Eight Porsches to Feature in Bonhams Spa Classic Sale

By Paul Joseph

Bonhams Spa Classic Sale will showcase more than 40 classic motor cars at next week’s annual auction at the famous Circuit at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, including a total of eight Porches.

Among the highlights will be a 1988 Porsche 959 Coupé, estimated at €700,000-900,000. Upon introduction in 1985, the Porsche 959 was considered the ultimate in automobile design, boasting a top speed of 195 mph, making it the world’s fastest street-legal production car.

Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring, said: “This is an extremely original example, having remained with its first registered owner from new.

“This 1980s supercar is the rarest and most revolutionary Porsche, and this year it celebrates its 30th anniversary so it’s the perfect time to acquire such a fantastic car. With eight exciting Porsche offered at the upcoming Spa Classic Sale, it’s a wonderful event for any collector.”

Other notable Porsches to go under the hammer include a 1990-93 Porsche Type 962 C Endurance Racing Competition Coupe, with an estimate of €1,45 - 1,85 million, a 1971 Porsche 911S 2.4-Litre Targa Coupé (€110,000-140,000) and a 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Litres Targa (€90,000-130,000).

Founded in 1793, Bonhams is primarily known as one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques.

By Paul Joseph