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1992 Porsche 911

Carrera 2 Cabriolet
Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde 2021
Wednesday, 3 March - Wednesday, 10 March 2021
€483,000 ($574,770)
Sale Price
€150,000 - €200,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
10 March 2021
Sold Date
156
Lot Number
#2-
Unrestored original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZNS452830. Silver with black top over black leather. 3601/250hp, 5-speed, Turbo Look bodywork, Blaupunkt cassette stereo.

Evaluation: Bought new by Diego Maradona, who was pulled over in it at least once by Spanish police, but the car sold to France the following year. One of about 1200 964 Turbo Look Cabriolets. Consistently maintained and now showing 122,741 km (76,268 mi).

The interior is very clean, and although there is wear on the seats, they look better than the age and mileage would suggest. There are also key marks around the ignition. Chip visible on the hood but no other serious problems with the paint apparent. Maintained engine bay. A used but well-cared for 911 with some brief celebrity history.

Bottom Line: Both a legendary and controversial player, Maradona passed away late last year, but he hadn’t owned this Porsche for nearly three decades. Even so, how much is his connection to the car worth? To two online bidders at least, apparently quite a lot. They took it from a realistic €170,000 to the final hammer bid of €420,000 in the last day of bidding. The winning bid was over twice Bonhams’ high estimate and several times as much as a normal Turbo-look 964 cab usually sells for. It also tied Lot 132, an Aston Martin DB4 that would ordinarily be in a whole different ballpark when it comes to price, as the most expensive car of this entire online auction.

by Andrew Newton
18 March 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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