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Porsche 356 : une « folle » limousine vendue aux enchères

Le 28 septembre dernier, RM Sotheby’s a organisé une vente baptisée « The Taj Ma Garaj Collection ». Parmi les nombreuses voitures présentes lors de l’événement qui s’est tenu aux Etats-Unis à Dayton (Ohio), une insolite Porsche 356 Limousine de 1953 est partie au prix de 207 200 $, soit environ 188 700 €. Au sein du […]

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Porsche 928… Et si la meilleure des Porsche c’était elle ?!

Dans l’histoire automobilesque, une seule GT sportive a obtenu le titre de voiture de l’année, la Porsche 928… C’était en 1978 et à l’époque elle devait doucement et secrètement venir remplacer la Porsche 911, aux côtés de la 924. Sauf que le plan n’allait pas se dérouler sans accrocs… La secte des Porschistes réfractaires en […]

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Historic Porsche Type 64 Fails to Sell Admid Auction Room Chaos

A 1939 Porsche Type 64, expected to headline a slightly lacklustre Monterey auction weekend, failed to sell in spectacular fashion on Saturday. RM Sotheby’s had lined up the sale. It took headline slot during the final day of the auction, only to fall short of the reserve. It’s not the no-sale that has people talking […]

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Vente aux enchères : erreur et flop pour la Porsche Type 64

L’une des trois Porsche Type 64 rescapée aurait dû affoler le marteau du commissaire-priseur en charge de la vente aux enchères RM Sotheby’s mais, suite à une monumentale confusion, la première Porsche de l’histoire n’a finalement pas trouvé preneur. Entre 70 et 17 M$, il n’y a que 53 M$ de différence ou une erreur […]

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There’s A Fishy Reason The Porsche Type 64 Didn’t Sell At Auction

There are those in the collector community today who feel they have been duped and betrayed by auction house RM Sotheby’s, and the reasoning is absurd. During Saturday night’s Monterey sale, RM Sotheby’s brought perhaps the most valuable Porsche ever to the auction stage for bidding. The Type 64 racer is the first car ever to carry the Porsche name, years before Ferdinand built the first 356. This car is built largely using off-the-shelf Volkswagen components, but enough of this thing has been changed, including its basic chassis, that it truly warrants the name of first Porsche ever.

This car was built specifically to further the Nazi agenda, running in the Berlin-to-Rome long distance race which was dreamed up as a public relations stunt to showcase the power of the Axis pact. That’s not what caused the kerfuffle last night, however. The problem was that the car was too cheap, somehow.

The car was expected to sell for around $20 million. Which is why everyone got a little excited when the opening bid was $30 million. That jumped to 40, then 50, then 60, and 70 in rapid succession. Except that it didn’t. Because of the auctioneer’s accent, the person running the display board heard the actual opening bid of $13 million as thirty. Watch the video below, and you’ll be hard pressed to determine 13 from 30, but when the auctioneer starts asking for increments of $500,000, that should have been enough of a tip off to note that the actual bidding wasn’t progressing in tens of millions.

The gaffe seems like nothing more than that, but when the auctioneer takes a second to correct the display from $70,000,000 to $17,000,000, the room absolutely deflates, and no further bids are made on the car. The excitement is replaced by a disgusting display of humanity. The murmuring, the hollering, and the outright booing that happened afterward show that humans collectively have lost all sense of civility. While some are decrying the incident as nothing more than further publicity for the auction house, that line of thinking makes no sense. I’m sure RM Sotheby’s would prefer to walk on and forget all about this incident (in fact, the auction’s live stream has been removed from YouTube) rather than display perhaps its biggest mistake in recent history to the world.

In any case, $17 million wasn’t enough to take the Type 64 home.

 
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