Scottsdale 2020 Air-Cooled Porsche Auction Results

Updated: Mar 29

The 2020 Scottdale Collector Car Auction of Air-Cooled Porsches is now over. My take is that sellers and auction houses are licking their wounds. In many cases the cars sold below estimate and wouldn't have been a sale if it hadn't been a no reserve sale.


The High Sale Air-Cooled Porsche 914/6 GT | Image Gooding & Co

The big sale was for a race-winning Porsche 914/6 GT at $995,000 versus a pre-sale estimate of $1,000,000 -$1,300,000. Bell weather collector Porsches, 930 Turbos and Speedsters were just at estimate or below estimate. The only air-cooled Porsches to sell over estimate were two Porsche 356s, one being a 1953 Coupe and one being a 1965 356SC Coupe.


Among Porsche 356 the Speedsters held their prices but all other models except the two noted earlier struggled and in most cases did not meet the pre-sale estimate prices. What does this say about the Porsche 356 market? Have prices finally cooled?


The lone 912 came in below estimate but about where you would expect, achieving a price of $61,600. The four four-cylinder Porsche 914's came in about where you would expect except for the stellar example at RM Sotheby's that hammered down at $53,200 which is a really strong price for a 914 but still short of the pre-sale estimate of $60-70,000.


In the G-Body 911SC and Carrera 3.2 the one lone standout was the 1987 Carrera 3.2 in Venetian Blue at Barrett-Jackson that achieved a price of $99,000 versus a going rate for these models of $50-60,000. But it was a stunning car as noted by Air Brigade prior to the auction of being a model to watch.


Within the 993 and 964 offerings they were all special models such as Turbos and an America Roadster that all achieved prices as expected. Barrett-Jackson had two 993's on bid that were not Turbos, one a coupe and one a cab. The coupe desirability trend continued with commanding a price almost twice that of the cab.



Scottsdale 2020 Air-Cooled Porsche Sale Results

Porsche 356 Sales at Scottsdale 2020

Porsche 356 Model Sale Pre-Sale Estimate Auction House

1953 356 Coupe $173,600 $125-150,000 RM Sotheby's

1958 356A Cab $140,000 $175-200,000 RM Sotheby's

1961 356B Cab $120,400 $125-160,000 RM Sotheby's

1962 356B Roadster No Sale $275-325,000 RM Sotheby's

1962 356B Cab $258,500 ** Barrett-Jackson

1962 356B Sup90 Withdrawn $100-$130,000 Gooding

1956 356A Speedster $340,500 $300-400,000 Gooding

1958 356A Speedster $395,500 $400-500,000 Gooding

1958 356A Cab $81,200 $100-130,000 Gooding

1960 356B Super90 $56,000 $65-85,000 Gooding

1965 356C Coupe $120,400 $140-160,000 Gooding

1965 356SC Coupe $190,400 $160-180,000 Gooding


Porsche 912 Sales at Scottsdale 2020

Porsche 912 Model Sale Estimate Auction House

1968 912 Targa $61,600 $75-100,000 Bonhams


Porsche 914 Sales at Scottsdale 2020

Porsche 914 Model Sale Price Estimate Auction House

1970 914/6 GT $995,000 $1,000-1,300.000 Gooding

1972 914 1.7 $15,400 ** Barrett-Jackson

1972 914 2.0 $12,100 ** Barrett-Jackson

1976 914 2.0 $15,950 ** Barrett-Jackson

1976 914 2.0 $53,200 $60-70,000 RM Sotheby's


Porsche 911 Sales at Scottsdale 2020

Porsche 911 Model Sale Price Pre-Sale Estimate Auction House

1969 911E 2.0 $52,640 $70-80,000 Bonhams

1970 911T $79,200 ** Barrett-Jackson

1970 911S Coupe $148,400 $180-200,000 Gooding

1971 911T 2.2 $72,800 $80-100,000 Bonhams

1972 911T Coupe $75,040 $100-125,000 RM Sotheby's

1972 911S Coupe $142,800 $200-250,000 Gooding

1973 911RS 2.7 Amended $600-700,000 Bonhams

1973 911T Coupe $151,200 $180-220,000 Gooding

1973 911T Targa $114,800 $130-160,000 Gooding


Porsche 911SC and Carrera 3.2 Sales at Scottsdale 2020

Porsche G-Body Sale Pre-Sale Estimate Auction House

1976 911 Outlaw $37,400 ** Barrett-Jackson

1976 930 Turbo $84,000 $80-100,000 Bonhams

1977 911S $42,900 ** Barrett-Jackson

1979 911 Cab $33,000 ** Barrett-Jackson

1979 911SC Targa $123,200 $90-120,000 Gooding

1979 930 $145,850 ** Barrett-Jackson

1979 930 Turbo $97,440 $110-140,000 Bonhams

1979 930 Turbo $156,800 $200-250,000 Gooding

1980 911SC Targa $26,950 ** Barrett-Jackson

1987 Carrera $99,000 ** Barrett-Jackson

1989 Speedster $231,000 ** Barrett-Jackson

1989 Speedster $231,000 ** Barrett-Jackson

1989 Speedster $187,000 ** Barrett-Jackson

1989 Speedster 123,200 $125-150,000 Bonhams

1989 Carrera Cab $34,100 ** Barrett-Jackson

Porsche 964 Sales at Scottsdale 2020

Porsche 964 Sale Pre-Sale Estimate Auction House

1993 964 Amer Road $134,400 $125-150,000 Gooding


Porsche 993 Sales at Scottsdale 2020

Porsche 993 Model Sale Pre-Sale Estimate Auction House

1996 993 Turbo $123,200 ** Barrett-Jackson

1996 993 Turbo $139,700 ** Barrett-Jackson

1996 993 Turbo $151,200 $180-220,000 Gooding

1997 993 Turbo $176,000 ** Barrett-Jackson

1997 993 Turbo $106,400 $75-100,000 Bonhams

1997 993 Cab $48,400 ** Barrett-Jackson

1998 993 Coupe $93,500 ** Barrett-Jackson

** Barrett-Jackson does not provide Pre-Sale Estimates

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