Two Days, Two Countries: Carrera Collection Results
Across two days and in two countries the Carrera Collection, consisting of 80 cars in Switzerland and Italy sold for €15,000,000. The first day of the sale, located in Switzerland, grossed about $12.2 million with the most expensive car being a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring. The Carrera RS sold for CHF483,125, or about $563,000.
Another ’73 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring sold for CHF421,250, roughly $490,000 while only one other car beat it in the rankings. A 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster that had covered fewer than 11,000 km since new went for CHF466,250 – roughly $543,000.
The Italian portion of the sale was held at the Palazzo Serbelloni where 27 cars were offered to a room full of bidders with even more participating via phone.
Two Porsches tied for the most expensive price set at this part of the Carrera Collection sale. A pre-production 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S that was used by Porsche to homologate the 993-generation Turbo S sold for a very strong €421,250 – about $472,000.
The 993’s price was matched by a 2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS with low mileage and rather specific options that showcased the potential of the 997 generation cars. A 1959 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1600 GT Coupe by Reutter claimed the next highest price at €353,750, followed by a 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 that went for €320,000.
The continuing strength of the Speedster in the collector market was highlighted by two examples that both sold at strong prices. A 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster went for €275,000, while a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster with fewer than 2,000 miles since new commanded a very respectable price of €195,500.