January 20, 2022

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Porsche Headliners Set for Gooding & Co Amelia Island

High-level Porsches are almost always a staple of the annual Amelia Island auctions in March. This year’s events will carry on the trend, starting with Gooding, which has just announced several high-level Porsche consignments to its 12th Florida auction.

Headlining the list is a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK, s/n 718-018. This car was bought new by Porsche-VW dealer Emile Pardee, who ran the car in a number of SCCA events from 1959 to 1961. Pardee won his class in 10 races and took three overall wins in 718-018 before selling it to an owner on the East Coast. It’s been with that family since, coming to auction here after 50 years of single family ownership.

1959 Porsche 718 RSK. Image: Gooding & Co

In 2014, the car’s owner sent it to Ray Morgan of Vintage Motorcar Restorations in Jasper, GA. After a four-year meticulous resto, the car was shown at Amelia in 2018 and at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta.

Gooding’s estimate on the car is $2.5m to $3.5m.

In addition to the RSK, Gooding has also consigned a 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 to Amelia — one of 55 built overall and one of just 11 with the Clubsport option. That option makes this car about as close as one can get to a road-going Carrera RS 3.8. 

1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8. Image: Gooding & Co

This car was built by special request for Getrag transmission CEO Tobias Hagenmeyer, finished in black paint with yellow setbacks, calipers, emblems and more. This car is both very low mileage and very original, which makes this a rare opportunity. 

Gooding’s estimate on the car is $1.8m to $2.4m. 

2005 Porsche Carrera GT. Image: Gooding & Co

The 2005 Carrera GT on offer here is one of 58 paint-to-sample cars, and one of only 19 that was built for the US. This Polar Silver example has over $27k in Porsche exclusive options as well, including carbon fiber trim and red seatbelts. It has books, luggage, a hardtop, accessories and 2,500 miles from new.

Gooding’s estimate on the car is $1.8m to $2.4m.

1993 Porsche 964 Turbo S Leichtbau. Image: Gooding & Co

Also consigned is a 1993 Porsche 964 Turbo S Leichtbau in paint-to-sample Sulfur Yellow. As with the other cars in this group, this is a low-production example — one of 86 Leichtbau (or lightweight) examples built, one of 67 in left-hand drive, one of six of those in paint-to-sample, and the only one in this color. In fact, it’s said to be one of three Porsches ever built in Sulfur Yellow.

The Leichtbau version of the 964 Turbo took its cues from the Brumos Racing Turbo S2 — and in order to build it light, Porsche stripped out the power windows, power steering, a/c and rear seats. Doing so saved over 400 lbs over a standard Turbo.

This car was originally built for the Lippman Brothers in Bremen, and it’s only had two owners from new. It’s currently showing about 7,500 km on the clock, and it comes with books, tools and accessories.

Gooding’s estimate on this car is $1.6m to $2m.

“Over the past decade, Gooding & Company has sold many significant Porsches at our Amelia Island Auction and we are excited to continue this tradition into 2022,” said Gooding & Company Senior Specialist, David Brynan. “These cars represent the bookends of Porsche history and have never before been presented at auction. The RSK is a fantastic four-cam Spyder which has been in single family ownership for decades, while the Turbo S Leichtbau, Carrera RS 3.8, and Carrera GT represent the very best of the modern era.”

The 12th Gooding Amelia Island auction takes place on Friday, March 4 at the Racquet Park inside the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Learn more and see the current list of consignments here.