Racing Porsches to sell at Quail

| 17 Jun 2011

Bonhams & Butterfields is set to build on its Monterey reputation for offering desirable racing Porsches after consigning half a dozen competition Porsches for its annual Monterey week sale on 18 – 19 August. A 1966 Type 906 Carrerra (estimate $900 – 1.1m) and later, two-time, Sebring 12 Hour winning 1986 Type 962 (estimate $800 – 1m) are set to attract huge interest after the sale house’s spectacular, $3.96m marque record for a 1972 Interserie Spyder last year.

The 962 (below) is regarded as the most successful privately-owned example in the world, having been raced by Jochen Mass and Bobby Rahal. It boasts a string of race podiums in addition to its Sebring history while the 906 was raced in period in Hong Kong and Macau.

Also consigned for the sale, hosted at the prestigious Quail Lodge, a Gathering of Motorsports event, is a 1979 Porsche 935 (below) that won the 1989 British GT Championship and has been driven to victory in the Monterey Historic Races in 2008 and 2009.

It’s expected to make $500 – 600,000 – the same money as the other mighty Group C 962 that Bonhams & Butterfields’ has on offer: a 1987 example (lead photo) which competed extensively in the 1987 World Sports-Prototype Championship at the hands of Jonathan Palmer and others.

Older Stuttgart consignments include a remarkably preserved 1960 Porsche 356 “Automotion Roadster” (estimate $150 - 175,000) and a 1967 Porsche 911S in King-Hedinger livery and which finished the 1977 Daytona 24 Hours (estimate $150 - 175,000).