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Automobile - - Contents - By Rory Jur­necka

RM Sotheby’s cel­e­brated 70 years of Porsche by sell­ing, er, Porsches.

CAPITALIZING ON A strong clas­sic Porsche mar­ket, RM Sotheby’s hosted its first Porsche-ex­clu­sive sale to cel­e­brate the brand’s 70 years of sports car his­tory. Held at the Porsche Ex­pe­ri­ence Cen­ter in At­lanta, it saw 53 of 63 cars find new homes for a sell-through rate of just more than 84 per­cent. Among the cars not to sell were a 1983 Porsche 962 race car (es­ti­mate $5.25-$6.75 mil­lion) and a highly orig­i­nal 1968 911 with a rare Spor­tomatic semi­au­to­matic trans­mis­sion (es­ti­mate $225,000$275,000). Nev­er­the­less, in­clud­ing au­to­mo­bilia sales, the auc­tion took in $25.8 mil­lion and could be con­sid­ered a solid suc­cess. Here are sev­eral of our fa­vorite lots.

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