Making it a night to remember, RM Sotheby's shattered numerous world-record auction values at its 10th anniversary London sale, generating in excess of £21.65 million in sales. Whilst a stunning 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT proved to be the night's biggest seller, it is the game-changing prices achieved for some of the Porsches which will prove to be the sale's most potent legacy.
The beautiful DB4GT is one of just 75 factory-built examples. Offered in wonderful, matching-numbers condition, and one of just 45 right-hand-drive cars, the featured Aston Martin led a string of 86 vehicles in the glittering evening sale, achieving a world-record sum for a factory-bodied model at auction at a strong £2,408,000.
The Porsche Collection generated enormous interest as soon as it was announced, thanks to its incredible single-owner provenance and the low mileage of the cars on offer. Collectively, the group generated a remarkable £4,726,400 in the packed Battersea Park auction room, far exceeding pre-sale estimates to set numerous new auction benchmarks. Highlights included:
- 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 – £1,848,000, a record for a Porsche 911 GT2 at public auction, breaking the previous record by over one million pounds;
- 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight – £974,400, a world record for a 964 series Porsche 911 at auction;
- 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS - £716,800, a new auction benchmark for the model—a price close to half a million pounds more than the previous record; and
- 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport – £403,200, an auction record for the model.