RM | ONLINE ONLY

A Lifetime of Porsche Memorabilia, Part II

HIGHLY REGARDED, SINGLE-OWNER COLLECTION SEES OVER $199K IN SALES
21 - 29 July 2020

ONLINE ONLY: A LIFETIME OF PORSCHE MEMORABILIA, PART II

This past week, RM Sotheby’s concluded another successful sale held via its proprietary Online Only auction platform—Online Only: A Lifetime of Porsche Memorabilia, Part II, which featured 210 rare and desirable Porsche collectibles offered entirely without reserve from a highly regarded, single-owner collection, with sales totaling $199,392.

Following the successful completion of Part I of the auction in June, A Lifetime of Porsche Memorabilia, Part II closed for bidding in a staggered format across 28-29 July, attracting bidders from no less than 24 countries, with an overall 35 percent representing first-time RM Sotheby’s clientele. Sales were led by the exceedingly rare Introduction of the 1967 Porsche 911 S Press Kit, which received an outstanding 54 bids before selling for a final $11,700—more than ten times its high pre-sale estimate. The kit included the 911 S brochure, a basic sales brochure, color chart, technical data, press photographs, and a press release.

Additional lots in the Online Only auction that smashed their pre-sale estimates include a Porsche Crest Porcelain Metal Sign, Factory Advertising, ca. 1950-60s, which took the top second sale slot at $10,800 (est. $1.8/2.4k); a well-preserved Arova-Porsche 212 Skibob, 1970, acquired new by the consignor in 1972, which brought $8,400 following a flurry of bidding (est. $2/2.5k); a Porsche Crest Wood Sign, Factory Advertising, ca. 1970s, which sold for seven times its high pre-sale estimate at $4,200; a collection of Porsche+Audi Parade Magazines and Dealership Display License Plates, comprising 11 issues of the magazine and several license plates for various 911 models, at a final $3,720 (est. $100/150); and all four Porsche steering wheels offered in the auction, with a Porsche 356 A Derrington Wood Steering Wheel, 1956-59 leading the pack at $6,300 (est. $1.2/1.8k).