A 1990-93 Porsche Type 962 C Endurance Racing Competition Coupe, sold for €1,495,000 at the Spa Sale – the highest online bid ever at a Bonhams auction. This Ex-Jürgen Oppermann/Otto Altenbach/Loris Kessel Obermaier Racing Porsche was also the top result at the Bonhams classic car auction in Belgium. The sale included several further Porsches and Ferraris but no other car achieved results over a million dollar.
Bonhams Spa Classic Sale 2015
The most valuable lot ever sold to an online bidder at Bonhams was the top lot of the sale: The Ex-Jürgen Oppermann/Otto Altenbach/Loris Kessel Obermaier Racing 1990-93 Porsche Type 962 C Endurance Racing Competition Coupe, sold for €1,495,000
Bonhams Spa Classic Sale on 24 May 2015 achieved a record total at €5,497,918 – almost double the previous year’s total.
“We’ve had an excellent year at Spa, attracting bidders from all across the globe, and far exceeding all previous years’ totals,” said Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring.
Porsches at the Bonhams 2015 Spa Classic Car Sale
“The internet continues to grow as a trusted method with which clients can bid, a fact proven today by the most valuable lot ever sold at a Bonhams auction to an online bidder, after the 1990-93 Porsche Type 962 C Endurance Racing Competition Coupe was sold for €1,495,000. Sold directly from the factory, the Porsche 962 had been carefully maintained by the same private owner for the past 25 years, so it was unsurprising it achieved such interest.”
Elsewhere, Porsche continued to prove popular, with a 1988 Porsche 959 Coupé achieving the second highest result, selling for €700,000 to a telephone bidder from the UK, and a 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Type 964 Coupé sold to a bidder in the room for €224,250. Achieving an excellent figure for the model, the 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GT Coupé also sold well, with the hammer falling at €80,500.
Ferraris at the Bonhams 2015 Spa Classic Car Sale
Ferrari continues to achieve strong figures, with the 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta sold for €667,000, and the 1976 Ferrari 308 GT Berlinetta Vetroresina achieving an excellent price at €253,000
From the Ferrari stable, the 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta achieved €667,000, alongside the 1976 Ferrari 308 GT Berlinetta Vetroresina, sold for €253,000, showing a continuing strong demand for the marque.
Mika Häkkinen’s Karts at Bonhams Spa 2015
With a famous history that includes Formula One Champion Mika Häkkinen, two Karts attracted much attention from bidders. Lot 101, the Ex-Mika Häkkinen, Ronnie Peterson Memorial Championship-winning, 1982 Finnkart 85cc SF A1 sold for €8,800, and the kart in which Häkkinen won the Finnish championship, lot 102 – the 1986 Birel T17 135cc Kart – sold well at €9,200.
Jaguar E-Types at the 2015 Bonhams Spa Sale
Further highlights of the sale include a duo of E-Type ‘Series 1’ 3.8-Liter Jaguar Roadsters, both from 1962, and the slightly later 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Liter ‘Series 1’ Roadster. With a mere three owners from new, top of the pair, lot 114, sold to a Belgian bidder in the room for €172,500, while the second, lot 130, boasted a Concours d’Élégance class win, and sold to a bidder in the room for €170,200. Completing the Jaguar E-Type entries, the 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Liter ‘Series 1’ Roadster sold for €138,000.