These three thrilling Porsches are up for grabs
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If you’re looking for a new Porsche to add to the collection, Gooding & Company’s upcoming Amelia Island Auction has you well covered, with three significant race cars heading to the auction block on the 7th of March, 2014.
Your first, and probably the prettiest, choice is the above 1959 Porsche 718 RSK. One of only 35 built, this matching-numbers, original-bodied car was raced in period at Nassau, Riverside, Courtland and Cuba.
It’s exceptionally original and well documented, and that’s reflected in the US$3,250,000-3,750,000 estimate.
If 1959’s a little too classic for you, you can jump forward a decade to the 1968 Porsche 907 Longtail. This car is of an even rarer breed, being one of just seven built and two remaining.
Steeped in motorsport history, it was the first Porsche to win a 24-hour race, leading Porsche’s 1-2-3 Podium lock-out in the 1968 Daytona 24 Hours.
It went on to enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times and picked up a career-best class win in 1971. Over the course of its extended racing career it was driven by Vic Elford, Hans Hermann, Jo Siffert, Rolf Stommelen and Jochen Neerspach.
Recently restored to its ’68 Daytona configuration it was part of the 2012 Daytona 50th anniversary celebrations and was voted Most Historically Important Race Car at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegnace in 2011.
It’ll hit the wallet a little harder than the RSK, however, at an estimated US$3,500,000-5,000,000.
We finish at what some would argue is the peak of modern culture – the ’80s. This 1983 March-Porsche 83G GTP was the first Porsche-powered IMSA GTP racer, and it was a dab hand in the category.
Al Holbert raced it to victory in the 1983 IMSA GTP Championship and it went on to win at Daytona in ’84 and secure a phenomenal record of seven wins out of the eighteen races it entered in ’83 and ’84. Quite the resume.
It’s estimated to command somewhere in the range of US$750,000 to $1,000,000.
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