RM Sotheby’s has announced a sale of nearly 60 rare Porsche sports and racing cars — all of which finished in various shades of white. The cars will be coming to auction in early December at a similarly bright location in Houston, Texas.
The White Collection Auction includes 63 cars, 56 of which are Porsches. A 12-mile paint-to-sample 2015 Porsche 918 “Weissach” Spyder is one highlight, along with a 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight and a 2016 Porsche 911 R.
“To truly comprehend this collection’s depth, one has to understand the secondary Porsche market,” says Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s. “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.”
2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder – The crown jewel of The White Collection. 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 represents 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 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).
In addition, over 500 lots of Porsche memorabilia will be available as well. The auction takes place December 1-2 on-site in Houston, Texas.