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Nine Porsches on offer at Bonhams’ May Spa Classic auction

Bonhams is to offer five highly desirable Porsches among more than 40 classics, racing cars and supercars at its Spa Classic Sale at the Spa Circuit on 24 May.

Fittingly for a race-circuit sale, there’s a Type 962 C Endurance racing competition coupe – the model that won the Le Mans 24-hour race three times. Chassis no 962-155 was sold by the factory with a 3.0-litre works engine to Obermaier Racing in 1990. It was campaigned successfully at the Nurburgring and Le Mans in its early life and has remained in the hands of the racing team ever since. It’s expected to sell for more than £1 million.

Another one-owner car is a highly original 1988 959 showing just 25,000kms. When new, this Porsche model was the fastest road car you could buy, with a top speed of 195mph. It’s expected to fetch in excess of £500,000.

More affordable, but no less appealing is a striking looking 911 Carrera ex- Dutch police car. Not only does it have its original engine, it also retains the original interior, sirens and other police equipment. It has been resprayed in the correct white and orange livery. Its estimate is £65,000-£90,000.

Also on offer at the Belgian sale are five Ferraris and five Jaguars. The pick of the Italian supercars is a 1970 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta that’s been in single family ownership for the past 27 years. Recently resprayed back to its original Rosso Rubino and showing 80,000kms on its clock, this classic Ferrari is expected to sell for more than £400,000.

And the pick of the Brits has to be a concours d’elegance winning Jaguar E-type. The 1962 matching numbers Series 1 roadster has only had two owners and was restored between 2000 and 2011. It subsequently won the Best Restoration award at the Schwetzingen Concours d'Élégance in 2010. Expect it to sell for around £120,000.  

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By Claire Evans

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