Come September 6 and the grounds of the Hedingham Castle in Essex, UK, will be hosting royalty of a different kind. Car royalty to be exact. International auctioneers Coys will be holding the world’s most exclusive Porsche auction on that day.
The lawns of the castle will be filled with 60 of the finest and most rare examples of the Stuttgart manufacturer, from the well-loved tractors through to the state of the art Carrera GT supercar, with particular attention on the classic and pure pre-1974 cars.
The auction will feature a 1966 FIA Porsche 911 SWB Ex-Roy Lane with racing history being a British Hillclimb champion, which is estimated at £95,000 to £120,000, an original right hand drive 1960 Porsche 356 B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet, estimated at £140,000 to £160,000 and a 1959 Porsche 356 A Convertible D, estimated at £130,000 to £160,000.
Amongst the pre-1974 cars, Porsche connoisseurs will find a 1970 Porsche 911S factory car known as The Vic Elford “Quick Vics” 911S. It is named after Vic Elford, who was one of the fastest drivers of the 60s and 70s. He became a Porsche legend nicknamed “Quick Vic” and this car was his daily company car.
Other important cars going under the hammer include a 1982 Porsche 911 3.0 SC ‘Rijkspolitie’ Dutch Police, a high-speed pursuit vehicle estimated at £80,000 to £100,000, a 1994 Porsche 964 Speedster, one of just 14 right-hand-drive cars produced, estimated at £160,000 to £180,000 and a 1956 Porsche 356 Carrera Coupe Grand Sport that spent 20 years in the well-known Rene Mauries collection.
Also on offer is a 2006 Porsche Carrera GT European Specification, a truly exceptional example of one of greatest supercars of all time. With only 6,300 miles from new it is estimated at £500,000 to £550,000. Time to loosen those purse strings. We’d love to see an Indian fan getting his/her hands on one of these beauties.