Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2016 – Auction Report

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1957 Porsche 356A Speedster, Body by Reutter
Lot # 35 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster, Body by Reutter; S/N 83124; Engine # 64919; Aquamarine Metallic/Beige leatherette; Beige cloth top; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $620,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $682,000 – Two-spoke Porsche steering wheel, silver painted wheels, hubcaps, Michelin XZX tires, bumper overriders, tool kit, jack, handbooks, Porsche CofA, Kardex copy. – Represented as the original engine. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Underbody is like new with fresh, shiny undercoat. Crisp, highly magnetic body, even where 356s generally aren’t. Restored in 2010 and still in concours condition. Jerry Seinfeld collection. – After a halting start the Seinfeld cars began to take off with this 60hp Speedster. It is perfect, but it also is expensive, even with having your picture taken with the car and Jerry Seinfeld as part of the package. That is one very expensive photograph.
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR Coupe
Lot # 36 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR Coupe; S/N 9114600016; Engine # 6840034; Yellow, Black graphics/Black cloth; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,500,000; Competition restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,310,000 – 2994/315hp FI engine, 5-speed, Fuchs wheels, two seats. – The first IROC Porsche built, engine from another IROC RSR. Driven by Peter Revson to 3rd in the first IROC at Riverside. Gordon Johncock got T-boned in the second IROC, then driven by George Follmer in the next year’s opener at Daytona but dnf’d. Sold to and raced for and by Grey Egerton, then sold to Vasek Polak and bought from his estate by Tom Linton in 1998 and restored to IROC configuration with the present engine. Pristine and immaculate. Jerry Seinfeld collection. – The Seinfeld cars built up to this IROC RSR which brought eye-opening money.
1990 Porsche 962C Coupe
Lot # 38 1990 Porsche 962C Coupe; S/N 962012; Engine # 402; White/Black; Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,000,000; Competition restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,500,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,650,000 – Raced by Joest with mid-field results, restored by them in the present late evolution double wing configuration with only limited demonstration use. Under the skin it shows a little age but barely any use. Jerry Seinfeld collection. – Pretty in pristine white, the value of this car comes if it were configured in its race liveries sponsored by Blaupunkt or Sachs. However the present high downforce biplane wing configuration means the driver can go fast without being Frank Jelinski or Bob Wollek. A superb track day tool with an impeccable two-owner history, it is a sound value at this price.
1963 Porsche 356C Carrera 2000 GS/GT Coupe, Body by Reutter
Lot # 39 1963 Porsche 356C Carrera 2000 GS/GT Coupe, Body by Reutter; S/N 122561; Engine # 98016; Silver/Blue leatherette; Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,400,000; Competition restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $750,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $825,000 – 4-cam 1996/180hp, 4-speed, braced rollbar, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, left front fender fuel cap, bucket seats, center exit ‘Sebring’ exhaust, long range fuel tank. – Engine replaced by Porsche in 1964, ex-904-003. Excellent recent repaint, good older interior. Chassis and underbody are older but orderly. Engine is spotless but where it sits is like the chassis. Jerry Seinfeld collection. – Sold by RM at from Richard Freshman’s collection in Santa Monica in 2002 for $173,250, then by Bonhams at Monaco in May 2003 for $179,228. Updated along the way, it’s a driver’s Carrera and is bought somewhat expensively for its condition.
2000 Porsche Carrera GT Coupe
Lot # 40 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Coupe; S/N 9R3M001; Silver/Black Alcantara, Tan leather; Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,250,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,000,000 – Like new. The Carrera GT Prototype driven by Walter Roehrl in Porsche introduction videos. Its original ECU did not meet regulations so it has been removed and the car is a static display. Restricted use required for subsequent purchasers. Jerry Seinfeld collection. – Garage art of a high (and expensive) order. Prototype status doesn’t mean much when a new owner will be bound by contract not to retrofit or drive it. After the VW diesel debacle Porsche isn’t likely to relent in its limitations, either. A meaningless result for a static display artifact. Still, most Carrera GTs don’t get driven, so what’s the difference?
1997 Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 RSR Coupe
Lot # 41 1997 Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 RSR Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ99ZVS98070; Engine # 62P85712; White/Black cloth; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,500,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $850,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $935,000 – Centerlock gold center BBS wheels, six-point belts, two seats, 75 liter fuel cell, roll cage, Recaro seats, Momo steering wheel, fire system, air jacks. – Showroom condition with 5,890 km from new. One of 45 built. Jerry Seinfeld collection. – Consider for a moment what $935,000 will buy, then wonder what makes this limited production but just 340 hp Porsche worth so much? Preserve or use on track days, but if it’s caught on the freeway the DOT will crush it into a cube.
2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Brumos Coupe
Lot # 43 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Brumos Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ99ZCS798179; White, Red, Blue stripes/Black cloth; Estimate $300,000 – $500,000; Competition restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $420,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $462,000 – No racing history, a commemorative edition track car emblazoned with Brumos and sponsor’s logos, fire system, OMP steering wheel, sequential 6-speed, all the racing goodies. – Flawless, even by Brumos standards with an hour and a half track time from new. Jerry Seinfeld collection. – This car stands tall upon first look, then falls back into tribute territory upon considering its non-existent history. Good luck to the buyer who should cherish his (or her) after-sale photo with Jerry Seinfeld and the car. It’s all the history this car has.
1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder
Lot # 44 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder; S/N 917030004; Blue, Yellow, Sunoco/Blue fiberglass; Estimate $5,000,000 – $7,000,000; Competition restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,800,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,080,000 – Sharp, clean, fresh in show car condition with no competition history. Bought from Porsche and retained for many years on display by the Australian Porsche importer, Alan Hamilton. Restored in its present livery by Porsche in the early 90’s. Engine case from Vasek Polak’s spares. Later owned by Matt Drendel. Jerry Seinfeld collection. – How great the gulf between appearance and reality? This is a real 917/30. Real in the sense that was the way Porsche built it, but not real in the sense that it was never driven in competition when new, nor handled by legends of motorsport (other than some demonstration laps with Roger Penske at the wheel.) Sold for barely half Gooding’s pre-sale estimate, that is the consequence of no history but it has immense potential, if you’re Mark Donohue and able to manage its immense power.

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  1. All those Porsches and ’70s–’80s Ferraris make for a really dull article and probably auction too–unless you were just Porsche crazy. Didn’t Gooding sell anything else?

  2. Rick, I’m always grateful fo your fascinating reports and the understanding you provide of the auction market. And have never disagreed with your taste…until your negativity towards the Fiat 130 Coupe! That is a very fine bit of Pininfarina design, subtle and classy like a nice Italian suit. I hope you can take a look at one sometime in isolation, and gain an appreciation for its beauty. Thanks for all that you share with us, John in CT.

    1. Dead right, John. I’ve always admired the Fiat 130 so much I took Rick’s slight about its design very badly. Couldn’t see what he was talking about. In my book the 130 has always been and will always be a great looker…!!!