Porsche Paradise at Silverstone Auctions

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

Enough pork to sink a ship

Silverstone Auctions always have a great array of cars for every type of motoring enthusiast under the sun at all of their auctions.

However, their Porsche Sale auction on Saturday, October 21, is for people who like their sports cars with the engine out the back.

There are a scarcely believable 59 Porkers up for grabs and among the lots are some proper Stuttgart royalty.

Here are our favourite picks:

1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT

Porsche 924 Carrera GT

Is there anything cooler than a homologation special? Probably not, but when Porsche makes a road-going version of race car you know it’s going to be good because, in the eyes of many, they’re the best at it. This 924 Carrera GT is no exception, it was made to compete in Le Mans, it’s got massively flared wheel arches, an LSD, dog-leg five-speed manual and a punchy 2.0lt turbocharged four-cylinder donk. What more could you want?

1992 Porsche 964 911 RS Touring

Porsche 964 RS UK Delivered

Another homologation special, this 964 RS is the road going version of the 964s that would take part in the Carrera Cup race series of the early ‘90s. 964 RSs could be had in two guises: the Sport (Lightweight) and the Touring (RST). The sports variants of the RS were always much more popular than the touring models and, as a result, the touring models are now a much rarer breed. This one is just one of six right-hand drive, UK delivered examples and it looks awesome.

2002 Porsche 996 911 GT2

Porsche 996 GT2

Known for its enormous torque and cataclysmic handling characteristics, the 996 GT2 is a proper widow maker in the purist sense of the term. The GT2 got this fearsome nickname because when the car was being developed, Porsche engineers deliberately gave the car a lot of safe understeer to stop customers ending up in a ditch. Unfortunately however, said understeer was often times overcome by gargantuan snap oversteer so violent that the driver couldn’t do much from ending up in a ditch anyway. Still an eminently cool car though, because what’s cooler than danger?

2006 Porsche 997.1 GT3 RS

Porsche 997.1 GT3 RS

How do you make a GT3 even more raucous/awesome? Well if you’re Porsche, you slap an RS badge on it. What the RS equates to is less weight, a shedload of carbon fibre, a wider track, and a power to weight ratio of 300bhp/ton. These GT3 RSs are skyrocketing in price of late, with some reckoning the 997.1 and 997.2 were the last true organic drivers cars from Porsche GT department. All we know is, the Mezger engine is probably one of the finest engines ever made and we’d consider selling organs to own one. 

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