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Four Porsche models top the $1,000,000 at Amelia Island sale

The 1968 Porsche 907LH. courtesy Gooding Company.

it comes to sales at high-end Porsche has long been the bridesmaid while Ferrari, it always plays the role of the At last year’s Gooding Amelia Island auction, of the event’s top sellers had a prancing on the hood, while no examples of finest cracked the top-10. A later, the tables have Thanks to a catalog that several highly desirable models, four of this top-10 high sellers, the auction’s top seller, were the German brand.

A 1968 Porsche 907LH with a documented competition that included a win at the 1968 24 of Daytona and a class win at the 1971 24 of Le Mans set a new record for a Porsche 907 at selling for $3,630,000 including fees. As the first Porsche to an endurance racing win for the brand, 907-005′s historical significance added to its value, as the car played an role in the development of later race cars (such as the 917).

1959 Porsche 718 RSK.

A Porsche 718 RSK with coachwork by also topped the $3,000,000 mark, for a price of $3,300,000. Though not as well known as the record-setting the Porsche 718 RSK had a well-documented history included only limited use. Restored to a high in 2006, the car is described as retaining its drivetrain, something that’s rare with a four-cam Spyder purpose-built for racing.

One of 35 examples built, the car’s and condition both played a in its selling price, which to set a record for the model.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS

Another numbers-matching Porsche to top the mark was a 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Lightweight. which sold for a of $1,402,500. One of just 240 second-series 2.7 RS Lightweight models built, example reportedly boasted a degree of originality, down to its and door panels. Even the was said to be largely from the with only a few areas and rear bumpers, rocker and the original ducktail rear repainted over the car’s life.

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1988 Porsche 959 Sport.

A Porsche 959 Sport was the final model to crack the million mark, selling for a price of 000. One of just 29 Porsche 959 Sport built (with the remainder the higher-trim Komfort variants), example was modified by Canepa in 2007 to meet U.S. and emission standards.

On the plus this makes the car road-legal in the States, but on the down side, the have replaced the 959′s dual sequential turbochargers, injection, engine control ignition system and suspension. replaced during the conversion retained, so the next owner can the car in its current state or return the car to its as-delivered-in-Germany condition.

1964 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster.

cars making the top-10 a 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT. sold for $2,530,000 (setting a new record for the model); a 1964 300 SL Roadster. which sold for 000; a 1958 BMW 507 Series II. which for $1,815,000; a 1933 Rolls-Royce II Henley Roadster. which for $1,430,000; a 1956 Lancia B24S Spider America. sold for $1,292,500; and a 1955 300 Sc. which sold for $990,000.

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