Porsche products resonate with enthusiasts. Whether it’s the remarkable story involving a seemingly perpetual product that’s enjoyed over a half century of development or their deep motorsport heritage, the iconic brand has cemented itself as one most enthusiasts aspire to experience at one point in their life. For some, they need more than one taste of the brand, evidenced in 2014 by what seemed like an endless array of Porsche products offered for sale at collector car auctions.
Auction Editor Rick Carey was busy traveling the globe in 2014 to give Sports Car Digest readers the realities of some of the automobiles that circulate throughout the auction world. Visiting more than 30 different sales, Carey surveyed a glimpse of Porsche’s greatest moments, as racing legends like the RSK Spyder, 907, 917 and 956 crossed the auction block. At the opposite end of the spectrum were a few less-than-coveted items, such as a 924 Turbo that made it across the block on a tow strap. There was something for everyone.
The collector car auction machine will soon crank up in earnest again, offering more data points to see if Porsche cars continue enjoy seemingly impossible sales figures. For now, however, we’ll roll back the clock to January of this year when the Scottsdale auctions kicked off the auction season.
Listed in chronological order, Rick Carey’s reports on the 68 Porsches analyzed for 2014: