Porsche 993 RUF Turbo R Leads the Sales of Air-Cooled Porsches - Scottsdale 2021

The 1998 Porsche 993 Turbo R at RM Sotheby’s Scottsdale Auction led the sale of Air-Cooled Porsches at Scottsdale 2021 with a price of $764,000 versus an estimate of $525,000 - $575,000.

Porsche 911 RUF Turbo R at Scottsdale 2021 | RM Sotheby's

Ten air-cooled Porsches crossed the auction blocks of Gooding & Company, Bonhams and RM Sotheby’s during Scottsdale 2021. A total of seven air-cooled Porsches sold. The low-price car was a 1974 Porsche 914 that sold for $41,000 at Gooding & Co versus and estimate of $50,000 - $70,000.


The major Auction Houses tried their best to keep the enthusiasm up for one of the traditional big auction times of the year but when you consider that 70 air-cooled Porsches crossed the auction block in 2020 with a 97% sell-through rate compared to 10 crossing the block in 2021 with a 70% sell-through rate.


One big contributing factor to the lower results of 2021 was that the Grandaddy of Scottsdale auctions, Barrett-Jackson postponed their auction from January to March. The ancillary auctions missed the pulling power of the enormous amount of Barrett-Jackson bidders that are brought to town. In addition the auction houses are dealing with the a lack of live, in-person bidding with advent of Covid precautions. Gooding had a total online auction, while RM Sotheby had an online auction with limited in-person bidding and Bonhams maintained a limited audience in-person venue.Year Model Sales Estimate Selling Price Auction House

1953 356 Reutter Coupe $150-$180,000 $159,600 RM Sotheby’s

1957 356A Speedster $275-$350,000 $313,500 Gooding

1958 356A Speedster $475-$550,000 No Sale Bonhams


Porsche 911 Sales at Scottsdale Auctions 2021

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera with Turbo Flares Sold at Bonham's Scottsdale Auction

Year Model Sales Estimate Selling Price Auction House

1969 911E 2.0 Targa $85-$95,000 No Sale Gooding

Asking $90,000

1973 911E 2.4 $70-$90,000 $69,300 Gooding

1973 911 RS 2.7 $500-$575,000 $450,000 RM Sotheby’s

1992 911 RS N/GT $200-$250,000 No Sale RM Sotheby’s

1988 Carrera 3.2 $85-$115,000 $100,800 Bonhams

1998 993 RUF Turbo R $525-$575,000 $764,000 RM Sotheby’s


Porsche 914 Sales at Scottsdale 2021

1974 Porsche 914 2.0 liter Sold at Scottsdale 2021 | Gooding & Company

Year Model Sales Estimate Selling Price Auction House

1974 914 2.0 $50-$70,000 $41,800 Gooding


Bonhams Scottsdale 2021 Auction Catalog: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26617/


Gooding & Co Scottsdale 2021 Auction Catalog: https://www.goodingco.com/auction/scottsdale-2021/


RM Sothebys’s Scottsdale 2021 Auction Catalog: https://rmsothebys.com/en/home/lots/az21


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