Burbank/CA, – In recent years, classic Porsche 911s have proven to be the hot commodity at any classic car auction. This year, Rick Cole Auctions brings no less than seven 911 models to Monterey, lead by the 1974 Porsche 911 Racing Car, s/n 9114101035 once owned and raced by Paul Newman. Marking the start of Paul Newman’s true racing career, which would progress through his last race at Daytona in 2005 at age 80, this 1974 Porsche 911S was co-driven by Newman and Bill Freeman at the 1977 12 Hours of Sebring. It is also the first car from their Newman-Freeman Racing partnership. Carrying well-known racing history that continued to Sebring in 1987, this 911S continues to benefit from a complete, ground-up restoration to its period racing glory with power from a 360-hp endurance-racing engine delivering an incredible power-to-weight ratio. Highly documented and ready for vintage racing. More at:http://www.rickcole.com/auction/1/item/1974-porsche-911s-racing-car-45
The oldest 911 on offer in Monterey by Rick Cole is a 1967 Porsche 911S, s/n 306058S. This early-production 911S was completed on September 29, 1966 and is one of only 1,818 Porsche 911 coupes built for the 1967 model year. 306058S was ordered new from Porsche dealer Islinger of Mannheim, Germany and sold on October 3, 1966 to none other than Wilhelm Sebastian, who co-drove a Mercedes-Benz SSKL with Rudolf Caracciola to victory in the 1931 Mille Miglia. Later, Sebastian was a driver and technical racing manager with the famed Auto Union “Silver Arrow” Grand Prix team and then served as a mechanic for legendary driver Tazio Nuvolari. Handwritten entries on the Kardex for 306058S show the 911S was serviced at Islinger until November 1967.More at: http://www.rickcole.com/auction/1/item/1967-porsche-911s-24
The 1973 Porsche 911S Coupé 2.4 (s/n 9113300017) is just the 17th of just 1,430 examples produced for 1973 and it marks the final production year before increasingly stringent U.S. federal requirements took effect with power-robbing emission controls and heavier 5-mph impact bumpers. Construction of this 911S began on August 1st, 1972, and it also holds the distinction of being one of the first 911s imported to the USA in 1973. More at: http://www.rickcole.com/auction/1/item/1973-porsche-911s-24-coupe-55
The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé with MFI RS-engine (s/n 9114600628) is a very rare and highly desirable European-market version, featuring the matching numbers, 210- horsepower, 2.7-litre 911/83 engine made famous by the prior 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS homologation special. Outstanding colors, sunroof delete, iconic “ducktail” spoiler. Expert German restoration. Accompanied by Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, service records, all tools, and show trophies. More at: http://www.rickcole.com/auction/1/item/1974-porsche-911-carrera-27-mfi-coupe-40
Newer 911 models also available at Rick Cole’s Monterey auction are:
- a “one of one” 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo (s/n 9308800438) with 21,104 miles
- a 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, (s/n WP0EB0936KS070297), one of the most original examples of the first-generation Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet.
- and a 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster (s/n WP0EB0913KS173403) with 4,300 miles from new.
View all entries at http://www.rickcole.com/auction/monterey-2016-1
About Rick Cole Auctions
Three decades ago, Rick Cole pioneered the sports and racing car auction format in Monterey, which has evolved into five powerful auctions held during the Monterey Car Week. In 2014, Rick Cole returned to Monterey with an entirely new auction style in the market for high-end classic cars, allowing bidders the freedom to enjoy other activities during Monterey Week while bidding on vehicles from a range of electronic devices of their choice. Rick Cole Auctions’ famously easy registration allows bidders currently credentialed by other companies operating on the Monterey peninsula to participate, with automatic qualification to bid at his event. There are no bidder’s fee and admission is free when cleared to bid.
This is a boutique auction conducted in a prime location, including fully hosted food and bars for registered bidders. Over the last two years, Rick Cole Auctions accounted for four of the “Top Ten” record prices in the classic car sector.
Bidding by handheld device (or absentee bidding form) starts Thursday, August 18th at 2:00PM PST and ends Saturday, August 20th at midnight PST. Viewing of the auction cars is from Thursday 10:00am to 6:00pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00am to midnight at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Monterey (directly across the street from the RM/Sotheby’s Auction).
For information on viewing, bidding, or consigning a vehicle for the 2016 Rick Cole Monterey Auction, go to www.rickcole.com. For further information on auction details, cars offered or to make arrangements for an interview with Rick Cole, please contact White Pine Communications:
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Director U.S. Office – Marianne B. Frisch
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