Signed First Edition "Excellence was Expected" by Karl Ludvigsen
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Final bid:$1,100
Categories: Art & Memorabilia
Auction type: ReserveSold
19 bids, 9 comments

Item Details


  • Seller: Cheeks74
  • Location: Cazenovia, NY 113035
  • Lot #: M-0037459

Available for auction is a rare signed First Edition book “Excellence was Expected” by Karl Ludvigsen. Standing as #302 of only 600 signed by the author, this book covers the history of Porsche vehicle development and includes a Certificate of Authenticty. The seller states the book was purchased for him in 1977 and has been taken care of and cherished since. The book is written in English and is said to remain in like new condition. Don't miss out on the chance to own this rare signed First Edition book that would be the perfect holiday gift for any Porsche fan. The buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and transactional fees.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $1,100
  • Auction End: Dec 08, 2023 09:00:00PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 19
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  • Jordychase 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Sold for $1,100

  • Cheeks74 (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Reserve has been lifted.

  • Jordychase 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,100

  • cdiacon 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • Jordychase 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $900

  • cdiacon 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $800

  • Jordychase 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $750

  • cgreco15 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $625

  • Jordychase 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $600

  • cdiacon 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $550

  • Jordychase 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $525

  • cdiacon 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $500

  • Jordychase 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $475

  • cgreco15 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $450

  • R300949B 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $400

  • Cheeks74 (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @Medaltech Just some more information as this auction is getting close its end. I have only seen two of these books come to auction over the last few years. One was sold for $700+. The other was sold last week by Sotheby's (White Porsche Sale) for $1000 hammer price. This book will be a beautiful addition to someones Porsche memorabilia collection. Thank you.

  • Cheeks74 (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Photo # 11 is a photograph of the official paperwork, signed by Karl Ludvigsen that came inside this book, sayings this is book #302.

  • Jordychase 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $350

  • Medaltech (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Does the book have the markings indicating that book is number 302??

  • Cheeks74 (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @Joeahley It is not signed in the book. It is signed on the actual certificate of authenticity that is pictured. Thank you for your inquiry.

  • Joeahley (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    where is it signed ? on or in the book or is it that certificate you have pictured.

  • Medaltech 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $325

  • lkkwei 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $300

  • Medaltech 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $250

  • cgreco15 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $225

  • rsamerica 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $200

  • Cheeks74 (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Welcome to my listing. I would be more than happy to answer any questions. The book as never been read. When I got the book, I gently broke in the binding and then it has been stored in the bookcase away from heat and direct sun. Excellent condition. Thank you for viewing my first listing.

Signed First Edition "Excellence was Expected" by Karl Ludvigsen
Final bid: $1,100 Sold
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