*If you’ve got access to a shedload of cash. Hascall's Porsche collection comes up for auction
Fun for the whole family here. Auction house Gooding & Company has announced that a rather significant collection of Porsches is being put up for auction, and if you can’t find one you desire, then you might need to reconsider your desires.
A Mr. James Hascall is the gentleman responsible for collecting and curating this selection of Porsches, which he began assembling in the 1980s. According to Gooding, “he and his wife shared a true passion for the marque and have participated in numerous road rallies in their cars”. #CouplesGoals
Twelve of the suckers are up for auction, which you can of course purchase individually and thereby decimate a happy family of amazing cars. Yeah, you’d be personally responsible for that.
Ready? Back row, top left: a 1996 993 Turbo (US$180k/S$237k estimate), a 1960 356 B Cabriolet (US$200k/S$263k), a 2016 GT3 RS (US$250k/S$330k), a 1965 356 C Cab (US$200k/S$263k), and a 1993 964 Carrera 4 Targa (US$100k/S$132k).
Middle row, from the left: there’s a 1972 911 2.4 S (US$250k/S$330k), a 1997 993 Turbo S (US$375k/S$494k), a 1989 911 Carrera Speedster (US$325k/S$428k), a 1994 964 Turbo 3.6 (US$275k/S$362k), and a 1969 911 2.0 S (US$180k/S$237k).
The front row surely needs little explanation. Left, we have a US$1.2m/S$1.58m 1987 959 Komfort: a car that boasted twin turbos, 4WD, lots of electronics and the ability to go from 0-100km/h in 3.7secs and top out at nearly 320km/h. This one’s done just 7,400km.
And finally, we have a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. 5.7-litre V10. 600bhp. Manual gearbox. RWD. 0-100km/h in 3.6secs accompanied by a noise you can’t really describe in polite society. Superb machine. This one’s done just 192km.
Let us repeat for effect: ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY MILES. It’s new. Estimate? US$1m, or S$1.32m.
We should take this moment to note that when these cars go under the hammer – on March 9 at Gooding’s Amelia Island auction – there is no reserve on any of them. None. Nada. Zilch.
Now, which one do you want? And you’re allowed to say ‘all of them’…
STORY Vijay Pattni