A few weeks ago, RM Sotheby’s auctioned off eight 2010 Aston Martins, all in the same tangerine orange coat from a single unnamed collector. Now, the auction house has outdone itself with yet another monochrome set of vehicles from another mysterious seller.
Unprecedented in its breadth, The White Collection features 56 different Porsches (63 vehicles in total), ranging from the ‘50s all the way to 2021, most of which sport the Grand Prix White color exterior. With well over 500 lots total, the auction also includes bicycles, tractors, furniture, and an array of other Porsche and non-Porsche automobilia. While we could realistically gush about every car in the set, we must at least discuss a few of the highlights. The marquee lot of the auction is a 2015 example of the German automaker’s 918 Spyder hypercar with the Weissach performance package. It was made to the custom specifications of the consignor, who obviously has a special relationship with the marque. This one-off vehicle was given $96,000 worth of custom tailoring from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur and features bespoke interior and exterior design cues, from the leather-to-sample upholstery to the matte carbon fiber detailing. With only 12 miles shown at cataloging, this lot is estimated to go for as high as $3 million.
Other grail-worthy highlights include a one-of-two Strassenversion RSR variant of the ‘93 911 Carrera with fully-appointed leather. It took over three years to be completed and, according to RM Sotheby’s, is “among the wildest 964-generation 911 ever created by the factory.” It’s estimated to go for as high as $2.5 million. There’s also a 1973 Carrera RS in the factory’s “lightweight” configuration. In pristine condition, the example is estimated to sell for up to $2 million thanks to its rarity — only 200 were made but much fewer were delivered to the U.S. in these specifications. We should also note the 1997 911 GT2, which is perhaps the most coveted of the 993-generation Porsches. Only 194 were ever made, with only 17 delivered new to Japan like this one. Unlike most of the others, this one features a Glacier White exterior coat.
To explore this massive collection of white Porsches and automobilia, head over to RM Sotheby’s website.