Classic Air-Cooled Porsche Sales Results at Portugal Auction

Updated: Sep 25, 2019


1973 Signal Orange Porsche 911 RS 2.7 Touring | Image RM Sotheby's

RM Sotheby’s conducted the Saragga collection auction at their first ever Portugal auction. The star of the show was a 1931 Bentley 8-liter Tourer but the auction also featured 19 high quality Classic Porsches.


The 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 Touring was the star of the Porsches and one of the overall show stars. This desirable Signal Orange matching numbers RS sold for a staggering $749,682 countering the weak sales of ’73 RS’s recorded at the Monterey Auctions.


1992 Rubystone Red Porsche Carrera RS | Image RM Sotheby's


Other strong performers included a European 1992 Porsche Carrera RS in rare Rubystone Red that sold for $300,246, a Porsche 912 that sold for 50% over the high estimate, coming in at $94,460 and a as described driver 1986 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Cab. The strong Porsche prices at this show seem to be all attributed to the unique or desirable colors: Signal Orange, Rubystone Red and blacks.


1986 Porsche Carrera Cab | Image RM Sotheby's

The high sales were the two RS models while the low sales were the 1986 Carrera 3.2 Cab at $65,836 and the 1977 Porsche Carrera 3.0 of which only 896 left hand drive models were produced in 1977.


1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 | Image RM Sotheby's

Of particular interest to Air Brigade members due to ownership within the organization are:

1960 Porsche 356B Roadster by Drauz sold for $188,921 | Image RM Sotheby's

1970 Porsche 914-6 sold for $85,873 | Image RM Sotheby's

1972 Porsche 911E Targa sold for $94,460 | Image RM Sotheby's

· 1991 Porsche 964 Turbo that sold for $143,122


1991 Porsche 964 Turbo | Image RM Sotheby's

Unique Porsches from a model or color standpoint continue to be strong in the collector car market, The one weak point continues to be the 930 Turbos while we continue to see the 1989 911 Speedster continue to hit the auction block and selling for estimate. The Porsche 356 market continues strong for quality models. The G-Series models performed well at this RM Sotheby’s Auction. The question is: is this the next hot air-cooled Porsche or an aberration?


Results for all Classic Air-Cooled Porsches Sold at RM Sotheby’s Saragga Auction, September 21, 2019, Montiera, Portugal


Year Porsche Model $ Sale Price

1960 356B Roadster by Drauz $188,921

1964 356C SC $134,535

1966 912 $94,460

1967 911S $196,078

1969 911T $98,754


1970 914-6 $85,873

1971 911E Coupe $85,873

1972 911E Targa $94,460

1972 911T $98,754

1973 911RS 2.7 Touring $749,682

1974 911S Targa 2.7 $88,736

1977 911 Carrera 3.0 $78,717


1986 911 Carrera 3.2 Cab $65,836

1988 911 (930) Turbo Cab $103,048

1989 911 Carrera Speedster $174,609


1991 911 (930) Turbo $143,122

1992 911 Carrera RS $300,246

1996 911 Carrera 4S $110,142

1998 911 Carrera 4 Cab $93,024





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