Home / Auto News / News article: Drendel Family Porsche Collection Contributes to Record Setting Auction - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Mar 14 2012, 2:45 PM

Last month, we reported that an impressive Porsche collection from the Drendel Family was heading to Amelia Island for auctioning. At the time, we knew the impressive collection was destined to fetch a good amount, but we don’t think anyone estimated these sale numbers.

Thanks to the assistance of the Drendel Family Porsche collection, 11 world records were set including the 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder we mentioned previously. Fetching $4.4-million, it is now the most valuable Porsche ever sold at an auction in the world. 17 of the Drendel Family Collection Porsches sold for a combined $17.7-million.

Other Porsches that set records include a 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder that got $3,685,000; a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14 at $3,245,000; a 1976 Porsche 935/76 for $2,530,000; and a 1984 Porsche 962 that went for $1,925,000. World auction records were also set for a the 911 GT1, 906, 934, 924, 968, and 944.

In total there was over $36-million in sales with 70 out of the 77 lots sold at the Amelia Island Auction. That is double from their 2010 results and is a new auction record for Amelia Island.