RM Sotheby’s is set to showcase a remarkable assortment of Porsche sports cars in an auction scheduled for early December in Houston. This extraordinary collection, aptly named the White Collection, boasts a total of 63 vehicles, with a striking feature—56 Porsches, all resplendently painted in white. Assembled by an anonymous collector, this ensemble is not merely a display of automobiles but a curated selection of automotive artistry.
The White Collection is more than just a gathering of cars; it encapsulates a meticulous dedication to preserving these automotive gems. Most of the vehicles in this ensemble remain in their original condition, adorned with low mileage—a testament to the collector’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of these iconic Porsches. The ensemble extends beyond the vehicles themselves, encompassing a pair of Porsche tractors (not adhering to the white theme), Porsche memorabilia, and various parts associated with the brand’s legacy.
The auction venue itself is an embodiment of the collection’s essence—a Porsche white room, a climate-controlled space characterized by high ceilings and reflective floors, ensuring a pristine setting for both the cars and potential buyers.
Among the standout pieces in this automotive anthology is a 2015 918 Spyder, draped in a paint-to-sample Grand Prix White, accentuated by color-matched magnesium wheels and a luxurious blue leather interior. With just 12 miles on the odometer, this particular specimen, delivered new to the White Collection via Porsche of North Houston, boasts over $96,000 worth of options, including the coveted Weissach lightweight package.
The assemblage also showcases two exemplars of the 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7—a Touring and a Lightweight variant—and a rare 1994 911 Turbo S X85 “Flat-Nose,” one of only 39 produced for the U.S. with pop-up headlights, marking the culmination of the 964-generation 911.
Encompassing nearly every significant 911 model, from a 993-generation GT2 to a 2016 911 R, the collection provides a comprehensive journey through Porsche’s storied history. Beyond the iconic 911s, the ensemble includes various Porsche sports cars, ranging from multiple instances of the classic 356 to a 1970 914/6 and representations of the front-engine 924, 944, and 928.
Anticipation surrounds the auction, with several lots expected to command seven-figure bids. The 918 Spyder, a pinnacle of automotive engineering, is projected to attract the highest bids, estimated between $2.5 million and $3 million. Not far behind is the 993 GT2, with an estimated value of $2 million to $2.2 million. Unlike other high-profile auctions, where rarity often compensates for condition, this collection stands out for the impeccable state of every Porsche, presenting an opportunity for enthusiasts to acquire these pristine specimens.
As the auction dates of December 1-2 draw near, the automotive world eagerly awaits the opportunity to witness and participate in the acquisition of these immaculate, white-clad Porsches, each a testament to the artistry and engineering prowess of one of the most revered automotive brands in the world.
Source: RM Sotheby’s