,000 N/S $550,000 Broad Arrow

1965 Porsche 356C $140-$180,000 $137,200 Gooding Co


Porsche Early 911 F-Body

Porsche 911S for sale at Amelia
1968 Porsche 911S at RM Sotheby's - 1973 Porsche 911S at Broad Arrow Auctions

The Short wheel base 1968 911’s performed well at the Scottsdale auctions and had a high sale at Amelia with a beautiful Continental Orange model at RM Sotheby’s.

Best Performer: 1968 Porsche 911S RM Sotheby’s

Under Performer: 1973 Porsche 911S no sale at Broad Arrow Auctions

Porsche Model Pre-Sale Estimate Sale Price

1968 Porsche 911S $200-$250,000 $293,750 RM Sotheby’s

1969 Porsche 911 T/R $450-$650,000 $467,300 Gooding Co

1973 Porsche 911T Targa $110-$140,000 $131,040 Bonhams

1973 911 RS 2.7 Touring $700-$900,000 $709,000 Gooding Co

1973 Porsche 911S $240-$280,000 N/S $250,000 Broad Arrow


Porsche G-Body 911 for Sale

Porsche 911 Carrera for sale
1974 911 Carrera 3.0 at Gooding - Porsche 930 at Gooding & Companny

Most of the G-body 911’s consisted of the specialized models such as Speedsters, turbos and Slant noses. These performed well at auction, while the couple regular SC’s or 3.2 Carreras did not meet their pre-sale estimates. The Porsche 930 market is showing signs of weakening.

Best Performer: The two 1974 Carrera 911’s at Gooding & Company

Under Performer: Two Porsche 930’s at Gooding & Company

Porsche Model Pre-Sale Estimate Sale Price

1974 911 Carrera 2.7 Targa $130-$150,000 $201,600 Gooding Co

1974 911 Carrera 2.7 $70-$90,000 $109,200 Gooding Co

1976 Porsche 930 $200-$250,000 $207,200 Gooding Co

1976 Porsche 930 $250-$325,000 $190,400 Gooding Co

1977 Porsche 934/5 $800-$1,100,000 N/S Gooding Co

1978 911SC Targa 3.0 $60-$70,000 $47,040 Bonhams

1979 Porsche 911 Turbo $250-$300,000 $252,000 RM Sotheby’s

1982 Porsche 930 Andial $130-$170,000 $130,000 Bonhams

1987 911 Turbo RUF BTR $300-$325,000 $268,800 Broad Arrow

1987 Porsche 959 Komfort $1,750-$2,000,000 $1,710,000 Broad Arrow

1988 Porsche 911 3.2 Cab $70-$90,000 $64,400 Bonhams

1988 930 Turbo Slant Nose $180-$230,000 $187,600 Bonhams

1988 911 Turbo Flat-Nose $250-$325,000 $291,000 RM Sotheby’s

1988 Porsche 930 $400-$500,000 $324,000 Gooding Co

1989 911 Speedster $180-$220,000 $184,800 Gooding Co

1989 911 Speedster $250-$300,000 $235,200 Gooding Co

1989 911 Speedster $275-$325,000 $297,500 Broad Arrow


Porsche 964 for Sale

Porsche 964 Turbo for Sale
1992 Porsche 964 Turbo at Broad Arrow - 1994 Porsche Turbo S at Gooding

Similar to the G-body market, we’re seeing the specialized models reaching stratospheric prices while the driver models are holding their own.

Best Performer: The 1992 Porsche 964 Turbo at Broad Arrow

Under Performer: The 1994 Porsche Turbo S at Gooding & Company

Porsche Model Pre-Sale Estimate Sale Price

1990 964 C4 Cab $60-$70,000 $56,000 Bonhams

1992 964 Turbo $250-$300,000 $268,800 Broad Arrow

1994 964 Turbo S 3.6 $900-$1,100,000 N/S Gooding Co

1994 964 Turbo S Flachbau $1,150-$1,350,000 $1,215,000 Broad Arrow


Porsche 993 for Sale

Porsche 993 for sale at Amelia
1995 Porsche 993 at RM Sotheby's - 1996 993 GT2 at Broad Arrow

All of the 993 models for sale except one, were the very specialized models such as Turbos, RUF’s, and RS’s. For the most part they performed at the low end of the pre-sale price estimate. The one regular model 993 continued to perform strong as buyers continue to clamor for 993 coupes.

Best Performer: The 1995 993 Coupe at RM Sotheby’s

Under Performer: The 1996 993 GT2 at Broad Arrow

Porsche Model Pre-Sale Estimate Sale Price

1995 Porsche 993 Carrera $80-$100,000 $103,600 RM Sotheby’s

1995 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 $250-$300,000 $246,400 Broad Arrow

1995 993 RS 3.8 Clubsport $450-$650,000 $423,000 Gooding Co

1996 Porsche 911 GT2 $1,250-$1,450,000 N/S $1,300,000 Broad Arrow

1996 993 Carrera RS $325-$400,000 $373,500 Broad Arrow

1997 Porsche 993 4S $250-$300,000 $225,000 Gooding Co

1997 Porsche 993 Turbo $210-$250,000 $246,400 Broad Arrow

1997 Porsche 993 RUF BTR2 N/A $720,000 Gooding Co

1998 RUF Turbo R Cab N/A $1,022,500 Gooding Co


Porsche 914/6 for Sale (1)


Porsche 914/6 for Sale at Amelia
1971 Porsche 914/6 at Bonhams

Porsche Model Pre-Sale Estimate Sale Price

1971 Porsche 914/6 $100-$125,00 $148,400 Bonhams


Porsche Race Cars for Sale

Porsche 911 Race Cars for sale at Amelia
1973 Porsche 911S at RM Sotheby's - 1979 Porsche 911SC Rally Car at Broad Arrow

Porsche Model Pre-Sale Estimate Sale Price

1968 Porsche 907K $4,500-$5,500,000 N/S $4,700,000 Broad Arrow

1968 Porsche 911S Race Car $400-$450,000 N/S $375,000 RM Sotheby’s

1979 911SC Rally Tribute $300-$400,000 N/S $300,000 Broad Arrow


Footnote

N/S = No Sale, the price that follows is the asking price if you wanted to purchase the car after the auction.


Broad Arrow Auctions Catalog Amelia Island


RM Sotheby’s Catalog Amelia Island



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