Rare collection of 56 white Porsches set for December auction

“The White Collection” of 56 porsches RM Sotheby’s (autoblog.com)

In a remarkable automotive event, a unique collection of 56 white Porsches is poised to hit the auction block this December. Dubbed “The White Collection,” this trove of exquisite vehicles, concealed under a veil of secrecy regarding its owner, was unveiled by renowned auction house RM Sotheby’s. The highly anticipated auction is scheduled for December 1 and 2, 2023.

RM Sotheby’s has tantalizingly referred to this collection as the result of “over a decade of dedicated collecting by one perfection-focused owner.” As of the time of this press release, the total value of the auction remains undisclosed. The identity of the enigmatic owner has also been kept under wraps. According to Barron’s, the auction is slated to take place at the collector’s “Porsche sanctuary” located in Houston, Texas.

Within “The White Collection,” an exceptional 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder stands as the “crown jewel.” RM Sotheby’s has estimated this automotive masterpiece to command a jaw-dropping price range of $2.5 to $3 million. The 918 Spyder, a limited production model painted in Grand Prix White, was originally retailed for over $1 million, and Porsche only manufactured 918 units of this custom model. Five other vehicles within the collection have been listed at seven-figure sums, including a 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 priced at $2 to $2.5 million and a rare 1997 Porsche 911 GT2 expected to fetch between $2 to $2.2 million.

“The White Collection” joins a slew of rare and noteworthy car lots that have recently graced the auction block. RM Sotheby’s notably sold the rusted shell of a Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I for $1.9 million in August, with potential restoration costs soaring to $2 million, as stated by Ferrari historian Andreas Birner. Notably, RM Sotheby’s is renowned for its remarkable and unique auction offerings, with the auction house setting a record for the most expensive car ever sold at auction—a staggering $142.3 million for a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe in 2022, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

RM Sotheby’s has yet to respond to inquiries made outside regular business hours.