Monday, August 26, 2013

Porsches Sold at Monterey Car Week Auctions

1985 Porsche 959 'Vorserie'

RM Monterey

1963 Porsche 356 B 1600 Cabriolet: $121,000
1963 Porsche 356 B 1600 Coupe: $120,000
1972 Porsche 911 S Targa: $93,500
1977 Porsche 934½ IMSA/Trans-Am: $550,000
1985 Porsche 959 'Vorserie': $737,000

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach

1956 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS Carrera Coupe: $715,000
1956 Porsche 356 1500 GS Carrera Speedster: $1,485,000
1958 Porsche 356 A Super Speedster: $264,000

1960 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Roadster: $181,500
1962 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet: $192,500
1962 Porsche 356 B Twin Grille Roadster: $253,000
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS: $1,595,000
1968 Porsche 911 L: $583,000

1972 Porsche 911 “STR II”: $302,500
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS: $473,000
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR: $742,500

1996 Porsche 993 GT2: $506,000

1966 Porsche Type 906 Carrera Competition Coupe

Bonhams Quail Lodge

1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster: $253,000
1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Coupe: $ 57,200
1966 Porsche Type 906 Carrera Competition Coupe: $836,000
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe: $44,000
1989 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet: $47,300

1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS

Mecum Monterey

1955 Porsche Beck 550 Spyder: $22,500
1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS: $3,750,000
1957 Porsche 356A: $202,500
1957 Porsche 356A: $180,000
1959 Porsche 356A: $120,000

1960 Porsche 356 Roadster: $150,000
1962 Porsche 356 Notchback: $80,000
1963 Porsche 356: $67,500
1963 Porsche 356B T6: $102,000
1963 Porsche Cabriolet: $92,000
1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2: $385,000

1964 Porsche 356C: $65,000
1964 Porsche 356SC: $80,000
1965 Porsche 356C: $125,000
1965 Porsche 356C: $130,000
1968 Porsche 912 Targa: $33,000
1969 Porsche 911E: $56,000
1969 Porsche 911T: $49,000
1969 Porsche 911S: $107,000

1971 Porsche 911: $38,500
1974 Porsche 911: $136,000
1975 Porsche 911S: $23,500
1979 Porsche 911 Targa: $20,000

1981 Porsche 936 Junior: $22,000
1987 Porsche 911 Turbo: $70,000
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera: $28,500

 1990 Porsche 911 Targa: $17,000
1993 Porsche 911: $16,000
1996 Porsche 993 Turbo: $61,000
1997 Porsche 911 Turbo: $107,000
1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S: $165,000
1997 Porsche Carrera: $58,000

2000 Porsche 911 Carrera: $37,000
2002 Porsche 911: $40,000
2002 Porsche GT2: $60,000
2004 Porsche 911 Turbo: $41,000
2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS: $31,000

Friday, August 23, 2013

Vent Rock Chip Protector: Prototype Available Only at Schnell!

Boxster and Cayman owners, we have a solution for those darn rocks that chip and scratch the paint around the intake vent!

We're stepping up our game with yet another item (a prototype, in fact!) found exclusively at Schnell Autosports: the Vent Rock Chip Protector. We've contacted 3M to custom-design an adhesive film that shields the car paint surrounding the vents adjacent to each car door. 

Schnell will have these Vent Rock Chip Protectors available for you to buy next week!

(Currently available for only Boxster and Cayman)

More info and updates to come.  

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Photo Blog of Our New Cayman S!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Million Mile Porsche Once was Lost, But Now is Found

Last week a 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe was stolen in San Pedro, CA. The owner was Guy Newmark, whose car was featured as the "Million Mile" car in the August issue of 356 Registry Magazine (found on pages 38 and 39).

Guy posted a forum on the 356 Registry website, and from there many more people spread the news. Articles reporting the missing coupe were found online on 356 Registry and Petrolicious, while numerous Porsche and non-Porsche car forums extended the help announcing the news. Dialogues on the forums flourished.

Putting 980k miles on a car is not easy and the emotional bond between the will be hard to replace. I hope the guy finds it  
-Zilvia Member

The guy has owned it for over 40 YEARS.....This makes me sad. It's like losing a kid, no joke.
Bimmer Member

That's disgusting. Somebody behind this theft is really sick. 
-Rennlist Member

As a fellow owner, I feel obligated to repost [the news] from [another Subdriven/VWVortex member]. Makes me sick thinking about it. 
-Subdriven/VWVortex Member

Just this morning I received an update via San Garbiel Valley Region PCA Updates and the thread on 356 Talk saying that the car has been found. Guy Newmark's girlfriend (Jill) posted: 

Gentlemen, there is a good ending.
They found "Blue"!
I cannot say how thankful I am to all of the people who spread the word! A woman saw a post from the internet and recognized the car sitting in a park. The wiring under the dash is all ripped out - the idiots who stole it couldn't figure out how to hotwire it (thank God!). The police have surrounded it and hopefully can get these idiots off the street. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! [...] Happy, happy days! Blue will be spending a bit of time at the shop then will be moved to a fortified parking facility for "special" cars. The police found some useable prints... cross your fingers.
Thanks to every one.

Jill, Guy's girlfriend

Incredibly, this car was recovered in only a matter of days. It's great to see all the care and support that the car community has put in. What's so great about being in a Porsche community, or even a community of people that own classy cars, is that most persons have a genuine concern for almost any person with a loss of such a precious and prestigious automobile worth all the earnest hard work, time, and costs. 


Monday, August 19, 2013

Porsche Appearances at Monterey Car Week 2013

1957 Porsche 356 Speedster

1961 Porsche Abarth Carrera

1962 Porsche 356B

1964 Porsche 901 Karmann Cabriolet Targa Prototype

1967 911 "Around the World"

1967 Porsche 910 (Silver)

1969 911 S GT Coupe

1970 Porsche 911 S Monte Carlo Rallye Prototype

1973 911 Carrera RS

1973 911 Carrera RS

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Coupe

1974 Porsche 911 Targa Police Car

1974 Porsche 911 3.0 RSR

1975 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera Coupe

1976 Porsche 934.5 and 1977 Porsche 934.5

1980 Porsche 935 K3

1980 Porsche 935J


Friday, August 16, 2013

The Inspiring Beginnings of Porsche Club of America

Bill Sholar, an artist and resident of D.C. during the 1950’s once had a great idea. The idea was what is now called the Porsche Club of America. Though neither an auto maker nor a mechanic, Sholar was a fan of fine automobiles. It was his experiences with his 1953 356 Coupe that egged him on to embark on building a community with other Porsche owners. It wasn’t enough for him to blink his lights at the few other people driving Porsches— he wanted for these strangers to be his comrades in his enthusiasm for the classy car brand.

Bill arranged his first gathering with a few local Porsche owners in February 1955 at his own home. Amidst the occasional fellowship over Porsche news and tips was the idea to start a club. They jumped right on it: the following August a portion of Sports Car Illustrated announced to its readers of a Porsche club forming.  What started as “the Gripe Group” became the Porsche Club of America. The first official meeting in September gathered 12 of its first members. Soon after, Sholar was elected as the first club president. Sholar then sought out more members through announcements of the new Porsche Club of America in the Christophorus magazine. Half a year later the club had attained over 150 more members.

Popularity grew. Members were found not just in the D.C. area, known as the Potomac region, but many more regions on the east coast. Potomac was the head honcho, the founding region. Despite the far-stretching regions, PCA enabled a way to reach out to local and long-distance members. The club made it a point to keep members informed with latest news on activities, technology, and affairs of the Porsche factory. December of 1956 released PCA’s monthly magazine, the Panorama.

PCA was on a roll. The club started its first major event, the “Porsche Parade,” during the summer 1956 in the Potomac Region. Participation in the Parade was open to all PCA members, which resulted in the participation of 64 of them. With socializing and the Parade aside, there were competitions to turn up the heat and factory service reps to educate members with some Porsche tips and tricks. The Parade wasn’t absolutely confined to PCA members. Participants showcased their classy automobiles parading down the streets of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

A year later, nationwide membership grew by more than 100% within 21 regions, expanding westward. 1957 kicked off the Concours d’Elegance, the election of PCA officers nationwide, and relations on an international level.  A new annual event was also introduced in 1960 and was called the “Treffen.”  It became a trip to provide American Porsche enthusiasts the opportunity to visit the Porsche factory in Germany. The Treffen event now has expanded to also visiting the new Porsche Museum and other hot spots in Stuttgart, Weissach, and Leipzig. In pursuit of more interaction, PCA appointed its first activity coordinator in 1961. Hopes were to generate more opportunities for fun and fellowship. This actually did get the ball rolling even faster, as PCA built distinction as one of the best worldwide sports car communities.

By 1963 the Parade had been hosted in New York and Colorado. And during this time even greater leaps occurred when an incredible woman by the name of Jane Nestlerode took office as Executive Secretary— membership of PCA had an eightfold increase! As membership grew, so did PCA’s agenda. Throughout the 1960’s a wider range of cars appeared at events, including the 904, 906, Spyder, and 911. PCA became more inclusive to all sorts of Porsche owners in offering preparation classes for concours and speed events for both geared up and not-so-geared-up cars. And, by 1970, the annual Parade had 500 or so participants shuffling throughout the week making sure their cars and events looked and ran smoothly.

Porsche Club of America has 139 regions and 100,000+ members across the nation to date. It‘s renowned for its superb philanthropic community that seems to perpetually grow in not only numbers, but quality. Before doing research for this blog I thought PCA was just some neat club to join if ever I owned a Porsche (unfortunately, I’m currently a broke college student. Ha-ha). What I’ve come to find, however, is a great respect for the strength and generosity given by the contributing members of PCA; I commend the founders, alumni, and current organizers of PCA for creating a wonderful means for humans to interact, share, and pass sweet time! After all this blogging I want a sexy Porsche just to be an active participant in the Porsche Club of America.  :p 


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Is A Used '05-'08 Porsche Really Better Than A Brand New Scion?

This article by Road & Track is entertaining for both the average Joe contemplating on getting a sports car, as well as those Porsche lovers that enjoy the affirmation of how great Porsche is. Not only is it detailed in its observations, but it also quite humorous.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What Do You Get When Mixing Automotive with Fine Arts?

Lawrence Braun, Trackside Diagnosis (1978)

In recent decades,  automobiles have been increasingly accepted in the mode of fine art. It was in 1984 that a handful of artists formed what is known as the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS). One of the greatest objectives of the society is to raise the level of acceptance and appreciation of automotive art; the founders of AFAS sought to bring together both cultures of serious fine art and automotive.

AFAS set up their first art exhibit in 1986 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where their showcase was applauded by audiences. Every year since then AFAS has appeared with their art exhibit at Pebble Beach. This group that first started out with only six artists has now reached a membership of 32 artists. One member that Schnell is particularly fond of is Lawrence (Larry) Braun.

Larry was raised in Colorado and inspired by parents of architecture and craftsmanship. A sculptor that works with steel, resin, and bronze, he started out with artworks of wildlife. It wasn’t until he owned rare Glockler-Porsche racer that he made his first automotive piece: Trackside Diagnosis (1978). This piece was created also with the influence of Julian Weitmann's 1960 Le Mans photograph of two mechanics working on a Carrera engine (Storz and Schmitt). From that point on Larry's interests and workings in auto art skyrocketed. 

Larry and his other comrades of AFAS will have a collection of their art pieces on display this Sunday (8/17) at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. A Concours ticket is required to be admitted, so if you happen to have one, catch the Automotive Fine Arts Society exhibit anytime from 9am to 4:30pm! 

Other AFAS Artworks:

L. Braun, AFAS

K. Eberts, AFAS

T. Hale, AFAS

D. Hoyt, AFAS

J. Juratovic, AFAS

N. Nakaoka, AFAS

B. Neale, AFAS

R. Pietruska, AFAS

K. Wagger, AFAS

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gooding & Company Making It to Its 10th Year!

"Unlike much art, these are three-dimensional objects. You can sit in them, touch them. You can fire them up and hear their sounds. People really get emotional about cars." 
-D. Gooding

 David Gooding, founder of the auction house Gooding & Company, had an interest in classic cars at a young age. As a young man he picked up on classic car culture through his father and uncle, both car fanatics. In recent years his knowledge in the fields of economics, auctioning, and automotive has served him well; data from 2011 reveals that his company sold 297 collectible cars at an average of $441,218 each that very year. Doing the math, that equates to about 130 million dollars! For each car the company receives and sells, it is granted 10% commission from the prior seller, and another 10% from the buyer (which covers the worldwide advertising for the car and some of the auctioning event costs). What a payoff!

“The auction process is such a good way to get the maximum number of people to view your object and to bid the price up, especially for hard-to-value cars,” says Gooding.

Prior to founding Gooding & Co., Gooding had served three years as president for RM Auction— an auction house that is now one of his close-neck competitors. Both auction houses will be featured at Monterey Car Week this month. Saturday, the 16th should be a heated day as both companies are scheduled to auction off automobiles. Whereas RM Auction has a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider estimated to be sold between $14 million to $17 million, Gooding & Co. has 37 cars with pre-sale estimates over $1 million each (with some potentially reaching past $10 million).

Some of the hottest of 160 cars Gooding & Co. will showcase include a few Bugattis, 22 Ferraris, and 12 Porches. Two of the highest-selling Porsches to be up for auction are the 1956 Porsche 356 1500 GS Carrera Speedster ($800,000 - $1,000,000) and the 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS ($1,750,000 - $2,250,000).

Astonished by the success of his company, Gooding remarks, “Even we are surprised these days by what people are willing to pay for some of these cars […] The company has exceeded all of my expectations in every way. It’s just been a wonderful, wild ride."

This year the company celebrates their 10th year anniversary at Pebble Beach. For its tenth year, things are looking mighty bright. A wild ride, indeed, is the progress of Gooding’s auction house, as forecasts say Gooding & Company is yet to reach its peak!