A Perfect Parade of Porsches at Russo and Steele's 2016 Arizona Car Week Auction Event

January 3, 2016 by Russo and Steele

A Perfect Parade of Porsches at Russo and Steele's 2016 Arizona Car Week Auction Event  A Premium Selection of Perfectly Picked Porsches to Parade Across the Block at Russo and Steele's 2016 Arizona Car Week Auction Event

Scottsdale, Arizona (December 29th, 2015) – Widely regarded as the 'Latest Blue Chip of the Collector Car Market', there is no debating the appeal of a collectible Porsche. Porsche represents high performance, beautiful lines, a sporting history and an evolution of design that has created generational appeal at virtually every conceivable level for every kind of automobile collector and enthusiast worldwide. The market has certainly taken note as well, with certain segments of the brand appreciating a staggering 154 percent and up in just the last 12 months alone and examples from the 1980's and 1990's at the tip top of the next generation of astute collectors wish lists. With all these factors at play its completely undeniable that if a collectible Porsche has caught your fancy, the time to buy is now!

Building on the incredible success of 2015's Scottsdale sale, which included the $302,500 sale of a pristine 1974 911 2.7 RS Carrera Euro, which represented the highest 911 sale of any auction company in the desert last year, Russo and Steele is again proud to present an exclusive, exciting and diverse selection of Stuttgart's famous sporting marque.

A featured sampling of Russo and Steele's 2016 Scottsdale Porsche offerings include:

A Perfect Parade of Porsches at Russo and Steele's 2016 Arizona Car Week Auction Event  

1957 Porsche 356 Speedster

Restored to an exceedingly high standard to Porsche Factory specified color combination, this 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster is complete with documentation verification. An outstanding original car from San Diego California was the foundation used to begin a stunning restoration by Porsche marque specialists in Newport Beach CA. True to concept, the Speedster was a devastating 'giant-killer' on the track. In the hands of skilled drivers, Speedsters consistently out-braked and out-cornered the competition with relative ease. With only 1,416 produced for 1957, no other car stirs up images of speed and adventure quite like Porsche's elemental 356 Speedster!

1976 Porsche 930 Turbo

This first-year example of the legendary Porsche 930 Turbo is an original California car that shows just 72,000 miles and features rare Salmon 'paint to sample' per the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity. Retaining the original matching numbers 3.0L Turbo engine, it is freshly repainted to the original color and benefits from a major tune-up. Offered complete with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, it also includes the original books and signed warranty card.

2011 Porsche 911/997 'Speedster'

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    Finished in optional Carrara White (Code B4), this 997-series Speedster is car 219 out of the 356 units produced. With only 7,400 miles from new, it is offered in virtual 'as-new' condition and retains factory warranty coverage. Additional options include XM satellite radio, a black convertible top (Code V9), and black full leather upholstery with Carrara White leather accents (Code 32). Complete with books, tools, keys, MSRP sticker, Certificate of Authenticity, and service records, this Speedster is a thrilling modern classic.

    1970 Porsche 911 S

    According to its corresponding Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this 911S from 1970 was produced on August 1, 1970 as a Silver Metallic (8080) over Black Leatherette example. Recorded options included US Equipment, Comfort Package, Blaupunkt 'Frankfurt' radio, and Tinted Glass. The engine number on the COA, 6302248, is also the same number stamped on the engine. It is believed to be a three-owner car with some California history and by 2004, it received a comprehensive nut-and-bolt restoration by a marque expert.

    1962 Porsche 356 B T6 Cabriolet

    This very desirable and rare (1 of 3,100 built) Porsche 356 B 'T6' Cabriolet is a two-owner example, originally owned by a New York physician. Benefiting from restorative work commissioned for the original owner, it was elevated further by the Consignor with a bare-metal strip, body repairs with new metal, and Bali Blue paint, complemented by a new top and interior. Complete with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, it includes a tool kit, jack and wrench, the original owner's manual, and a spare.

    1984 Porsche 930 Turbo 'Joe Amato' – NO RESERVE

    Formerly owned by champion drag racer Joe Amato, this truly exceptional 1984 Porsche 930 Turbo has covered only an approximate 18,600 miles from new. Complete with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, its many features include a killer black exterior/Champagne special leather interior combination, limited slip, Sport seats, alarm, A/C, and electric sunroof, plus a Blaupunkt radio and period correct BBS wheels. Simply one of the finest extant, it includes owners' books (both German & English versions) and a clean Carfax.

    1962 Porsche 356 Super 90 'High Optioned' Coupe

    Delivered new in Newport Beach by Chick Iverson, this Super 90 has remained a southern California car its entire life, always well maintained with copious service records. It is the most extensively optioned 356s ever offered for auction by Russo and Steele. Every option listed on the Certificate of authenticity is included with this car, including the jack and tool kit. All panels both top and bottom are original to the car. It was recently repainted in its original color, Champaign Yellow, primarily to 'Freshen' an otherwise original car. The glass, chrome and entire interior appear original as well.

    Join Russo and Steele for their 16th annual automotive extravaganza in Scottsdale, Arizona and kick-off the 2016 collector-car calendar in fine style! Running January 27-31, 2016, the Scottsdale auction will showcase over 750 of only the most exclusive, most select and most diverse grouping of automobiles available anywhere in the world and continue their tradition of redefining collector-car auctions with their renowned 'For Enthusiasts – By Enthusiasts' TM philosophy. The five day event will take place between Scottsdale Road and Hayden Road—just south of the North Loop 101 Freeway. Join in on all of the action as Russo and Steele puts the pedal to the metal in the epicenter of the world's foremost collector car event: Scottsdale this January!

    Experience the refreshing Russo and Steele difference for yourself as we present 2016's flagship automotive event in the sunny high desert of Scottsdale, Arizona! For additional and updated information regarding their Scottsdale '16 auction calendar and the exciting selection of featured collector automobiles being assembled daily, visit their company website at www.russoandsteele.com. For further supporting documentation, high-resolution images, or more advance information about the Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2016 auction event, please contact darin@russoandsteele.com

    About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

    For Enthusiasts by Enthusiasts™. It's not just a tagline – it's our lifestyle! As one of the nation's premier collector-car auction houses, Russo and Steele celebrates its 15th Anniversary in 2015 and continues to innovate, set new records, and attract clients worldwide. In addition to offering stellar collector automobiles, our thrilling 'auction in the round' experience and passion are simply not unattainable anywhere else. Auctions include our signature event in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, followed by Newport Beach, California in June, and Monterey, California in August.

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