Espera-se que ele seja vendido por algo entre US$ 900.000 e US$ 1.060.000

Este é um Porsche 911... óbvio. Mas não é apenas mais um exemplar antigo que será vendido por um valor alto. Este é realmente o primeiro 911 (formalmente conhecido como 901) Cabriolet produzido pela fabricante alemã. E será leiloado no dia 8 de fevereiro de 2017, como uma das estrelas do evento da RM Sotheby's em Paris.

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Um dos dois únicos exemplares sobreviventes dos 13 feitos pela Karmann para a Porsche entre 1963 e 1964, ele não é apenas um dos mais antigos conversíveis produzidos, mas também o segundo 911 mais velho existente. Ele usa o chassi número 13360 e foi usado pela marca quase que exclusivamente como um modelo para a produção do 911 Targa, que foi lançado em 1967. Não há, até 1982, uma versão do 911 conversível vendida para o público. 

1964 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Prototype Auction
1964 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Prototype Auction

Este foi conservado em um surpreendente nível de conservação pela sua idade e se mantém praticamente original, sem restaurações. A pintura vermelha é cerca de 80% original, mas as rodas Fuchs e os bancos, parte em couro, parte em tecido, estão no carro desde a sua fabricação - apenas com alguns sinais de uso e desgaste. Embaixo do capô, o motor boxer 2.0 de 6 cilindros, completamente original, com cerca de 130 cv.

Salvo do triturador por um colecionados alemão chamado Manfred Freisinger, o carro ficou guardado em um celeiro até 2001, quando foi vendido para Myron Vernis, em Akron, Ohio (Estados Unidos). Depois disso, ele ficou com Vernis até ser vendido em 2014 para o atual proprietário.

Com o preço deste Porsche ainda subindo, a RM Sotheby's estima que ele será vendido entre US$ 900 mil e US$ 1.060.000 (R$ 2.997.000 e R$ 3.529.800) quando entrar em negociação em 8 de fevereiro. Este, no entanto, vale os seis ou sete dígitos de seu preço.

Fonte: RM Sotheby's

Fotos: Tim Scott / RM Sotheby's

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1964 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Prototype Auction

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Launched in 2002, the DB7 Vantage Zagato was the first Zagato-bodied Aston Martin since the V8 Vantage Zagato of 1986. The car on offer, chassis no. 700001, is the very first of just 99 examples produced. The vehicle’s current owner first saw the initial sketches of what would become the DB7 Vantage Zagato in a Basel nightclub. He immediately agreed to purchase the very first car, and signed a contract with the then Aston Martin Lagonda CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez that night on the only slip of paper available – a napkin. The car was eventually delivered in 2003, finished in Nero Black over Claret Red leather, and complete with optional extras including brushed aluminium trim in place of the standard wood, upgraded sat-nav and stereo, and a heated front windscreen. A carefully maintained example, it comes to auction accompanied by a numbered presentation book, numbered suede jacket and umbrella (Est. €350.000–€400.000).

Immediately recognisable as a Zagato-bodied Aston Martin, the 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato was built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary DB4GT Zagato, and unveiled at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in 2011. With each vehicle taking 2,000 hours to create, coupled with a suitably extravagant price tag, just 61 road-going cars were constructed. RM Sotheby’s has sourced the ‘holy grail’ of the limited group, ‘No. Zero’, a special commission made by Aston Martin, complete with distinctive design cues by Aston Martin’s bespoke ‘Q’ department.  Supplied new to Paris in late 2012, the then-owner worked closely with Aston Martin to create ‘No. Zero’, complete with one-off Zagato-badged key, unique painted fixed wing and a one-of-one Scarab badge. At the time, Aston Martin didn’t allow bespoke badges to be added to the V12 Zagatos, but made an exception in this case, creating a yet unrepeated one-off Scarab beetle design ‘AML wings’ badge on the nose of the car. Offered in Paris by its first owner, ‘No. Zero’ remains today one of the most exclusive—and individual—Aston Martins available on the market, and would be the crowning glory of any collection (Est. €625.000–€675.000).

“Hot on the heels of stunning successes in London and Milan, and with an astonishing offering including motor cars such as these Aston Martin Zagatos, our Paris sale is set to provide a thrilling start to our 2017 auction season,” says Peter Wallman, Managing Director, RM Sotheby’s Europe. “Together, these Astons represent one of the greatest brand partnerships in the motoring world, that between Aston Martin and Zagato, and we can’t wait to bring them to Paris in February.”

The limited-edition Aston Martin duo will be joined in Paris by one of the most historically important Porsches ever offered on the open market. The Porsche 901, now known as the 911, paved the way for Porsche’s road and race car success. When Porsche was developing the 901, it made 13 pre-production models, of which just one was completed as a Cabriolet. The drop-top 901 was also the actual car from which the subsequent iconic 911 Targa concept originated, developed and evolved. RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to have consigned this very car, the 1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype, chassis no. 13360, which is the second oldest surviving 901/911 chassis, and one of just two pre-production 901s still in existence. Sitting right at the heart of the birth of the legendary 911, and given its significant history and provenance, it would be a welcome addition to any important Porsche or classic car collection (Est. €850.000-€1.000.000).