Bonhams assigns important Porsches to Scottsdale sale
Ultra-low-mileage 911R and 918 Spyder are joined by possibly the most important 550A in existence for Arizona auction week
A pair of particularly special modern Porsches are to be auctioned by Bonhams during the annual Scottsdale auction week, held between 13-21 January 2018.
A low mileage 918 Spyder with less than 2000 miles is the primary star, fitted with optional Weissach alloy wheels. The car, chassis no 290, is one of just 294 US-spec 918 Spyders produced. Powered by a 4.6-litre V8 with an additional electric drivetrain, the 918 is one of few hybrid hypercars and with such an interesting specification and low mileage, this example is likely to sell for a particularly high price for a 918 at auction.
Even rarer is the Porsche 911R, which is to sell at the same auction. The 911R was an evolution of the GT3, with an RS engine and a manual gearbox – intended to be the purest iteration of the 911 for road use. Like the 918, this car also wears chassis no 290, perhaps making the pair irresistible for collectors of the marque as matching examples of two of the best-performing Porsches of all time.
The 911R car was purchased new by a customer who already owned a 918, and was specified in non-metallic Acid Green with an extensive list of further options. Having covered just 37 miles from new, the car would be a valuable addition to any classic Porsche collection.
The two cars will be joined by over two dozen more Porsches from Bonhams, including a 1958 550A Spyder, chassis number 0145. A former works team car, Porsche campaigned the car at Le Mans and at the Nürburgring with podium finishes at both, and it was a Class Winner at the Dutch Grand Prix – making it what is to believed to be the only 550A to compete in a Grand Prix. It is believed to be one of the most original 550s in existence.
The Bonhams sale takes place on 18 January 2018. A full list of available vehicles will be published on the Bonhams website. Vehicles are still being consigned.
Classic Cars for Sale
Jensen Interceptor MKI (OOK – ’68) - Tens of thousands spent in 2016/2017 - Re-trimmed interior - New 17″ Wheels and tyres all round - New adjustable Spax shock absorbers - Up-rated cooling system - Up-rated alternator - High torque starter motor - Reconditioned carburettor - New exhaust system - Headlamp Upgrade - Various re-wiring - 3,000 Mile/3 Month warranty*
Jensen Interceptor MKIII (JFT – ’74) - Tens of thousands spent in 2015/2016 - New 17″ Wheels and tyres - Up-rated aluminium brakes - Up-rated cooling system - Up-rated alternator - New adjustable shock absorbers - New rear leaf springs - Engine rebuild, unleaded conversion - Refurbished carburettor - New rear wheel bearings - High torque starter motor - Electric sun
Jensen Interceptor MKIII (URD – ’74) - Full repaint in June 2017 by Cropredy - Mechanical overhaul in June 2017 by Cropredy - Replaced bushes, ball joints and bearings - Fully reconditioned steering rack - Upgraded new starter motor - Up-rated cooling system – high capacity new fans - Up-rated new alternator - Electronic Edelbrock carburettor - Aluminium inlet manifold
This stunning Plymouth Sport Fury has a 440 block that has been transformed into a 505 CID Wedge. The 505 Wedge has been bored to 4.350 and stroked to 4.250 with an 11:1 compression ratio. Coupled to this engine is a smooth Chrysler four speed manual transmission that connects to the 8 ¾ rear end with factory 3:73 gears. The interior in this beast is as gorgeous as the outside. The dashboard is b