Broad Arrow Auctions recently announced an exclusive Porsche-only auction in partnership with the first-ever Air|Water standalone event. Air|Water is the brainchild of Luftgekühlt founder Patrick Long, who is well-known and respected in the Porsche world and has organized world-class gatherings for the Porsche community to celebrate not only Porsches but the camaraderie of the Porsche enthusiast community. Air|Water will take place on Saturday, April 27th in Costa Mesa, California featuring both air-cooled and water-cooled Porsches of all eras.
An early highlight consigned to the auction is the 1969 Porsche 908/02 Langheck Flunder Spyder, chassis 908/02-005. A celebrated example that will be instantly recognizable to Porsche endurance racing enthusiasts.
Boasting an impressive works and ex-works competition record, it was piloted during its career by Porsche legends including Vic Elford, Richard Attwood, Dr. Helmut Marko, Gérard Larrousse and Rudi Lins. Competing against the five-liter 917s on behalf of the Martini International Racing Team, this 908’s consistent speed allowed it to secure 3rd overall while also taking a historic class win and winning the Index of Performance at the1970 Le Mans 24 Hours, ensuring a 1-2-3 podium sweep for Porsche in one of the era’s defining motorsport events.
In addition, it competed successfully in many of the other keystone World Championship events of its day, including the Sebring 12 Hours, Nürburgring 1000 Kms, Spa 1000 Kms, BOAC 1000 Kms, amongst others. 908/02-005 was additionally featured during the filming of Steve McQueen’s cinematic epic Le Mans. With a known and continuous ownership history since, and in the care of a significant Porsche race car collection for the last decade, 908/02-005 is one of the cornerstones of Porsche’s endurance racing legacy.
Broad Arrow’s auction will take place with Air|Water on Saturday, April 27th, and feature approximately 70 Porsches similar to the Broad Arrow Porsche 75th Anniversary Auction held in 2023 at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia. That auction, held with Porsche Cars North America and the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta, proved to be an outstanding success, with total sales in excess of $20 million and a 93% sell-through rate.
“I’ve known many of the Broad Arrow principals and founding members for years, and when the opportunity arose to collaborate in a new and meaningful way in collaboration with our Air|Water event, the partnership was both a natural fit and a unique opportunity,” said Patrick Long, Founder of Air|Water. “We look forward to adding this new interactive component and are excited to see what significant cars are highlighted alongside our exhibitors’ presentations.”
Broad Arrow will kickstart its 2024 auction calendar with the company’s second annual auction at The Amelia. Set for March 1-2 at The Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Broad Arrow’s auction at The Amelia will feature approximately 150 exceptional collector cars ranging from pre-War classics to modern supercars. More information about the auction can be found HERE.