As the Porsche market continues to be strong, lovers of the marque are in for a rare treat in early December. RM Sotheby’s is to host what is being called The White Collection auction—a unique gathering of rare Porsche models, all wearing brilliant shades of white.
The collection, set to go under the hammer on 1-2 December 2023, represents over a decade of dedicated collecting by one perfection-focused owner. In total, the collection boasts 63 motor vehicle lots, with 56 Porsche sports cars at the forefront. Supplementing these are 2 Porsche tractors and other notable automotive gems. In addition to the vehicles, bidders can also anticipate an encyclopedic array of Porsche memorabilia, kept in mint condition, numbering over 500 lots in total.
The auction is set in a venue that can only be described as a Porsche sanctuary. Bright, expansive, and meticulously curated, the space is a direct reflection of the pristine collection it holds. From the high ceilings to the reflective floors, each detail has been thoughtfully crafted to heighten the allure of the cars.
“To truly comprehend this collection’s depth, one has to understand the secondary Porsche market. Paint-to-sample supercars and classic sports cars in original condition have seen their values skyrocket, a consistent pattern in our sales. These vehicles, which show high originality and remarkably low mileage, are among the most sought-after Porsche sports cars in the current market. With the global demand for Porsche and the unique chance to buy these cars, The White Collection promises to be another unparalleled event for RM Sotheby’s.” – Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s
2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder – The crown jewel of The White Collection; a breathtaking and entirely unique rendition of Porsche’s modern hypercar. Delivered new to The White Collection via Porsche of North Houston, it currently indicates just 12 miles at time of cataloguing. Finished in paint-to-sample Grand Prix White (9A5) with color-matched magnesium wheels, over full LTS Yachting Blue leather and Bianco Leda piping, it was custom-specified by the consignor with over $96,000 of bespoke tailoring from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, as well as the desirable Weissach performance package. An extensive assortment of original 918 accessories accompanies the car, and it is the only 918 Spyder ever produced with this incredible specification (Estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,000,000).
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring – Maintained under single ownership for nearly 20 years, this authentic Carrera RS 2.7 Touring retains its numbers-matching 911/83 engine and gearbox and is presented in its factory colors of Grand Prix White with blue Carrera lettering over Black leatherette (Estimate: $900,000 – $1,200,000).
1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 – Arguably the wildest 964 ever ordered by a Porsche VIP, this RSR is a truly incredible car representing the physical actualization of “special wishes,” the last of 51 examples produced, and the second of just two “Strassenversion” RSR models built by Porsche Motorsport with a fully appointed leather interior. Finished in the eye-catching color combination of Grand Prix White (L908) over Can Can Red and Grand Prix White leather upholstery, this example was delivered new to the UK in March 1996; rediscovered in 2015 and currently shows just 70 km (~43 mi) since new. It also retains its original tires and numbers-matching engine and gearbox (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000).
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight – This Rare USA-delivery car originally specified with the coveted lightweight Sport (M471) package, left and right headrests, heated rear windscreen, and three-point safety belts retains its numbers-matching chassis, engine, and gearbox. Among the most desirable air-cooled 911s ever produced, this example will go under the hammer in its factory-correct colors of Grand Prix White (908) with red lettering over a Black leatherette interior (Estimate: $1,750,000 – $2,000,000).
1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S X85 ‘Flat-Nose’ – One of 39 examples built for the United States market in 1994, this hand-built, high-performance, air-cooled special to bookend the 964-generation 911 Turbo boasts a lavishly appointed interior with Rootwood treatments and Cashmere Beige leather throughout and is believed to be one of two Grand Prix White X85 Turbo S Porsches (Estimate: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000).
Those interested can take a look at the full lots listed here. We will watch with interest!
Written by: Steve
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