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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

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About Gooding & Company

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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Autos & Vehicles


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Seinfeld Joins Singer as Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV Grand Marshal for October 14 – 16 Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey

Seinfeld Joins Singer as Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV Grand Marshal for October 14 – 16 Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey

ATLANTA — October 10, 2011 – The man who inspired many of the Porsche race cars that will be on display at the upcoming Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be joined by the man who has one of the most significant collections of those cars, as Jerry Seinfeld has been named co-Grand-Marshal with retired Porsche Engineer Norbert Singer.

Seinfeld, who will bring a number of his most-prized cars to Rennsport, was honored to be named to share the Grand Marshal duties with Singer.

“Norbert Singer is one Porsche’s most brilliant innovators and someone I have always wanted to meet. I am thrilled to join him in Monterey for Rennsport IV as Co-Grand Marshal,” said Seinfeld.

Jerry Seinfeld poses with his 1955 Porsche Spyder, on display at the Porsche exhibit at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where Porsche celebrated the worldwide debut of the new 2009 Boxster and Cayman at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.  PHOTO BY © AXEL KOESTER, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, 11/19/08.

Seinfeld’s participation is particularly appropriate as Rennsport IV is honoring the Porsche 911. Included in his collection is the first production 911 (1964) and the last production air-cooled 911 – a 1998 993 that he bought from the factory – the last 993 to roll down the assembly line.

His collection, a mixture of street cars and race cars, includes a street-version Porsche 959 (not legal to drive in the U.S.) –  one of only 200 ever built. Others include the Porsche 917K that Steve McQueen drove in the movie Le Mans, a 1959 straight-16 GT speedster; and a 1955 Spyder 550 — the same model and pearl-grey color actor as the James Dean car.

About Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV

Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be the world’s greatest gathering of Porsche race cars and the drivers that drove them to victory, held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from October 14 to 16, 2011. Hosted by Porsche Cars North America, it will assemble the wide variety of Porsche’s most historic racing models from the nimble 550 Spyder of the mid-Fifties through the mighty 917 and 956/962 of the Seventies and Eighties to the highly successful RS Spyder of the last decade.

Special tribute will be paid to the numerous racing versions of the Porsche 911 and their countless victories on the dawn of what will become another milestone of this iconic sports car.

Additional details of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be published on Porsche’s press web site (, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s web site (, Ticket information is available by contacting 800-327-7322 or online at

About Porsche Cars North America

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 196 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

SOURCE: Porsche Cars North America Database


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PORSCHE MUSEUM: 1 Million New Visitor Record Since Opening


One million visitors to the Porsche Museum

Stuttgart. The museum of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has passed the million visitor mark just two and a half years after opening:

Today, museum director Achim Stejskal welcomed not just one, but 13 school children from India as jubilee guests. “We are very pleased to have been able to surprise these Indian boys and girls from Mumbai,” explained Achim Stejskal. “Almost 35 percent of our visitors are guests from other countries. Fascination for the Porsche brand and its history continues undiminished, all around the world.”

Museum director Achim Stejskal invited the class from Mumbai to take a look behind the scenes: In the museum workshop, which is not normally accessible to visitors, the school children were able to take a seat in a 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder. At the end of their visit, the young jubilee guests received a very special surprise: The Porsche Museum is to support their school project. The boys and girls construct a well in a village close to their school.

Since its opening on 31 January 2009, the Porsche Museum has provided more than 5,100 tours through the 5,600 m2 exhibition and hosted ten special exhibitions.

Many celebrities from all over the world, including Jerry Seinfeld, Paris Hilton, Jamiroquai, Robby Naish, Udo Lindenberg and Peter Maffay have also taken an interest in this historic vehicle collection on Porscheplatz.

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Tickets sold to date would stretch a total of 150 km from Stuttgart to Lake Constance. Furthermore, since then more than 300 classics from the museum’s collection have been travelling the world as rolling brand ambassadors, attending historic racing and classic car events.

Whitsun sees the Porsche Museum opening exclusively for its visitors with the current special exhibition “Ferdinand Porsche – Pioneer of the Hybrid Drive” running until Whit Monday, 13 June 2011.

The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm. Entry costs € 8, € 4 for concessions. Children under the age of 14 go free when accompanied by an adult. Further information is available on the internet from

SOURCE: Porsche Public Relations and Media Database
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Jerry Seinfeld drives Porsche Boxster Spyder

One of the admirers of the new Boxster Spyder is comedian Jerry Seinfeld, whose RSK Spyder—part of his collection of Porsches, housed in southern California—sparkles alongside its latest descendant. On entering the Bernardus Lodge, the TV star goes straight to the Spyder, subjecting it to scrutiny that even the famed German Technical Inspection could not surpass. He pauses at the rear attachment points for the sunshield. How does it work, he wants to know. A Porsche expert opens the rear trunk and begins fastening the sunshield in place.

Standing a few feet away, Seinfeld turns to his friends with a big smile and says, very quietly,

“This is genius.”

Then he wants to test his enthusiasm all the more. Questioning is one of his passions. He goes to the Porsche tent, where design engineers are talking about how their team has reduced weight in the Spyder.

One of them invites Seinfeld to pick up the one-piece rear luggage compartment lip.

A fleeting moment of doubt on Seinfeld’s face is supplanted by a wide grin and a laugh as he easily hoists the lightweight component. He looks closely at the piece of metal and asks for confirmation that the silver-metal lid has not been painted. He is assured that it hasn’t been. That inspires him. He wants to know if he can get one that’s completely unpainted.

The Porsche officials hesitate for an instant.

“How many pounds would we save by not having paint?” Seinfeld asks with a grin. Ah, everyone thinks, he’s kidding.

Finally, as Seinfeld sits in the Boxster Spyder in the driveway and the car is about to pull away, an event worker rushes up and offers him some new driving gloves.

“Too much weight,” he smiles, and releases the clutch. He returns two hours later. What does he think? “My RSKSpyder is here,” he says, “and the basic idea, from 1958 to now, is similar. It feels like the same idea, pursued with the perspective gained from all these years.”

The comedian slips quickly into the role of an automotive tester, and every word is serious. What about the Boxster Spyder’s driving characteristics?

“You can’t make that car mess up. It will not stumble. And it’s got a comfortable suspension,” he replies. “You know,” he muses, “you really can drive it around the neighborhood to run an errand”—
although that would be something like hiring a Michelin threestar
chef to whip up a turkey burger.

Porsche-purist Seinfeld will order his Spyder without the air-conditioning and the optional navigation system. But he might give in on the radio and order it as an option.

“There’s something about cars and music,”he explains. “Now, if the law allowed a louder exhaust, that would work. So you need a radio to stimulate the other senses.” Okay, what color? He pauses and thinks for a moment. “Can I get apaintless Boxster Spyder?” he wonders out loud. “That rear deck lid was really great…”


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