In offering this original, unmolested and intricate “time machine” 550 RS Spyder, Bonhams is privileged to present what is considered to be the world’s best-preserved, never-restored example of this seminal Porsche model surviving today.
There are inevitably some panel ripples, minor paint cracks, and scuffs and discoloration in places on chassis 0090, but these fall squarely into the category of utterly compelling fine patina.
In 2010, under the special awards category of Read More
- One of seven RHD examples
- Right-hand drive
- Full service history
- 23,667 miles from new
The exciting car offered here is an example of one of the rarest of Porsche 911 Type 993 variants: the Carrera RS Clubsport with the 3.8-liter engine, which was built for homologation in FIA GT2 events. It is one of only seven right-hand-drive Clubsports believed sold new in the U.K.
One of the designated C16 U.K.-market cars, this ultra-rare right-hand-drive Clubsport was purchased by Read More
Currently displaying a total of only 48,000 kilometers (29,825 miles) on the odometer, this Evo 2 was purchased in Spain by the current vendor in 2005, having belonged to the preceding owner since 1993. Unfortunately, the original service book is no longer available, but the car does come with its Spanish service history. The most recent service was carried out in May 2015, immediately before the bodywork was restored, and the car also benefits from the renewal of all four Read More
RUF’s ascension from little-known Porsche tuner to household name came after the publication of the July 1987 issue of Road & Track magazine. In an article titled, “The World’s Fastest Cars,” the Road & Track staff assembled a venerable “who’s who” of the world’s most incredible street-legal supercars, of which the Ferrari 288 GTO and Lamborghini Countach sat at the slower end of the spectrum — with top speeds of 179 mph. Rocketing past the Mercedes-Benz 300E AMG “Hammer” and Read More
This elegant 300S roadster is finished in a lovely dark green color, while the interior has been retrimmed in the original red-brown color. A comprehensive restoration has been performed by the marque specialists at Kienle Automobiltechnik, and it is believed that fewer than 50 miles have been incurred since. The quality of the work is absolutely breathtaking, and the attention to detail and factory correctness is equally impressive.
Unveiled at the Geneva Salon in 1977 and voted Car of the Year for 1978, the 928 was intended as an upmarket replacement for the long-running 911, but Porsche’s rear-engined classic would outlive its younger sibling. The front-engined 928’s stylish hatchback body featured aluminum doors, bonnet and front wings in the interest of weight saving, while ingenious impact-resistant bumpers made of color-matched plastic were incorporated into the nose and tail.
The V8 engine — Porsche’s first — displaced 4.5 liters Read More
In the 21st century, more than ever, cutting-edge automotive technology has been playing a massive role in the design and development of supercars. While the century’s first batch of supercars — the Porsche Carrera GT, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and Ferrari Enzo — all sported large, naturally aspirated engines, the next 10 years would see sweeping changes and developments in hybrid technology.
Manufacturers quickly realized that hybrid powertrains could not only be used to reduce emissions and create highly fuel-efficient vehicles Read More
In 1956, BMW released the 507, a stunning two-seat roadster that delivered exhilarating performance, luxury and rarity and that remains one of the most coveted BMW models ever produced. At the 1997 Tokyo Auto Show, BMW displayed a stylish retro-inspired concept car, the Z07. The Henrik Fisker-designed concept was initially intended to merely exist as a sole concept, however the incredible reception and overwhelmingly positive acclaim spurred the decision to put it into limited serial production in 1999.
The resulting Read More
The acquisition of the Dixi Works at Eisenach in 1928 provided BMW, hitherto a manufacturer of aero engines and motorcycles, with a foothold in motor manufacturing. Dixi’s built-under-license version of the Austin Seven was gradually developed and improved, ending up with swing-axle suspension and overhead valves.
Then, in 1933, came the first true BMW — the 6-cylinder 303. This adopted a twin-tube frame and abandoned the rear swing axles in favour of a conventional live axle, while up front there Read More