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Historic Porsche 911 Coupé Leads 10th Anniversary Bond Street Sale

The 1965 Porsche is the first right-hand drive example built

London – WEBWIRE

The Bond Street Sale

Important Collectors’ Motor Cars

15 Dec 2023

London, New Bond Street

The first right-hand drive factory prototype Porsche 911
1965 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre Coupé

Bonhams|Cars celebrates its 10th anniversary Bond Street Sale on 15 December. A mainstay of the auction calendar, Bonhams|Cars has successfully presented a range of collector cars spanning all eras from Victorian motor cars to 21st century supercars over the past 10 years at the Bonhams London saleroom on New Bond Street. Over 30 cars will be offered in this year’s sale, headlined by an important and historic 1965 Porsche 911 Coupé which is the first right-hand drive example built. It will be offered at an estimate of £300,000 – 500,000.

Built in Porsche’s experimental division rather than on the Stuttgart production line, the Porsche was delivered new to the UK for dealer training and testing pending the arrival of the first ’customer’ cars later in 1965. Its impeccable provenance, presented in a comprehensive history file, shows previous ownership by racing driver Charles Lucas and fellow racer ’Willie’ Green.

Boasting matching numbers and beautifully presented in its Bali Blue exterior, this car has been subject to a feature in Classic Porsche Magazine (November/December 2013) and won ’The World’s Favourite Sports Car 40 Years of the Porsche 911’ at the Cartier ’Style et Luxe’ concours at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Tim Schofield, Head of Bonhams|Cars UK Department, said: “This represents a rare chance to acquire a piece of Porsche’s enduring legacy in the UK, being the first RHD 911 built, marking a historically significant chapter in the relationship between this iconic marque and British automotive enthusiasts.”

The Bond Street Sale will present several other important models ready for UK drivers including:

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, estimate: £450,000-550,000. Previously owned by Lord Hesketh and Eric Clapton, this is one of only 36 right-hand-drive ’Plexiglas’ cars built by Ferrari and imported into the UK.

1975 Porsche 930 (911 Turbo), estimate: £140,000-180,000. The fourth RHD example built.

1957 Porsche 356A GS Carrera, estimate: £450,000-500,000. Delivered new to Thailaid, this is one of only 287 1500cc Type 356 Carreras built between 1955 and 1958.

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