Omaha, NE – November 2, 2015 – Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the most trusted online Marketplace for buying and selling highly valued items, sold a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 for £365,000 ($560,000 USD) in the October 25 “2015 Porsche Sale” presented by Silverstone Auctions, a UK-based world-class specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars. This is the highest priced automobile to ever have sold online in the Proxibid Marketplace.
The car is regarded by many collectors and journalists as the greatest 911 ever produced, and was manufactured as a direct result of Porsche’s racing (RennSport) program. It was delivered new in Germany in December 1972 and, according to factory records detailed in the Carrera RS book, was delivered with several customizations including an electrically heated and tinted rear window and sport seats. The vehicle spent its life in Germany until it was imported into Denmark in 1988 by a recognized Porsche specialist as his private purchase. The car will return to its former home, sold online via Proxibid to a buyer in Germany.
“Adding online bidding capabilities is critical in enabling us to reach buyers outside of the United Kingdom,” said Guy Lees-Milne, General Manager and Classic Car Specialist with Silverstone Auctions. “Not only are we satisfied with Proxibid’s ability to reach those buyers, but with the security of the platform we can rest assured that we are reaching qualified and highly targeted buyers. With high value items, like the Porsches in this sale, we trust Proxibid for our online transactions.”
Proxibid began working with Silverstone Auctions more than one year ago to drive buyers globally to the company’s sales, including some of Europe’s largest motorsport sales like the NEC Classic Motor Show, Salon Privé, and the Porsche Sale. Because of the high value of Silverstone’s inventory, Proxibid’s risk management system is essential to successful online transactions. Proxibid provides a safe buying environment, backed by its proprietary, state-of-the-art risk management system, which ensures buyers and sellers are safe when transacting online. This renowned fraud prevention system makes Proxibid the most trusted place to buy high value items anywhere on the Web.
“We’re excited about this sale, not only because of the quality of the vehicle, but because it illustrates the momentum Proxibid has in the UK market,” said Ryan Downs, President and CEO of Proxibid. “Since we launched there in June 2014, we have focused on providing best-in-class technology and marketing solutions to the top auction companies in the UK and throughout Europe. This auction – with an outstanding partner like Silverstone – is proof our strategy is working.”
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