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The Swiss <br /> Porsche Collection

The Swiss
Porsche Collection

February 15, 2021 / From Markus Klimesch

A stunning Porsche collection will be sold at RM Sotheby’s upcoming Online Only February auction.

RM Sotheby’s presents a collection of seven rare, limited edition Porsche sports cars from a Swiss collection. All of the cars are exceptional, low-mileage examples that feature a range of Porsche exclusive specifications and special paint finishes. The collection will be offered and auctioned as a stand-alone collection in the upcoming RM Sotheby’s Online Only: Open Roads, February auction.This collection will be sold in Swiss Franc currency. The auction will begin on February 19 and end on a staggered basis on February 26, 27 and 28, with this wonderful Porsche collection being the last lot to be auctioned on February 28.

Oliver Camelin, car specialist at RM Sotheby’s, says:

This Porsche collection, offered by a discerning Swiss collector, represents one man’s passion for the Stuttgart brand and his desire to bring together some of the rarest and most desirable models of the last 25 years. We are very excited to bring them to market, and of course it makes sense to offer them in Swiss Francs, as there is a good chance the cars will appeal to a Swiss buyer. However, since the Carrera GT is a U.S. specification, it could also find its new home on the other side of the Atlantic. Either way, these cars are a rare opportunity for any collector.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Leading this incredible collection is the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder, the hybrid hypercar designed to compete with the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1. The 918 Spyder boasts the longest all-electric range, lowest carbon dioxide emissions and lowest fuel consumption, yet it sprints to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 345 km/h. The example offered has a number of desirable options, including Porsche’s Liquid Chrome Blue Metallic paint, an option available only on the 918 Spyder and costing $63,000, and a mocha brown leather interior with silver accents. The stock wheels have been replaced with Weissach Package magnesium alloy wheels, but the original wheels are included in the sale. The car is in single ownership and has just under 5,500 km on the clock. It was transferred to the consignor in June 2014 via the Porsche Center Lausanne (estimated price 975,000 – 1,100,000 CHF).

Porsche Carrera GT

A decade before the 918, the Carrera GT was the undisputed king of the Porsche range. On offer is a 2004 example in U.S. specification-one of 644 produced for the market-that could therefore easily be imported to the United States. The Carrera GT was a first for the Stuttgart-based brand and featured a naturally aspirated, wide-angle V-10 engine that had its roots in Porsche Motorsport but was eventually used in the Carrera GT, producing an impressive 605 horsepower. When production began in 2004, only 1,270 cars were built. Of those, about 644 were destined for the U.S. market, including the example offered here. Painted in Fayence Yellow with a dark gray leather interior, it was delivered to its first owner in the U.S. in late 2004 and exported to Switzerland in 2008. With a fully documented history, it was last serviced in March 2020 at 16,327 km (estimated value 775,000 – 825,000 CHF).

Porsche 991 GT2 RS

Nothing describes a “race car for the road” better than a Porsche GT2, with the GT2 RS being the ultimate evolution of these incredible cars. Offered in the collection is a 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS that has been driven just shy of 450 km and is presented in the beautiful Azzurro California Metallic paint. At the heart of the car is a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged boxer engine with 691 horsepower – the strongest street-legal 911 ever built. This GT2 RS was delivered to its first and only owner in 2018 via the Porsche Center Lausanne and is in near mint condition. Inside, the car features two-tone adaptive sports seats covered in matching two-tone black and light blue leather, and with the rear spoiler removed, it offers a more subtle look, although it comes with the car and can easily be reinstalled. This GT2 RS is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most legendary of all road-going 911s (estimated price 390,000 – 450,000 CHF).

Porsche 997 GT2 RS

And if one GT2 RS is still not enough, there is a second example in the collection. Also on offer is a 2010 Porsche 997 GT2 RS in Carrera White with a two-tone interior in black and red leather. Optional equipment includes PCM stereo system, cell phone preparation, Sport Chrono Package, sport seats with embossed Porsche Crest, seatbelt outlets on B-pillar in carbon fiber, air intakes in carbon fiber, center console in carbon fiber, clear taillights, lithium-ion battery and front fenders in carbon fiber. The car was purchased new by the collector and delivered in October 2010 through the Porsche Center Lausanne. It has only 6,000 km on the clock so far (estimated value 400,000 – 450,000 CHF).

Porsche 993 Turbo Cabriolet

If you value performance and rarity, the 1995 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is for you. There is an outstanding example in the collection, which is one of only 14 993 Turbo Cabriolets built by Porsche Exclusive and is one of the rarest Porsche road cars produced. Fritz Haberl, owner of MAHAG Porsche in Munich, approached Porsche management with the idea of building a Turbo Cabriolet in limited numbers. Porsche agreed to Haberl’s proposal with a minimum order of ten cars, which Haberl agreed to. At its heart was the 3.6-liter M64/50 boxer engine with single turbocharger that nestled between the widened rear wheel arches, while the 964 Turbo S’s rear spoiler provided additional visual appeal. Dizzyingly expensive when new, only 14 Turbo Cabriolets were sold in total, and Porsche even gave them their own production designation and unique VIN series. This example was probably commissioned by Willi Weber, Michael Schumacher’s longtime manager. It is painted black, has black rims, a matching black interior and a maroon soft top. The interior features numerous carbon fiber options, including a carbon fiber steering wheel, dashboard, shifter, handbrake, and door cards. Interestingly, this example also features a special transmission without a clutch pedal, sourced from RUF and installed by Porsche Exclusive. As one of the rarest 993s, this Turbo Cabriolet with 32,000 km would be an excellent addition to the best Porsche collections in the world (estimated price: 775,000 -875,000 CHF).

Porsche 911 R

Also offered is a 2017 Porsche 911 R, in Golf Blue over brown leather interior with Pepita inserts. With less than 2,800 km from new, this single-owner car is one of only 41 delivered to Switzerland new by the Porsche Center Lausanne, and even rarer in sample paint. The car has been fitted with Porsche adaptive sports seats in brown leather with Pepita inserts. Other extras include the coveted single-mass flywheel, a 90-liter gasoline tank, a Bose sound system, body-color side sills, an aluminum-look fuel filler cap, body-color headlight washers, additional leather dashboard trim, and over CHF 14,000 in CXX special equipment (estimated price CHF 330,000 – 380,000).

Porsche 997 Sport Classic

Rounding out the collection is a 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic, the 12th of only 250 Sport Classics built. Like all Sport Classics, this example is painted in the unique Sport Classic Gray color with a pair of subtle gray stripes. Inside, the interior features Espresso Brown leather with woven leather and cloth inserts on the seats and doors. The 408-horsepower car came standard with numerous desirable options, including Porsche’s ceramic composite brakes, PASM sport suspension and adaptive sport seats. The car has a mileage of just under 25,600 km (estimated value 310,000 – 350,000 CHF).

Pictures: Remi Dargegen ©2020 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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