James G Hascall Porsche collection to be auctioned
Twelve Porsches from a private collection will be offered without reserve during the Amelia Island Auction on March 9
Gooding & Company, the auction house renowned for selling some of the world’s most significant and valued Porsches, has announced the sale of a dozen exceptional collector cars from the James G Hascall Collection. The 12 Porsches from this private selection will be offered without reserve at the company’s Amelia Island Auction held on March 9, 2018.
The Porsches, which span a 50-year period, feature some of the marque’s most desirable offerings. Mr Hascall was a dedicated collector who began acquiring Porsches during the 1980; both he and his wife shared the passion, partaking in numerous road rallies in their cars.
‘It is a great honour to present this beautifully curated collection of cars featuring an important Porsche model from each decade over the past 50 years,’ stated Angus Dykman, specialist at Gooding & Company. ‘Each example was carefully selected by Mr Hascall, and his pride of ownership and care is evident throughout the collection.’
One of the highlights from the 12-vehicle selection is a 1987 959 Komfort, which is estimated to breach the $900k marker. Taking the world by storm upon launch, the ground-breaking 959 utilised twin turbochargers and four-wheel drive, and introduced a host of electronic systems that can still be found in modern vehicles.
Capable of grasping 200mph and hitting 60mph from a standstill in 3.7 seconds, only 242 Komfort models were ever made. This specimen was formerly a part of Japan’s famed Matsuda Porsche Museum, and wears a striking livery of Guards Red over a tri-colour interior. Its odometer reads a mere 7400km.
A further feature from the James G Hascall Collection is something more modern – a solid example of a 2005 Carrera GT, which is estimated to sell anywhere between $800k and $1m. Unveiled as a concept in 2000 the model received a great deal of interest, which resulted in a production run of 1270. Purchased new by Mr Hascall, this example was finished in GT Silver Metallic over a Terracotta interior. Hascall enjoyed the supercar in a sparing fashion, with the odometer reading an unbelievably low 120 miles. The V10 engine is barely run in.
Additional Porsches from the private collection
• 1960 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet (Estimate: $150,000-$200,000, without reserve)
• 1965 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet (Estimate: $170,000-$200,000, without reserve)
• 1969 Porsche 911 2.0 S (Estimate: $160,000-$180,000, without reserve)
• 1972 Porsche 911 2.4 S (Estimate: $200,000-$250,000, without reserve)
• 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster (Estimate: $250,000-$325,000, without reserve)
• 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Targa (Estimate: $75,000-$100,000, without reserve)
• 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 (Estimate: $225,000-$275,000, without reserve)
• 1996 Porsche 993 Turbo (Estimate: $150,000-$180,000, without reserve)
• 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S (Estimate: $325,000-$375,000, without reserve)
• 2016 Porsche 991 GT3 RS (Estimate: $175,000-$250,000, without reserve)
You can find more information on the Gooding and Company official website.