December 9 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
A prestigious collection of rare and classic Porsches fetched £500,000 when they were sold at a King’s Lynn auction.
The 30 vehicles, built by the famous manufacturing brand over the past 60 years, attracted worldwide interest when they were put up for sale by Anglia Car Auctions at its base on the industrial estate in Beveridge Way, King’s Lynn.
The cars on sale, which were the first batch of around 200 Porsches worth a total of around £2m which are being sold by a private collector, included a much sought-after 1956 left-hand drive 356A coupé “barn-find”, complete with matching engine and chassis numbers, and a 1972 911E project car.
Also on sale was a raft of 911 variants, 912s and 356s in a range of conditions, with more cars from the collection still in transit from storage in the USA.
More than 90pc of the lots from the Porsche collection were sold at the auction, raising a total in excess of £500,000,
A 1959 356B roadster and a 1963 356 Super 90 cabriolet each raised £61,950, including buyer’s premium, which is a charge added on at auctions to cover administrative costs, with even the cheapest selling Porsche – a 1965 911 – exceeding its £5,000 estimate price when it sold for £7,140, again including buyer’s premium.
Rob George, from Anglia Car Auctions, said he was sure the first 30 vehicles in the collection would create “considerable interest” on sale day.
“The owner is thinning out his collection and we’ll spread the Porsches out over our forthcoming sales,” he said.
“The vehicles have been well kept, with many still in working order.”
Also included in Saturday’s sale was a Mercedes Pagoda, with a 1968 model selling at £44,100 with premium, and a Warwick grey 1971 Jaguar E-type 4.2 series II roadster, which went for £46,200.
A 1961 Lancia Flaminia touring coupé sold for £38,850, while a restored 1960 Daimler SP250 Dart went for £12,390.
A 1968 Vignale Fiat Gamine roadster also sold for £18,375.
The next sale is due to take place at in King’s Lynn on November 9.
A spokesman for Anglia Car Auctions said the price of each Porsche varied but that the total value was, at a conservative estimate, about £2m.
It includes 50 of the earliest 911 sportscars, about 40 in the 912 range and another 40 in the 356 range.
For more information call Anglia Car Auctions on 01553 771881 or visit www.angliacarauctions.co.uk