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 |  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.

 |  Feb 14 2012, 7:01 PM


One of the world’s finest private collection of Porsches will be heading to Amelia Island to be auctioned off. The collection is so impressive that Gooding & Company has moved the start time of the auction to 11 a.m. in order to accommodate the 18-car collection.

The Drendel Family Collection of Porsches consists of both street-legal and track cars from 1973 to 1997. Eleven of the 18 will be offered without a reserve, though the best picks, which include a 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, will retain a minimum sale price.

If your budget isn’t able to accommodate such extravagance, there are still plenty of no-reserve picks available, including a 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GT Le Mans, 1980 Porsche Indy Car and a 1987 McLaren-Porsche MP4/3 Formula One.

The Amelia Island Auction will take place on March 9, beginning at 11 a.m. The estimated range of these Porsches span from $30,000 to upwards of $4-million, making this quite a collection to say the least.

“The result of well-developed connoisseurship and deep passion, Matthew Drendel built what has become the world’s most significant private collection of turbocharged Porsches,” said David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company.

“It’s a very rare occurrence when a refined, single-marque collection of high-quality road and race cars is offered to the public. We feel privileged to have been selected to present the Drendel Family Collection in Amelia Island.”

GALLERY: Drendel Family Collection of Porsches


Refer to the list below for a complete list of the collection.

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