French design group 3 GJB 17 has a history of putting together some gorgeous collaborations. Perhaps none more-so than its new Porsche Writing Desk that’s set to hit Sotheby’s auction house later this month. This limited series is sure to scratch any auto aficionado’s itch. But as you’d guess, it’s going to come with a hefty price tag.
Porsche Writing Desk set to hit Sotheby’s this month
3 GJB 17 has been cranking out limited edition runs of these Porsche desks throughout the year. This particular unit is number 3 and it arrives painted in the iconic Porsche Arctic Silver color. While other versions have leveraged various parts from the 911, the hood is a natural fit for this desk.
Porsche is set to celebrate its 70th anniversary early next year, so we’re seeing a number of themed releases in the lead up. This particular specimen sports a walnut base with the 911 rear panel on top. The walnut legs are gorgeous in their own right, but obviously the Porsche aspect is what’s going to bring in perspective buyers here.
LIfting up the top reveals the workspace. One of my favorite aspects is how the side panels of the car stay in place while the trunk pops up. It’s the kind of detail that make this truly a one-of-a-kind piece. Two walnut drawers highlight each side of the workspace for additional storage. One features 3 GJB 17 branding while the other side has an original Porsche 911 key with a leather pendant.
Porsche 70th Anniversary Sotheby’s Auction
The Porsche Writing Desk is just a small portion of the inventory set to go up at Sotheby’s later this month. A catalog of items is already available for browsing, but as you might expect, it’s going to be a pricey event no matter your interests.
Some of the other listings include various owner manuals and original pieces of artwork. But its easy to see that the Porsche Writing Desk is going to be one of the starts of the show.
How to bid on the 3 GJB 17 Porsche Writing Desk
Interested in the Porsche Writing Desk? Well get in line. It’s set to go up for auction at Sotheby’s on October 27th. You’ll need to sign-up for the opportunity to even be considered. Sotheby’s is expecting the desk to fetch between $20,000 and $30,000 at the auction but there isn’t a reserve, so fingers crossed for a bargain.
In the meantime, consider going with LEGO’s Technic Porsche 911 for a more wallet-friendly alternative. This fully functional recreation delivers ” true-to-life orange body work, red suspension springs, headlights and taillights and low-profile tires.” More details here.