Gooding & Company present racing greats at Amelia Island

Uri Slav

Uri Slav

2017-02-10 11:47:11

Gooding & Company have added a selection of racing greats to the line-up of their highly anticipated Amelia Island sale.

Amongst the top lots is a Mazda 767B, described as "the most iconic race car to ever come out of Japan".

The example offered at Gooding & Company, chassis 003, was one of just three built by Mazdaspeed to compete in the 1989 racing season.

Driven by Yojiro Terada, Marc Duez, and Volker Weidler, the car placed third in the GTP class and 12th overall at the 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans, before placing 20th and winning the IMSA GTP class the following year.

Having been completely restored to its 1990 specification, the car has made recent appearances on the track at both the Spa Classic and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and will now be sold with an estimate of $1.8 - $2.4 million.

A strong line-up of Porsches is led by a 1977 Porsche 934/5, one of only 10 built, and including a host of unique features such as Group 4 bodywork and a 600 hp engine with mechanical fuel injection.

(Images: Gooding & Company)

(Images: Gooding & Company)

Chassis 930 770 0956 was the last Group 4-bodied Porsche 934 built, and secured class wins at the 1979 Salzburgring DRM and 1979 Nürburgring ADAC 1000 races. It was then sold to Australian racer John Latham, who repeatedly drove it to victory and won the 1981 Australian Sports Car Championship.

Now extensively restored and returned to its 1979 'BOSS' livery, the car comes with an estimate of $1,400,000 - $1,600,000.

There's also a 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera 3.8 RSR, one of the most successful air-cooled competition 911s in the company's history. As one of only 51 examples, the matching-numbers car is remarkably preserved with just 4,000km from new, and is estimated at $1.2 - $1.4 million.

Further notable race cars heading for Amelia Island include a 1997 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 RSR estimated at $750,000 - $950,000; a 1981 Porsche 924 GTR estimated at $250,000 - $300,000; and a 1966 McLaren M1B estimated at $275,000 - $325,000.

The Gooding & Company Amelia Island sale takes place on March 10.

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