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World Record Set for Porsche Sold at Auction

August 19, 2010 by  
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1972-73 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder née 1970 Gulf-JWA Le Mans 917K Coupe

 

San Francisco, CA – August 19, 2010 – Bonhams & Butterfields celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of its renowned motorcar auction at the sunny Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley with resounding success. Comprising a very diverse and newsworthy selection of 102 cars – of which 77 sold (a 74% sell rate). The auction represented three major collections headlined by the Michael Amalfitano collection of competition cars, which blew through all pre-sale expectations and set the tone for a buoyant two-day sale.

A world record for any Porsche sold at auction was achieved with the ex-Jurgen Neuhaus/Jurgen Barth 1972-73 European Interserie and David Hobbs/Mike Hailwood Gulf-JW Automotive team 1972-73 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder neé 1970 Gulf-JWA Le Mans 917K Coupe realizing $3,965,000. (Chassis no. 917 026 (until Le Mans 1970)/917 031)

Many other strong prices were attained for the rarest and freshest offerings, which included the ex-works, Gerhard Mitter/Lucien Bianchi Nurburgring 1000 kms-leading 1967 Porsche 910 Endurance Racing Works Coupe that sold for $797,000.
( Chassis no. 910-026 )

Ex-Works, Gerhard Mitter/Lucien Bianchi 1967 2-liter Porsche Typ 910 Endurance Racing Works Coupe

“We are very honored to have been selected to offer these incredible motorcars at auction,” says Mark Osborne, head of Bonhams’ Motoring Department. “We are very pleased with the results and the satisfaction of having met or exceeded the expectations of our discerning and growing clientele.”

Source: Bonhams Press Release

Photo Courtesy Bonhams