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.