It has been seven decades since Dr. Porsche built 48 cars by hand in Gmünd, Austria. The first examples of the Porsche 356 were based on his father’s Volkswagen designs, for which he was imprisoned in France for supporting the German war effort. Dealers were enamored with the nimble sports car, and they quickly signed up to sell Porsches. These agreements allowed the son to get his father out of France, and the rest is history.
To celebrate 70 years of Porsche, RM Sotheby’s has announced a unique opportunity. The Porsche 70th Anniversary Sale will feature 70 of the world’s most sought-after Porsches. Their press release says it will take place on the weekend of October 27th, so get ready for southern hospitality. We were awed by their Amelia Island sale, which featured 11 pristine 964 series 911 cars, all from the same collection. Only a few hours north, this unprecedented event will take place in Atlanta, at the Porsche Experience Center. The home of Porsche Cars North America, this revolutionary facility is a must-see for any automotive enthusiast. Located at One Porsche Drive, it is home to a world-class 1.6-mile race track along with the best in cuisine from Restaurant 356.
Vice President of Marketing Andre Oosthuizen said: “We are excited to open our doors to RM Sotheby’s exclusive Porsche only sale this coming October. Even before the full concept of our first Porsche Experience Center in North America saw the light of day, we realized the tremendous opportunities a facility like this would attract. In fact, in the three short years since our Grand Opening, we’ve hosted multiple major movie productions, have seen 115,000 enthusiasts come through our doors, opened the Porsche Classic Center, and created rotating displays in our Heritage Gallery. Our Porsche Experience Centers are a natural location for a classic automotive auction of this magnitude and we look forward to working closely with RM Sotheby’s to ensure they and their guests have a successful weekend at our home in Atlanta.”
It is a straight shot on Interstate 75 so we will be there covering the event for you. If you would like to learn more, please click the link below and stay with us for all your Porsche news.