1996 Porsche 911

Carrera Cabriolet by Strosek
RM Online Only - Open Roads, March
Wednesday, 17 March - Thursday, 25 March 2021
€47,000 ($55,606)
Not sold at a high bid of
€50,000 - €75,000
Est. Range
Lot Number
Modified original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. WP0CA2998SS340673. Speed Yellow with black cloth top over black leather. 6-speed, Yokohama tires, Pioneer stereo. Strosek add-ons include bumpers, rear wing, side skirts, wheels, lowering springs, and interior trim.

Evaluation: Located in Germany. Ordered new in the U.S. Showing 13,803 miles and last serviced in May 2020. Minor damage repaired from a bicycle falling on the right fender. There are a few small blemishes on the wheels, a handful of chips in the paint, a mildly worn driver’s seat and two small holes in the soft top, but nothing particularly surprising on a lightly used performance car.

Bottom Line: Strosek isn’t quite as well-known as RUF or Gemballa, but was a well-known Porsche modifier in period mostly known for mild body kits and shrunken headlights. This one, which has normal 993 headlights, sold for $53,550 on Bring a Trailer in 2019, when it was located in Florida. It isn’t far-fetched to think that it would sell for more in Europe where Strosek is perhaps better known, but this high bid is also consistent with the last sale price and should have at least been considered.

by Andrew Newton
30 March 2021
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