1986 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP

Racing Porsches at Bonhams Quail Sale 2011

A selection of Porsche race cars will be featured at the 14th annual Bonhams Quail Lodge auction, held August 18-19, 2011 in Carmel, California.

Last year at Quail Lodge Bonhams set a world record for any Porsche sold at auction when the 1972 917 Interserie Spyder (1970 Gulf-JWA Le Mans 917K Coupe) sold for nearly $4 million. Similar to the 2010 sale, Bonhams has assembled a strong collection of competition Porsches for their upcoming sale.

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2011 – Racing Porsche Highlights:

1966 Porsche 906 Carrera Competition Coupe – This is the model that completely dominated the 1966 Hockeheim 500, not to mention winning its class that year in the Monza 1000, Targa Florio, Spa 1000, Austrian 500 and 24 Hours of Le Mans. This particular car was campaigned with success in Australia before being raced by subsequent owners in Hong Kong and Macau. Estimate $900,000-$1,100,000.

1986 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP – This Porsche 962 was the consecutive winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1987 and 1988. Driven to success multiple times by Jochen Mass and Bobby Rahal, the car’s wins include – besides Sebring – Laguna Seca 300, Mid-Ohio 500, Sears Point 300, Columbus 300, and Del Mar, not to mention several podium placements in other races. Estimate $800,000-$1,000,000.

1979 Porsche 935 – Driven by Rusty French to multiple podium placements including winning the 1989 British GT Championship, this car also won the Monterey Historic Races in both 2008 and 2009. Estimate $550,000-$650,000.

1987 Porsche 962 European Group C – Campaigned extensively in the 1987 World Sports Prototype Championship driven primarily by Mauro Baldi and often co-driven by Jonathan Palmer with several podium finishes and one outright victory. Estimate $500,000-$600,000.

1960 Porsche 356 – Dick Barbour’s first Porsche racing car, the 1960 Porsche 356 “Automotion Roadster,” has been updated for vintage racing yet with paint and patina preserved in original condition. Estimate $150,000-$175,000.

1967 Porsche 911S – The well-documented 911S in King-Hedinger livery was raced almost immediately from new and was a finisher in the 1977 24 Hours of Daytona. With its FIA history, it is one of a very exclusive group of 911s eligible for the 2011 Porsche Rennsport Reunion. Estimate $150,000-$175,000.

Bonhams will hold its 14th annual Monterey Week auction at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, California. The two-day sale will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 18-19, 2011. For more information, visit www.bonhams.com/quail or phone +1-415-391-4000.

[Source: Bonhams]