Renowned Drendel Porsche Collection set for Gooding & Co sale

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2015-06-26 10:45:46

Renowned Drendel Porsche Collection set for Gooding & Co sale

The classic car auction house Gooding & Co has announced the consignment of the renowned Drendel Family Porsche Collection to its upcoming Amelia Island sale.

Regarded as the finest private Porsche collection in the world, the 18 cars on offer cover 25 years of the company’s history from 1973 until 1997 and feature both race and road vehicles.

Many of the cars will be making their first ever appearance at auction, and 10 of the 18 lots will be offered with no reserve.

David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company commented:

“The result of well-developed connoisseurship and deep passion, Matthew Drendel built what has become the world’s most significant private collection of turbocharged Porsches. It’s a very rare occurrence when a refined, single-marque collection of high-quality road and race cars is offered to the public. We feel privileged to have been selected to present the Drendel Family Collection in Amelia Island.”

Former racing driver Drendel was the founder of the Porsche specialists Heritage Motorwerks, and hugely respected amongst the collecting community. Gooding & Company Specialist David Brynan said “The overall scope of the collection and focus on factory team cars reflect his tremendous dedication and knowledge of the marque.”

Amongst the most notable models offered at the sale will be:

  • A 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, estimated at $3.25 - $4 million
  • A 1984 Porsche 962 estimated at $1.75 - $2.225 million
  • 1974 Porsche RSR Turbo Carrera 2.14 estimated at $1.75 - $2.25 million
  • A 1976 Porsche 935/76 estimated at $1.7 - $2 million
  • A 1985 Porsche 962 estimated at $900,000 - $1.2 million

The sale will take place at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on March 9, with an 11am start to accommodate the newly-consigned Drendel Collection.

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