Vintage Porsche Carreras lead Bonhams' Scottsdale line-up

Uri Slav

Uri Slav

2016-01-05 15:57:11

A pair of vintage Porsche Carreras will be amongst the highlights of Bonhams' upcoming sale in Scottsdale, Arizona.

First up is an award-winning 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS Coupe. According to records, the car is one of only 311 Porsche Carrera 2s ever built, and one of only 27 Carrera GS Reutter Coupes equipped with a factory sunroof.

Having started life in Germany before being shipped to the U.S, the car then spent 37 years with a single owner before changing hands in 2008 and receiving a four-year concours-quality restoration job. Impeccably documented, the car is now expected to sell at Bonhams for $650,000-$800,000.

The second notable Carrera up for grabs is a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, regarded by many as "one of the most iconic sports cars of all time".

With a detailed ownership history, this matching-numbers example is presented in highly original condition and has spent years in carefully-maintained collections in Germany, Britain, Japan and the U.S. Described as "among the very best examples of this iconic model", the car comes with an estimate of $600,000-$800,000.

Elsewhere the roster contains further examples of German engineering at its best, such as a 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' and a truly iconic 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster.

Italian highlights will include an award-winning, Ferrari Classiche-certified 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, a 1963 Iso A3 Competizione Berlinetta designed by famed Ferrari engineer Giotto Bizzarrini, and a 1953 FIAT 8V Zagato Elaborata, one of just five examples ever built.

Bonhams' fifth annual Scottsdale auction takes place at the Westin-Kierland Resort & Spa on Thursday, January 28.

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