More than 60 examples of the famed German sports cars will be offered Aug. 16-19
WALWORTH, WI – August 15, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – In many ways, the Porsche name is synonymous with Northern California. It’s not hard to conjure up visions of motoring along the Pacific Coast Highway while carving the curves in one of the German sports cars. The 2017 Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey, California, this Aug. 16-19 carries on the tradition of these images by offering some of the most superb machines ever built by the Stuttgart automaker, including classic 356s and 911s as well as supercars such as the 959 and Carrera GT.
The 356 is a model that allowed Porsche some of its earliest racing and street success. A featured auction offering is a 1958 356A Speedster (Lot S115) sporting Code 5706 Silver Metallic paint that looks absolutely brilliant and should warm the heart of any Porsche purist. However, the 911 variants make up the majority of Porsche offerings, as should be the case with a model that has been on sale for more than 50 years. One of the best examples to cross the block is likely the 1996 911 GT2 (Lot S68)—one of only 194 Strassenversion (street version) Type 993 GT2s produced in 1996—gleaming in rare Speed Yellow paint and looking the part of one of the fastest production cars of the ‘90s.
When Porsche builds a supercar, it doesn’t mess around. Showing technology that was far ahead of its time is the 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort (Lot S113). This sinister Graphite-colored machine possesses forward-thinking technology such as Kevlar and aluminum bodywork, twin-turbochargers and all-wheel-drive that seemed awfully advanced back in the day. One of the best finds of the auction could be the amazing 25-mile 2004 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot S83) that is finished in GT Silver Metallic over a distinctive Terracotta interior. This V-10-powered machine sports the only ceramic composite clutch ever fitted to a production vehicle and works in concert with the racing-bred six-speed manual gearbox and Le Mans-inspired pushrod inboard suspension to create an experience unlike any other road car ever built.
The list of great Porsches at Mecum Monterey 2017 is long, with some signature models scheduled to cross the block on Saturday, Aug. 19, including:
- 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 (Lot S68) – Estimate: $1,600,000-$1,900,000
- 1977 Porsche 935 Factory Race Car (Lot S90) – Estimate: $1,600,000-$1,750,000
- 1973 Porsche 911 RS Lightweight (Lot S26) – Estimate: $1,300,000-$1,400,000
- 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort (Lot S113) – Estimate: $1,200,000-$1,400,000
- 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S (Lot S98) – Estimate: $1,150,000-$1,300,000
- 2004 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot S83) – Estimate: $1,100,000-$1,250,000
- 1976 Porsche 934/935 IMSA (Lot S64) – Estimate: $800,000-$1,000,000
- 2016 Porsche 911R (Lot S59) – Estimate: $450,000-$500,000
- 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (Lot S81) – Estimate: $450,000-$500,000
- 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster (Lot S115) – Estimate: $350,000-$400,000
Mecum’s Daytime Auction in Monterey will include 600 vehicles further headlined by Ferrari LaFerraris, Bugatti Veyrons and a 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, to name a few. The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after auction start, and includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online once the auction begins; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-19 Portions of the auction will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network with a live stream of the entire auction presented at Mecum.com.
Mecum Monterey 2017, The Daytime Auction
Date: Aug. 16-19, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online once auction starts—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and at 10 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-19
(All times Pacific)
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Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.