• World’s Largest Porsche Auction to Be Held in the UK

An incredible collection of Porsches is set to cross the auction block at the Coys event on September 6th at Castle Hedingham, England, during the Porsche Classics weekend. There are some seriously desirable lots here, including a Porsche mono-cylinder Junior tractor, a 6,300-mile Carrera GT supercar and just about every other flat-six- and flat-four-powered thing in between.

About that tractor. Around about the time he was designing the Volkswagen Type 1, more widely known as the Beetle, Ferdinand Porsche was also working on tractors. He built three prototypes in 1934, but the plans were put on hold when the German government started making some questionable choices, eventually leading to World War II. By the time the war has ended, Porsche had perfected his tractor design and licensed it out to Allgaier GmbH in Germany, Hofherr Schrantz of Austria and later to another German company called Mannesmann AG.

This particular Porsche tractor is one of the later models built by Mannesmann, and is one of the single-cylinder, light-duty Junior series models. Other tiers included the two-cylinder Standard, three-cylinder Super and four-cylinder Master. With an 822 cc diesel that produced 14 horsepower, this red 1958 Junior probably one of the slowest Porsches ever built, but try tilling a field with a 918 Spyder.

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Why it matters

As of now there are 61 Porsches included in Coys’ Porsche auction, and there’s plenty to like here for Porsche geeks. Obviously, you’ll find plenty of 911s, but you’ll also find 356s, 912s, 914s and one very nice 928, a model that just seems to get cooler by the day. Some of the more interesting lots include a Ruf-tuned 1993 911 and a 1982 911 3.0 SC that was converted to a high-speed pursuit vehicle for the Dutch Police.

Another lot that caught my eye was an excellent 1973 911 2.7 RS replica built on a 1972 2.4 E. Because 2.7 RSs have become so incredibly valuable, owners are hesitant to drive them these days, and you can’t really blame them. This car, on the other hand, is much more attainable and doesn’t include the burden that comes with maintaining a priceless piece of Porsche history. It has the same original 2.7-liter flat-six engine and both the looks and performance of an actual 2.7 RS, for a fraction of the price.

1963-1964 Porsche 911

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Press Release

The world’s most exclusive Porsche auction will be held by international auctioneers Coys on Sunday 6th September during the famous Porsche Classics at the Castle event in the grounds of the Hedingham Castle in Essex, United Kingdom.

In the year of the 60th anniversary of the very first production 356 Carrera the auctioneers have lined up a selection of 60 of the finest and most rare examples of the Stuttgart manufacturer, from the well-loved tractors through to the state of the art Carrera GT supercar, with particular attention on the classic and pure pre-1974 cars.

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner at Coys, said: “Coys have long been the market leaders in the auction sale of historic Porsches and hold the longest established single Porsche sale in the market, The Excellence of Porsche.

“This year our prestigious auction is being held at one of the world’s most exclusive Porsche events and we have lined up a selection of cars with remarkable history and associations with some of the marque’s greatest moments and personalities.”

The auction will feature a 1966 FIA Porsche 911 SWB Ex-Roy Lane with racing history being a British Hillclimb champion, which is estimated at £95,000 to £120,000, an original right hand drive 1960 Porsche 356 B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet, estimated at £140,000 to £160,000 and a 1959 Porsche 356 A Convertible D, estimated at £130,000 to £160,000.

Amongst the pre-1974 cars, Porsche connoisseurs will find a 1970 Porsche 911S factory car known as the The Vic Elford “Quick Vics” 911S. Born in London, Vic Elford was one of the fastest drivers of the sixties and seventies and became a Porsche legend nicknamed “Quick Vic”. This car was assigned to him by Porsche KG Stuttgard as his daily company car. With remarkable documented history, it is one of the most exciting and interesting examples available on the market today.

Other important cars going under the hammer include a 1982 Porsche 911 3.0 SC ‘Rijkspolitie’ Dutch Police, a high speed pursuit vehicle estimated at £80,000 to £100,000, a 1994 Porsche 964 Speedster, one of just fourteen right hand drive cars produced, estimated at £160,000 to £180,000 and a 1956 Porsche 356 Carrera Coupe Grand Sport that spent 20 years in the well known Rene Mauries collection.

Also on offer is a 2006 Porsche Carrera GT European Specification, a truly exceptional example of one of greatest supercars of all time. With only 6,300 miles from new it is estimated at £500,000 to £550,000.

Auction: Sun 6th September 2015 at 2:30pm
Viewing: Saturday 5th September 2015 - 12.00pm - 5.00pm
On the day of auction from 9.00am
Location: Hedingham Castle, Halstead, Essex, CO9 3DJ, United Kingdom

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