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Here are the $$$ results for the Drendel Family Porsche Collection today at Amelia Island Auction – March 9th, 2012.

I heard that Jerry Seinfeld ended up with the 917 and 935. More updates to be posted here as they come in.

Actual final dollar sale listing from Gooding & Co! 

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Amelia Island, Florida
Friday, March 9, 2012
Total Sold for all of auction: $36,057,800

Unsold lots are not shown. Gooding & Company is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. The exchange rates we used for the day of the sale were 1 USD = 0.64 GBP, 0.76 Euro, 0.92 Swiss Franc (CHF), and 82 Japanese Yen (JPY).





1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S



1976 Porsche 935/76



1980 Porsche 924 GTP



1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution



1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet



1976 Porsche 934



1987 McLaren MP4/3 Formula 1



1984 Porsche 962



1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup



1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14



1994 Porsche 968 Turbo S Clone



1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder



1981 Porsche 944 GTP



1985 Porsche 962



1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS



1995 Porsche 911 GT2


Collection consists of auction lot numbers #46 to #62

LOT #46 – 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S – SOLD AT $82,500 dollars
LOT #47 – 1976 Porsche 935/76 – SOLD AT $$2,530,000 MILLION DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Vasek Polak
The Martini Racing Team Porsche System
LOT #48 – 1980 Porsche 924 GTP – SOLD AT $385K
Formerly the Property of Al Holbert and Bruce Leven

LOT #49 – 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution – SOLD AT $1,265,000 MILLION DOLLARS
The Mobil 1/Warsteiner Porsche Works

LOT #50 – 1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet – SOLD AT $39,600

LOT #51 – 1976 Porsche 934 – SOLD AT $891,000 DOLLARS
The Egon Evertz, Kenneth Leim, Richard Cleare

LOT #52 – 1987 McLaren MP4/3 Formula 1 – SOLD AT $858,000 DOLLARS
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LOT #53 – 1984 Porsche 962 – SOLD AT $1,925,000 MILLION DOLLARS

LOT #54 – 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup – SOLD AT $79,200 DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Lloyd Hawkins

LOT #55 – 1974 Porsche RSR Carrera Turbo 2.14 – SOLD AT $3,245,000 MILLION DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Dr. William Jackson
The Martini Racing Team Porsche System

LOT #56 – 1994 Porsche 968 Turbo S Clone – SOLD AT $72,600 DOLLARS

LOT #57 – 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder – SOLD AT $4,400,000 MILLION DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Alan Hamilton and Porsche AG

World Record 1973 #PORSCHE 917/30 Can-Am Spyder “SOLD” @ $4,400,000 including commission!

Gooding Auction Amelia Island 2012 Highest Sale Of Auction -CHASSIS NO. 917/30-004,

■The Most Powerful Road-Racing Car Ever Built

■An Undisputed Masterpiece of Automotive Engineering

■One of Only Six Examples Built

■Sold New to Australian Porsche Importer Alan Hamilton

■Meticulously Restored in Penske Racing’s 1973 Sunoco Livery

■Rennsport Reunion, AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix and Monterey Historics Participant

■Featured Prominently in Pete Lyons’ Can-Am Cars in Detail

■Eligible for Leading Historic Races and Porsche Gatherings

■The Ultimate Evolution of the Porsche 917

5,374 CC DOHC Air-Cooled Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
Twin KKK Turbochargers
Estimated 1,200 HP at 8,000 RPM (1.4 Bar of Boost)
4-Speed Type 920 Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Fully Independent Double Wishbone Suspension with Coil-Over Shock Absorbers and Anti-Roll Bars

LOT #58 – 1981 Porsche 944 GTP – SOLD AT $308,000 DOLLARS

LOT #59 – 1985 Porsche 962 – SOLD AT $935,000 DOLLARS
The Holbert Racing Löwenbräu Special

LOT #60 – 1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS – SOLD AT $346,500 DOLLARS

Formerly the Property of Dr. Thomas Bscher and Lloyd Hawkins

LOT #61 – 1980 Parnelli-Porsche Indy Car – UNSOLD

LOT #62 – 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 – SOLD AT $357,500 DOLLARS
The Champion Porsche

View the entire Drendel Family Porsche collection in a slideshow…..lots of pictures to feast your eyes on!

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Auction Results

The following prices are in US Dollars and include the buyer’s premium of 10% and are rounded to the nearest dollar. Unsold lots are not shown. Gooding & Company is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

Actual PDF final dollar sale listing will follow with an update!…….

SOURCE: Gooding & Company Auction at Amelia Island Auction March 9th, 3012

Top Sales Facts

Gooding & Company realized exceptional auction results in 2011 with 37 world records, including the venerable records for a car sold at auction, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype at $16.39 million, and for an American car sold at auction, The Whittell Coupe, a bespoke 1931 Duesenberg Model J at $10.34 million. The highest recorded sale in Pebble Beach history, Gooding & Company’s 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions realized more than $78 million in collector cars sold.

About Gooding & Company

Gooding & Company is recognized the world over as a leading collector car auction house specializing in the finest antique, classic, sports and racing cars. We have consistently achieved record-breaking results at prestigious venues such as Pebble Beach, Scottsdale and Amelia Island. Not only is Gooding & Company committed to holding auctions of distinction, but we have also orchestrated many successful and significant private sales, provided accurate and detailed appraisals, guided estate planning and advised the custodians of some of the world’s finest automobile collections. We are determined to present the highest quality consignments and operate with transparency and integrity in every aspect of our business.



Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Autos & Vehicles


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Gullwing America P/904 Carrera a 1960s modern day classic retro project car

Specialty coachworks firm Gullwing-America latest retro project car, the P/904 Carrera.

A throwback to the Porsche Carrera 904 GTS from the mid 1960s, the P/904 resembles a modern day re-interpretation of the mid-engine Porsche race car.

Porsche 904, officially known as Carrera GTS is usually on display at the Porsche museum, but as we can see from the video above it does get back to the track once in a while. This time with a legendary driver Walter Röhrl who beautifully shows us a how to handle this 1964 Carrera (904) GTS on the track.

The first prototype will utilize the platform from a 987 Porsche Boxster (2005 – 2011) and will provide all the necessary modern amenities and controls such as the instrument panel, air conditioning, LED lights, iPod docking station, navigation system, steering wheel and seats but with the retro look of the original.

The prototype will also retain the 6-speed manual transmission and 3.4-liter boxer engine with 295HP (217kW / 291bhp) as well as power steering and ABS among other modern basics. A sport tuned exhaust will give it that racecar sound and the adjustable suspension will provide the dynamic handling and ride height.

The exterior body of the P/904 will be constructed of composite material and will be complemented by GWA’s custom-designed 5 spoke wheels in 18×8 size at the front and 18×10 in the rear.

The estimated cost of the conversion is approximately 70,000 euros. This does not include any additional customization or the donor Boxster, which can be purchased in RHD if required.


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VIDEO: Romanian Police track drivers with Porsche 911 Turbo once Used by Drug Dealers


Romanian Police Hunting for drivers on DN1, in Gauteng

Porsche with 420 horsepower will be used to track drivers that press the accelerator too hard.

This supercar from a decade ago has one heck of a story behind it.

Back in 2002, a 996 generation of Porsche 911 Turbo was stopped by Romania police.Two turkish drug dealers were trying to use it to smuggle 60 kilograms of heroine into Germany.

The car was confiscated by the police and was subsequently used by the Romanian Finance Ministry.

Turn the clock forward and in 2007, 60 more kilos of drugs were found in the car when it was taken in for a routine service and checkup as the Turbo was going to be used for undercover work.

This car has become quite famous in the Romanian media, and now it’s being shoehorned into another role.

It’s been livered with Police stickers and will soon become their tool to hunt down speed freaks.

These photos provided by show the car being tested on DN1 highway, at the hand of a specially trained policeman.

When you see a Porsche Police car in your rear view mirror with the warning lights turned on at a speed worthy of a supersonic plane, you can not help to comply and pull over. Unless you drive a F1 car, to avoid meeting with the police.

Photos by: Alex Policală



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Co.Design And Porsche Bring You The $20,000 Next Design Challenge

Co.Design And Porsche Bring You The $20,000 Next Design Challenge



Design competitions are a dime a dozen, so it’s hard to create something that stands out and piques the creative interest of talented designers.

But Co.Design thinks they’ve done just that. Today, with great enthusiasm, they’re announcing the Porsche Next Design Challenge.

The winner stands to get a very nice prize indeed: A one-year lease on a brand-new Porsche 911, or a cash-equivalent of $20,000.

The challenge for you: Design an object smaller than a living room and bigger than a purse, which references three design elements taken from Porsche 911s of the past or present. (But not a car!)

Your work will be judged by two design luminaries: Dror Benshetrit, who has created products for everyone from Cappellini to Target, and Jens Martin Skibsted, founder of Biomega and the designer behind Puma’s superb line of city bikes. (The third judge will be yours truly.)

Far from being a purely speculative contest,Co.Design be giving finalists and outstanding entries a spotlight on their site–highlighting the process and ingenuity, and hopefully giving more visibility. You’ll see these posts roll-out throughout the spring, in the run-up to the deadline.

Are you entering the Next Design Challenge? Here’s something to get your creative juices flowing: A look at great Porsche 911’s of the past and present.To get your process started, they  created a slideshow of famous Porsche designs. And if you want to find out more about the contest, you can click here.

The deadline for entries is April 6, 2012. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Good luck!

There are thousands of design details that go into creating a Porsche. Each builds upon the rest, creating the car’s essence. Could you take one element of the iconic design to create a brand new thing that embodies what Porsche is, but in an entirely new outlet?


April 6, 2012

Entries Due

April 13, 2012

Top 25 Designs Revealed

April 23, 2012

Top 7 Designs Revealed

May 14, 2012

Top 7 Updated Designs Posted and User’s Choice Voting Begins

May 21, 2012

Grand Prize Winner and User’s Choice Winner Revealed

Co. Design is looking for designs inspired by Porsche’s signature car.
Enter by April 6th, and you could win a one year lease
on your own Porsche 911 or cash equivalent worth $20,000.



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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Porsche, Porsche Design


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SNEAK PREVIEW: Jeff Zwart’s New Ride 2012 – Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

Take a glance of Jeff Zwart’s NEW ride  

Photo credits by: Michael Jordan at Insideline

Thanks to Michael Jordan at Insideline for sharing!

This is Zwart’s street car, so he selected his options appropriately.

“Since I’m using it as my every-day car,” he says, “I got nav and XM satellite radio and all that funny stuff that really doesn’t line up for a full race car for the street, but I do need some things. Also I got a little red stitching inside.

“I deleted the graphics so I can go slightly low key. My last RS was black with black graphics, which worked well. It’s always dicey to order a color like this that is not usually available, but I must say I am very pleased how it came out.”

“Zwart grabbed his iPhone and did some pictures of his new car, both at Circle Porsche at Long Beach, California and next to his race shop.”

As Circle Porsche’s Michelle Larson says, “It’s the best part of this business. Everybody leaves here happy; after all, they’re taking a Porsche with them.”

The RS 4.0’s key feature is a 4.0-liter street-legal version of the racing-type RSR engine and it delivers 500 hp at 8,250 rpm and 339 lb-ft of torque at 5,750 rpm. The chassis setup is mid-way between the GT3 RS 3.8 and GT2 RS, and it includes rod-ends in the rear suspension. If you look closely, you’ll also notice the aero whiskers forward of the front wheels and a steeper, 9-degree inclination of the rear wing. Overall the car has 450 pounds of downforce at its top speed, some 82 pounds at the front and 348 pounds at the rear. The RS 4.0 gets to 100 km/hr (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds on the way to 193 mph.

Continue reading here at Insideline >> Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 for the Mountain King

Photo credits by: Michael Jordan at Insideline

Photo credits by: Michael Jordan at Insideline

Photos / Source: Edmunds Insideline

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor,



911 GT2 RS record setting run at Pikes Peak 2011

The Road to Pikes Peak Hill Climb in a 911 GT2 RS with Jeff Zwart – 2011

Jeff in one of his shakedown runs in the 911 GT3 in preparation for his record setting Pike’s Peak hillclimb. – 2010


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