The King Collection

17 - 24 September 2021

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  • 11:00 AM


  • 10:00 AM


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17 - 24 SEPTEMBER 2021

Amassed in the quiet town of Kent, Ohio, The King Collection is the culmination of a lifetime of a well-respected 356 service shop owner and avid collector Richard Q. King. During his 40+ years of dedication to the Porsche 356 model, he accumulated an extensive inventory of parts and pieces that spreads over three generations of 356 models. This collection is certainly one-of-a-kind and shows the many years of love and appreciation for Porsche cars and other marques he enjoyed servicing. The King Collection is presented as a bespoke Online Only auction comprised of thousands of parts, pieces, tools, and engines which have been carefully placed into four tailored lots. We invite you to preview this collection prior to bidding or to contact an RM Customer Service Representative for a full list of items each lot contains.

The King Collection is viewable in-person by appointment only on the following dates by contacting Tess Scaman at tscaman@rmsothebys.com

Preview by Appointment: 7-8 September 2021

Preview by Appointment: 13-14 September 2021

Preview by Appointment: 16-22 September 2021


Please note transport of all lots will take place from the preview facility in Kent, Ohio.


For more information regarding the lots for auction and their contents please contact Ramsey Potts at +1 912 508 4096 or by email at rpotts@rmsothebys.com.


Bidder Registration Requirements

Interested bidders may register to bid by clicking here. The following items will be required for you to submit your registration:

  • One of the following: Driver's License, Passport Identification, or ID Card
  • Proof of Funds or Bank Statement
  • Credit Card (used for a pre-auction authorization)
  • If registering as a Company, Proof of Company (Incorporation documents, VAT/Tax Number)
  • If registering as a North American dealer, copy of Dealer and Resale Tax Certificate

Note, bidders are advised to review the Conditions of Business prior to participating in the auction.

Additional Fees to Be Considered

Buyer’s Premium

Buyer’s premium is clearly displayed on each lot page when viewing the site. This fee applies to the final hammer price achieved at auction.

Taxes/Import Duties

Buyers are responsible for any applicable duty and/or local taxes on any lots purchased. International bidders are advised to inform themselves of potential import duties that would be due upon the arrival of the lot to its final destination. You are advised to speak with your local representatives in advance of the sale to understand what these costs may be. The location of the lot is clearly indicated on each lot page when viewing the site.

Payment Options

Payment is due in full on or before 17:00 of the next business day following the conclusion of the auction, and payment must be made to RM Sotheby’s (‘RMS’). All payments must be in the form of bank transfer unless other arrangements have been approved in advance. International bidders are advised that bank transfers may take multiple days for funds to transfer, and as such, we ask for banking institutions to confirm the transfer directly with our Administration team once initiated.

Lot/Removal Shipping

All items must be removed from the collection no later than 15 October 2021. Please note, a refundable removal fee is due, along with your final purchase price. Upon successfully removing all items, this fee will be returned. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make their own arrangements for transport, but RMS is pleased to offer our clients the service of the following company:

Craters and Freighters

Navis Pack and Ship

Client Service and Administration Contacts

Client Service: Tess Scaman
+1 519 352 4575

Administration: Alexandra Piltz
+1 248 310 8523