RM Sotheby’s is set to auction a significant collection of Porsche sports cars in Houston this early December. Known as the White Collection, it was meticulously gathered by an undisclosed enthusiast. This impressive assembly features 63 vehicles, 56 of which are Porsches, all finished in white. These vehicles, predominantly in their original state with low mileage, are joined by a duo of Porsche tractors (not white) and an assortment of Porsche memorabilia and components.
The collection is housed in a bespoke white room, a climate-controlled environment with a high ceiling and reflective flooring, which will double as the auction’s venue.
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The auction’s highlights include a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder in a custom Grand Prix White hue, complemented by magnesium wheels in the same color and a striking blue leather interior. Originally delivered to the White Collection by Porsche of North Houston, this car boasts over $96,000 in custom features, including the Weissach lightweight package, and shows a mere 12 miles on the odometer.
This collection also boasts two variants of the 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7—both a Touring and a Lightweight model—as well as the scarce 1994 911 Turbo S X85 “Flat-Nose,” one of only 39 built for the U.S. market with the iconic pop-up headlights in the twilight of the 964-generation 911.
The White Collection’s Porsche Lineup
The collection spans nearly every noteworthy 911 model, including a 993-generation GT2 and a 2016 911 R, a model highly prized by enthusiasts that quickly reached over $1 million in the pre-owned market soon after its release. The lineup also includes a variety of other Porsche sports cars, from several 356 models to a 1970 914/6, as well as front-engine models like the 924, 944, and 928.
Several cars are anticipated to fetch seven-figure sums, with the 918 Spyder expected to command the highest bid, estimated between $2.5 million to $3 million. The 993 GT2 is also predicted to draw significant interest, with an estimated value of $2 million to $2.2 million. Unlike the Ferrari barn find collection auctioned by RM Sotheby’s at the 2023 Monterey Car Week, all the Porsches in this collection are in pristine condition.
The auction is scheduled for December 1-2.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Porsche Auction
What is the White Collection?
The White Collection is a comprehensive assembly of 63 vehicles, predominantly Porsches, all painted white. It includes rare models like the 2015 918 Spyder and 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7, among others.
Where and when will the White Collection be auctioned?
The auction of the White Collection is set to take place in Houston, organized by RM Sotheby’s, and is scheduled for December 1-2.
What are some highlights of the White Collection?
Highlights include a 2015 918 Spyder in Grand Prix White, a 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 in both Touring and Lightweight models, and a rare 1994 911 Turbo S X85 “Flat-Nose.”
Are all vehicles in the White Collection painted white?
Yes, 56 of the 63 vehicles in the White Collection, including Porsches, are painted white. The collection also includes a pair of Porsche tractors that are not in white.
What is the estimated value of the top cars in the collection?
The 2015 918 Spyder is expected to be the top draw with an estimated value of $2.5 to $3 million, followed by the 993 GT2, estimated at $2 million to $2.2 million.
More about Porsche Auction
- RM Sotheby’s Upcoming Auctions
- Porsche 918 Spyder Overview
- History of Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7
- Guide to Porsche Memorabilia Collecting
- Understanding the Porsche 993 Generation
- Porsche Sports Cars: A Collector’s Guide